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Monday, October 29, 2012

Scrap Pumpkin

This makes a fun little extra decoration or a card, it's completely up to you! The other fun thing is you can make it and so can your little ones.

What you need:
Scrap, Scrapbook papers
Your choice card-stock (for background or to be card)
Glue Stick
Black Sharpie
Optional- Craft Glue & Black Glitter

If you are doing the card option you are going to want to start by folding your card-stock in half (we chose yellow, but it's your choice).

Another if...if your little one is doing this, you may want them to trace a pumpkin template to the background card-stock. Personally, I even do rough pumpkin it just makes it easier to fill in.

Your choice if you wanna just use hands and rip scrap paper into tiny pieces or let your kiddo practice scissor cuts and glue each little piece onto the pumpkin. Just remember you aren't going for perfect, just a fill in and it looks cute no matter what size or shape your scraps are, even if the pumpkin's shape isn't perfect it still looks adorable!

Either way you or the child chooses the process should look something like the picture above. 

For the card Riley, she just drew a pumpkin face with sharpie as soon as she felt her scrappy pumpkin looked good.

For my more decorative one, I went for the good ol' glue, glitter, shake & shake some more. Let it dry. Then I just added to a cute black frame we had.

 Cute, right!?

Blends right in with our little frame area & adds more Halloween to the mix!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

GIVEAWAY! An Product Review: AlittlePaintYarn

First thing, I must admit I'm part of this little Etsy store. I'm the "little Paint" part and one of my best friends is the "Yarn" part. So a review would be completely biased, so I'll share some pics of the cute stuff my daughter had used & give you a chance to win your choice of beanie! Free Ship!

This start as just fun hobbies between two best friends. I made Riley her little letters for her nursery kind of out of annoyance that the price of plain ones at Babies'R'Us was so ridiculous and I couldn't find any that fit what I wanted in her room's theme.

Then Danielle made Riley the most adorable blanket to tie it all in! Just in case you didn't guess, it was totally used as the background for Riley's birth announcements. Since then she has gotten lucky to get a few more blankets made for her every time we get people asking where Riley got it from or who made LIGHT-BULB! An we decided we should she'll our crafty stuff.

Riley's gotten spoiled from her Godmom since this process has begun, lots of cute hair things, some little dolls and of course beanies! She is one lucky little girl, so with that thought we figured a giveaway would only be fair to make some other little person (or adult) just as happy & it's hitting perfect beanie wearing season.

Go, poke around our Facebook page! Lots of stuff, an as time marches on we add more & more. We pride ourselves to being custom & handmade! Paint, yarn, whatever your needs are feel free to message, or email us.

Winner will be posted as soon as I can contact winner, you get to pick what size & style beanie you would like (Approx. $20 Value). Colors can be requested as well. We will even cover the shipping. (Sorry, this contest is open to USA residents only.)

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Good Luck!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Doggie Party

Forget the kids, let's have a DOG PARTY! Just kidding, this theme would work just as well for for fuzzy 4 legged kids as well as our 2 legged human ones. I've seen plenty of kids with dog themes and its awfully cute, but here was my spin on a dog party.

My friend lives in a awesome apartment by the beach & she has 3 of the cutest dachshunds! Well the oldest of the bunch was hitting her big 16 years! There's no way we were gonna ignore a milestone like that and a perfect reason to have a b.b.q. party by the beach, right!?! Well, we could have went the "Hot Dog" route see as how they are weenier dogs, but that's to obvious. So we treated it kind of like any person's party with lots of bright colors and the typical happy birthday deco with a twist. We accented areas with paws and lot of dog toys!

Did the rounds and of course Dollar Tree was the cheapest and had the best mix of toys and bowls for this whole shindig. For fun think food (human food) in big dog dishes.

For dip, my sis came up with the cute little "Doggie Dip" slogan and I added a touch more to the food/water bowl with paws (including dewclaw). Puffy paint! Very easy, very cheap & no permanent damage. If you mess up it's super easy to clean so no worries.

"Happy Birthday Worm"

For the sign I downloaded and installed "This font is for the dogs" font and pretty much the exact same printing directions as from my Vintage theme bridal shower post. Just make sure your printer is set to whatever size you chose to cut your pieces of card-stock  I highly recommend printing a 1 page test sheet before attempting "Print All" just in case you like your letters a little more down or up. We also cut out bones to place a space between words. Hole punched one at each end and the letters 1 hole for each top corner. The only thing different was that instead of 1 long string that they were feed on each letter got tied to the next, so more like a chain style. String one to the next cut & curl. Extend the string on the front and back end & hang.

Each tree got a little more touches added. We got a ton of random toys from the Dollar Tree. As you see a little ribbon and a rawhide here an there.

As for the tennis balls, leave the netting on, just try to slice in half (our balls were a 2 pack). The with a little bit of Fabri-tac we twisted the open end shut. It kind of was like a spiderweb effect. Just add a drop and twist & twist. Yes, fingers did get sticky but no damage to me or the balls. Then I strung ribbon through the netting tying in a bid loop so it was easier to hang wherever.

The palm trees even got a little extra doggie toy decor. You may also notice on the ground a few more of our sidewalk chalk paws. There were paws everywhere and made a good trail leading up to party location.

It was all really cute & of course the Birthday Girl had to get gifts and guests had to get treats. May I recommend "Doggie Bags" instead of "Loot Bags?" ;) Wanna make your own dog treats? Here's a great link with some top recipes. Enjoy! I know your dog will!