Saturday, July 30, 2011

NEED to pay more attention to the blog

Ok, the kids have been on summer break FOREVER. Thankfully, they will be going back to school soon. That should make keeping the blog up to date a lot easier.

Current projects:

Scrapbooking - The major scrapbook project right now is my daughters 4H project about her June 2011 mission trip to Mexico.  Letting her do her own thing and not helping at all. This is VERY hard for me. I want to give direction, I want to do it my way. I want to use LESS of my tape runners and not leave the lids off the Copics. Oh well, my turn to be more mom and less crafter. Will post pictures of it once it is judged at the 4H fair next week.

What am I working on - Actually just acquired a bunch of furniture for my future craft room. Hubby has it all framed. Electrical is next. I currently have a table and chairs, paper rack, shelves, and extra table. All items will need sanded and painted or stained. Also acquired a bunch of slat wall, hooks, and baskets. This room is going to be SO AWESOME when finished. Here is how it currently looks:

Current Look of Future Craft Room

Most recent Crafty Purchase: WATERCOLOR CRAYONS. Oh goodness!!! Absolutely love these things. Very easy to use!! So much fun!!

I recently colored some butterflies with the crayons and then added some Glossy Accents. Was very happy to see that the blending did not change once it was added. Here is a picture of the end result:

Butterfly Quote on Canvas

Alright, I think that catches this blog up to date to what I have been doing. Looking forward to school starting so I can start on Halloween projects. Been scouring the internet for cute ideas. Absolutely LOVE all the Halloween paper lines that were released at CHA, so excited to get my hands on some soon for future projects.