Archive | February, 2013

A Special Wednesday Words

27 Feb

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Happy 60th Birthday To My Dad!!!!!  Love You!!

My Valentines

23 Feb

Here is what I made for Valentine cards this year:

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I made the card with my Silhouette and white, pink, gray, and blue cardstock.  The inside says: “You’re A-MAZE-ING.”  Cheesy, I know, but I like it.  🙂  I used my Signo white pen to write on the inside (since it was gray) and it kind of looked like chalk, which was fun.

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Since I went so simple on the cards, I decided to really jazz up the envelopes.  I used glassine bags, doilies, Studio Calico wood veneer hearts, and Pink Paislee diecuts and mistable hearts (colored with pink Studio Calico mist.)  I really like how they turned out.  I especially liked the saying on one of the diecuts that said, “I like you more than a kid likes cake.”  🙂

Did you make Valentines this year?

Kid’s Craft #70-Valentines

22 Feb

Here is what The Girlio and I made for class Valentines this year:

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For the envelope we used glassine bags and My Little Pony stickers.

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For the inside, I punched hearts, and she stamped them with Valentine sayings, and I created a tag with my Silhouette by combining a tag shape with a heart.  She wrote on the tag, and added a sticker.  The smaller paper heart came from a tag (we did all different colors.)  Then we added a few pieces of candy.  I put Doodlebug heart washi tape on the envelopes to seal them, and she added another sticker to the front, and that was it.  She had so much fun putting them together, and it was fun to do something unique for everyone in her class.  🙂

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Pinterest Thursday

21 Feb

I found a super simple crafty idea on Pinterest that I just had to try with The Girlio:

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Basically, you just add googly eyes to paper, and let them use their imaginations.  Here is what The Girlio ended up with:

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Amazing right?  I don’t think she left a blank spot on the whole paper!

Oh, and in case you can’t tell, that’s a butterfly and a bee with lots of hearts and flowers.  🙂

I really loved this exercise-so fun to see what she came up with.  I told her that she should do it again, and she said, “but I would just draw the same thing.”  Then I said, “well, maybe you could do it with different mediums-paints, crayons, etc.  You know, there was this artist named Andy Warhol, and he….”  and she said, “Mom.  I KNOW who Andy Warhol is.”  You can just picture the eye-roll that went with that.  How old is this kid?  How many six year olds know who Andy Warhol is???  Anyway, I called the hubby at work and told him about it because I thought it was so funny.  He said, “Who is Andy Warhol?”

Anyway, I hope she tries this again.  🙂

 

Wednesday Words

20 Feb

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Card Monday

18 Feb

For today’s card, I am playing along with a challenge over at Love My Tapes.  The challenge was to use red and pink washi on your project.  I peeked into my washi stash and pulled out some heart and some red washi tapes.  I just got a stamp set in the mail from Dear Lizzy, and it had a cute polaroid stamp, and a stamp of the word love.  The word seemed to fit in with my heart tape, so away I went!

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First, I layered some red washi to the card base.  Then, I stamped the polaroid and love stamps onto the back of some old packaging (I thought it would be sturdier than paper.)  I also layered the heart washi onto more packaging (lining up each piece so the hearts matched), trimmed down each piece of packaging, and glued them together. I added a Studio Calico wood veneer heart that I inked up with some Hero Arts ink in Grapefruit, some doilies I cut with my Silhouette, and a bow that came on an order I received a while back.

And now I have an extra card that would work great for Valentine’s Day, an anniversary or wedding, or even just because.  Kinda nice.

I am also patting myself on the back for re-purposing a few items on this card too-love when it works that way.  🙂

Kid’s Craft #69-Birthday Cards

15 Feb

The Girlio was in the mood to make cards, so we decided to make birthday cards.

She made three cards (all the same), and I think they turned out so cute!

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