Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Valentines Day Cards - Tip Me Tuesday

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I get really board with those typical Valentines Day cards for the kids to send to their classmates.  This year since Tristan is in Kindergarten with a whole new class and this is Brayden's first year in preschool, I'm decided to do the same thing I did last year, but better.

We made our own Valentines Day cards, and it was really simple and lots of fun!  Anyone can do this, and believe me, your child will be the talk of the classroom!

First, take a picture of your child, and make sure he or she holds their fist out straight in front of them.  Here are my sons doing it in front of a green screen.  The green screen is optional, but if your a computer junkie like me, it's fun to play with!

The first picture with Tristan, is the way it should be done.  Brayden in the second picture didn't quite get what I was asking him to do, but it worked!  

Second, if your using a green screen like I did, add a background.  I use free backgrounds by typing in what I want using Google images.  Such free variety out there!

Now once you have your prints, make a slit using an exacto knife on the top of the hand and a slit on the bottom of the hand.  Slide a lollipop through the slits and your card is done!

This is the finish project.  
We all had a blast doing them and can't wait to give them away for Valentines Day!


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Monday, February 7, 2011



Time to pick the winners for Handmade With Love Giveaway...

Winner for the Happy Easter Banner:

Congratulations Cindy!

Winner for the Where's Bugger Game:

Congratulations Dominique S!

Now for the last giveaway...

winner for the Country Home Mirror is...

Congratulations Mandy!

Emails have been sent and winners have 48 hours to respond.  
Thank you to everyone who participated!

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Homemade With Love Winter Giveaway - 3 Giveaways - 3 Winners!


It's finally here, the Handmade With Love Winter Giveaway!

First, I want to say, welcome to my blog.  This is my first every Giveaway Blog Hop I have participated in.  When I signed up for this blog hop, I got a little carried away looking for sponsors. This is good for you though because you have a good chance winning a great giveaway.  I'm hosting 3 giveaways for this blog hop.  All are homemade and awesome!

The first giveaway is from Ben and Jess Etsy shop.  They specialize in Happy Birthday Banners, Party Favor Bags & Cups, Baby Shower Bunting, Holiday Bunting and Little French Dress Garlands.  I got to personally review one of their birthday banners, and wow, it was so beautiful.  So much better than any department store banner.  Plus I can use it over and over again!  You can also find them over at their BLOG, on FACEBOOK & on TWITTER!

Ben & Jess is graciously giving away a Happy Easter Bunting Banner to one of my readers...

Happy Easter Bunting Banner - Reserved for the Handmade with Love Winter Giveaway Blog Hop 
Happy Easter Bunting Banner - Reserved for the Handmade with Love Winter Giveaway Blog Hop

The second giveaway is from  "Where's Bugger".  Where's Bugger is a twist to the game of Hide & Seek.  First you or your child can paint & design Bugger.  After you're done painting it and after it's dry you can start playing!  One person hides Bugger while the rest of the kids (or adults) cover their eyes.  Once Bugger has been hidden and the timer is set everyone goes looking for Bugger.  If you can't find him, Bugger will give you a hint once the timer goes off.  The first one who finds him wins!  My kids had a great time playing with this game!  You can also find "Where's Bugger" on Facebook & on Etsy!

One of my readers are going get a chance to win one of these cute little Buggers!

Where's Bugger game and paint kit

Now for my last giveaway!  I got to review a beautiful huge mirror.  Jon at Country Home Mirrors is graciously giving away a mirror of the winners choice of color and if the winner would like shelves or not.  You should check out his site, his mirrors are so amazing!  Definitely a great addition to your home decor!

Please leave a comment for each entry & if you don't have an email on your profile page please leave it in your comment, thanks!
The mandatory entry for this giveaway is to follow my blog publicly!

After you've done the mandatory entry, here are a few more entries you can do:

1 Extra Entry:  Head on over to Ben and Jess, and leave a comment here of what your favorite item is
1 Extra Entry:  Follow Ben and Jess on their blog publicly
1 Extra Entry:  Like Ben and Jess on Facebook
1 Extra Entry:  Head on over to Where's Bugger & leave a comment here on which bugger you like
1 Extra Entry:  Like Where's Bugger on Facebook
1 Extra Entry:  Head on over to Country Home Mirrors & leave a comment here on which one you like the most
1 Extra Entry: Like Country Home Mirrors on Facebook

Giveaway ends February 6, 2011 @ 11:59pm.
Winners will be chosen on February 7, 2011 via!
I will be choosing a winner for each item listed.  

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