DIY Father’s Day Gift: #FollowYourArt

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DIY Paint and Peel Tape Father’s Day Gift

DIY Father's Day Gift canvas painting. Get creative with your family #followyourart #gymboree #sponsored

This week while I was browsing Facebook, I noticed Gymboree’s #FollowYourArt.  I immediately thought about how perfect it would be to share with you a quick and easy Father’s Day project as a way of showing you how our family gets creative.

Do you know why we love crafting?

  1. It gets my brain working
  2. It keeps my wild child entertained – he has soon much energy, I have to direct it somewhere!
  3. Stress reliever. I’m starting to think that it may not be cheaper than therapy when you add up all of the crafting I dabble in, but for the occasional DIYer it’s definitely cheaper than therapy ;)

On to the good stuff!!  Do you want a quick and easy DIY Father’s Day gift? I am always wracking my brain for Father’s Day gift ideas and this is one of my favorites.  You can repeat it year after year and it never gets old! (Trust me, the hubs has an entire wall in his office devoted to every father’s day card we’ve made and canvases we have painted).


  • Painter’s Tape or cuttable Vinyl
  • Scissors or Silhouette E-machine
  • Canvas
  • Paint brushes or foam brushes
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paper plates

DIY Father's Day Gift canvas painting. Get creative with your family #followyourart #gymboree #sponsored


  1. Use Silhouette to cut vinyl to say #1 DAD. Apply to canvas.  OR use painter’s tape to tape #1 DAD to blank canvas.
  2. Put paint blobs on paper plate.
  3. Let wild child cover the entire canvas with whichever colors they choose. (I know, sometimes it pains me that all the colors run together and make brown, but you gotta let them do what they do).
  4. Slowly peel off tape or vinyl to reveal the #1 DAD on canvas.
  5. Tie a huge ribbon bow and gift to your kids’ favorite dad!

DIY Father's Day Gift canvas painting. Get creative with your family #followyourart #gymboree #sponsoredDIY Father's Day Gift canvas painting. Get creative with your family #followyourart #gymboree #sponsoredDIY Father's Day Gift canvas painting. Get creative with your family #followyourart #gymboree #sponsored

In a world full of people, let your kids be Superhero’s for their Dads. 

I want to see what you make!  Share your pics in the comments and make sure to tag your photos of how your family get’s creative on social media with #followyourart for a chance to win a $50 Gymboree gift card.

About Gymboree: for over 30 years, Gymboree has been dressing kids from newborn to 12 years old by offering colorful, clothing and accessories from sweaters to rompers to sock and hats. Whether for playtime or family photos, you’ll find fully coordinated outfits for all your little ones.

And as an added bonus for my crafty friends here, you can enjoy up to 60% off over at the Gymboree.  You can’t beat the deals!! SHOP NOW BEFORE YOU MISS IT!





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Monster Father’s Day Card: Stampin’ Up!

Monsters Inc Father's Day Card tutorial and instructions at
It’s almost Father’s Day and since I always find myself in a crunch, I am sharing a few extra projects this week that you can throw together on short notice.

Yesterday, I posted a Father’s Day Questionnaire that you can print and fill out with your children and then frame it and give it to dad.

Today, Monsters Inc is the theme.  These quick and easy handprint/footprints are a great way to show dad some love and save the kids’ prints. I have listed the supplies below needed to stamp these prints.


  1. Ink foot in Bermuda Bay and pick up your kiddo, slowly lower them onto the paper or have them stomp once.  Stamp hand (but not middle finger) in Cucumber Crush ink.  I pressed the ink pad directly to the foot and hand making sure to cover it well.  I used tape to cover the middle finger, then removed it before pressing it onto the White paper cardstock.
  2.  Punch 1″ white circle, 1/2″ soft sky circle and make Mike’s eye.  Color with Black marker and draw smile.  Draw face on Sully.
  3. Using Rich Razzleberry ink, use index finger to add purple spots to Sully.
  4. Cut out and adhere monsters to white card stock.
  5. Write Happy Father’s Day on the card stock.

Monsters Inc Father's Day Card tutorial and instructions at

Father’s Day Questionnaire + FREE PRINTABLE

Free 2016 Father's Day gift idea from the kids: Father's Day Questionnaire + FREE Printable at

Father’s Day Questionnaire + FREE PRINTABLE

Happy Monday, Fools!  Thanks for stopping by the blog. I just realized we are only a week out from Father’s Day and that means I have scrambling to do in order to be ready for it.

I mentioned earlier last month (definitely on Instagram and here) we are on a no spend binge, the goal being to pay off student loans (I mean a lot- i.e., law school loans) earlier than the 30 year term that will never fully pay them. Keeping with the budget, we have eliminated pricey gifts.  They don’t mean anything anyways. I’m sure it’s nice to buy someone a car, or computer, or $1200 watch as a gift, but it is not more meaningful than something inexpensive and heartfelt. For our anniversary, I shared a detailed tutorial on Transferring Photos to Wood and it turned out amazing!

How To: Transfer Photos to Wood Full Tutorial

Father’s Day 2016

Keeping with our theme of saving money and paying down these astro loans, I started thinking about how I would make Father’s Day happen.  Full disclosure: I begged to build in $25 spending money each week and that allows me to buy assorted things as needed. {For Mother’s Day, I found plates on sale at Target for $34.95. Winning!}. As for Father’s Day, I know exactly what I will buy to add to this handmade gift all under $25.00.

Father’s Day Questionnaire + FREE Printable

I’ve done a lot of talking and no showing, so are you ready for the Father’s Day Questionnaire? Here’s a preview of the questionnaire {Don’t save the photo, the full  copy is Free below}.  Are those mustache’s cute or what?!?!?  I love the watercolored look.

I took the time to compile the best Father’s Day questions which should elicit funny & cute answers from your little ones. So, go ahead and click the link below to print your copy and go over it with your kids.  Make sure you snap a photo of their answers and email it to me, comment with your favorite answer, or post it on Instagram with the hashtag #SFfathersday.


Free 2016 Father's Day gift idea from the kids: Father's Day Questionnaire + FREE Printable at

I can’t wait to see your answers!

Free 2016 Father's Day gift idea from the kids: Father's Day Questionnaire + FREE Printable at

Manly Cards

Update: May 20, 2013

I am playing along with the Paper Players PP146 challenge and this card hits the spot. Here is the theme- Manly Cards. Perfect! Everyone needs man cards, and they can be hard to come up with a design that is fitting.  Click the sketch to check out the Paper Players website and participate in their challenges. It is a great way to get creative! pp146

Father’s day is right around the corner. Okay, well maybe not right around the corner, but with thoughts of father’s day, I made these manly birthday cards with the “Best Dad Ever” stamp set.   They are simple, but stunning and can easily be made into “thinking of you”,  “father’s day”, or the like.


  • Naturals White (102316)
  • Whisper White (100730)
  • Natures Nest
  • Best Dad Ever (120681)
  • Basic Gray, Old Olive or Marina Mist CS and Ink
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

I stamped Old Olive Ink with the Nature’s Nest stamp set on Whisper White cardstock, cut one inch squares, then cut 1 1/4 inch squares of colored card stock or in the card below, of Old Olive Designer Series Paper from the DSP Stacks.  Popped up the stamped images with a dimemsional, stamped Happy Birthday from the Best Dad Ever stamp set, and done. It was easy, it was quick, and it looks stunning.  I asked my husband which card he would most like, and this was the winner.  There was no second thought, this card was perfect for a masculine, earthy look.  The Naturals cardstock is amazing.



Enjoy the card, and get to work on your challenge entry. You have until May 24th to enter your card.  Participating in the challenges are a great way to get your creativity going, give a starting place for colors, themes or sketches, and see great ideas for the products you own, or what to own. For me, card challenges can open my eyes to a stamp set that I wasn’t sure I needed- it turns into a must have!

Happy creating and comment below with a picture of your cards!!

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