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Kids Crafts Ideas

When we all decided to no longer having children we try to keep as many memories as we can as to remember them through the years. I just love the having finger prints of my kiddos and decided to use canvas this time around to display them on my wall. I went to one of my favorite craft stores and purchased black canvas to make the finger prints of my kiddos with my kids crafts ideas.

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The only things you will need is a black canvas and white paint! Its funny I just always seem to have those thing handy at home. They also good thing you can usually get the canvas with a coupon or on sale at your local craft store.

 

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After I hand printed the hands and feet, I used a white gel pen to write their names and date.

What memories will you be making with you kiddos they coming year !

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Halloween Tag day 15

Its that time again, I can’t believe we are almost half way through. I being using Tim Holtz distress paint a lot lately and I love the marveling effect it does when applying it to the tag. I like the fact that the paints wont mix or turn brown when mixed. So you can try to mix as much as you want but they will still be two different colors.
 

 
Happy Haunting,
 

 
 
 
Loren
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Halloween Tag day 14!

I hope you guys are not getting tired of my tags! Today I have treat for you. The picture in this tag was taken by me last year while doing one of my Halloween crafts. My son pushed me from behind when I took the picture and this came out. Its creepy and awesome all in one. Imagine if this was actually coming out for you in the dark.
 

 
I hope you all have a haunting day.
 

 
Loren
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Day 11 of Halloween tags

I’ve been inspired by spiders lately, even tho I am not a big fan of them. I don’t enjoy their legs on me. However, you will never see me scream or run away from them because I have too much pride. As a teenager I made myself pick up a daddy long legs and hold it, even tho every bone in my body wanted to scream just to show that I am not scared. So in memory of the wonderful spiders I have made this tag.
 

What is your secret fear?
 

 
Happy Haunting,
 
 
Loren
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Halloween Tag day 7 of 31 days

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I was super busy with errands and with a little bundle of joy on its her way next month, it seems like I am getting busier. Today I have a tag with poison bottles and skulls. I enjoyed playing around with the new Tim Holtz stamps and of course using the skull stamp. The skull stamp is my favorite one. 
 

The poison bottle tag I wanted to give the feel of being careful of medication they might not be what they seem.  I used mostly Ranger product and I just enjoyed making this tag.
Happy Haunting,

Loren
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Book Page Folding Round Up!

Its Wednesday book folding day and I have a round up of all my book folding origami tutorials I have done in the past.  Now you can find them all in one place. Book folding is a wonderful creative way to display old book and keep your finger busy while watching t.v. You can even teach your kids to do one too!
 

 
 
First off we have the spiral book folding tutorial. The great thing about this tutorial is that just repeats it self over and over.
 

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The very first book page folding tutorial was this lovely in the center of the my picture. It can be use for display or you can hold mail with it.

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Here we have the center point book page folding tutorial for your viewing.


I should really come up with more creative names for this book folds right? I call this one the spiky book fold.

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The following book folding did not come out perfect like I wanted. I guess this is what happens when I don’t cut in a straight line! hehe
Sorry about some of the pictures but they where taken a little while ago before my fabulous camera I have now. 
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That concludes our round of of book folding tutorials! I hope you had fun. Tell me which one will you be trying?
Stay Crafty.

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Book Page Folding Tutorial

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I have another book page folding tutorial for you today. As always it a very simple book page fold that anyone can do it. I am doing so many book folding that I am actually don’t have space to display them but I can’t stop! It can be very addictive.  If you don’t have any books that you want to try to book page fold then going to flea market or a thift store to get your hands on some old book is the place to go.
 The book fold took me about three days to complete and the book has over 300 pages. Just remember the more pages the book has the more time its going to take to fold. I usually like to work with hardcover books because they look nicer when you display them but its no require for book folding but the soft cover will have a 360 page view since the spine has no support it will curl on it self.
Here we go.
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The first two pages fold the top right hand corner a cross the middle of the page. Take the bottom right hand corner and fold to meet the other fold.
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The following 14 pages fold sightly higher than the previous page. 
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 Once you have reached page 17 -20 should be folded the same height. Now you need to start from the beginning and do the next 20 pages the same way. If you mess up on any page just rip it out of the book because the fold won’t look right otherwise.
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I hope you have fun with this one!
Stay Crafty,
 
 
 
 Loren