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Neat Art Idea - Gift Idea, Too!

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I was wanting to make something neat for Benson that I had seen on pinterest --

this neat handprint art project!


Well, we looked at the kids' handprints and my handprint and Benson's.  It was no problem with Benson's because his hand was bigger than everyone else's!  Now mine was a different story!

My oldest daughter's hand was bigger than mine. So I thought about another thing.  I could take all of our hands and put them on a 12x12 paper and make a wreath.


I let the family members pick out their paper and then traced their hand on the paper and cut it out.  I chose a neutral background for the wreath of hands.
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I didn't know what to do next - I thought about using more scrapbooking paper. Then I remembered I had saved some Thomas Kinkade calendars.  I chose four calendar pages from the four seasons.  I taped them together on the back of the pages.  I flipped over the calendar and glued the wreath of hands onto the front (below) ~

So now that was done, I thoug…

Baby Shower!!!

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Nothing is sweeter than getting together with some good friends and precious family and have a baby shower!  That is just what I got to do a couple of weeks ago.  We had a sweet time of fellowship, food, games, and fun!

I thought I would share a few pictures of what we did.  Sometimes it helps get your creative juices flowing when you see what someone else did - kind of like a starting off point!

Here is - as Sandra Lee (I think that is her name!) would call it a "Table Scape" - 




My sisters-in-law and mother-in-law had more to doing the layout of this than I did!!

We had an existing tablecloth and flower arrangement, so that was very helpful.  A simple vellum-type balloon was attached to it.

Some pretty dishes, including an antique punch bowl as seen below, followed by some gold foil trays, make this shower treats table so pretty - easy, but pretty!

We had cupcakes instead of the traditional sheet cake.  My mother-in-law and one of my nieces made and decorated the cupcakes.  They …