Living an ART filled life...“Creativity is a God-given ability to take something ordinary and make it into something special. It is an openness to doing old things new ways…The creative spirit is part of our heritage as children of the One who created all things. And nurturing our creativity is part of our responsibility as stewards of God’s good gifts.” - Emilie Barnes, The Spirit of Loveline

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Mail a Letter : Project Annabelle’s Alphabet

Mail a Letter : Project Annabelle’s Alphabet

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 […]

Mixed Media Wood Block

Mixed Media Wood Block

I was looking for a fun way to use some of my “odds & ends.”  This piece starts with a simple wood block (purchased at Michaels) & Liquitex ceramic stucco texture gel mixed with white gesso. I layered burlap ribbon and inexpensive white Tulle. The […]

Alcohol Markers & Re-purposed Make-up Jars

Alcohol Markers & Re-purposed Make-up Jars

Alcohol Inks & repurposed makeup jars

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.

Alcohol Markers & Re-purposed Make Up Jars
Alcohol Markers & Re-purposed Make Up Jars
The Letter J

The Letter J

Personalized Watercolor & Ink

Personalized Watercolor & Ink

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 […]

Ribbon and Gymnastics : Great Scrapbook Project for Kids

Ribbon and Gymnastics : Great Scrapbook Project for Kids

Easy Scrapbook Project for Kids

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…

(Titus 2)

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:)

IMG_7909Of course the project includes Ribbon!

Easy Mini Scrapbook Project for Kids
Easy Mini Scrapbook Project for Kids

Easy Scrapbook Project for Kids

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 “

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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

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Mail a Letter : Project Annabelle’s Alphabet

Mail a Letter : Project Annabelle’s Alphabet

Mail a Letter : Annabelle’s Alphabet

Mail a Letter : Annabelle’s Alphabet

Today I completed H, I & J….yay! Only 16 to go! Hoping my daughter will “capture a moment” of glee, when Annabelle opens her mailbox:) I’ve never known a little girl more crazy over the alphabet!

Annabelle’s Art Corner

Annabelle’s Art Corner

 

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Annabelle’s Art Corner
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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.

IMG_7355I love the interesting details, and the color was perfect.

IMG_7345The 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)

IMG_7352I love this old letter holder, and Annabelle LOVED all the markers and stamps it holds.

IMG_7357The are Gramophones, used here to hold pens and crayons.

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They were inexpensive to buy to my surprise…$2-$5 dollars, depending on the quality.

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Mail a Letter : Annabelle’s Alphabet

Mail a Letter : Annabelle’s Alphabet


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