So I am super fortunate to have been asked to be a part of the 15 friends project
by Twig Creative
. The project is simple: a blank canvas
gets sent all around the country and each friend adds their contribution. There are 2 groups and it has been a lot of fun following them and seeing how it’s turned out – what everyone has added each time.
This is what arrived after 3 friends. I was #4 in the group.
I came across these cool hot air balloon clips and the project encouraged all types of media so I thought this may be fun to add. I don’t consider myself an artist in the fine arts field, I even draw stick figures poorly. 😉 But I do like mixed media and using different types of collage materials (can you tell from my blog design?) I wasn’t sure if the clips were a good enough contribution but I thought they were just too cool not to use.
I liked this idea of air and being free so to go along with the theme, I added a little plane.
I also found a vintage flash card that I clipped on the hot air ballon. Galaxy. I thought it was a cool word 😉 It can be removed and doesn’t necessarily need to stay in the piece.
All packaged up and ready to be sent to the next person!
I loved the concept and execution of this project – Thank you to Steve & Michelle
for inviting me to participate!
Has anyone been reading my blog since the original book of notes
? That was quite some time ago. But I remember going from 100 views a day to 3000 or something that one day, for that post.
So you may remember last year, I shared
that my mom was diagnosed with cancer. Over the months, everyone was so encouraging and sweet. Your notes and comments about my mom were such a blessing. We were able to go to the chemo sessions with my mom, but on her very last treatment, Nick and I were on our honeymoon. So since I couldn’t be there, I put together some notes for her. I also got my brothers in on it, and since they’re boys and this is really not their thing, it was even more special that they wrote sweet little notes for our mom.
Thought I’d share this book with you. Hopefully you can be inspired to make your own book of notes for a friend or loved one. They make great heartfelt gifts. I would love to receive one from.. nicholas 😉
In the Chinese culture
, we have animals for the year we are born. I am an ox, my older brother is a tiger and my younger brother is a rabbit. So I had these martha stewart animal shapes laying around and we each wrote a note on one. Well, I improvised using a cat for my older bro, since there weren’t any tiger shapes 😉
My older bro typed his letters and glued them onto the cards I gave him. lol. I tried to use lots of yellow, since that is her favorite color. It is always fun to make these little books, and more importantly: my mom is now cancer free! We are truly blessed.
so there’s this sweet little gadget called the silhouette sd
– it has a blade and it cuts out whatever you tell it to. it’s pretty fabulous, and i decided to make a pop up card with it. here’s what the machine looks like:
it’s legit – you can cut vinyl with it, create heat transfers,
etch glass, cut any shape you want!
i place my paper in the machine and these are the pieces it cut out.
vintage graph and map paper make a pretty nifty little piece of pop up! my card is done! love the shapes, it’s amazing that the silhouette can cut such detail.
happy friday friends!
so next week’s giveaway involves something REALLY cool. it may or not be something you can cut with — can you guess what it is? i won’t tell, my lips are sealed 😉 see you next week!
invited a few online friends to do an ornament exchange. i love exchanges and ornaments is just the perfect exchange for this season! i wanted to make a few different ones and here’s what i came up with.
a little felt tree, a lace trimmed tree, a ruffle hoop, and felt house.
i found these in the sewing section at michaels! the are so much fun! i also personalized each ornament with a little silver heart charm with their initials stamped into it.
all wrapped up:
hi friends! happy monday! hope your weekend was good! thought i’d share some christmas cards i made for some friends last week!
here’s an idea if you need a last minute christmas card!
i really liked how these turned out, and it’s really simple.
all you need is a sewing machine, flat or folded cards, and some pieces of scrap fabric.
the ‘merry’ tags are made from a vintage label maker.
but you can print a message from your computer, or whatever!
simply start at one side of the card. use a 5 or 6 inch strip of fabric. bunch up the fabric and begin sewing over the gathers. you can cut when you’re done or continue sewing to the end.
start on the other side with fabric or lace. repeat above step.
that’s it! you can come up with your own ideas to alter or change it too! have fun 😉