Friday, June 10, 2011

Elmer's Craft and Tell!

Hi all! A few weeks ago I was asked to participate in this year's Elmer's Craft and Tell and now I can show you my project made with Elmer's and Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker products.

What is the Craft and Tell you ask? Well Elmer's so generously sent me this box of goodies to create a project with (and to the rest of the Nikki Sivils DT that is participating)! Thanks Elmer's!!! And keep reading to learn how you can win some Elmer's goodies for yourself. The giveaway info is at the bottom of the post :)

Now I can show all of you my project. So I am "crafting" and "telling" so to speak! There will be two teams of Nikki's girls "crafting and telling" this weekend. One team on Friday and one team on Saturday.

Now for my project! As soon as I saw the foam board I had this idea to make my daughter a little house for her toy animals. And the Nikki Sivils "We are Family" collection was perfect to decorate my house. I used the craft knife and mat to cut the shape of my house (I just did it free hand by first sketching on the foam board in pencil, cutting and erasing my pencil marks). Then I used the scissors to cut out my paper to match  and the craft  bond glue (which is AWESOME) to adhere everything. There were also some paint markers included that I forgot to add to the photo above. I used the brown one to color the white edges of the foam board. Those are markers are great! The are just like acrylic paint, but soooooo much easier and less messy!

Here are some pictures of the house:

(my favorite is the little curtins!)



Since this was for my daughter I decided to make it a family project. I decorated the outside and she decorated the inside. The glue stick was perfect for her :) She picked out the stickers and paper for the inside, but I decorated the little shelves :)

My daughter loves the tv shows Dora the Explorer and Go Diego Go. She wanted to make this a house for Dora and Diego and the animals they rescue. That's why there's animal stickers inside. We call it the rescue center. She puts her little Dora figure in the winder to look out. It is sooo cute!

Here are some of the animals she "rescued"....

And her playing with it!

So, I bet you are wondering what YOU need to do to win some fun Elmer's
products? Well, just visit EACH of the girls' projects on their blogs and leave
a comment. 

Today's Team includes:
Sarah Eclavea (that's me!)
Katrina Hunt (will be posted on Saturday)

After visiting all the blogs go to the Nikki Sivils blog and leave a comment for a chance to win a prize. You will have until June 12th at midnight CST to leave comments. There will be a prize given both Friday and Saturday so check Nikki's blog on Saturday to find out who is on the team for that day.   The winners will be announced on the evening of June 13th.

Also here are some fun links for you! Go to their Facebook pages and tell them
that the Divas from Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker sent you over!!!!
Elmer's Website

Elmer's on Facebook

Elmer's on Twitter

X-ACTO Facebook Page

Thanks for coming by and enjoy the projects!


  1. This is AWESOME Sarah!! I JUST LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE how it turned out! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee the curtains....and loving how your DD decorated the inside!! My Brookie LOVES that show too!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. Sarah, I love the house you make with your daughter, really lovely!!
    Greetings Lea

  3. Seriously beyond adorable! What a really great idea and I think it turned out adorable! LOVE seeing her playing with it and how fun that she helped!

  4. What little girl would NOT want such a cute little playhouse?!?!?! Thanks for this great idea!

  5. What a wonderful project and I am sure you daughter will have hours of fun!

  6. soooo super duper cute!!!!! The curtains were adorable!!

  7. This is an amazing idea!!!! And it looks like your sweet daughter thinks so too!!

  8. Amazing Project!! I totally love it!! I wanted to do this for my daughter but she is a little rough and she might break it :/ TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @

  9. This is an awesome project. I have lil ones too and I bet they would love something like that!!! TFS!!!! I'm a new follower! :-)

  10. This is a fabulous project! I loved seeing what you did and how you used the Elmers products.

    smilesmoore2 atverizon dotnet

  11. wow, that is SO adorable! What a fun mom you are! :)

  12. What a FUN project! I love this!!!