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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Midweek Crafts and things

This week seems to be flying by. I feel like I have had no time to get things done. I have been working on visiting all the amazing posts shared on Saturday. Have you checked out our current Sharing Saturday? There are 81 posts so far!! They are all so wonderful. You should really go check them out. So many fabulous ideas of things to do.

We have been a bit busy here. Hazel had her 3-year-old well visit on Monday. And I feel like I have been running around all week. In fact we have to leave soon for my doctor's appointment--a follow-up--nothing too major.

One quick craft we did was make a Valentine's Day frame. I bought a bunch of the wooden frames at Micahels for $1. These have the heart cut out for Valentine's Day gifts. Our first one, we glued on Conversation Hearts. I need to seal them still, but it came out cute.
Since I don't have a picture to put in it yet, I decided to do some word art. Last week I read about this great site--Tagxedo. It allows you to enter a website or words and choose a shape, color themes, etc. and makes these beautiful word arts. Here are a few I did using my blog.
I also did some playing around with love, and bible quotes about love.
Ok, I think you get the point. I highly recommend you check out Tagxedo.

What was in the box
The other thing we did today was to make another gingerbread house. A friend gave us two kits that her aunt gave her (and then realized she couldn't use them since they contain tree nuts and her son is very allergic). Hazel of course was excited to do it. It came with everything, but we didn't use most of what came with it. We used the leftover frosting we had from our other gingerbread house and some candy we had floating around.



First Hazel gave it a face. These are the eyes, nose and cheeks. I'm not sure about the mouth.









I gave it a graham cracker door and some heart windows. Then we had fun decorating the roof. We'll see what we do with the other one.







Conversation hearts worked well as decorations!

12 comments:

  1. awww... so fun :) I have to check out that site.. it looks really awesome!!! Have a great day.

    ~MiaB
    www.mamamiasheart2heart.com

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  2. Tagxedo sound like a fun site, I will have to check it out. What a fun idea to use conversation hearts with your gingerbread house, those kits can be a lot of fun! :)

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  3. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on our DIY whiteboards. Also really looking forward to checking out that fun site you recommended 'Tagexedo'. So glad I stopped by! Enjoy your day.

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  4. What a beautiful idea! Thank you for stopping by Tot Treasures, I am excited to have found your blog!!

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  5. How cute, I love the Valentines day craft!

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  6. Your word art is GORGEOUS!!! And what a clever idea to use the conversation hearts to make a frame. Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Have a great week,
    Beth =-)

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  7. Checking out Tagxedo right now! BTW, your energy appears to be boundless - so jealous! Thanks so much for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday!

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  8. I love that frame. What an easy and fun idea! Thanks for sharing at Monday Madness. Hope to see you again tomorrow!

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  9. one question, how do you change the words in the shape??

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    1. With Tagxedo. You type the words in and choose a shape and color.

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  10. one question: how do you change the text in the shape?? been trying to find out how all day :-) lol

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    1. In Tagxedo, there is an option for shape and for the words you use once you are in the Create section.

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