DIY Clock for kids – guest post by ArtsyCraftsyMom

The summer holidays are here and its every mom's worry how to keep the kids occupied and entertained. In fact my biggest worry is also that with no homework for 2 months, Lil P will forget all her school concepts. The last year, I realized that Lil p had got really interested in reading the time. So we decided to make a cute Clock for her to practice her time telling skills.As usual, I searched my craft stack and we picked up a few things that interested us. Pipe cleaners in red & yellow for Read more...

A Baby Scrapbook Page for First Impressions

I was recently asked to do a scrapbook for a baby boy. The mother wanted non-traditional colours and plenty of space to record all the details of a baby's first year. One of my favourite pages in any baby scrapbook is the First Impressions Page - where one can store an impression of the little baby's hand and foot. That's what this page is all about.I decided to use this opportunity to check out the We R Memory Keepers 8 punch. It's a wonderful punch that allows you to make beautiful borders for Read more...

Quirky Money Envelopes

If you're anything like me, you more often than not find yourself giving cash or vouchers as gifts to the people you love. Let's face it, these days we pretty much have everything we really need so finding appropriate gifts is maddening. That said, I hate giving cash or vouchers as gifts - I find it extremely boring and unimaginative, almost thoughtless - that is until I let craft into the equation. Now I can give this extremely boring gift in a truly original manner - introducing quirky money envelopes. Read more...

The ItsyBitsy Monochromatic Challenge

Folks!! It's time for another challenge here at ItsyBitsy and this time we're challenging you to go monochromatic. What does monochromatic mean? Essentially you have to stick to one colour in your project along with white or black. You can use different shades of the colour that you choose but it has to be just one colour. To inspire you on this journey, I created a set of mini easel cards for you which can be used as gift tags or small greeting cards and each of them are individually monochromatic.My Read more...

Baskets for Easter!!

It's almost Easter and whether or not you celebrate it, it's always fun to nibble on an easter egg! Preferably a chocolate one filled with little marzipan treats. I wanted to get in on the easter fun so I decided to make a few baskets that could be used to present easter eggs. And here is my set of Easter Baskets!Easter colours are the colours of spring - yellows, pinks, greens and more bright shades. So naturally my baskets followed this theme. I found this SUPER easy tutorial online to make the Read more...

Crafting with the Kids using an ItsyBitsy DIY Craft Kit!

It's the summer and if you're a parent, you're probably breaking your head trying to keep the kids busy. There are summer camps, vacations, sports activities and of course craft! Being an avid crafter myself, my kids too want to join in on the fun and rather than break my head trying to figure out what to make with them, I decided to let ItsyBitsy do all the thinking for me! We picked up a clown kit which thankfully had 2 clowns to make inside, Dhruv took one, Kyra took the other and 1 hour of the Read more...

A Set of Vintage Frames

I have been in this home improvement drive for a couple of months now. I am revamping my balcony and my family room. One of the things I needed to do was fill up the empty walls and try as I might, I couldn't find wall art that really matched my style or colours. Being a crafter, I figured - if I can't find it, I might as well make it and here's my first attempt at wall art - a set of Vintage Frames. The Tim Holtz Alliterations Series of Sizzix Bigz Dies proved to be my inspiration. There are a Read more...

A Bright and Happy Baby Layout

I love doing baby scrapbook layouts and with the wonderful dies and papers at ItsyBitsy, it's really a pleasure to put such pages together. I wanted to do a layout for a boy that was not confined to the traditional blue colour scheme. My attempt was to make a cute fun baby boy layout using non-traditional colours. After much trial and error, the colour scheme I selected was red, yellow and white and here is the layout I created. ItsyBitsy has this great sailor outfit die that is really quite adorable. Read more...