Friday, August 10, 2012

Back in the Scrapping Saddle

After months of dealing with printer issues and having picture less layouts Ive been in overdrive the last couple of weeks. And am proud to say I have finally finished scrapping my son's 1st year. Even if it did take me almost a year and a half to do.Over the next week I will be sharing my latest creations. Without further ado here are some of my completed layouts!

Pumpkin Patch 2011

This layout was from Lets Scrap 12-30-09. I was such a fun day can't wait to do it again this year. 

Halloween 2011
Ive had this Halloween paper for a very long time in my stash. Celebrating my little guy's 1st Halloween seemed like a perfect time to use it. The sketch was from a site called Sketchy Thursdays. I'm so sad they are no longer around.

Thanks Giving 2011

I took my own take on this sketch. I like the quilted like look. It is from Sketchabilities.
Thanks for looking at my scrapping adventures! Have a great day and go create something!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Toddler finger painting projects

The best part of having a child is getting to act like one myself. After making finger paints last week I couldn't wait for Lil T and I to get messy and make something fun. I'm pretty sure I had more fun than he did but I'm sure that will change soon. We ended up making a wall art piece for his room and a mess free painting option too.

To make the wall art you will need the following supplies:
- Toddler friendly finger paints
- A blank canvas ( I got a 3 pack of 9"-12" from a local craft store)
- Masking tape or painters tape

Tear of small pieces of the tape to mark the word or message on the canvas. As you can see my letters vary in size since I was free handing the design. If you are a perfectionist I would recommend tracing letters with a pencil first then taping over them.

Add a few blobs of paint to the canvas and let your little one have fun. Of course Lil T scooped up some yellow and tried to eat it. He was not impressed with the taste.
It took a little coaxing but he finally got into it.  For best results make sure the whole canvas is covered. This is how ours looked. We set it out on the deck to dry.
Once your project is dry you can remove the tape and enjoy your wonderful new piece of art! The sun sped up the drying process but also caused the paint to crack. I think it adds texture and dimension.

For a mess free finger painting experience I put some paint in a zip lock bag and taped it to the table. I got the idea from The Hippie Housewife. This would be great for teaching shapes, letters and numbers in the future. Thanks for checking out our finger painting fun!