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passport to imagination

June 9, 2013

I am excited to announce my partnership with Michaels craft store and their Passport to Imagination 7-week crafting camp for children ages 5 and up!

Michaels  thinks it is important to take the un-plugged summer pact, and cut back on at least 2 hours a day from any sort of time spent interacting with a technological screen.

This summer fun craft camp couldn’t come soon enough!  Today is the first day of our summer break, and already my kids are complaining about being bored!  It could be a long summer.

I am excited for my children to attend and make some very fun crafts that explore the 7 continents of the world!  This will definitely help with summer boredom and keep them from being infront of the TV!

The classes start June 17th, are held every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10am to noon at most Michaels stores, and are only $2 per session! (a steal!)   Hope to see you there!

To sign up and for more information, and stores near you, check out the Passport to Imagination page over on the Michaels Craft website.

[Disclosure: Michaels will be sponsoring my children to attend the passport to imagination camps in exchange for a sponsored post.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.]

DIY: christmas place cards / name cards…

December 9, 2010

i made another little christmas craft- some fun place cards for your holiday table.  although, you can use them for more than just christmas.
we usually have a fun brunch christmas morning with our little family after we open presents.  so, i thought it would be fun to add our own little place cards to spruce up the table a little bit.  but, these would be great idea for your christmas parties that are sure to be coming up! {p.s.- do you spy my holiday garland in these pictures?}

DIY christmas name / place cards  {here is a little run down on how i made them}:

  • i was able to use my new die cut machine, from lifestyle crafts.  i used the nesting circles die to cut out the middle music sheet paper, then i used the nesting scalloped circles to cut out the gold poster paper scalloped paper. {all from their new basics release}
  • i then printed out on white textured cardstock our names in the font that i liked, then cut out the names into strips.  
  • i then glued the music sheet circle to the gold scallop, then bent/folded the name strips twice on each end so they were more 3-d and glued on the ends to the rest.
  • the finishing touch was a cute little mini-clothes pin that i picked up at the craft store.
  • i chose to put them in little succulent plant pots that i already had {inspired by this post}, but really, you could place them just about anywhere.

i hope this helps with your holiday planning!