Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Quick Smile

So these accents. I've had them for ever. I bought them in huge packs years ago. They are by Making Memories. I do love them but I feel like I'm never going to use them up. haha. So I just grabbed two of them and paired them up with some thickers to make a really quick card.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

tooty fruity

I recently bought a bunch of Sassafrasslass stuff from Crafty Steals. Some papers and a ton of the cute felt stickers. I love these fruit ones, so I used every single one on these 6 cards:

The ribbon and cardstock is all Stampin' Up, the papers are various neutrals from different Sassafrass paper pads. The adorable sentiment stamp is My Favorite Things.
All 6 of these cards took about 20 minutes total to make and they are stinking cute. Success!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Art and Children

I think it's super important to give kids lots of access to art. I'm sure that has a lot to do with my own personal value for art, but whatever. I just think kids are so full of creativity.

So today when Ethie asked if he could use a paintbrush he found I not only said yes, but I got him out a large canvas I've been holding onto for no good reason. He wanted to paint his own version of one of my favorite paintings. It is just some unknown artist's flamingo. My mom got it at a thrift shop and had it hanging in her laundry room. I stole it from her.

Here is the original and Ethie's version: Both are now hanging in my room. Which is decorated in "Stuff Erin Loves" theme. :) Do you like his shades of pink and turquoise? We didn't even have pink, he made that coral-ish pink out of other colors. Love that.

In other news:
Calvin is still perfect. I'm still working on the baby girl quilt. I'm almost done with the quilting. :)