Wednesday, January 15, 2014

valentine candy tube family

i have always taken a gajillion pics of my kids from day one and wondered in the back of my mind if i was going to be the reason they would turn blind before their 1st birthday from the camera flash exposure.

i have created such a monster in me that i am full blown photo addict especially during holidays and vacations.
i mean, my kids sometimes hide from me when they see me pull the camera out. and my husband? he tells me his limit is 2 pics a day. dang that's really hard on this camera addict!

but as you know, everyone hates their pics taken a  gajillion times unless they are a celebrity but heck man, they sure want to see the pics once they are done!

and what about all those crazy selfies everyone takes nowadays?

i don't get it.

but i will continue taking a gajillion pics of my family and buying camera batteries and SD cards like it's no one's business.

maybe if i bribe them with candy, they'll be more cooperative when i say "just one more pic ok?", as i really take 500 more...and maybe, they'll like this candy 
and smile for me? hmmm...

first i took the empty candy cane tubes we got from walmart for christmas and my wheels started to turn.
you can use paper towel rods too for this. i wanted to use the clear tubes at first but the darn paper was too hard to remove thoroughly so i ended up doing something completely different than what i had set out for.

look: 
i got the cherry hearts from joann fabrics. they're like heart shaped jellybeans.
YUM!

who says tattoos have to be on your skin?
looks like this mom  wants to have a family portrait.
good luck with that!

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4 hours later...

ok, let's see how the guys are doin'...


uh oh. 
do you think he heard anything with all that loud music?
6 hours later...

what could she possibly have forgotten?
headbands. 
of course, how silly of me not to know.




18 comments:

  1. Such a crazy-cute family! Everybody would love these, especially if they were made up to represent family members like you did. At my house, we'd have to fill more of them with cat treats though because ignoring the pets would be a serious crime!

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    1. they are CRAY-ZEEE aren't they J? totally what i did not have in mind. i am not sure if i whole heartedly like them myself as they are kinda off the wall but what the heck, i can say they are different! heehee but they would make cute cat tubes too-hey there is actually a cat tattoo in the package so you wouldn't have to commit a crime after all! :>D

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  2. I can totally imagine your little candy tube family getting ready! And I'm so happy you didn't forget the headbands - they were the perfect touch! They should let you take as many pics as you want now that they have a candy tube family! :)

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    1. when i finished them, they reminded me of a certain feminine product so i had to add more bling like valentine washi tape headbands to "up the annie". LOL! thank you Kim! :)

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  3. No stinkin' way! Just when I think you can't possibly get more clever! You just go ahead and do it! Too cute! AND I learned something! I didn't know you could use the tattoos on paper! Well, actually, I don't know anything about those tattoos.........but I'll be on the lookout now, thanks to YOU, my BBFF and Master Creator! (you can just call me Grasshopper) Dona

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    1. i have too much stuff. much too much craft stuff! so i was originally gonna draw pics on the tubes til i saw the tattoos and thought what the heck? these would last longer on paper and i'm not gonna put them on me anyway-haha! so see Grasshopper, the truth is, this "Master Creator" is just one gal having happy accidents?! LOL :>D

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  4. Those are such a perfect Valentine's Day treat for the kids! What a creative way to give something different. Love!

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    1. yes they are different Michelle! which is why it took me awhile to actually like them cuz they are so crazy. heehee thanks so much for letting me share it on your site! :>D

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  5. My oh my ... you are a crafter and recycler ... I save the tubes and never use them ... YOU CREATE! Love the "hair" ... looks like mine in the morning. Take all the pics you want ... they are so adorable and don't complain :)

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    1. HAHA! the hair! maybe that's where the inspiration for these actually came from-when i look in the mirror each morning! yikes! LOL there is something about clear plastic containers that i am drawn to...! thanks so much Brenda! :)

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  6. Fun recycling craft! Love it. So festive, thx for sharing :)

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    1. oh thank you SO much Micupoftea! happy it's your cup of tea :)

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  7. I absolutely love this! Especially the singer with the microphone! This is such a special and unique treat for Valentine's Day. Thanks so much for sharing on Turn It Up Tuesday! We love having you! :)

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    1. thank you thank you Natasha! rock on! he he :>D

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  8. What a clever and different idea for Valentines day. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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    1. oh thank YOU Kathy! always happy when you stop by from your linky party! :)

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  9. You don't have any fun at your house do you? :) I love your creativity darlin'! Super fun!

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    1. no it's just pure boredom at my house. :) heehee thank you so much Krista!

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