Monday, September 26, 2011

Monster Pinterest Bash!!

So I am late posting this. I also forgot to post a few weeks ago too. We are challenged to post a creation we did either by a tut on pinterest or inspiration from something we pinned. It was super crazy when I missed the last one so I didn't get to do it.

So......Guess what? My little monster turned ONE on the 21st of this month. I was super sad, both of my boys are just growing up to quickly I tell ya! Once CJ's birthday was over I was off to plan Jamison's Party. Their birthdays are exactly ONE month apart! Phew!  I tell you its going to be a challenge and heavy on the check book each and every single year, lol. As the last party was diy so was this! I couldn't not do it like that. Hello! I am a crafter, I swear it runs in my blood! I just have to make stuff. I LOVE making things, especially when I get to give them away as gifts!!

So what monsters you ask? Well he is my Little Monster. It was just perfect for him! Plus cute monsters are cute to me! I went on the HUNT for Monster anything on pinterest (love that site). Here is my Monster Board there is just SO much inspiration. There are some ADORABLE monster parties that others have done. So much inspiration to feed off of!

I needed to think of what to do for the goody bags. I am so tired of cheap toys that COST so much and they are just poorly made! Its ridiculous if you ask me. I mean seriously 90% of the time its just going to end up in the trash, right? So this Mama made MONSTER HATS!!!
I made TEN to be exact! I can't believe that I was that CRAZY enough to make TEN hand-crochet hats! PHEW! That was a BIG task to conquer, BUT I did it! Yes I was VERY tired but I LOVED the way they came out! Super duper cute if you ask me, hehe, but I am biased. I took total inspiration from these two hats here: and there are so much more other Monster Inspired hats out there its unbelievable and they are all cute too!

So these hats were in the goody bag but we needed more things to put in the bags. Since everything was handmade we didn't put a ton because just like anything else it all costs money :) and what birthday party doesn't cost some sort of money? So we did some MONSTER SLIME!!

This too can be found on pinterest!! Its a tutorial for the slime! It was another hit at the party. The little monsters were super cute and I was so glad that I found them at Target in the party section. You can find the slime tut on this pin in the blog
 it was very cool that I found it. We were going to make the pinata too but we ran out of time so we didn't get to do it.

Now it was time to figure out some decorations! We didn't go all out but we still needed some monsters to make an appearance!
Aren't these little monsters so cute? I loved the way they came out! I made the pink and purple one. My 2 younger sisters made the green on in the middle pick and my mommy made the teal and black one! They all came out super cute! People liked our little visitors! They were super nice and didn't scared the kids at all. As a matter of fact they played with the kiddos!! And my inspirations came from this pin Oh yes I forgot to mention that in the Middle Picture the Monster Hat there is the B-day Boys hat and my mom made the party bags, pretty cute, eh?

Once again I had my cousin from Stellar Cakes and Cupcakes do the cake and cupcakes! I swear her cakes and cupcakes are so so so so so Yummy!! They are gone in a heart beat there is NO seconds or left overs when she brings her goodies. Thank you Stella for the awesome cake and cupcakes that you did for Jamison's Party. I loved how they turned out and they were a hit as well. Check them out!

Aren't these just adorable? I think so. She did so awesome. I love it. These little monsters were right at home with all of the other monsters that were there visiting Jamison! They were super delicious as well, wish you could of had one!

So along with the Monster Hats, the Monster Slime we added MONSTER SHIRTS!!!! These babies were AWESOME! They monster glow in the dark!! BOOYAH!!!! We used the cricut to make the stencil and we did these babies by hand as well! The Hats, slime and shirts where a HUGE hit with the kiddies!!
See all of these little monster? They are so adorable!!! Oh ya and since we didn't get to make the monster pinata we wanted we altered a pinata. Well my mom did anyways and it just made it all that much better!

The party was a hit and it was so much fun! All the hard work and money spent was well worth it. Thank you to my older sister Selina for letting us have it at her house! Here are some pictures of the birthday boy.

He had a great time! We are all exhausted and we took today to recover. It was a great time. I hope you all liked what I did with pinterest!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Winner of My Memories Suite!

Thank you all for participating. Sorry it took so long to get the winner!! This week was SUPER busy with my oldest starting headstart and my youngest turning one. So picked lucky number THREE!!!

So Lucky Number 3 Debbie PLEASE email me at with your email address so I can give you your information!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Giveaway- My Memories Digital Scrapbooking

Hello Fans!! Soooo.....this is a SURPRISE Giveaway that we are doing! Who likes to scrapbook? I know I do! It's another one of my MANY hobbies that I have! Well have you ever wondered what it would be like to venture into Digital Scrapbooking? I know I thought about it a few times but I never went ahead with purchasing the program.

A few weeks ago I was contacted by a My Memories Consultant- Liz. So we talked and we are doing this giveaway! I got to play with the program and do a few pages using My Memories! So here are the rules for the giveaway that we have going on.

1. In order to enter the giveaway they could go to and choose your favorite digital paper pack or layout, then comment with which one you would pick.

2. Tell me what your thoughts are in a comment about scrapbooking software i.e digital scrapbooking.

3. Share this giveaway with your family, friends and fans using facebook, tweeter, etc and post the url.

4. Become a follower on this blog.

5.  Stop by My Memories Suite Fan page on facebook and show some love

6. If you are not a fan of my Facebook fan page yet become a fan! Crafty Jones Creations

So you have SIX different ways to enter into the My Memories Suite Giveaway here. Each comment made is a entry for the giveaway. Now the winner will be chosen by So the winner of this giveaway will get the My Memories Suite Software! My Memories Suite helps anyone create digital scrapbooks, cards, calendars, etc.

Also we have not left anyone out of this awesome giveaway that we are doing! There is something for everyone!! So if you are not the lucky winner you still get a awesome deal. As a special for all of our readers, here is a Share the Memories code that provides a $10 discount off the purchase of the My Memories Suite Scrapbook software and a $10 coupon for the store - $20 value! Now isn't that just awesome? So here is the code to get this savings STMMMS15989

So now that I have given information about the giveaway I will do my review! I am a traditional scrapbooker meaning I go and purchase all of the my paper, glue, adhesives and embellishments. Yes this hobby can get VERY pricey! But recording the memories is just so awesome and so much fun to do and what not better way then to make it super pretty? I have always wondered about digital scrapbooking and how it was and what not. I wasn't to sure about it to be honest. I liked the fact that I could just do it on a computer but I didn't like that I didn't get to use my supplies that I already had.

When Liz asked me to host this giveaway I was very excited to try out this scrapbooking program! So of course I jumped right in on it. The program I downloaded straight from My Memories Suite site, so that was really awesome to have it at my finger tips and not have to wait for the program in the mail. Gotta love instant download, right? I know I sure do! So once it was installed in my computer I dabbled a little bit with it.

Now the packs are not badly priced. I saw some for only $4.99 and they also have FREE kits to down load as well!! Who doesn't love free, right? I know I like free, lol. Also $4.99 isn't bad at all when you think how much it would cost to go to the scrapbooking store and purchase all the elements needed just for that one layout! There is so much more that you can do with the program like make cards and calendars as well. Well since I love to scrapbook I did a few pages. I am not that great with card making.

So this is a page that I did. Yes I know its hard to see, this is my fault. I saved this how I knew how to save it as a JPEG file and it came out tiny. This is NOT a tiny picture in the program at all. Since the Holidays are around the corner I decided to do a holiday page. This was a template that was already made. So all I had to do was just drop the picture in. Now this would be good if you wanted to get a page done quickly. Its a very pretty template. There is so much more that you could do with this program! There are templates that are already made and then you can do your own templates. So having those options is very cool.

It was super fun and easy to work with this program! I am not really that great with computer programs but this was easy as can be! I will be doing more stuff with this. I think I will try out a card with the program!! So there is just so much that you can do with it! I am glad that I got to try this out! Yes I still love my traditional scrapbooking but you know what this would be awesome for Christmas gifts to make pages for the family and have it printed out at a print shop!

So lets spread the word and get your entries in for this giveaway! I will stop this giveaway on Tuesday September 20th at midnight PST! Don't forget about the awesome code for the great deal as well STMMMS15989  So over all I like this program its really awesome and I will be using it more. Thank you Liz for letting me host this giveaway! The winner of this giveaway will NOT be disappointed. I love it!

Crafty Jones Creations