Archive | May, 2014

Pinterest Thursday-Math Games

15 May

Here are a few more printables from Pinterest we have been playing around with lately-these are all math related:
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I really liked that the gal that made the crosses one included addition, subtraction, and even multiplication for the problems.  I printed out subtraction this time around, but when we get a little further along in math skills, we will probably go back for the multiplication one-very cool.  She has different pictures too, so I am sure we will be doing more in the future-I really like stuff like this because it combines math with art, and any time you combine two subjects together, it reinforces the subject even better!
And finally, this one:
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The Girlio loved every one of these, so I will be on the lookout for more-for sure!  🙂

Pinterest Thursday-Frozen and Angry Birds

8 May

In April we jumped on the Frozen and Rainbow Loom bandwagons (I know, we’re a little behind.)

Here are a few Frozen coloring/activity sheets we’ve done:
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this maze was a little tricky, so I was glad to see The Girlio stick with it until she figured it out!

And, The Girlio has already made 20-30 bracelets and rings in the short time since we got the Rainbow Loom  (definitely a fun toy for her!) so when I saw this tutorial for an Angry Bird charm (the kids really like Angry Birds) made with loom bands, I thought I would give it a try.  I am usually pretty bad at stuff like this (I need more patience!) but I am proud to say I stuck with it, and although it doesn’t look nearly as nice as hers, it was still a passable attempt (the picture below is hers, not mine!)  This gal has some real creativity-she comes up with some pretty amazing things made out of bands!

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Wednesday Words

7 May

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NSD Pages Again!

6 May

Here are pages five and six from Saturday:


Some fun memories on these pages-I really enjoyed making them, and they sure came together easily with the printables too.  I am thinking I am going to love this summer collection (that the printables came from) when it comes out!


More NSD Pages!

5 May

I ended up making another three pages yesterday, with a start of a fourth, so I made a total of 9 1/2 pages and five cards this past weekend-that makes me SO happy!  🙂

Here are another two from Saturday:
I used mostly the Simple Stories printables again, with Studio Calico wood veneer, and a couple of Simple Stories cards from last year’s summer collection as well.

I Made Pages!

4 May

Well, I did AMAZING yesterday!  I made SIX pocket pages!  So amazing since I haven’t made a single page since October 2012.  Can’t believe it has been that long since I finished a page, but I HAVE been rather busy-having a baby, moving, etc.-I guess that might have contributed!  🙂

Anyway, I found these amazing free printables from Simple Stories for National Scrapbook Day, and they so inspired me, I used all but two of them.  🙂

Here are the first two pages I made:



These pages are from events last June-what a great summer we had-I really wanted to document it, and these printables were perfect for summer pages.  I will share two more pages tomorrow!  🙂

Happy National Scrapbook Day!

3 May

SO excited about today-my parents have the kids, and I am determined to make stuff!  🙂

I have several challenges lined up to work on, and we will see what I get done!

Last night I got some time and made these cards:

Supplies: Gelatos; Mists (Studio Calico); Stamps: Paper Smooches (mom, You’re Special), Technique Tuesday (Everyday), Studio Calico (everything else.)

I had lots of fun playing with gelatos on these-even figured out how to paint with them (see the bottom right card.)  On a couple (You’re Special and Everyday) I did use mist to paint in the flowers, but everything else was gelatos, and how fun it was just to PLAY!

I have been watching a lot of technique videos lately, and here are some that I tried: I created backgrounds on the top card and the left ones by spreading gelato on my craft mat , spritzing with water, and then swiping the card through.  For the Find Joy card, I did the same technique, but picked up the gelato/water mixture from the craft mat with a paint brush, and painted with it.  For the Shine On card I applied the gelatos straight to the card and then wiped with a baby wipe to blend.

Obviously, I made one into a card, and the rest became lunch tags for The Girlio.  🙂

Hope to have more projects to share next week of projects I complete.  We’ll see how I do!