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Get Kids Crafty Blog Hop: Dinosaurs

Hello! It's time for the June Get Kids Crafty Blog Hop! This month's theme is "Dinosaurs." Beth, from Beth Duff Designs was once again very generous, and let us use her Rawrsome digital stamp set for this hop. My daughter and I each made a card for the hop. Here's mine...

I decided to go with pastel dinos because, why not? I usually see them in earth tones, so I wanted to shake things up a bit. I colored them with Zig Clean Color Markers. I also used a Tim Holtz Stencil with some Distress Oxide Inks for my background. Here's my daughter's card.

She went with the bold colors of Memento Markers. I especially love her rainbow dinosaur! And I think it is hilarious that she has one dino riding the back of another. The inside has the rest of the dinosaurs.

I love her card. Her script (which she is so proud of), her misspelling of "birthday" because she was concentrating so hard on her script, the way she colored all of the dinosaurs...everything. My mom (who's birthday is today) is going to love this card.

I've said it before, but it bears repeating. Crafting together is one of my favorite things to do with my kids. I love seeing their ideas come to life. I love teaching them new things, and then seeing their interpretation of techniques. I enjoy seeing what products and tools they gravitate towards. That's why the Get Kids Crafty hop is so important to me. It gives us some of that tough-to-find time of crafting as a unit. Hopefully my son will join us next month! Until then, I leave you with the full list of stops on the hop. Please be sure to leave everyone some love! I'll be back tomorrow with another card. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!





Alison  Heikkila (that's me!)


Comments

Niccole said…
I love the cards Alison. Your daughters is perfect! Thanks for sharing!!
These are adorable! I call my grandma "Grand-ma-ma" too!!

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