a lego movie birthday


I promised to share some photos of my son's 10th Birthday party so here they are!
The party theme was The Lego Movie and we held it at a Rec Centre's Teen Lounge.  For those of you that don't have tweens or teens, a Teen Lounge is basically a large room in a recreation centre where kids can go to hang out, watch movies on a tv, and play games like pool, Foosball, ping pong, air hockey, floor chess, etc.  You can rent the fully equipped space on the weekends for parties.

I started a Lego Birthday party Pinterest board which you are welcome to view, there are some really great ideas out there and I am so grateful for all of the free printables that made our party a huge success!

Starting with these totally cool customizable movie ticket invitations:

water bottle wrappers from here.

This was the food table.  I went with a black, red, yellow and white colour scheme.  The "curtain" didn't work too well but it was to look like a movie theatre curtain.  I used black and red plastic tablecloths.  
I downloaded the Lego font and printed a banner.  We drew faces of the characters in the movie on yellow balloons.
 

This end of the table held 3 layer Lego brick sandwiches complete with the two round "pegs" on top.  We put the corn twists in a Lego bucket.

 The middle of the table had yellow Lego face jello cups (spoons in the Lego pencil cup) and fruit kabobs topped with printable Lego minifigure heads.

 
This end of the table had bags of "theatre" popcorn and the wrapped bottles of water.


 My daughter beautifully transformed this store bought cake into a Lego lovers dream!  Sprinkles, candy Lego bricks, and isn't the minifigure holding the candle in his torch cute?!

We played guess the number of Lego pieces and the winner won a bag of Lego candy.

We also played the Lego Movie on the tv in the room but the boys were more interested in playing the games than staring at a screen (yah!).

When we handed out the goody bags (mini chocolate bars and a Lego Minifigure) they all agreed that 
"everything was awesome!"

Lotsa work but worth it!
~ joey ~ 

joey's weekly tangle challenge #45

This tangle challenge is for anyone who enjoys using tangles in their art. 
Whether you are an experienced artist or new to drawing, we're here to learn from each other and have fun with our art!

I hope that you will find my challenges fresh, stimulating and rewarding!  

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Welcome to Week 45!
To tell you the truth when this idea came to me it made me laugh but I think it will be fun!
This week I want you to 

try your hand at tangling

Yes, you read that right, now let me explain further:
place your hand on your paper,
trace around it
now fill it with tangles!

You choose which hand and which tangles fit your style.
 For tangle patterns visit tanglepatterns.com

Won't it be interesting to see if there are more righties or lefties?!
Now let's have some fun!
~ joey ~
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joey's weekly challenge #44

This tangle challenge is for anyone who enjoys using tangles in their art. 

Whether you are an experienced artist or new to drawing, we're here to learn from each other and have fun with our art!

I hope that you will find my challenges fresh, stimulating and rewarding!  

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Week #44:

My son turns 10 years old this week!
So to celebrate his special day,
and the past 10 years of joy that he has brought us,
let's use
 String 10 and the tangle Joy

Click on the words above to see String 10 and the tangle Joy.

Later in the week I will be sharing photos of the party that we held on the weekend,
it was a creative adventure to say the least!  Phew!

Have a wonderful week!
~ joey ~
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#43: tangling 4 tiles

I am so glad that you all had fun with this challenge!
I too enjoyed it and am eager to share my simple design.

This is my "tile" using Mooka and a little Shattuck in the corners.

Anyways, I too only wanted to draw one tile (no one cheated!) and was so happy to learn from Tanglicious Connections that I can use Microsoft Powerpoint to duplicate and flip images around and save them as a .jpg file!  Cool!  I thought I was going to have to flip it in MS Word, print it out, then scan it again, which I figured would look so messy by the end.
I should get some good editing software, any suggestions?

Ok, sorry, enough blabbing...
Here are my "4 tiles" combinations:


The corners didn't line up very well and I didn't colour them in, which was hard for me as I really wanted to throw some bright rainbow colours in there, but I do like them in black and white too.

Thank you again for all of your enthusiastic comments and emails!
I love it when I come up with an idea that really gets your creativity flowing.
I hope you will join us next week!
~ joey ~

joey's weekly tangle challenge #43

This tangle challenge is for anyone who enjoys using tangles in their art. 
Whether you are an experienced artist or new to drawing, we're here to learn from each other and have fun with our art!

I hope that you will find my challenges fresh, stimulating and rewarding!  

Use the Link Up at the bottom of the post to share your work. 
note:  the link up never closes, so you can come back and link up to any challenge, at any time.
Click here to see past challenges.
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 Welcome back!
And a warm welcome to our new participants!
 For this week's challenge I thought it would be fun to
tangle a group of "tiles"
 
SpanishTile.jpg 
Wouldn't it be fun to be a professional tile designer and
design ceramic kitchen or bathroom tiles for a living? 
Let's try it on paper!

 

We'll start by drawing a square and dividing it into four squares.
 
 SpanishTile.jpg SpanishTile.jpg
SpanishTile.jpg SpanishTile.jpg

We're essentially drawing 4 of the same design but what fascinates me about tiles is how the pattern changes when connected to another tile.
For example:  by drawing a curve in each corner of the tile, it then creates a circle when combined with other tiles.

Mandalas will also work well with this challenge
by drawing a quarter of the mandala on each tile.

Choose any tangles that you feel work well together and if you like, colour your tiles.
I look forward to seeing your challenges this week!
~ joey ~
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joey's weekly tangle challenge #42

This tangle challenge is for anyone who enjoys using tangles in their art. 
Whether you are an experienced artist or new to drawing, we're here to learn from each other and have fun with our art!

I hope that you will find my challenges fresh, stimulating and rewarding!  

Use the Link Up at the bottom of the post to share your work. 
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Click here to see past challenges. 
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Welcome to the first challenge of 2015!
I hope that you all had a restful holiday
and that you found some time to be creative!

The first challenge of the year is also my wish for the days ahead.
I hope that you are all

Lucky in '15!

 Click on the links to see String 15 and the tangle Lucky
to understand the instructions.
 For tangle patterns visit tanglepatterns.com
I hope that you find it challenging!
~ joey ~

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