My soon-to-be six-year-old has had quite a few years’ worth of birthday party themes planned out since she was three. Now, I’m not a huge themed-party kind of mama. I usually float some balloons, throw some food at them, and let them run around outside. But I think this one may be one that gets [...]
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School project: Cut out and disguise the turkey so he doesn’t get eaten for Thanksgiving. We went with a race car driver. This is why I keep that box of papers even though I don’t scrapbook or make cards. I’m still ruminating on the weekend’s half-marathon experience. More to come….
Along with that last-minute new baby gift, I needed a card. So the night before the gift-giving, I grabbed a pencil and some watercolors, and you see the result here. I added some special papers as background, and that was that. Simple and sweet. The thought has crossed my mind that I might use this [...]
Today was a day of small to-do’s that somehow managed to consume the entire day. The good news is one of those to-do’s was photos of my “peaches ‘n’ cream” wedding invitations. I made two simple and soft watercolor paintings—a peach and some peach blossoms that are rather more peach in color than the real [...]
This is the last of the paper cutting templates. I think these two are my favorites. We have a modified version of my watercolor “Seek”: To download this template, click on the template below, or here. And a girl and her wolf, in “Daisy Ring”: To download this template, click on the template below, or [...]
More paper cutting templates for you! “Ribbon Run”: “Will You?”: “Winding Wool”: (This one could be called mixed media, as it’s got a bit of perle cotton on it for the wool.) As before, the sample paper cuts are all in the shop if you’d prefer the finished version. And now for the templates: “Ribbon [...]
In the midst of all the recent sketchbooking, I also went on a little paper cutting kick. I took a handful of my drawings and simplified them into the likes of what you see here. I’ve decided to share the templates for anyone who might like to make their own. For “The Violin” click on [...]
Tomorrow is the Valentine’s Day party at my daughter’s school. I don’t usually do a whole lot for this holiday, but this year I am apparently on a roll! We finished up the crayon cards. I had some pre-cut card stock in pink and red, and we prettied up the edges of some white card [...]
Happy holidays! While I’m taking some time away from blogland, I’ve got posts scheduled to run on my regular routine so that I can show you the Christmas gifts I wasn’t able to write about during the year. Enjoy, and I’ll see you on the flip side! Our immediate family has taken a liking to [...]
It’s been a busy, busy weekend. We got our Christmas tree and decorated it (after spending way too much time testing and replacing lights), and I finally completed my big embroidery project. I’m on a roll now, working away at the few remaining hand made gifts. I wish I could show all of them to [...]