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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Handmade Hangout Party #121

Wooooo, it's party time! Let's get the party started! 

You can visit all of the hostesses at the links blow.

Allison from A Glimpse Inside

Becca from From Gardners to Bergers

Kim from Too Much Time on My Hands

Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs

Alli from Made with HAPPY

We have just a few easy rules:
1. Become a follower of the blog where you linked up. Or you can follow all of us and that would be awesome too!
2. Share our button or party link in your post or wherever you share your linky parties.

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3. Have fun!!


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Grandparents Day: Long Distance Hug

So grandparents day was technically last week...but at our kids school we won't be celebrating it until October. But in any case I think this fun little gift would be loved and appreciated by grandparents ANY time of the year....Mother's day, Valentine's name it!!

I don't remember where I saw this idea....maybe Family Fun, maybe not.
If you've seen this idea can you point me in the
right direction so I can give the proper credit?

I wanted to make something
fun and thoughtful for grandparents day.
I saw this idea and knew it would be awesome.
Since we don't live very close to my in-laws I thought this was right up our alley, making something meaningful, creative and out of the ordinary.

Here's what I did:
I had the kids lie down on butcher paper and stretch out their arms.
Then I traced around their arms...
and a little bit of their body two times.
I cut their arms out (of the paper).

I stamped their hands with child-safe ink
(basically that just means it will wash off easily)
onto white paper and cut their hand prints out.

Then I cut out a big heart for each set of arms.
I used double sided tape to attach the hands
to the arms and the heart to the body.
Wrote "I Love you this much" and called it good.

 Then I folded the arms in and put it in an envelope! What a fun surprise this will be!!!

Like I said, this fun and easy gift would be perfect any time of the year
but especially grandparents day!!
Or just a fun pick me up for family living far apart.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Craft with Me: Easy Watercolor Pencil Art

September is coming to an end, say whattttt?!, so it is time for another "Craft with Me" series post.

I have a super easy project today that anyone, even kids, can do.

I heard about watercolor pencils and I had to buy them! I actually bought them FOREVER ago and totally forgot about them so I may have bought another box just for this project, oops!, but they are seriously so fun! 

You can do so much with them but who wouldn't want to just doodle anything you want and paint it?

I created a little fall pumpkin painting along with some other fun things.

-Watercolor Pencils
-Bowl of water
-Watercolor or normal paper
-Paint brushes

I bought a box with a large array of colors, from bright to dark, to let me created lots of things.

Begin by drawing and coloring whatever you would like.
Add high lights and low lights, different tones, you can mix colors, just like normal colored pencils.

I used the pencils dry, as is straight from the box, but you can also dip the tips into water to get a deeper hue of the color.

Next, just dip a paint brush into some water and get to painting and blending. 

Add more water if you want a more watercolor effect and blend the colors.

It is so easy and fun!! 

Here are a few other things I did quickly while playing around.

Here is a flower I created.

And here here are some feathers as well. 
Leaves would be super fun to create as well. 

See! How easy and fun is that?! 

Have you ever used watercolor pencils? 
If not, what would you paint with them?

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