Friday, April 17, 2015

Fun Friday - Fairy Garden Style

Hi friends!  Happy Friday!!

Do you ever wake up first thing in the morning like a light went off in your head and you absolutely knew what you were going to do that day?  Well, it happened to me Sunday.

Today, I've got a SUPER fun project that can TOTALLY be done with your kids.
Heck, even THIS big kid (me) had a blast making this!

My little girl, Neysa, went with me to Michael's on Sunday to pick out flowers, rocks and some accessories for our gardens.
The husband was watching The Master's tournament so it was a good time to escape for a bit!

After we got home, here's what we came up with.

Here's hers:

She was so proud and happy!  We are going to keep it in her room on her dresser so the fairies can come in at night. :)

Her and I frequently "cwaft" together, but this was even more fun than usual for her because it involved dirt. :)  She did ALL of this on her own - I only helped with the rocks in the pond and the banner and tutu's.  She's been trained very well.

Here is what I came up with for mine.

For the house and bench, I hot glued popsicle sticks together and wrapped with Timeless Twine in Key Lime Sorbet and Razzleberry Sorbet (which, BTW, are on sale for $7/spool or $18 for all 3 colors!!!).  I also used those 2 colors for the banner and clothes line. 

I seriously had SO much fun making this - especially since I was able to spend that extra quality time with Neysa.  :)

xoxo, Amber

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Sequin/Shaker Saturday - A Non-traditional Approach

Hi again, friends!

It's spring!  It's allergy season!  It's time for fun, happy colors!!

I'm up on the Timeless Twine/Bella Creationz today with a sequin/shaker Saturday project.

Typical shaker cards have a little bit of bulk to them that wasn't going to work for my purposes.  If something doesn't work for what you're needing, there's no rules that say you HAVE to do it a certain way.  Be creative!!

This is how thin the card is.

I guess you could say this isn't a traditional shaker card.
(I've always been a bit of a rule breaker. ;))  

Here's the entire set that I made.

I am in {LOVE} with this 4x6 title card!  Before I put the sequins in, I tied a bow made out of Razzleberry Sorbet twine around the backer card.  I think it turned out great and it's definitely something I'll do again!

The smaller 3x4 cards:

I cut 3 smaller than the card strands of  Key Lime Sorbet twine and stapled them down on the card for some added texture.  The "Happy Spring" card is also a flat shaker and stamped with the Bella Creationz PlanNERD stamps, and the journaling card is stamped with the Oh, Snap! set.

(A slight obsession w/these stamps is happening here....)
This project was SO fun for me to do!  I can't wait for April to end so I can get my pics printed and get them and these cards right into my album. :)

xoxo, Amber