Friday, September 27, 2013

You Are My Sunshine

This is my favoritest card I've ever made.

No, I'm not three years old, just trying to impress upon you the extent of my favoriteness.

Cute, huh?  Now, imagine the sun spinning about on its track, scattering happy feelings along its way.

Oooh, oooh, oooh, let me show you the inside too!

I left it pretty simple, since the outside was not, but I did cross-stitch a bit (the holes are in my SVG, so if you don't want to do it, take them out) to add some textural interest.  I was also thinking about embossing the heart, but decided against it (okay, I ran out of time before card club ;).

I got started on the the idea when I saw this on the Silhouette blog.  SUPER CUTE, huh?

And I checked out this tutorial to figure out how it worked:

And voila!  The possibilities are endless, don't you think?

Here's the SVG of my card--if you make one, I would LOVE to see!  Send me a link in the comments or upload a picture to our Facebook Page (where you are more than welcome to hit the "Like" button ;).

Download Card

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

"We Are Amazing!" - Product Review

I don't know about you, but I seem to spend a LOT of time in the car with my kids these days - running errands, carpooling back and forth to school, and driving kids to soccer, ballet, etc... Now, this may or may not come as a shock to you, but I turn into an American Idol when I get into the car. :) And as such I am always on the lookout for new music to sing along to that is:
A) Family friendly 
B) uplifting 
and possibly most importantly- 
C) Won't drive me absolutely crazy after the first 30 seconds. 

So when we were asked to do a review of this CD I was stoked! 

I popped it into the CD player the other day while I was doing dishes, and within 30 seconds kids started emerging from all corners of our house and making their way to the kitchen. They were totally drawn to the music!  It was like that scene in A Bug's Life where the mosquito is drawn into the bug zapper- "I can't help it... it's so beautiful...!" 
Yup, just like that- except no kids were harmed in the making of this dance party. 

The kids LOVED this CD!  It's filled with toe-tapping awesomeness, and enriched with values that I truly believe are inspired. I love that my kids are learning important life lessons as they boogie in their car seats on the way to school. We have listened to it countless times in the last week and I'm not even remotely bored with it. Which, as I'm sure you know, is a big deal!

My girls especially loved the song Secret Mission- they are always pretending to be spies, so this was right up their ally. Our other favorites are We Are Amazing, What A Smile Can Do, How Big Are Your Dreams, and What Can You Do?  (What can you do in 2 minutes?! You can make your bed, give your sister a hug, pick up your toys, smile at a friend...etc.  Can I get a great big HECK YES from all the mama's out there?! My kids spend more time complaining about a chore than actually doing it. I LOVE this song. LoL. And if I'm being humble here, it's a good reminder to me to make good use of my time as well!)

Want to get in on the fun? You can purchase the CD HERE
 And as a special gift to YOU- our fabulous readers, the kind people at Any Kid Can have given us a special 20% off coupon code!  

How fabulous is that?!

Now go turn up the tunes and let's DANCE! 

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