Summer Journals

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This is not a brand new idea by any means, but I just wanted to share our summer journals that we made this past week. It was a quick and fairly simple little project—hopefully it will help our kids get their writing practice in while school is out, plus it will be fun to keep a record of fun summer memories and other random thoughts, in their own words. (yes, I know summer has nearly reached its halfway point for us, but I was determined to make these anyway!) Supplies you can use to make a summer journal: Plain notebooks Fun patterned paper Mod Podge Craft Paint (I used Spa Blue by Decoart) Craft brushes Washi Tape (I found most of them at Target!) I don’t have a step-by-step tutorial today but I’ll share the basics! 1.   I traced the shape of the notebooks onto the scrapbook paper and cut the paper out. 2.   Then I took a foam craft [Read More…]

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Father’s Day Gift Idea: For the Geek

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Am I the only one who has a hard time crafting up a gift for dads? Seriously, I love to give a handmade gift–but also try to give something they’ll like and those two don’t always go together when it comes to dads. They’re not really into the cutesy stuff like moms are. It’s not very often my husband gets excited about using supplies from my craft room! So I knew this was a success when I suggested it as a Christmas gift for my husband’s boss, and the husband was on board. And then he made more to give to co-workers and his dad. It’s a welcome mat, but instead of putting an initial or last name it uses the GPS coordinates to the front door. Let’s get our geek on: To find the GPS coordinates you can either sneak up to their doorstep with a GPS unit, or using Google Earth you can locate the house and the [Read More…]

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