Friday, September 10, 2010

Kids Just Want To have Fun Blog Hop

Welcome to our Kids Just Want to Have Fun blog Hop.

Our fantastic hostess today is Jess from KinderStampO.

If you arrived here from Liz' Paper Loft you are in the right place and ready for a new project. If you happened here by chance, you can start from the beginning if you want by clicking HERE.


Today we will be sharing with you a variety of projects that you can create with your kids, young and old, boys and girls.

I hope you take the time to visit each site to see what each of these talented crafters have to share with you. There will also be prizes offered by both the bloggers and by our sponsors! So you won't want miss out!

I love to paint, so for my project I decided to combine the Cricut and painting. I think it is much easier for younger kids to paint if they have a traced image to follow and with the hundreds of images that you have stored on your Cricut cartridges, the opportunities are endless!


As you can see above the first thing you need to do is cut out the images that you want to paint using your Cricut cartridge. For this example, the dinosaurs are cut 5", volcano 3", leaves 2.25 and 1.75," and tree 3.5".

Next, trace the images onto your canvas. You can use any size canvas. In this example, I used a 7" x 14" canvas.

Here is a close-up of the images after they were traced onto the canvas. You can place them anywhere that you want to create any scene that you would like. The idea is that you are creating your own picture.

Once the images have been traced, you can begin painting. When I go out of the lines, I just make the image slightly thicker! No one will ever know. It happens!! It's ok!! Don't get upset kids!!

I try to paint all of the same color before moving on to the next color. It makes it easier to clean the brush only once. You don't have to do this if you haven't planned out all the colors.

For those of you who don't typically paint, paint brushes are numbered. It is easier to paint smaller areas using a smaller numbered brush. For example, a child could use a #3 or #4 paint brush to paint the larger sections of the dinosaur and volcano in this picture. I like to use a #1 paint brush when painting thinner areas. You can typically find the # of the paint brush on the side of the brush.

You can add your second color when you are ready. You can be as creative as you want! It is your painting!


Your project may or may not look like this. You may choose to use different colors and different images all together. The idea is to create what is fun for you!

This is an example of another project that you could do. You could do these projects with both boys and girls, both younger and older children depending on what images you choose to paint.


I painted this project for my bedroom using all of the different fonts that I could find. This could be done by an older child with a steady hand!


I hope these paintings have inspired you to get out the paint brushes and see what masterpieces your kids can come with! I think it is fun to paint on rainy days:)

Thanks for stopping by.

BLOG CANDY ALERT*** I have a chance for you to win some blog candy! I am offering a package of Funky Cards. The package includes 4 customs cards and actually makes a great hostess gift, birthday gift, or something fun to keep for yourself! My packages retail for a lucky $13.00:) To enter, become a follower of my blog and leave me a comment on this post, as well as a way to get a hold of you. Random Organizer will pick the luck winner and I will announce the winner on my blog on Tuesday September 14th. Good luck!

Now time to head over to see Mari's project at Made By Momo for an awesome project! You won't be disappointed!

Have a great day!
~Madison

Here is a list of today's blog hop participants:


122 comments:

  1. WOW Madison!! lot of work!!! thanks for sharing!!! It looks like you had fun and will have lots of fun being part of this blog hop!!!!

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  2. I love it!! Thanks you for sharing this great project, think that is what we will be doing tomorrow... LOL!!! I have always followed your blog and love it!!! Thanks...
    pattig161@yahoo.com

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  3. Wow great project!!! This blog hop is so much fun! Thanks for the inspiration:)


    Kristin
    pinkldycrafter@yahoo.com

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  4. I love your Idea . TFS !!!
    I'm already your follower
    Patty
    dreamcards@hotmail.com
    http://dreamcardsbypatty.blogspot.com/

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  5. I'm following you know... thanks for sharing your ideas and for the chance to win.

    Gina Lindsey

    agsainz at gmail dot come

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  6. The first posters never win but thats OK. Thanks for this idea. My Daughter will love this! Sheila_777@hotmail.com

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  7. Madison you are great, this is a wonderful idea you came up with love all of it you did a awesome job as always you know I am already a follower of your Debbie @http://craftydeb-ddscrafts.blogspot.com/

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  8. fabulous canvas art - I've only painted on canvas once - and that was to make a set of sorority letters.... Wow - you did a great job.

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  9. This is a terrific idea, you're very talented! I must try this now, thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. I know my granddaughter would love to try this with me! Thank you for sharing this fun project! I was already a follower.
    sucor_2@hotmail.com

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  11. Great job! Great idea, never thought of that, my kids would love to even color them, if not paint.

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  12. What a fantastic idea! I would have NEVER thought of trying this before seeing your blog! My youngest LOVES to paint and this would be fantastic for him! Thank you so much! I just became a follower so I can come back later and explore some more!

    Melissa
    www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

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  13. This is great and would be so much fun for any age
    Thanks,
    Teri
    teri.barefoot@gmail.com

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  14. Love this idea. TFS

    Heather
    Uofkgirl at gmail dot com

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  15. love the idea, great blog hop!!!!
    http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/

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  16. Wow - this is great! Love all the new ideas I'm getting. :)

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  17. Neat Madison! I have little ones and this would definitely be an awesome project to make for them.
    Love your talent!
    Quilled Hugs,
    Linda

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  18. What a great idea! I hope you dont mind if i scraplift :)

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  19. Such a great idea! Never thought of using the cuts as stencils ;) I love the name picture, may have to use that one!

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  20. What a neat, unique idea for using your Cricut! Love it!

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  21. thanks for the great ideas love it thanks afain

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  22. Madison, an AMAZING project as usual. This is such a pretty project. Not only that, It can be kept for many yeras and show the piece of art to the child when he is older. Martha C.

    mcaballerobrito@hotmail.com

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  23. great project. you put in lots of work. great job

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  24. madison, really cute idea! kids will have so much fun creating their own art! thanks for sharing!
    liz

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  25. Really really cute. My niece and nephews will love to do this.

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  26. very cute thanks for the ideas....

    lamerlisa@hotmail.com

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  27. Fantastic idea...My daughter would love this! thanks for the chance to win :)

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  28. so cute! great project! new follower here!

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  29. this is exactly what my son would like TFS
    aecopenhaver at gmail dot com

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  30. Cute canvasas. I loved this I need to do a nursery project for a friend and I love this

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  31. Very cute idea, thank you for sharing and thank you for the chance to win your wonderful cards.
    mhalford6 @ aol. com

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  32. Never thoguth of tracing the images! Great Idea! TFS!

    Happy Crafting, Paula
    morethanfavors at gmail dot com

    morethanfavors.blogspot.com

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  33. Love what you have done, I am going to use your dinosaur idea and let my 2 year old and 4 year old paint some dinosaurs! What did you use for the tree on the squirrel card? Thanks for the great ideas!

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  34. Cute idea! Thank you for sharing! clinorose at earthlink do net P.S. I'm now a follower.

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  35. Great idea. I love all of them. Thanks for sharing.

    http://ikolinda-scrappinmomma.blogspot.com

    iko dot linda at yahoo dot com

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  36. What a fun idea! I love the name canvas.

    spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

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  37. You have created a great idea for parents and children to have fun in crafting! Awesome work!!

    Mahalo,

    Michelle - 808Creator.blogspot.com
    mich.galvez@gmail.com

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  38. Nice project...looks like you had fun with it. thanks for sharing your ideas.
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  39. I bet kids will love this project, although it looks like it requires much patience. Thanks for sharing.

    thefishie at gmail dot com

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  40. What a creative way to use Cricut images! I would have never thought of this. I love it and know my grandkids will love it too. Thank you!

    New follower here.
    bjohn3237@aol.com
    http://lifekeepssurprisingme.blogspot.com

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  41. That is the best idea, I can use that in my daycare, bravo for thinking outside the box and using your cricut.

    coolcards@sasktel.net
    www.createalways.com

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  42. you blog is fabulous , i love all your ideas TFS im now a follower
    *emmy*
    cricutmama2four@gmail.com

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  43. THESE ARE TOO CUTE Madison! I love the different fonted one of your name. :) I've been waiting for this hop.. LET'S DO THIS! haha

    Terrie B.
    terriennz @ att dot net
    crafteecards.blogspot.com

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  44. What a wonderful idea! I don't think I would have ever thought of something like that. Thank you for sharing your project.
    wrinkle_r@yahoo.com

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  45. Lots of fun! My kids are painting as I am typing this. Something my dh usually does with them. We usually color together. I am now a follower of your blog. kimmariebaker@gmail.com

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  46. Really cute ideas, great job w/ painting them.
    mbchoj@aol.com

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  47. Very cute!

    Melissa
    dolfnz777 at yahoo dot com

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  48. what a great way to keep kids busy on a rainy day afternoon! thanks for sharing. suz.p@comcast.net

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  49. How cute!!! Just adorable.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

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  50. i looove create a critter. that is so my favorite cartridge. my daughter would love to paint, she loves to paint. xoxo cake35@comcast.net

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  51. I love what you did. I haven't tried painting on canvas using the cricut yet. Great idea!!:)

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  52. I just brought some paint brushes. I really like the project. Thanks for the idea.

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  53. As a fellow painter I am truly inspired! I think I will have to start painting again soon. Thanks again :)

    Happy Scrappin'

    Sue
    http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/

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  54. Fun idea! TFS
    http://www.pinkcricut.com

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  55. Great idea:) Something I can do with my 5 yr old son thanks for sharing.

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  56. Madison, You probably know by now how much I love your art. You amaze me by your age and how focused you are. You are going to be a great designer someday because you already are. I am impressed at how you can think of what a child needs by making sure they have an outline to color in. Great project as always. I cannot say enough about you and your blog. tfs

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  57. WOW Miss Madison! YOU ARE GOOD!!! I LOVE coming here to see what your SUPER creative mind always comes up with! Keep up on your AWESOME project my friend!
    Big Hugs,
    emma;)

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  58. very cute ! what a good idea for little ones TFS

    Micia

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  59. Always love your ideas! And your cards. Thanks for showing the idea of painting the scenes. It is so true. Kids can be proud of their work if you give them a little head start! I appreciate it! Jackie pjritsema@comcast.net

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  60. love your ideas, they are very creative!

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  61. your projects are very cute, nice job. JSharer417@aol.com

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  62. Really creative ideas.

    Thank you!

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  63. What a great idea. I had a head slapping "why didn't I think of that" moment, LOL! So cute!!!

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  64. Great idea. TFS. have become a follower.

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  65. Great idea, so very well done. Fabulous design. TFS

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  66. A child would be so proud to paint thier own picture. TFS!

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  67. My daughter would LOVE to do this project! Thanks for the idea!

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  68. My grandson would love this!! He loves crafting almost as much as I do! and he loves dinosaurs! TFS and inspiring!

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  69. Nice details and a lot of work! Good job! Thank you for sharing!

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  70. I love these- especially the name one! Very cool! Thanks for sharing!

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  71. What a Fantastic Idea, Der, I never thought about doing this lol..thanks for the idea!
    TFS,
    Meriah

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  72. Love the name idea. Will have to scraplift it for my daughters room. TFS

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  73. Great project

    dianaherrera@comcast.net

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  74. this is so neat... what a great idea....

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  75. Such a great idea... thanks for sharing.
    Lori
    http://got2bcrafting.blogspot.com/

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  76. What can I say but cute cute cute. Thanks for sharing. The blog hope has been really fun.
    Cindy
    endurapuppy at yahoo dot com

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  77. I love to paint and this would be so much fun! Thanks for the great idea!

    krissaxt at yahoo dot com

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  78. wow! thats awesome. We just got a new conforter fr my oldest daughter and I have been pondering what to do for her wall art. Thanks. Ive got it bookmarked!
    desaucier at bellsouth dot net

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  79. Very cute. I don't know a single kid that doesn't like to paint. :) Tfs and have a great day.

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  80. I love this! Thank you for sharing I know my little ones are a little bit young for this type of project just yet but it will be put in my teacher book for projects as they get older and for my students. Thank you for sharing

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  81. Great project!! My kids love to paint so this project would be one they'd really get into.

    Oh, and wonderful blog candy!! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

    TFS, Cheryl @ CardsbyCG.blogspot.com
    cplamond@hotmail.com

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  82. SOOOOO cute! My boys would love this, although I think I would prefer crayons or colored pencils (they are 2 and 3). I may try this for something for the boys to do on the plane ride to DisneyWorld in two weeks! It would be great for any car ride or doctor visit too!
    craftylizard@gmail.com

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  83. This is such a fabulous idea - I would have never thought of it! I'm bookmarking this post so I can go back and try doing a couple canvases for my sons' room!

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  84. TOO CUTE!!
    I will be saving this for my craft project with my sisters lil' homeschoolers next week!!
    Thanks for sharing, I am now a follower.
    Bonnie C
    scrapperscanvas@aol.com

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  85. No better combo then paper and paint for kids! Exellent projects.
    Debbie H.

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  86. OMG! My god son and daughter would have so much fun doing this TFS such a great kid craft.
    TTFN
    Debby
    dpookybear at yahoo dot com

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  87. Love the artwork! I know that I would have fun painting, especially a "name" project such as yours.
    Hazel
    hdhall6002atsbcglobaldotnet
    or
    the2pinkladies.com

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  88. Super great job on this project.
    Really fun hop. Off I go to Momo's.

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  89. Great idea! May have to dig out my paintbrushes for my girls.

    TFS!
    Khrista
    khristamcbride@comcast.net

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  90. That's a great idea! My kids love to paint!
    qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

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  91. I'm already a follower. Love your ideas. Great project.

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  92. What a great idea...I must get the Create a Critter cartridge! LOL Thanks for sharing.

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  93. I love Create A Critter and I love to paint. What a clever project. Thank you

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  94. thanks for the Opportunity to WIn!

    arlenescraftspot at gmail dot com

    Thanks, Arlene
    Arlenescraftspot.blogspot.com

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  95. I love this project. Thanks for sharing such a fun and creative idea. TFS.

    Stephanie
    sar342@aol.com

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  96. what a great idea for canvas. I have some in my garage and think my 5 year old would get a kick out of the name one :)

    Thanks for sharing!

    mybeehunny@yahoo.com
    http://gypsy-cruz.blogspot.com/

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  97. How cute!! I never thought of doing something like before. Thanks for sharing!!

    http://justmevani.blogspot.com/

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  98. What an inspirational, motivational way to get a child into painting...or an adult, for that matter. I may have to go dust off my brushes and find some canvas! Thanks for sharing!

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  99. I love what you made!!! Great way to get people to get over the fear of a paint brush. And kids would have so much fun with this. I'm a follower and I love your blog. Thank you for sharing.
    bamagurl1999@gmail.com

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  100. I can't ever draw a good stick figure, but I think I might try painting this way.

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  101. I am a follower fo your blog... love this idea!

    wifey7799@gmail.com

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  102. New follower...love your idea.
    firelass51@aol.com

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  103. What a great idea! I am now a follower.

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  104. This is a cute idea.
    I have never been to you blog before. I am a follower and looking forward to some more cute ideas.

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  105. Thanks for the cute ideas! I am a follower and enjoy your work.
    Kathy
    CastleKat360@aol.com

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  106. This blog hop is great & your blog and projects are great. Fun to do on a rainy day with the grandchildren!
    kathlee154@gmail.com

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  107. What a great project. I'll have to try this for my 3 year old who loves to paint and color. Thanks for sharing!

    kmgillon at yahoo dot com

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  108. Great projects! Love the dinos!

    amandaremus at gmail dot com

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  109. WOW, this is a great idea! I have an 8 year old that would love this. My 6 year old would too, actually! TFS :)

    www.crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com
    crazyaboutcricut@hotmail.com

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  110. This is great. Thank you so much. Now I totally want to make my own home decor!!! Following you now to see what other goodies you have for us!! TFS!!!

    Monica
    simplycricutting@gmail.com

    http://simplycricutting.blogspot.com

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  111. What cute kid cards! Thank you for sharing

    Pam

    pamandrandy@gmail.com

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