Together is the Best Place to Be

During the last few months the world had had a lot of time to reflect. I think we can all say in one united voice that “Together is the best place to be”. This has been heavy on my heart and I have recently taken a liking to rainbows because of the message it portrays. After the storm there is a rainbow. I have been picking up rainbow themed items for my home and craft room for several months. Clique Kits had a ton of rainbow themed products. The following layouts were created with kits I found on Clique Kits.

Nieghborhood Sidewalk and Street Art

Every morning I run 2 miles in my neighborhood. Ever since we have all been staying home chalk art has been popping up on walls and sidewalks. I am so moved and warmed by the positive vibes from my nieghbors — most of them I have never met IRL. I had to document this rare time in history focusing on the GOOD.

Family

When was the last time you got to see your extended family? I created this layout reflecting on that. We were all together for Thanksgiving. This kind of makes me sad. My kids live in the same area as their grandparents, but yet the last time we were all together was in the Fall. This has to change once it is safe to get out again.

You Are My Happy

Though it is unfortunate that my children can not see their grandparents and their great grandma I am so very grateful that they all still live at home and I get to spend this time with them. They also are all teenagers and young adults which means I am not needing to be hands on with their school. I kinda lucked out! I am not alone during this time and I am not pulling my hair because I have little ones.

For the record, I am not a short woman. My sons are tall! I am 5’9. My daughter is about 5’5 and my boys are 6’1 and 6’5! As you can tell from the look on my youngest son he is super happy he is finally taller than me!

These puffy stickers are so much fun! I feel like they give a nod to the 1980’s!

In Memory Of…

Of course it is important to remember our past and where we came from during this time. By doing so it gives hope and knowing things will get better. I created this layout in memory of my Grandpa who was a war veteran. My Mom has had his flag for about 15 years, but it wasn’t protected. I made her this case to safely keep it.

Here is a tutorial on how I created the glass shadow box for his flag.

Just Peachy

Of course we are all getting the “get out of the house” itch. This was one of the last big meet and greet I attended before we went into quarantine.

Hope For You

I know this time may be harder on others than it is on me and it may be easier. We each are dealing with our own situations and every one of us has valid concerns. My hope for you is that you stay optimistic during this time. Easier said than done, right? I get that! It is just the only thing we really have any control over is what runs through our heads and our actions. Let’s make an effort to focus on the good and know that there is still hope in our future. We will get through this together!

What is one thing you are grateful for? Tell me in the comments.\

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Birthday Girl Yay!

Have you played with modeling paste recently? In a recent Bad Girls Couture Kit a large container of it was included and I had a little fun with it! To create this layout I used everything from the kit!

 I added three strands of ribbon to give the layout texture without adding bulk. I even cheated and only tucked the ribbon into the edges as to not use it all up.

 I used the stencil in the kit to create fun triangles with the modeling paste. After I lifted the stencil I sprinkled glitter on the wet paste. I set it aside to dry. Once it was dry I sprinkled the excess glitter and went over it with a soft bristled brush.

I had so much fun creating the layout of my daughter’s 15th Birthday. I mixed up my title and the whole thing came together beautifully!
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting! 

How to Make Glittered Titles!

One of the things I like about white titles is how easy it is to add colored glitter to them to make them match a project. I really wanted to amp up and create a bright fun layout with my son and I. he is bright and fun so a layout needs to reflect that, right?

All the supplies I used are from Bad Girls Couture and the adhesive from Supertite (You can actually take 10% off any order over $5 with coupon code: Supertite-Golden).

 I used the Dual Tip Max-Glue Pen to adhere the glitter to the letters.

 I like it because not only is it clear, it also has a nice tip with a comb to move the adhesive around.

 I applied my adhesive to the title:

 I sprinkled a generous layer of glitter on the wet adhesive.

 Once the title was covered I went in with the flat side of a craft spatula and pressed the glitter down.

 I applied another layer of glitter and let it dry.

 I simply removed the title once it was dry and applied to my layout.

 I really like that with this technique I could glitter different words in my title different colors!

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!