Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Whatever keeps the kids busy...

Want to keep the kids out of the kitchen while you are preparing the Thanksgiving eats?  Take a little time today to create these Thanksgiving bingo placemats that I created for the Fiskateer site.  The kids will probably "attack" each relative as they walk through the door as they eagerly try to fill their placemats with the signatures of the relative who has a cat...the one whose favorite color is orange...who has won a race...who is afraid of spiders...who still has leaves to rake in their yard.  Create your own family facts and make this very simple paper placemat.  I printed the phrases on to the papers and then let the kids help punch and glue on the shapes.  It's a great way to use up scraps (and to inventory that collection of punches and dies you've been hoarding). 

Wishing you and your family a very thankful Thanksgiving!
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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Monday, November 12, 2012

Whatever is busy...

Fiskars Quilt Block of the Month #10

Busy...busy...busy...and what??!!
We are just entering the "busy season"? 
I've been in the busy season for awhile.
So, I've decided, "why not just embrace the "busy" and create "busy" layouts?"

Fiskars Quilt Block of the Month #9

I'm catching up on my Quilt Blocks of the Month with Smitha Katti over at the Fiskars site. While quilt blocks are great for piecing together fabulous backgrounds, using patterned paper can get them  looking a little "busy".  My solution?  Keep the embellishments to a minimum.  With these colorful pieced background blocks, I don't want my photos to get lost.  After all, we wouldn't be scrapbooking if we didn't have photos, right?

Fiskars Quilt Block of the Month #8

On these pages, I used solids (but textured) lettering for the titles. The solid colors are necessary so the title doesn't get lost on the page.  But, with a bit of dimension, (stencil/negative space on the first layout, burlap textured letters on the middle layout, and glitter-embossed letters on the bottom) I can still play with embellishing but balance it with the background. 

So, feeling busy?
Embrace it.


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