Saturday, September 11, 2010

Kids Just Want to Have Fun...And it ROCKS!

Hello everyone!  Here we are with another fun blog hop.  You probably just arrived from the fabulous blog of Nicole's at Canadian Nickel Scrapn but if you didn't be sure to start from the beginning with Jessica at KinderStampo.  Be sure to read all the way to the bottom of this post for a chance at some wonderful blog candy.  There is even a 2nd way to win another chance at the blog candy by following an important 3rd step!  Also the link to your final hop on this fun blog hop will be listed there as well.  So...without further ado...

This time I took a departure from my usual paper based projects into something a little more elemental.  Rocks!  We took ordinary rocks we found out in a field, cleaned them up and decorated them with decorative glass rocks we found at the dollar store. Pretty easy peasy!  But it's super cute and fun to lay in your flower garden, fish pond or even sit on a shelf.  Here is an example:
And here is the fun little video we created to share with you!


I mentioned on the video that my son has a blog where he will be posting his cooking creations.  The name of his blog is Tomorrow Never Fries.  (We did mention he loves James Bond)
Here are the finished rocks.

We hope you enjoyed watching us create this super easy craft. The supplies needed were
Rocks
Decorative Glass or Acrylic Rocks (found at local Dollar Store)
Liquid Nails Adhesive (hardware store)
Now onto something fun.  I have a giveaway!  In order to be eligible, all you have to do are these 2 simple things.  And in order to have 2 chances to win, there is a final step:

  1. Become a Follower

  2. Leave a comment

  3. Make a purchase at my stamp site Shelley Bean Stamps
and come back here and leave a 2nd comment that you did!

And here is the blog candy available!
K&Company Sticker Set
50-count clear bag card envelopes (great for mailing)
Zutter Chipboard Book Covers
Rose stamp from Shelley Bean Stamps
Pink Pearl Embellishments
 Now be sure to hop on over to Tammy to continue on with our hop!

118 comments:

Megan said...

I have always wanted to something like this for my mom! Thanks for the inspiration! I am loving this blog hop! So many great ideas:-)
Megan

Megan said...

I have always wanted to something like this for my mom! Thanks for the inspiration! I am loving this blog hop! So many great ideas:-)
Megan

Gina at Gigi's Creative Designs said...

What a great idea! off the beaten path and I like it :) Thanks for such great insperation all of the time. On to the next blog, its so fun!
Thanks for sharing
Gina
raegina at gmail dot com

Ashley A. said...

So creative!! What a great project to do with the kids!! Thanks for sharing :)

Ashley...

uberartist@hotmail.com

- - Sheryl - - said...

I remember taking my kids for walks - and they would always pick up rocks... Then we would come home with a pocket full of rocks to look at. Great idea - good for your son to create a blog too!

Debbie said...

this came out very cute and looks easy and fun for the kids to do thanks for sharing and playing along with us today Debbie @http://craftydeb-ddscrafts.blogspot.com/

sucor said...

I love this project! I'm going to try it with my granddaughter.

sucor said...

I've been a follower for awhile.

Melissa said...

What a cute little idea! These would make nice little paper weights that could be given as teacher gifts!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Teri A said...

Great idea would look nice in flowerbeds
thanks,
Teri
teri.barefoot@gmail.com

Heather said...

I like this project. I am always at a lost for things and I can totally do this one.

Heather
Uofkgirl at gmail dot com

Pammejo said...

What a fabulous idea. Just love it. I am a follower :)
http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/

Sparksgal said...

Cute idea! Thanks for sharing! I'm already a follower. :)

Donna said...

Great idea--nice way to decorate a flower garden! Thanks

Dawn said...

my boys would love to do this. we went camping last week and made pet rocks. that was a hit. this would be a BIG hit. thanks for the idea.

scrappin_3rdeeschik said...

What a fun project. I will be doing this with my niece and nephews. Thanks for the idea.

TheCraftyKitchen said...

Great project, and so simple to do! Love it :)

Suzy said...

How fun ! I'm a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win :)

~Suzy suzyq28024 at gmail dot com

lisakelly110803 said...

love the rock idea seeing how my kids like to collect the. I have washed many of rocks in my washer... they even had a rock sale 1 year...


thanks for sharing
lamerlisa@hotmail.com

Chris said...

I LOVE this! Reina is always wanting me to buy those little colored stones from the dollar store and she loves to play with the ones Grandma has as decoration around her house! Thanks for sharing!

Renee said...

love this project! new follower here!

Ashleigh said...

great idea

aecopenhaver at gmail dot com

More Than Favors said...

what a great project to do with kids!!! TFS!

Happy Crafting, Paula
morethanfavors at gmail dot com

morethanfavors.blogspot.com

More Than Favors said...

what a great project to do with kids!!! TFS!

Happy Crafting, Paula
morethanfavors at gmail dot com

morethanfavors.blogspot.com

stefeni said...

Great idea and so simple!

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Never tried this before, but I will give it a try. Thank you.
jman4@comcast.net

creative patti said...

I now follow your blog.

creative patti said...

Love this idea, going out ot find some Rocks!!! LOL!!!
pattig161@yahoo.com

creative patti said...

I would so love to be able to purchase some stamps, but my budget will not allow it right now, but will keep your site in mind for next week. Thanks.

scrappinmomma said...

What a GREAT idea My son would LOVE to do this he likes collecting rocks. THanks for sharing.

http://ikolinda-scrappinmomma.blogspot.com

iko dot linda at yahoo dot com

808Creator said...

this is so adorable. thanks for sharing.

Mahalo,

Michelle - 808Creator.blogspot.com
mich.galvez@gmail.com

TheFishie said...

What a fun project for kids. I have way too many of those dollar store glass stones, so might be trying this.Thanks for sharing.

thefishie at gmail dot com

ScrappyScavenger said...

Cool idea, Im going to try it w silicone glue! Thanks for the inspiration!

ScrappyScavenger said...

Cool idea, Im going to try it w silicone glue! Thanks for the inspiration!

QueenbeeX4 said...

your blog is amazing , im now a follower of yours. thanks for sharing
*emmy*
cricutmama2four@gmail.com

terriennz said...

My son would LOVE this to do this project! (He's OBSESSED with rocks. lol) I've been a follower of yours and I'm leaving my comment. haha I've been waiting for this hop.. LET'S DO THIS! haha

Terrie B.
terriennz @ att dot net
crafteecards.blogspot.com

This and that said...

My daughter will love this. She is always finding pretty rocks and now she can do something with them.

quilt4fun2 said...

Ha! Thinking outside the paper stack...interesting idea. Thank you for sharing your project and being part of the hop.
quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

Anna said...

So cute!!! Great Idea... I am a follower
annadowdy at gmail dot com

GreenScrap said...

That is so cool to hold papers!!! It came out so cute!!

Bonnie said...

What a great idea! I used to paint rocks with my grandkids but this is much nicer. TFS

bjohn3237@aol.com

Bonnie said...

I am a new follower. Going to check out Trey's bog also.

bjohn3237@aol.com
http://lifekeepssurprisingme.blogspot.com

Kimmarie Baker said...

Great project! My girls would love this. tfs

Mary said...

Cool idea, love your website, thank you for the chance to win!
mhalford6 @ aol. com

mbchoj said...

I like this idea. pretty classy! any mom or dad would be proud to have them on their desk at work!
already follow.
mbchoj@aol.com

Karle said...

both my kids when they were little collected rocks. so i have always found rocks in my washer and dryer. my daughter would looove this project . ty xoxo cake35@comcast.net

Suz said...

love this idea, I will be doing this for my garden, what fun. thanks for sharing and I have just become a follower of your site! suz.p@comcast.net

CookingRN said...

my daughter would love to do this! it would be a great sentiment in my garden.
Thanks!

kim
kimber.chow@gmail.com

Pink Cricut said...

What a fun project to do w/ the kids! TFS
http://www.pinkcricut.com

SueNJ said...

Absolutely wonderful and your sons blog is great too. He needs have a follow me button!

Happy Scrappin'

Sue
http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/

BreAnn said...

What a cute and inexpensive idea that kids will love! Thanks for the chance to win!
lungtx91@gmail.com

PinkBlingCrafter said...

great project to with your kids. Thanks for sharing you give me a couple of ideas what to use this project for:)

Carolyn said...

Shelley, That is a very creative project, it could be used for several things like paper weight, decoration, in an aquarium. I am a follower and would love to win since it is my B-Day on 9-13. Thanks for such a cute idea.

My Creative Time said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your projects!! My boys LOVE making these! GREAT Job!
hugs,
emma;)

Micia said...

what a cute and neat idea!! it sure would keep my 3 boys busy and they could always look at what beautiful art they made! thanks for sharing!

Micia

yellowbirdcreation.blogspot.com
yellowbirdcreation@gmail.com

pjritsema said...

Did something similar earlier this summer. I need liquid nails! Thank you! Jackie pjritsema@comcast.net

Hey Jude said...

cute idea, something do with all the rocks they collect, might try it with seashells too.JSharer417@aol.com

Monica said...

Those were really pretty.
Love how you jumped out of the box!
TFS!

Kerry--Momma K said...

Great project. TFS
mommakcrafts.blogspot.com

littlen said...

Decorating rocks has kept my kids busy for many hours. Great project. have become a follower.

clinorose said...

REALLY cute idea!!!!!!!! TFS

Manhattan Mandie said...

Loved your rock-in video :) Sorry had to say it! LOL! Cool idea!

Jan scrap said...

You know, I have loads of these glass stones and have'nt really given much thought as to what to do with them.....until now. Bet they look great sparkling in the sunlight too. TFS

Linda said...

I love it (as a former rock collector in grade school)!

Molly Joly said...

What a creative project! TFS!

nanapuddin said...

How creative! Love it! TFS and inspiring!!

cowbelleru said...

I love it. It could be used as a paperwieght, so it could be considered a paper craft. The kids will love it. TFS

Cricut Matriarch said...

Great idea and project to do with kids!! Thank you for sharing!

jandbmom said...

Really cute idea! TFS

My Play Time said...

I think this is great! So many different ideas!
Now a follower.

My Play Time said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Diana said...

Great project.

dianaherrera@comcast.net

Two Scraptastic Gals said...

this is right up my daughters alley, infact I think I still have the 10 boxes of rocks she has been collecting since she could pick them up. Time to empty out the boxes and make some of these! Thanks for the wonderful Idea!

Meriah

CraftyNurse98 said...

Cool idea..great project to try

Carley said...

Thank you so much for sharing such a fun and easy project! I know my son would love to do something like this! Thank you for sharing!

scrappinC said...

What a great project. The colors you chose are relaxing. Thanks for sharing.
endurapuppy at yahoo dot com

Cheryl Gaffney said...

I have two boys that will just LOVE this project... I am always finding little pebbles in their pockets that would be wonderful added to the big rocks!!

TFS, Cheryl @ CardsbyCG.blogspot.com
cplamond@hotmail.com

Liz said...

My boys would love to do this project! We've pulled some perfect sized rocks from our garden recently. TFS and I am now a follower.
craftylizard@gmail.com

Jennybean said...

I love the idea of decorating rocks - I'll have to try this out!

Kristine said...

This is a great project for the kids! Thanks for sharing!

krissaxt at yahoo dot com

Canvas of Life said...

Love this project,thanks for sharing and a chance to win..
sorry I am unable to purchase anything right now, but I did ck out the store, I hope to purchase something soon.
Bonnie C
scrapperscanvas@aol.com

DebbyP said...

What a great idea. I have some of these decorative rocks in my cabinet that I didn't know what to do with them and because of this blog hop I can use your creative idea to use them up. Plus I can also follow your blog from now on. TFS
TTFN
Debby
dpookybear ay yahoo dot com

HappyExpressions said...

Great idea!

Vicki said...

Already a follower. Love the rocks. Clever idea. Thanks for sharing.

scrapaholicjen said...

Cute idea! My daughter would love to do a project like that!
qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

Debican said...

This is a new twist in creating fun. TFS

Hawks Nest Hobbies said...

This project rocks! Glue pretty shiny things and rocks! What a fun craft for any occasion.Thanks for sharing.
Debbie H.
P.S. I am now a follower I can not believe your blog has slipped by me in the past.

rstuck2003 said...

I am a follower and I love this idea...thanks for the chance to win.

Marilyn said...

What a fun project. I love seeing kids get involved. What a great learning experience for your son!

Cristi said...

What a cute idea!! I am going to make rhis with my cupcakes! tfs
HUGS

Cristi said...

I am now a follower!
Hugs

Arlene's Craft Spot said...

thanks for the Opportunity to WIn!

arlenescraftspot at gmail dot com

Thanks, Arlene
Arlenescraftspot.blogspot.com

scrappy critters said...

Great idea!♥

Tonya said...

New follower! Cool project!

GypsyCruz said...

What a fun project :)
Great blog candy as well.
mybeehunny@yahoo.com

http://gypsy-cruz.blogspot.com/

My Quilling Nest said...

What a great idea for a father's day or mother's day present. Love this idea.
I am already a follower.

Quilled Hugs,
Linda K.

Vanessa said...

How cool is that!! Something that both me and my kids can do together!! I became a follower too :-)
http://justmevani.blogspot.com/

Tracy said...

Already a follower :)
I have made those with my girls when they were little. They are fun to do.

Karelj said...

What a cute idea...and your son is so creative and well-spoken! Thanks so much for sharing...wish I had little ones I could decorate rocks with, but they're grown and gone!

Karelj said...

What a cute idea...and your son is so creative and well-spoken! Thanks so much for sharing...wish I had little ones I could decorate rocks with, but they're grown and gone!

Karelj said...

What a cute idea...and your son is so creative and well-spoken! Thanks so much for sharing...wish I had little ones I could decorate rocks with, but they're grown and gone!

spage said...

what a cute idea. I will definately try this with my grandkids.

ScrappingStephanie said...

Very cool idea. Thanks for sharing. I have been a follower of your blog for a while now:)

Stephaie

Chris Wooten said...

what a very cute idea. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

JoAnn said...

I really loved your project. The reason is I am a Children's Dir. at my local church and I love this idea as a gift for mom or dad. I was thinking it could even be a paper weight. Thank You so much for sharing this idea. I'm a follower and will be checking back often.
bamagurl1999@gmail.com

Anniebear10 said...

What a neat idea. I would think kids would really have fun decorating rocks. I just became a follower. TFS

anniebear10(at)hotmail(dot)com

alwayscharlie said...

Terrific idea for keeping the kids busy and so pretty!

Maria said...

Very creative! Just became a follower.

Theresa said...

New follower here:) This is a really cute idea and would work so nicely in a garden. We are just getting ready to put in a small water feature in a flower bed in the back yard..might have to make a few of these for fun.

kathlee said...

Thanks for the opportunity to view your blog! Love the ideas. Look forward to following you!
kathlee154@gmail.com

Brendakaye said...

My grandkids will love this one, it will be a great rainy day project thanks for sharing

My time to scrap !!! :-} said...

at idea !!!!

Kathy said...

I love this project! These would look so pretty in a garden. I'm going to do this project with my kids and make "rocks" for grandma's garden. Thanks for sharing!

kmgillon at yahoo dot com

crazyaboutcricut said...

That is such a fabulous project! My kids would have a blast making it :) TFS!

www.crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com
crazyaboutcricut@hotmail.com

aremus said...

Great project! You and your son are so cute in your video.

amandaremus at gmail dot com

Got2BCrafting said...

Love this idea! My girls make a stepping stone each year for my husband on Father's Day and I think this would be a great addition to those stones in our garden! Thanks for the inspiration... I am already a follower!
Lori
http://got2bcrafting.blogspot.com/
tahoe_luvr at yahoo dotcom

Monica Flores said...

Love your project! I teach kinder and this is going to be a great Mother's or Father's day gift idea! TFS!! Following you now, can't wait o see what other great creations you have.

Monica
simplycricutting@gmail.com

http://simplycricutting.blogspot.com

Pam and Presley said...

Cute project.

Thanks for sharing

Pam

pamandrandy@gmail.com