Archive | November, 2014

Christmas Cards #14-#16

23 Nov

Here is the last group of the snowman cards.  For these cards, I kept everything the same as the last set except I added the snow back in.  🙂

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Christmas Cards #11-#13

22 Nov

Here are a few more of the snowman cards I made.  For this group, I got rid of the falling snow and added some Diamond Stickles to their hats.  I also added Wink of Stella on top of all the red.  Finally, I used an ink dauber to make the snow.  I like the look of that much better than painting it on.  I will show the last group tomorrow!  Oh, and I forgot to mention Monday-the sentiment stamp is from Hero Arts.

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Kids’ Craft #112-Toilet Paper Roll Turkeys

21 Nov

So, The Boy came home with this craft from Preschool:
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As soon as The Girlio saw it, she wanted to make one.

I THINK you can tell which one is hers.  🙂
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It is very pink.

Cute project, and fun was had by all (definitely have a grown-up use the glue gun to put it together!)

Pinterest Thursday

20 Nov

Here are two Pinterest projects we made recently:

First, for fall we made this super easy and fun candy corn banner-actually we made two-one for the kitchen, and one for The Girlio’s bedroom.  SO simple and easy!
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Second, during our Frozen unit, we made these:
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LOVED how easy these were to make, and they turned out great!  I can see doing this one again in the near future!

Wednesday Words

19 Nov

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Chatterbox-Jake And The Neverland Pirates!!

18 Nov

We were recently chose to be a Chatterbox family for a new Jake and the Neverland Pirates toy.  We were all pretty excited-Jake is a big deal around here!
product1When we received our complimentary Chat Pack, the kids couldn’t wait to get to get this toy out of the packaging and start to play! The package includes a Jake figure from Jake and the Neverland Pirates, a sword and a fish that can fit into Jake’s hand, and a treasure chest that opens and includes a removable golden treasure. Jake’s hands can be moved up and down as well for more realistic battles! The Boy loves to play with the Jake figure, and we have already had several battles-me with either the sword or the fish, and him with Jake holding the sword or fish. The Girlio really enjoys playing with the treasure chest and keeps popping it open, removing the treasure, and closing it again. Quite perfect because each are enjoying a different part of the toy, and there isn’t fighting. 🙂

I have to admit I was expecting a lot smaller Jake figure, and was pleasantly surprised at how large it is. Jake fits very well in my son’s hand, and is easy to play with. I would say the treasure chest is a little hard to close for a 4 year old, but my daughter doesn’t have a problem with it. The kids are having a blast with this toy, and I can see that one will not be enough-my daughter is already asking when we can get Izzy. And, I suppose it would be nice to not just be holding a sword or a fish on my side of the battles. 🙂 I so appreciate being chosen as a Chatterbox on this Jake Buccaneer Battle Pack-what a fun toy!!!

Card Monday-Christmas Card #10

17 Nov

For the cards I am going to show this week, I decided to do some stamping and painting with ink-definitely my favorite technique.  I found this adorable Penny Black snowman stamp in my stash, and thought I would put it to good use!

This one turned out a little messier than cards I normally make, but was still a fun experiment.

I stamped in Stazon ink, and used a Stormy Sky Distress ink pad and a Rudolph Studio Calico mist for the paint.  I tried to flick some of the ink onto the sky to cover up a couple of mistakes, but it ended up being a real mess, so then I realized I could just make dots to imitate snow, and I liked that a lot better.

Anyway, here is my first attempt at this card:
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I will show a few more of these on Saturday!