Wednesday, June 30, 2010

diy sticker book

So I found a tutorial for this adorable little sticker book on Samster Mommy.  I have been searching high and low for the perfect sticker book for Adison. She has a few little books that came with stickers, and they are great for what they are, but I wanted something with plain pages that she can place and replace her stickers over and over, and my search was getting way too long and way too fruitless for my taste.

The tutorial was easy to follow, and while my book did not turn out quite as neat & professionally done as I had hoped, I have to remind myself that a 2 year old does not care about even edging or pesky bits of dried hot glue.

I won't rehash the entire tutorial, which you can find right here, but I will say that I did follow the scrapbook paper tip.  I chose to use very bright & vivid patterned paper, which is nice because you can see it a little peeking through the freezer paper.  Instead of spray adhesive, I used plain white glue mixed with a teeny bit of water (just enough to make it a paint consistency) and then painted it on evenly with a small brush.

Here are my results:
See the little Hello Kitty sticker on the front cover?  Scored those in a 90% off package of valentines at Target this year....yup, 29 cents for a couple hundred stickers!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Just a few pictures

no edits, I'm exhausted..but when did Adison get so big?!  I must have blinked...

A little something extra...

I was so excited when I was asked to make up a flier for a really worthwhile cause: a fundraiser for a family dealing with breast cancer. 
Here's my final product, best wishes for a quick recovery to Rachel.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Horsing around

We have done lots in the past 2 days, and hopefully the time won't slip away and I will be able to add some pictures from our activities, but for now...a craft!
I have been totally inspired by lately.  She makes these really amazing boxes for her kids to play with...each one with a different them (school, farm, construction, etc).  Adison has been really into playing with this little horse figurines the past few days, so I thought it was the perfect time to make her a little play area for her horses to stomp around.

Here is Adison playing with her horses

My supplies...admittedly, I didn't start taking pictures until after I was all finished, so these are my supplies remnants!
I used:
Diaper box
Knife, scissors, & a paper cutter (you can use any or all of them, or an exacto knife)
Scrap booking papers
Scotch scrapbooking glue
Crayola washable kids paint in red & brown (it really washes out with just water, we swear by it!)
Hot glue gun & glue sticks
Cut drinking straws

I just cut my diaper box up until it was the shape I wanted, measured and cut the papers to fit the inside of the diaper box, glued the papers in, created a little barn with cardboard scraps and drinking straws (I cut them to size and glued them in place to act as braces holding the walls and roof together). 

All in all, I just used what I had around the house to make this sweet little land for our horses to roam. 

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Lake George day trip

We took Adison to Lake George on Wednesday this week.  It's a little tourist trap town about 45 mins north of us...who in upstate NY hasn't been to Lake George? Whether it is for a quickie day trip, a weekend camping, or longer, everyone I know loves to head to LG at least once a summer.  We did a day trip this time, hit the beach, chinese for lunch (Adison's choice!) & one arcade on the strip.

I just did a quick cleanup of these images in lightroom...nothing fancy!