Customized gifts, cards, and mini albums. This blog represents a series of projects,styles,tutorials, and digital files. My passion is to make Art with Encouragement. You can find me on Facebook and Youtube sharing ideas and tutorials, as well as products I love to use.
I made this little basket as a request from my 5 yr. old for his bedroom. I used A Child's year, & tried to select images that reflected his personality. The colors match his bedroom, & I kept it very simple so that he can fill it with his little trinkets & not have to fuss with it too much. The paper & ribbon have been in my stash for ages-but I love the colors & hope it lasts at least a few months! The white base is cardstock from Walmart. I am amazed at how good this paper is considering the low price (BONUS!!) I am entering this into the challenge at Papercutzchallenge. The challenge was to make a Spring-theme project using any color. TFL!
Hi there, this is a little card I made for Aidan, a young little boy from Kentucky who's going through a rough time right now. You can find out more about him on Mary's page and if you're curious enough to follow the link, please consider joining in to send him a card as well. I must say I haven't had a card come together so easily before & I was very inspired after reading about him.
This is a page I worked on last night ( & no, I don't work in any order when I scrapbook). It's a page about my oldest and I decided to show it to showcase stitching on paper. If you haven't yet tried it, it can be tons of fun and adds a pretty texture to your projects. It can also be done before gluing the element to your page, or after. You just have to keep in mind how the paper will fit in your sewing machine.
We recently had a snowed-in kind of day & I made picture frames with my little one. He picked out the Crocodile from the Create-a Critter as the image to use ( How appropriate!) and he got to tear paper and we used Aleene's tacky glue & Mod Podge to adhere it to a wooden frame. Waiting for glue to dry was not part of my son's plan, so he moved on to Lego's & left me behind to finish it for him. I thought the "smile" from CAC would work well, so I added it with the ribbon and some grass in the background as well as some inking to fill in any empty spaces. He loved it, so it got a thumbs up!
OK, How could I not make a robot? I love these little critters, and I thought my kiddos would too, especially since I plan on stuffing this guy like a trojan horse-only he/she will have Chocolates inside instead of angry enemies. I used the Gypsy to weld a heart on his would-be antenna. He's channeling the love...
In honor of tomorrow's celebration, here is a little Valentine card with a vintage look, yet some modern applications. (sounds fancy huh?) I used George for the simple heart on the cover, and cut around it to give it a fringe and add texture. The heart topped mini tag has pearls added to it, and some scissors tied with twine. The flower is stamped twice, and I added a skittle to the center (millions of those, need to be used). On the inside, I added an accordion to give the card depth and on it I placed the heart that opens, and added little post cards. The "LOVE" stamp is stamped twice, and I fussy cut the letters to pop them. May Valentine's day be a reminder of love to you as well!!