Thursday, May 19, 2011

Baby Carriage - Cricut

A colleague had a little baby boy and came back to the office to visit and brought her new little bundle.
I wanted to try out the baby carriage template from My Time Made Easy.

Here is the result - I kept it in the colours of a photo that we had of the new little boy - cream, brown and blue.


Materials: CS, PP (Michaels), Template (My Time Made Easy), ribbon, brads, foam tape, adhesive tape, decorative edge punch (Martha Stewart), 1/8" hole punch (Fiskars).

Until next time, have a great day!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

My first She Art for me, and Happiness & Inspiration Project update

Happiness & Inspiration project update for May.

I had DD and myself signed up for a cupcake decorating class called "Mommy and me" at a local cooking store in Erin called What's Cookin the weekend of Mother's Day. We also picked up some supplies to make them at home: a cupcake corer (so you can stuff your muffin or cupcake with treats), a squeazable decorating icing container and a decorating pen.  We are definitely going to try that at home - YUM!

I have also signed up for the FREE ecourse called Photoshop Skinny-mini, and it starts May 16th (tomorrow!!!).  From the title, it might make you think that the class was for learning how to alter your photos to make yourself skinny!!!! :)  But it is actually a great class to learn all the basics and essentials of Photoshop (my latest passion).

She Art - Love
Here is my She Art project that I made for myself. I tried to copy my hair style and colour (not sure that I captured it, but it was a good first try). Most importantly I had a lot of fun!




Until next time, have a great day!

Friday, May 13, 2011

DS - multi-media art (let's call it "he" art)

Last post was my DD's multi-media and She Art work - so this post is the art from DS!
So let's call it He Art, not She Art!

DS - he is 4, here are his creations.
#1 - 8x10 canvas "Owl"


#2 - 10x14 canvas "cars" and "transformers"

#3 - 8x10 canvas - painting (apparently in his dark period!)


Lots of fun, lots of mess, but some great time together creating!
Here are some actions photos, of him working hard on his canvases.


Until next time, have a great day!

Monday, May 9, 2011

DD's multi-media creations and She Art

As promised, here are the multi-media canvases the kids have made themselves - while I have been trying the She Art Workshop ecourse.
This post is of DD's art.  Next post will be DS's.

DD - she is 6, here are her creations.

#1 - 8x10 canvas "Birdie". Love the dimension on the sun!


#2 - 11x14 canvas "Owls"


#3 - 11x14 canvas - her first real "She Art" creation of herself





Lots of fun, lots of mess, but some great time together creating!
Here are some actions photos, of DD working hard on her canvases.


Until next time, have a great day!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day - and She Art!

To all the ladies out there - Happy Mother's Day!
We are having wonderful weather in Ontario today, for this special Sunday!  Hope everyone is getting out and enjoying the sunshine!

I finished going through the 3 week ecourse from Christy Tomlinson that I talked about in this post HERE.  Lots of fun.  The kids have made 3 of their own multi-media pieces along with me, so that it was a real family affair.

We made 1 for my mum for Mother's Day and gave it to her today.  We used all of her bright, favourite colours - and then got her tshirts to match those!  Here is our creation - we used a photo of her to try to copy the hair style and colour. Check it out - not bad for our first try!




Materials: 8x10 canvas (Michaels), Mod Podge, foam brosh, 1" paint brush, tissue paper - all colours, old book (ripped page out of), patterned paper (assorted), 'She' pattern (Christy's workshop), bubble wrap, acrylic paints, Rub-ons, wheel stamp (SU!), distress ink (Tim Holtz), Staz-on ink - black, permanent black pen, Smooch ink, 'She' phrase (Christy's workshop).


I'll be back with some of the other creations from the kids, and the She Art that I made for myself too!
Until next time, have a great day!