Monday, October 18, 2010
Bigfoot & Pickle Face had a wonderful time running around in the woods and finding all sorts of treasures.
Here is our single acorn necklace.
Here is our twin acorn necklace.
Bigfoot & Pickle Face together with a friend.
Friday, September 10, 2010
Pickle Face wanted his hair like his sister, hence the hair bands and he had to have a backpack like hers. He went to school with us and everyone thought his hair was a "hoot". It did not last long and the hair bands came out.
Here they are together posing for the picture.
Bigfoot posing by herself.
Pickle Face and his trademark smile, usually one eye closed.
We dropped Bigfoot off at school which is less the a mile away. She insisted on riding the bus so she takes it home. This is the first time riding the bus home, she loves it!
Friday, August 27, 2010
Here are some photos to enjoy.
She is proud of her seat and is showing mom the cut in the material where she fell.
Showing me her battle wounds, scratches and dings.
Oops, steered on to the lawn.
Riding on her own, whee.
The joy on her face says it all, "I am free". Dad is running beside her to catch her if she falls.
Now she just needs to learn how to stop and get off the bike without tipping over. She moved back to her smaller bike, which makes her look like a big clown on a little bike like you see at the circus, and she is doing great. Soon she will go back to her bigger bike once she gains courage and confidence and the strength to hold it up.
Hope you had a wonderful summer with much learning and crafting.
I subscribe to their email notifications and when I saw the sale I could not pass it up. Look at the wonderful colors and the cute robot paper in the bottom left corner! I will now have to put together a project with my new paper and post it. Time for some fun!
Thanks for being patient with me, summer gets so busy and most of the time is spent outside. Bigfoot and Pickle Face have been getting into the stamps and tattoo markers, I just don't have pictures of them.
Enjoy your weekend and happy stamping and crafting.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Of course we are doing homemade Thank You cards, so I gave her some suggestions for finger printing the cards. I wrote the word "Thank You" for her to copy on each card and then had her decorate the white card stock any way she liked and then she glued it to the front of the blue card. The only thing I did was cut out the paper for her.
She wrote her name on the inside of the card and I will finish it by writing a personalized note.
Bigfoot is fascinated with the word "toot", so she had to write it on the front of each card. We used the child safe washable ink stamp pads from our collection to make the finger prints and then she used washable markers for making faces and design work.
It was bath night so the dye from the ink pad washed off in the bath. Since she was using several colors on her same finger, it probably would have taken several washings for the ink to come off if it was not bath night.
Try this project with your children and make bookmarks and your own homemade cards.
You can visit Bigfoot and Pickle Face's storefront to purchase the washable ink pads. Have fun stamping and crafting with your kids.
Bigfoot's birthday party theme was tie dying and we sure had fun. Since I was running the party, it was so hard to get pictures but here is one of the birthday girl and then her and a friend actually coloring a shirt.
Coloring shirts ~ lucky she had her shirt on backwards to the dye got on the back as it is a new shirts. I informed the parents to send the kids in old clothes and here Bigfoot wore a new shirt. I was so busy I did not notice.
Here is Bigfoot with her shirt complete. She is holding her doll "Bryce" who has on a tie dye outfit that Bigfoot had as a baby.
Make sure you prepare in advance so it moves smoothly. I wrapped all the shirts in advance so we had time for other fun things.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
This project took quite a bit of preparation but the teachers really liked the way it turned out so it made it worth the time. I took 2 pictures of each of the kids, one a smiling face and then they made a silly face. On the butterfly I used the smiling face and the flowers were silly faces. The kids had a field trip to the farm that Monday morning, so I took 30 minutes and decorated the door while they were gone. I used glue dots to put up the flower and butterflies so they could be re-used or removed later without any destruction. The next morning when I stopped by the classroom the glue dots did not hold and the majority of my butterflies came down ~ quite disappointing. The glue dots were still sticky but apparently does not get a good hold on card stock paper even though they are considered medium hold. I used tape and put them back up and since then they have not tried to escape.
Here is the full door.
Here is a close up of part of the door.
I unfortunately did not take a picture of the homemade appreciation cards that were made, but they were cute and each kid signed it for the teachers. I also made a paper flower with their picture on one side and a Hershey Kiss on the other side to give to the teacher, they did get to eat the Hershey Kiss later on.
Last project is the end of the year gift which I have completed, yeah! Just need to make the card and I am done for the year. Thanks for visiting!
[Pictures are not the best but you can see the joy on their face~or is that confusion and concentration.]
Have a wonderful day and thanks for following me.
Monday, March 29, 2010
So I combined two easy projects together and created this award. Depending on who sleeps through the night without interruption, they get to sit up on the higher block. Bigfoot was on the lower block but it was bothering her and she wanted to move to the taller one, so I accommodated her as she did sleep through the night the day prior. She said Pickle Face could sit on her lap.
How Does She? is where I got the idea for the wood blocks. I took some short cuts and wanted to sand some more and stain the exposed wood, but ran out of time. I can do it later if it bothers me. How Does She? has some wonderful ideas and fun things, go visit their site HERE. I did not have 2x4 so I used what I had in my garage.
For the instructions on how to make the "figures" see Claudine Hellmuth's site HERE. I watched the Martha Stewart episode and it was very helpful. I did not have the glue that was listed so I used E6000 and it worked. I printed the pictures in black and white to my laser printer and did not use the copier. Bigfoot is not a big dress wearer, so I put pants on her. Claudine has some fun ideas on her blog which is HERE.
Have fun and don't forget to work on your rubber stamping projects. Great way to make Easter cards. ~ Cheryl
Have a wonderful day and enjoy the warm weather. Cheryl
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Used our turkey stamp from our Farm Friends Set 1 to you show what it looks like, how fun!
Have a great day and happy stamping and crafting with your children.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Each bookmark displays the images of the stamps that are included in the Bigfoot & Picke Face clear rubber stamp starter kits. I then colored them and for a little extra sparkle added some Stickles™ Glitter Glue to the images to make the "pop". Stickles so fun to use and even though it comes in a small bottle it goes a long way.
Have a fabulous day and donate to assist those that are not as fortunate.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
The two kids played in the snow and then decided to take some time to relax and watch the sun go down. Here they are sitting in the chairs I forgot to bring in before the snowfall. Just their size.
Enjoy your day and take time to relax.
Inside of the card [hard to see that the cow is standing out~he does look cool in person]:
First I cut most of the pieces that I needed to decorate my card. Main card [outside] cut out of card stock at 3-1/2" x 8". On the 8" side score at 4" [or fold the card in half]. Inside of the card, cut a piece of coordinating card stock at 3-1/4" x 7-3/4" and fold in half on the 7 3/4" side.
Front pieces of the card I cut 1 piece of card stock 1-1/4" x 3-1/2" and another piece at 1" x 3-1/2". Inside pieces of the card I printed out my sayings on the computer and then cut around the words. I stamped with our clear rubber stamps the cow using our child safe/washable ink pad in black. I made a birthday hat to place on his head.
Take the inside piece of card stock [3-1/4" x 7-3/4"] and after you fold it in half, make 2 slits in the middle of the card spacing them about 1/2" to 3/4" apart. See below example. Fold the tab forward and then back.
Push the tab through to the other side so it makes a little stair step. Since I had double sided card stock I could have used either side depending on what design I wanted to show.
Now it is time to decorate your card and have fun. Make sure you include the children on all your kids crafting projects. Have a wonderful day!
Monday, March 1, 2010
Here is the front of the card.
Here is the back of the card when it flips. I used white card stock for a message to be written and layered it on top of coordinating card stock.
To do the outside card, first cut a piece of card stock at 6" x 5 1/2". On the 6" side score at 2 1/2" and 3 1/2". See below image as a guideline. Cut inside the card creating a 1" frame and stopping at the score line. Usually rulers are 1" in width so you can use that as a guide and cut along the ruler with an exacto knife if you have no other option [just make sure you stop at the score lines]. Fold the card like a "z" along the scored lines. When you open and close the card it should move easily.
Cut 2 pieces of card stock 3 1/2" x 4" and glue to the inside panel. This will cover up your score lines. When you decorate this card, be aware that the front of the card will be smaller then when you have the card fully opened [when you flip it]. So decorate it in the folded or closed position, otherwise you may lose some of your design behind a frame.
Time to add your own design. Here is the card from the top view. Use this as an invitation to a party, the recipient will have lots of fun flipping the card to view all the details.
Start having fun with your children doing kids' crafts and you will be impressed with the outcome. Is there a thank you card you need to send or a get well card, why buy one when you can make your own.
I used the clear stamp from our fish set 2 and our very popular child safe/washable ink stamp pad in black from our Bigfoot & Pickle Face collection. Thanks for stopping by and when you are trapped in by snow, rain and sickness and the kids are climbing the wall, pull out the stamps and let the creativity flow.
Friday, February 26, 2010
Take a 8 1/2" x 11" piece of card stock and on the 8 1/2" side score or fold at 3 1/2", 7" and 10 1/2". Turn to the 11" side and score at 3". Cut as shown below up to the score line and cut off the small end piece. Fold and glue the box together on the side.
The elephant is from Bigfoot & Pickle Face clear rubber stamp set and I designed a hat for him to dress him up for a party. Go to our storefront if you would like to purchase the stamp set; don't forget to buy a child safe/washable ink stamp pad. Have fun and have a great weekend creating kids crafts!
Monday, February 8, 2010
This is my card following her instructions. I did modify and used a ribbon to go around the card and stuck my flower to the ribbon. I did cheat and glued my inside card on the heart and then scored around around the card; I was off a just bit, but the ribbon and flower hide my mistake :). I did use tissue paper for the flower [it was pretty wrinkled] and it worked better if I folded the tissue paper in half and then used the punch. I then put the flower together with a pink brad and dipped and rubbed it on out Bigfoot & Pickle Face child safe/washable ink pad in the color pink.
Inside of the card.
I found this stamp at the local craft store at 1/2 off the clearance so I paid $1.88 [original $7.50]. The stamp is by Great Impressions and I really like it because it reminds me of Bigfoot & Pickle Face when they are playing nice.