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Valentine’s Day Digital Scrapbook Paper – FREEBIE

Hearts Paper

Hearts Paper

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching!  My daughter and I are in the process of selecting the perfect Valentine’s day cards and gifts for all of her friends!  We’ve created some “Heart” papers and decided to share them with you.  If you have any suggestions on items you would like to see, please just leave a comment and I will try my best to create something for you!

Download “p-Hearts.zip”
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Valentine’s Day Printables

Valentine Printables

My daughter is learning to write her ABC’s and 123’s, so I’ve created this little assortment of printables for her to learn her numbers from 1 to 10. If you want to you can laminate the sheets and use washable markers on them. Enjoy!

Valentine’s Day Printable

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Stained Glass Valentine Hearts

We’ve made some valentine stained glass hearts! I hope you enjoy these as much as we did!

This craft requires a little more help from mom or dad than the others we have done, but they are so cute and look adorable hanging in the front window!

Create a snowman from socks!

Sock Snowman

Sock Snowman We’ve amassed a pile of mismatched socks. For some reason I just can’t seem to bring myself to throw them out, so I’ve  decided to re-purpose them.  We’ve made puppets from them, I’ve used them for dusting and now we’ve taken two to make a snowman!

I promised my daughter that we’d go outside to make a snowman last week.  I sent my son next door for a nap, bundled my daughter up and headed outside.  One thing I forgot to do was check and see if it was “snowman snow”.  I should have known better…

To make up for my mistake we came inside and made a snowman from some mismatched socks of hers.  I have no doubt, now that I’ve used them in a craft the other ones will make an appearance!

The supplies are simple and if you don’t have what’s listed in the video, just use your imagination and do some substitutions.  We overstuffed his hat and gave him a frown but most importantly we had a lot of fun with “Frosty”.


Make your own Kazoo!

Make your own Kazoo

Make your own Kazoo The New Year is creeping up very fast! After all the hustle and bustle of Christmas Celebrations there isn’t much money left to make some noise makers to ring in the New Year!

My daughter has decided that she wanted to make her very own Kazoo! The supplies are very simple, we had them all on hand. A paper tube (we used a tube from the Christmas Paper wrap and just cut it, but you can use a paper towel or toilet paper tube), elastic, and wax paper. We used stickers and markers to decorate our Kazoo, but you can use whatever you have on hand. Use your imagination and go crazy! The most important thing to remember is to have fun, and maybe not make them when your littlest is sleeping 😉 Not my finest moment.

iCaughtSanta.com Review

iCaughtSanta.comThis is the first year that my daughter is truly excited about Christmas. After talking with my nephew who says it’s impossible to get a picture of Santa she is determined to prove him wrong.  We have been carefully planning how we are going to get him on camera.

Our Plan:

Step 1: Bake the most awesomely delicious gingerbread cookies and carefully decorate them.

Step 2: Place the cookies where Santa will be sure to see them.

Step 3: Hide the camera and mommy  where Santa can’t see.

Step 4: Go to bed, and wait for Santa.

Step 5: This final step and most important step.  This is where all the magic happens.  Mommy secretly goes to iCaughtSanta.com/contest

In three simple steps, I can capture the magic of Santa at our house.

I start by taking a digital photo of your tree (or wherever you would like Santa to appear).   Make sure it’s a high-resolution image and upload it to the website.

Next, start creating your scene.  There are 20 different poses of poses for Santa, even a few with Rudolf!  You can adjust the size, rotation, position, colour and brightness.  It is so customizable, it makes it really look like Santa is in the room.  Add a festive border if you like, then  preview and share the magic by downloading, emailing, uploading to over 30 popular websites or printing your photos.

This site has added that extra element of fun into Christmas.  I love the different Santa poses.  He is just like the Santa I imagined.  There is a light that just shines through his eyes and he just exudes happy.

I did encounter a small issue when inserting Santa into the pose, but instead of simply clicking on the Insert Santa Button I just had to double click on the pose instead.  Customer service was prompt when responding to my problem.  I think this is a website that I will use again and again, just to help keep the magic of Santa alive for my children a little bit longer…

At check-out the folks at iCaughtSanta have a surprise just for you!  Their very own Elf Cam, where they use the image you uploaded and green screen Santa in!  This is such a wonderful addition!  I can hardly wait for Christmas morning to show my little girl!

For more information or to order your own images please visit:
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They just keep giving.  The great folks at iCaughtSanta have given me the opportunity to give away 5 codes so that you can catch Santa at your house!  Simply use the enter form below.  Giveaway is open to Canadian and US residents, 18 years of age and older. Giveaway ends 11:59pm December 23, 2012.




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Rudolf Popsicle Stick Ornament

Rudolf Christmas Tree Ornament

Rudolf Christmas Tree OrnamentMy daughter is still decorating for Christmas and she wanted to put together a video for you all again.  This time it’s a simple Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer Popsicle Stick Ornament.

The supplies are simple, paint, popsicle sticks, eyes, nose and some string. For the eyes and nose we used googly eyes and a pom pom but you can use felt, construction paper or even paint.  Use up those craft supplies you have on hand! Be creative and most importantly have tons of fun!

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Craftalong – Button Christmas Trees

Button Tree Ornaments

Button Tree Ornaments

We’ve been at it again.  My daughter has been hard at work making another video for you.  This time we made some very simple Button Tree Ornaments.

These are so simple to make.  We even put the supplies in a little baggy and she worked on them at the restaurant while we were waiting for our meal.  It was really hard to let go and not make them “perfect” by ordering the buttons perfectly by size.  My daughter just had fun with them and put the buttons where ever she thought that they would be “eee-mazing”, and they turned out adorable.

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Craft-along: Tissue Paper Ghost

Tissue Paper Ghost
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Tissue Paper Ghost

My daughter loves to do crafts.  Craft-along with us as we make a “scary” friendly ghost from simple supplies.

What you will need to create this craft:  Tissue Paper, Ball of yarn (or string), streamers, eyes and glue.

Although I haven’t mentioned it in the video, you can substitute strips of toilet paper for the streamers and you can draw the eyes on with a marker or use felt, googly eyes or anything else you have at your disposal.