I made this brightly colored wreath for my little sister. Super easy and came together in an afternoon. Better yet I still have all my fingerprints since I didn't have to use the hot glue gun. Please tell me I'm not the only one that burns themselves everytime the hot glue gun comes out!
All the details of how I made it are on my first blog post over at the Helmar Blog!
A good day for one person might be a particular long day for another.
I was reminded of that last night when we decided to get a few breakfast burritos for dinner because it was such a crazy day for me. We were in the car when I was commenting to Brandon how tired I felt. Wesley turned to me and said, "Mommy, I feel guilty for having such a great day when it wasn't good for you".
He is such a sweet kid! I love that about my oldest boy and also the fact that he still calls me Mommy. His day was a good day, maybe even a great day!
He had DARE graduation which I didn't really realize was so involved until he was trying to finish his booklet and essay the other night. After graduation I checked him out of school and he hung out with his best friend until I was finished helping at the school. We then went out to lunch (of his choice) and he picked up a rainbow loom at the craft store. He then spent more time with his friend before coming home and watching YouTube videos to learn how to make a fishtail bracelet. He finished off the night with scouts and a breakfast burrito for dinner.
I need to remember my boy really just needs a few things for him to feel special and appreciated. So very grateful for him!
I found this on my computer desk when I got home from work today.
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This month the theme is Spring, glorious spring! The Creative Team is also trying something a little different and we are all using the free April file in each of our creations. I'm very excited to see how each of us put a different spin on the same file.
When I think of Spring I think of Easter and decided to make a fun wreath since I don't have many Easter decorations. I used the large lattice flower as the base of my wreath. I enlarged it to fill a piece of 12x12 cardstock. I cut it from both cardstock and chipboard and then glued these two pieces together for extra durability.
I added a lot of fun elements from several of Samantha's cut files (I'll link them all at the bottom). I altered the woven easter basket leaving off the handle and filled it with grass, eggs, and a little chick.
I finished it off with flowers (free April file), a bias tape, and a glittery greeting cut with Samantha's new font: Par-tay Thyme.
I used lots of Helmar Zapdots to add dimension to the basket, eggs, grass, and chick. Stacking a few Zapdots together on a few pieces to add even more depth. Love foam adhesive!
Such a fun creation and now it's adding a little color to my door.
I've been doing a little spring cleaning, spending time with my boys, getting the car inspected, cross stitching, reading camera lessons, and staying clear of the craft table. I got back to work yesterday and I have to say the break was nice, but now I'm ready to dig back into a few projects.
Tomorrow is the Samantha Walker April Blog Hop, swing by and join in the fun! :)
"Creativity, much like a muscle has to be worked. When left alone, it atrophies. Creativity needs to be stretched and sometimes it needs to hit the pavement hard to see just how far it will take us. Our creativity must be used to be worth something to us. And the more time we invest into it, the more we will get out of it. We can hardly expect to just show up on the first day and be perfect, but with time and dedication, our creativity can take us places that we might have never dreamed!" - to read the rest you can click here at the attitude summit.
The rest of the article talks about carving out time to be creative everyday. Something I haven't been working on lately. I sat down the other night and pushed paper around for about 30 minutes. Just wasn't feeling it and I haven't gone back yet.
I feel like I'm in a creative slump. Something that happens from time to time and I usually have to take a little break. Often move into another creative outlet I enjoy and just go with the flow.
What do you do when you are feeling like the mojo has flown the coup?
Found this on pinterest last night and I think I might give a few of them a try. Thinking 4, 5, 6, and 22 are applying to me. :)