My little valentine ~ January 20, 2015 ~ Day 20

Posted by danaandtammy on Tuesday Jan 20, 2015 Under Art, Daily Life, Kid Pictures

I love you so much my little valentine!

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Paris Eiffel Tower Birthday Canvas DIY Craft

Posted by danaandtammy on Saturday Jan 17, 2015 Under Art, Birthdays, Emma's creations, Kid Pictures

Here is a step by step of how we made the Eiffel Tower Canvas.

Materials Needed:


Scrapbooking Paper

Paint (We used acrylic)


Mastic (Tile Grout)

Mod Podge or Matte Medium

First, I found a picture of the Eiffel Tower that I liked.  After I printed it out I traced the outline on the canvas.  You could use any shape or object that you like.

Next I started applying Mastic (tile grout) that I got from our local home improvement store to add texture.

My idea was to have the kids decorate the inside of the Eiffel Tower with scrapbook paper so I just textured the outside which will later be painted.

To frame the tower I traced the outline with the grout using a cake decorating bag.

You need at least 24 hours for the grout to harden.

Before the birthday party I pre-ripped little strips of scrapbooking paper for the girls to pick from.  To apply the paper to the canvas you first need to do a layer of mod podge directly to the canvas.  After arranging the paper strips where you want them on the canvas you should apply another coat of mod podge as a top layer.

Finally, the last step is to paint the textured canvas.

Ooh la la!

I love how they all turned out!


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Wednesday ~ March 5, 2014 ~ Day 64

Posted by danaandtammy on Wednesday Mar 5, 2014 Under Art, Daily Life, Emma's creations, Kid Pictures

It’s always hard coming home from vacation.  Emma was back to school today and has a little homework from being gone.  Much to others disapproval I will always value travel and those memories together as a family over not missing school.

Emma is always creating new things; lately it has been fake food.  I’m always in awe of her creativity and wish I knew the best way to encourage her talent.  I have always said that I didn’t want to home school but I will admit that now I am at least considering it.  (But with us both being strong willed it might not go so well:-)

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Sunday ~ February 23, 2014 ~ Day 54

Posted by danaandtammy on Sunday Feb 23, 2014 Under Art, Emma's creations, Kid Pictures

Emma and Gabbie hard at work with their art.

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Friday ~ February 14, 2014 ~ Day 45

Posted by danaandtammy on Friday Feb 14, 2014 Under Art, Daily Life, Emma's creations, Holidays, Kid Pictures

Happy Valentines Day from all of us! This year we gave the kids new paint and I decorated their doors with lots of little Valentine hearts each with a word that describes them.

Emma and her dolls started the morning with a little tea party.

Emma was off from school so she came with to drop off Kenny at his preschool for his Valentines Day party.

After we dropped him off Emma and I had a little date at Noodles and Company and did some shopping.

She even got some painting done before it was time to go get Kenny.

I fell in love with the Colorations Liquid Water Color when Kenny’s preschool used it last year.  So I finally got some yesterday and it didn’t take us long to spill it everywhere.  Can you believe that we spilled it 3 times today?!?

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Tuesday ~ February 11, 2014 ~ Day 42

Posted by danaandtammy on Tuesday Feb 11, 2014 Under Art, Daily Life, Kid Pictures

I just love her new toothless grin!

Kenny doesn’t have school on Tuesdays or Thursdays so today we went to Chipotle with his friend Ty.  Afterwards they came back to our house and made some Valentines Day creations.

Kenny always loves to “fix” things.

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Saturday ~ February 1, 2014 ~ Day 32

Posted by danaandtammy on Saturday Feb 1, 2014 Under Art, Daily Life, Kid Pictures

Science time ~ We soaked an uncooked egg in vinegar for a few days and watched the egg shell disappear.  It didn’t take long with the kids playing with it before the egg was everywhere!

Emma tried an art class at Benny Ha Ha’s today.

Tonight we took pictures at our church “Jacob’s Well” for an upcoming baby dedication.  So here we are testing the light.

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Thursday ~ January 30, 2014 ~ Day 30

Posted by danaandtammy on Thursday Jan 30, 2014 Under Art, Daily Life, Emma's creations, Kid Pictures, Winter

Kenny had Kindergarten Open House at Crestview this morning but the best part was getting to go outside with Emma and friends at recess.

Emma is always designing and crafting new things for her American Girl doll room.  Today she made an ice cream sundae.  I love it!

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Wednesday ~ January 29, 2014 ~ Day 29

Posted by danaandtammy on Wednesday Jan 29, 2014 Under Art, Daily Life, Kid Pictures

Somehow this little buddy got on top of the refrigerator to get the Oreo cookies!!!

I was super excited to get the kids artwork back today.  I got them box mounted from  Michael Hertrich Art + Frame in Pittsburgh, PA (where I went to college).  I just love how they turned out!

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