Archive | January, 2017

Wednesday Words

25 Jan
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Girl Scout Valentines

24 Jan

Ahhh…it’s approaching Girl Scout cookie time………smell the Thin Mints in the air……..

Ahem.

The point of this drooling session, is that this year I am a Girl Scout leader, and I volunteered to do something with the girls while their parents heard all the rules for selling cookies this year.

And, I thought it might be fun to make some cards.  Big surprise, right?

The girls made Valentine’s Day cards to give away to family and friends, as well as some for a local fire station.

I found some hearts I had already punched and stamped with Valentine sayings in my stash, and stamped and die cut some additional images for them to use.  I know you will be shocked to see some yetis in the mix, right?  🙂

Here’s a shot of some of the fun things I had ready for them to color and assemble:
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And I managed to snap a few quick shots of some of the cards going to the fire station:
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Pretty cute, right?

Much thanks to The Girlio who manned the die cutting machine for quite a while to help make all the die cuts.  She loves that thing.  And I love her help!  🙂

Kid Crafts-#148

20 Jan

I wanted to do a craft the other day, so we busted out the supplies and I had them paint snowmen with our paint sticks.  One thing led to another, and they decided to do the different seasons as well.  We had tons of fun, and here are the results!
The Girlio:
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The Boy:
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The Little Guy:
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Aren’t these cool?  I just love to see each of their own interpretations of the seasons.  🙂

Wednesday Words

18 Jan

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Pinterest Thursday-Oven Fruit Roll-Ups

12 Jan

I tried a recipe I have been eyeing for quite some time-making fruit roll-ups on a Silpat in the oven.  I had been very curious about these ever since my dehydrator bit the dust, and since I had a Silpat, I thought-why not give them a try?
You just need one ingredient to make  applesauce fruit roll-ups -- and I bet you can guess what it is! This is seriously the easiest snack ever to make, and my kiddos gobble these up! Perfect for school lunches, you can make a big batch and store in an airtight container until you need them. Applesauce Fruit Roll-Ups Here's what you need to make applesauce fruit roll-ups: Applesauce Parchment paper Silpat (optional, but makes it *so* much easier) Baking sheets Twine Place the silpat on your ...
pin found here (picture is not mine, but is from the pin)
Verdict: I have to say, they didn’t quite turn out as well as I would have liked.  I am not sure if I should have let them bake a while longer, or what?  I left them in the oven for eight hours, so that is quite a while, and still only about half the pan was hardened up enough to use.  I do think I am going to try this again and maybe use less applesauce, or turn the temp up just a bit because they are easy, and I like how the good half turned out.  And, because these are so much better for you than the store-bought kind filled with preservatives, etc.
I did add some cinnamon to my unsweetened applesauce, but otherwise I followed the recipe.  There are several more pins I found with different flavors, so if I can get these to turn out right, I will have to try some of those too!
If you have tried these, let me know how they turned out-I would love to know!

Wednesday Words

11 Jan

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Card Monday-A Valentine

9 Jan

So, last week I showed you the mice valentines I made for The Boy’s class.  The original reason I bought that particular mice image though, was to make my own valentines to send.  I just got a little side-tracked.  🙂
Here is the first of the cards I originally intended:img_3249
Supplies: Paper: Lawn Fawn (Stripe and Polka Dot), Simple Stories (Red Grid); Stamp (Heart): Lawn Fawn; Dies: Lawn Fawn, MFT; Digital File: JustMe; Markers: Spectrum Noir, Copic, Sharpie, Wink of Stella

For the design, I took a single sheet of striped 6×6 paper, trimmed off the top and adhered it to my card base.  I flipped the leftover piece to the reverse side to reveal a polka dot pattern, and adhered that as well.  I die cut a red panel, and adhered my image (die cut with a wonky stitched die) to it, and popped the piece up on foam tape.

I did stamp some additional hearts around the digital image as it seemed to need a little something extra.  I added LOTS of Wink of Stella-to the hearts, and to the ears, cheeks, and tummies on the mice.

And, there you have it!  I love this image-it’s so cute!