Daily Archives: November 13, 2015

Holiday Craft Party #StickaPic

 

Thankful for my partnership with HP and MomSelect as they gave me the best reason to get my college girlfriends together!  Life gets busy as a mom and the three of us hadn’t seen each other in MONTHS.  Easily remedied that with a Craft Night with wine, glitter, and printing!  Can’t wait to share how easy it is to print out family memories now!
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Holiday Craft Party- HP StickaPic

I LOVE my chalkboard wall as a photo backdrop and will always, always chalk the pertinent hashtag, because? Blogger til I die.

Yes.  Plus the kids use the chalkboard EVERY DAY and it is incredibly easy to clean up.

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Chalkboard Photo Props

Chalk pen markers do not work as easily on those as I thought they would…

But they still turned out to be a fun addition to our Craft Party.

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Chalkboard Wall

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HP Social Media Snapshots- everyone got to bring some home so that they could continue to print out memories and craft their little hearts out.  I find it is easy to fall into the trap of just keeping all of our memories on social media and on the computer instead of taking the time to print them out.  Well, folks-sometimes technology fails and you should(you NEED) to have some hard copies of your favorite pictures.

The kids both squealed when they saw that I updated the fridge with pictures from this fall. Easy and immediately fulfilling.  And now that I am an Instant Ink convert I don’t need to worry about running out of ink.  I literally will never, EVER run out of ink for printing.  Even if I print out FULL pages of 8×10 photos.  I will never run out.

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No one ever turns down a rice crispy treat.  They are the ultimate, nostalgic treat of our past that just hit that sweet tooth spot!  I always have some on hand as they are one of the only allergy-friendly treats available for my son.  Mom Win.  Any way you look at it.

There was wine, sangria, bubbly, and cheese pizza.  Just keeping it honest and classy here.  The cheese board was my favorite as I love to indulge in that favorite snack.

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Hours of talking AND printing-mixed with tons of glitter pens and loose glitter made for a festive night.  I kept hearing how, “This is SO easy!” and how, “I’ve wanted this picture printed forever!”.  Downloading the app, covering our frames in glitter, and printing out stacks of pictures had us reminiscing about our kids, jobs, and WAY back when in college.

 

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NEW HP Social Media Snapshots

Currently available at Staples, these sticky-backed photo sheets are perfect for printing, display and reliving life’s moments. Not only can you print directly from your smartphone or tablet, but you can decorate your space with your favorite social media photos.

 

Download HP Social Media Snapshot app, available for free download in iTunes and the Google Play Store.  With the HP Social Media Snapshots app you will be able to print photos directly from your social media channels as well as your camera roll onto specially sized 4×5 inch, sticky-backed photo paper!

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As I cleaned up glitter, I am the one that made a massacre of purple… how does it get everywhere?!? I felt like my battery had been recharged.  Sometimes with kids, jobs, and family activities life gets too busy and you find yourself without any ME time.  Craft Night was definitely exactly what this over-tired mom needed.  Missed those women something fierce.

I truly believe that HP Social Media Snapshots, along with the app, have changed the game for me with party planning and events.  I asked HP over a year ago for this type of capability and am so thrilled that we now can have my wireless printer hooked up and print photos LIVE from the photo booth(chalkboard wall) and that my fridge can be updated in the blink of an eye.

What craft would you make with the HP Snapshots?

Please let me know if you have any questions- I have used the app and sticky-paper for over a month and LOVE it.

Follow along with our adventures on Instagram!

 

Thank you to HP & MomSelect for sending the fabulous box of party supplies and goodies!