Wednesday Words

23 May

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Card Monday

21 May

Today’s card is a birthday card!
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Supplies: Stamp: Simon Says Stamp; Die: My Favorite Things; Glitter Pen: Wink of Stella; Markers: Zig Real Color Brush Markers; MISTI; Other: Blue and Black Card Stock
First, I stamped the background stamp using my MISTI.  I colored it in using my brush markers.  I chose to use the pens simply as markers without adding any water as I was using some pretty cheap card stock from Michaels and didn’t want it to warp.  Plus, I know I need to use better paper if I really want those markers to blend.
I die cut my sentiment from black as well as blue card stock, adhered them slightly offset, and mounted the panel on to more of the blue card stock, and a card base.
I added lots of Wink of Stella to the sentiment as well as the parts of the card colored in the darker blue, so it really sparkles in person.
This card could easily be used as an Easter card, or to celebrate any other occasion-not just a birthday.
It took quite a while to color, but I love how it turned out!

Wednesday Words

16 May

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A Wedding Present

15 May

My sister-in-law is getting married soon, so I thought I would make a few things for her.
First, I created a wedding album for her.  I used a Project Life album and binder, as well as some Simple Stories sheet protectors.  I inserted several of the cards into the album:
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I also put extra cards in a baggie in case she wanted to switch the cards around.  And, I added another baggie with cards that had plenty of space for journaling-so that she could put them out on a table at the ceremony, or on the tables at the reception for people to fill out.  These cards can be added to the back of the album where I left several empty page protectors.
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Finally, I created some thank you cards.  I bought some blank purple card bases and envelopes from Michaels, and decorated them with Altenew stamps:
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I kept them pretty simple so that if she didn’t want to use them for wedding thank yous, they could really be used for anything.  🙂
So, that’s it!  I really like how everything turned out-simple, but pretty.  🙂

Card Monday-A Mother’s Day Card

14 May

I made this card for my mother-in-law with a layering stamp set from Altenew.
I still need to work on my layering skills, but I do like how it turned out:
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Stamps: Altnew (flowers), Lawn Fawn (sentiment); Inks: Hero Arts; Other: Card Stock

Kids Craft Friday

11 May

This week we attended a Homeschool Art Show reception, and I thought I would show you what the kids submitted!  🙂
The Boy entered his spray paint planet art (top, middle).  I love this project-the results are always so much fun!
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The Girlio entered a clock she made using a wood-burning laser machine at the library-so fun!
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Love how their projects turned out, and we had lots of fun looking at all the great art homeschoolers submitted this year!

Pinterest Thursday-A Pokemon Birthday

10 May

The kids got invited to a birthday party in our neighborhood with a Pokemon theme.
So, I went to Pinterest to see what we could make for the party.
First up, The Girlio made a Pokemon perler present:
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She also got on Art Hub for Kids on YouTube and learned how to draw a character for this card:
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Cute, huh?  🙂
The boys also made cards and wanted to give their own perler presents, so I found this file on Pinterest:
Pick up an easy to assemble free printable Pokemon Valentine that's perfect for Pokemon fans who have classroom Valentines to hand out this year!
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I printed it, cut off the Valentine sentiments, and turned them into gift bags:
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And a card:
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And, we were all set!  Quick and simple!  🙂
I’ll end this post with a picture of The Little Guy eating cake at the party.  🙂
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