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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Wow, has it really been that long?

WOW!  Has it really been that long since I posted?  I cannot believe it.  Well unfortunately since Ed passed I just have not had the time like I used to.  I used to love coming to my craft/room office at the end of the evening for a little bit a few nights a week.  Ed would put the kids to bed while I worked and then we would end our night together once I was done.  It gave him time to watch TV which was his favorite past time.

I have crafted a few times since my last post but probably less than 10 times.  I found some pictures on my phone from my daughter’s 6th birthday so I thought I would post those items just for fun.  If I can find old pics of the other fun items I have worked on over the last year or so I will post those later.

My Mady Moo wanted a paint party but I could not afford to go to one of those pottery places so I looked on Pinterest and found some ideas to host our own.  I rented a room at our local community center but probably could have done it at home since it was such a small group.
I ordered my painting supplies from Amazon, Oriental Trading and bought some at AC Moore.  I set up a little station for each child to paint a teddy bear bank and a small canvas picture.  I also included crayons and markers to color on their placemats.

For decorations I used my new Memory Maker Banner Maker Punch (I am OBSESSED with it-because I can take it anywhere, I can make banners while sitting at my son’s baseball game, in the car waiting for the kids, etc.).  I have used it to make 4 banners so far and I LOVE it!!!!!  I bought stickers (Mombo I think) for the letters and then picked up some different art stickers from Recollections (Michaels) they were actually PERFECT for the banner.  My Mady Moo LOVED it.  

I also made some creative juice by wrapping juice boxes in duct tape (my new obsession) along with some free hand triangle shapes to make the crayons.  I also made some creative juice waters with some free printables I found online (I wish I remembered the site but I don’t, I will keep looking to add it).  I also used rice crispy treats and pretzel rods to make paint brushes using different color candy melts.  I think those and the banner were my favorite items.  Lastly, we had to have colorfully decorated cupcakes J


Thanks for stopping by :), I will try not to wait so long to post again!

Happy Crafting!

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