Annabelle is loving her letters. (See original post here) I started out by mailing her a small candy treat with each letter…(That’s what Mimi’s are for, right?) Well, I guess I knew she might like the treat best…and yes, she did:) So, now I am […]
Tag: kids craft ideas
In an earlier post I wrote about a sample make-up bag “kit” my husband brought home for me from a recent trade show. Thoughtful as it was, I didn’t have much use for the make-up, but I loved painting the bag with my paint pens. Today, I cleaned out the jars and decided to give them some fun color with Alcohol Markers.
Alcohol Markers (Spectrum Noir, Copic) can do more than color stamped images… Not only are they beautifully vibrant and JUICY on paper but they can color other surfaces like metals, glass, and acrylic.
When your adopted “niece” gets into Harvard, you should do something special! I wanted to create a framed piece she could take with her to school….Something that would make her smile…something that would remind her not only of who she is, but of “WHOSE” she […]
I meet weekly with High School girls to do Bible Study, Crafts, and Baking. I want to provide a safe place for girls to talk, encourage one another and hear truth in love…
This week I have an amazingly talented and disciplined group from a local gymnastics team. They are putting together scrapbooks for the graduating seniors. It has been such fun to hear about life as a gymnast:)
The girls joke around about how they all have animal print “leo’s” (leotards) so naturally they chose animal print papers.
I had the girls cut out “Base Cards” that measure 5 1/2″ X 7 1/4 “
Printed paper taped on top that measures 4 1/2″ X 6 1/2″
(allowing room for ring holes)
Rings were purchased at Staples.
Each printed Rectangle is ready for a team snapshot.
We will be adding cute little pockets on some of the pages for team members to write & insert encouraging notes.
I am so blessed to have the time to “craft” with young girls. It provides such a fun and interactive vehicle for me to make a difference in the lives of girls who can get so easily discouraged by the culture and the fast times we live in…
We’re running out of ribbon, so I think I’ll get some fresh ideas from
2 year old Annabelle June is already an artist:) She has an art table at home in Denver, so I knew she needed one here at Mimi’s house too! My hubby and I found this beautiful desk at our favorite antique mall in town and “Poopah” went right to work cutting the legs down to make the table JUST RIGHT for our Babygirl.
The paper tray was just the right fit, and I found a laminated poster reproduction of an Ad page from our local paper that dated back to 1931. (I use to work in the Carew Tower downtown/the heading at the top of the page)
They were inexpensive to buy to my surprise…$2-$5 dollars, depending on the quality.