i love creating art in different places; a friend’s house, an art retreat, etc.
the best way to be able do this i’ve found, is by having a designated art travel bag.
the local craft stores never seemed to have all that i was looking for.
so i ended up going to home depot/lowe’s (can’t remember which one) to find a tool bag.
it was hideous and very manly.
as curly girl designs says, “i am fairly certain given a cape & a nice tiara, i could save the world”-
for me it should read, “given paint and a paint brush i could change the world!”.
my friend Janne and i strongly believe that “arting” should be a word. right?!?!
and there you have it.
that’s what’s in my bag.
obviously, you could make a bag like this for all sorts of hobbies- scrap-booking, sewing, crocheting, beading etc.
do you have one? if so, how does it differ? what’s in your bag?
if you’re still looking to send out your christmas cards,
here are some fun & free templates you can use with your own photos!
just follow our step by step instructions below,
if you have questions post in the comments and we’ll help as best we can.
STEP 1: You will need to download Photoshop if you don’t already have it. There is a free trial here that you can use.
STEP 2: Download our free card templates here and open the one you want to use in Photoshop.
STEP 3: Drag and drop your photo into the folder titled Your Photo Here.
STEP 4: If your photo is too large use the marquee tool (M) to select and delete any parts of the photo that go beyond the template.
STEP 5: Get it printed! (Costco & Walgreens are two options)0 comments
i know- this is going to be too late for many of you…
since i’ve received several christmas cards in the mail already.
but, for all of us- slower, not as organized peeps- these are for you!
so, tomorrow i will be posting some FREE christmas card templates to use with your pictures & have printed at places like costco & walgreens!
below are some examples of the these fun, artsy designs.
i made this vintage & recycled ornament wreath probably 5 years ago.
it is my very favorite christmas decoration to pull out every year.
although, not the easiest to store away.
angel is by renowned american folk artist debbee thibault.
for this project you will need:
a good 3-4 hours!
glue gun & plenty of glue sticks
styrofoam wreath (i used a 17″ flat not rounded one for mine)
lots and lots of ornaments, different sizes all the way down to minis if possible
2. at this point you’ll want to tie a ribbon around the wreath for hanging.
3. then began hot gluing ornament after ornament on the top first, then move to the sides of the wreath. i started by gluing larger ones first saving the smaller ones to fill in the gaps later.
**make sure as you’re going along that it sits flat on your table as that is how it will hang on the wall.
**i tried to apply glue on as many sides that I can, giving it as much security as possible.
with the holiday season right around the corner,
i figured i should remind you of what you can do with all those photo christmas cards this year.
this is a great DIY way to organize and keep memories of those families you want to remember year to year.
and- no, i’m not a hoarder4 comments
until a few days ago i had never made nor had pumpkin pancakes.
i didn’t realize what i was missing!
i found this recipe from annie’s eats -and it is delish.
(her recipe didn’t call for allspice but i didn’t have the ground ginger or cloves. not really sure if allspice covers those but it sounded good.)