Friday, June 29, 2018

Airplane Prints


I wanted to do a follow up with all the information about these cute airplane prints that I used as decoration for the Airplane Themed Baby Shower I posted about earlier.  My sister is doing an airplane theme in the baby's room and I thought these prints would go perfect in there.  I found them HERE



At first I thought I could used the white pen in my Silhouette machine to print these out on navy card stock, but nope.  Instead of drawing the plane with the white pen, the Silhouette machine traced where the lines should have been.  You can see what I mean below.  I googled all about it and didn't find a way to fix it.


So I just had them printed out at Walmart and they turned out great.  



I ordered some industrial looking frames to go with the industrial airplane look of the baby's room, but they didn't come in before the baby shower so I used some white wooden frames that I had.  I like the white frames with the white airplane on the navy background.




Here they are in the metal frames and I love that look too.









You could also print them out at home in a black and white version which looks great too.  





Thanks so much to Nest For Less for sharing her vintage sketch airplane posters with us.



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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Ice Play on a Hot Day

It's been a while since my last post and a lot has happened which has been keeping me busy.  We are moving to New York!!!  My husband took a new job and has been working there for just over a month.  We should settle on our new house in the next week or two and the movers are packing up our current home in 3 weeks.  I'll have to fill you in on what we did to get our current house ready to sell, as well as what the new house looks like.  As for today, I'm sharing how I'm keeping my kids busy on these hot summer days.  Bonus - it also keeps them out of the house and since we haven't sold it, I'm trying to keep it clean and 'show ready' all the time.  

A couple days ago I froze some dinosaurs and other plastic animals in a few small containers we had.  My youngest two (ages 7 and 3) loved trying to melt the ice to get the animals out.  




Then a few neighborhood kids came over to play and had fun with the ice.  


So the next day I decided to do it again but this time, I made it even bigger.


I froze the ice in layers, adding in more animals with each layer.


The kids had a blast trying to chisel and dig out the animals.


It kept them busy for over an hour.





Some of the kids enjoyed licking the ice too.


My teenage son couldn't resist joining in the fun and broke off chunks for the younger kids to play with.


Then he had fun throwing ice chunks into the yard.



It was so much fun just playing with the ice, my teenage son made his own ice block for the next day.



If you've been following this blog for a few years, you may remember that I posted about something similar (Ice Eggs) a few years ago.  Those are fun too, but this method is easier and you can make huge blocks of ice with the right containers.  You can experiment with different containers too.  We used a plastic cup to get this cylindrical shape.





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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Airplane Themed Baby Shower


Had so much fun planning and decorating for my sister's baby shower last weekend.  I love a good theme so when she said she found a cute airplane light for the baby's room, I decided we'd do an airplane themed baby shower. 



 I used my Silhouette machine to cut out the little airplanes and the vinyl for the "Oh Boy!" banner.


 These boxes were a cute statement piece.  They weren't just empty boxes either.  My mother and I filled them up with second hand baby clothes.  Yeah, this little boy practically has a complete wardrobe for his first 9 months.


These airplane prints were a cute touch and will look great in the baby's room.  I'm planning to do a post about them so stay tuned.

update:  Here is the post about where I got those airplane prints.  So cute and so easy to print out.


When the guests arrived, we had them "Check In" and fill out a thank you card envelope.






As the guests left, there was a sign on the back of the front door thanking them for coming....


 ...and a basket of departure snacks including the quintessential airplane food - peanuts.



I hope this little girl is ready to be a big sister because her brother will be here soon.  Can't wait to meet the little fellow.






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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Loads of Love


Here's a simple Valentines craft for the kiddos.  
Just cut out a truck silhouette, glue to paper and add some heart stickers.  


I used my Silhouette cameo for this but it would be easy enough to draw freehand or print out from your computer.


I actually had it framed on a shelf in my son's room (you can see it in the picture below) but now he'd rather have Batman, so I'm slowing switching out some of his decor. 


My son was able to add the heart stickers himself and I wrote the cute saying on it. 



Now it's ready to give to his Valentine.  And just who is the lucky lady.  Well, that would be his cousin.  They are about 1.5 years apart and ever since she was born, my son has had a special bond with her, always trying to hold her and protect her.

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Happy Valentine's Day




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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Valentine Cards for Cousins

Our kids have several cousins that live far away.  We try to keep in touch but it's hard to make phone calls with different time zones and different schedules/activities going on.  Email/text/messaging is OK, but the little ones aren't able to do that.  So I like to send mail.  I know it's old fashioned, but what kid doesn't love to get mail. 

We made these cards the other day to show our cousins some love.  I mostly use my Silhouette Cameo to cut out vinyl.  You can check out some of those projects HERE, HERE and HERE.  This time I used it to cut out card stock and made a card with it.  I feel like I've opened up a whole new world of possibilities now. 





P.S.
I found the 'Love' image HERE.


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