I took this picture earlier this year in the Pacific Palisades 2016. I love the cloud formations.
I took this picture earlier this year in the Pacific Palisades 2016. I love the cloud formations.
I am so excited about this post. I love to draw, always have, probably always will. I have never formally taken a class or had any sort of training so I have always been shy with my art. Recently I have decided to just start drawing and putting it out into the world.
For Christmas my fantastic parents bought me a whole bunch of different types of Sharpies!!!! I love sharpies. They are fantastic to work with. If you missed my free Valentines Day Cards Downloadable post you can check it out here: https://goo.gl/hhBvOB
I used all sharpies to make the valentines day cards.
So I thought it would be a fun idea to make my mom and dad a thank you picture using all the cool markers they bought me for Christmas.
Here it is getting started:
Getting Colored in:
I liked it! So I took a really high resolution photo of it, and had it made into real Thank You Cards!
Here is how they turned out!
I also decided that they would make awesome Thank You coupon cards for my etsy store.
I am super happy with them.
The Thank You Cards are available on my Sugar Beet Crafts Etsy Store Here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/268470697/set-of-3-thank-you-so-much-flower
If you love to doodle or draw or take pictures, don’t be afraid to take your art to the next level. It is really fun and easy to do.
Have you been inspired to draw lately? I would love to see it, feel free to post a link in comments.
I hope this post finds you having a wonderful February so far. Can you believe Valentine’s Day is just around the corner already!? This year is flyin’ by.
Have you ever wondered where the tradition of Valentine’s Day Cards came from? Well it has been rumored that the very first Valentine’s day card was sent by Saint Valentine himself. He sent it while he was imprisoned and waiting for execution by the Romans. It seems he was quite taken with a jailer’s daughter. And so just before his death he sent a letter and signed it Your Valentine.
The oldest known Valentine’s day card is kept at the British Library in London it is a poem written in French in the year 1415 by Charles Duke. He wrote it to his wife, while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London. I would actually love to see it, is amazing it has lasted this long.
So to celebrate this wonderful day of Love and Friendship, I decided to make my own Valentine’s Day Cards just for you.
I created 8 free Valentines day cards. Each one hand drawn and colored. They are great to print out and pass out to friends, teachers and loved ones or you can print them out punch a tiny hole in the top string them up and make a cool banner out of them.
Shakespeare kitty approved!
1.) Be My Valentine Heart Balloon Card
2.) Psychedelic Hearts – Happy Valentines Day card
3.) Be Mine Valentine – Cloudy mini hearts Valentine’s Day Card
4.) Candy Hearts Valentine’s Day 2016 card
5.) You Make My Heart Shine Valentine’s Day card
6.) Will You Be Mine? Happy Valentine’s Day card
7.) You Are My Star Valentine. Valentine’s Day Card.
8.) Be Mine Valentine – Hearts and Flowers Valentine’s Day card
* All cards are included in one PDF download. All cards fit on one 8×11 piece of paper. They work best printed on card stock.
I hope you enjoy! I would love to know what you think!
Did you create your own valentines day cards? I would love to see!
Share your link in comments!
Can you believe it is already February? This year is flying by! Last year I made these awesome little pins for my boyfriends band, a cute little freebie to give away to people that came to the valentine’s day show. They were such a hit I decided to share them with you.
They would be fun for a class project or a fun way to show your valentine’s day spirit at work.
The theme of last years show was “Wear your heart on your sleeve” so these little pins were fantastic.
You only need a few supplies:
Felt Hearts by Creatology, bought at Michaels Crafts.
The felt hearts can also be made with plain felt, I just chose to use these pre-made hearts because they have writing on them like the little candies, and they were really inexpensive.
To make the pins:
Cut up the extra felt piece into small squares. You want to make the square smaller than the heart and small enough to fit inside the small safety pin.
Use the glue gun to make a small dot of glue, place an open safety pin down into the glue face up.
Add another dot of glue over the safety pin, add a small square and press lightly. The open part of the safety pin should be facing you. As seen below…
Ta-Da! Cute lil’ valentine’s day pins!
Quick and easy!
These things are so easy to make! You should have no problem pumping out a bunch for a party favors or fun giveaways.
What are you doing for valentine’s day?!
I hope you are having a fantastic October so far!
Can you believe Halloween is next weekend already! Where does the time go…other than away!
So, I work in a tennis shop, and where there is tennis there are a lot of tennis balls. Rather than throwing out some of the old tennis balls around the shop, I decided to convert them into fun creatures for Halloween, and I must say the kids are loving them so much, that I decided to share them here.
These fun little guys are so easy to make. You only need a few things, most of you probably have around the house already.
Ta-Da! Pumpkin Ball!
Mr. Spider Ball
The possibilities are endless. I would love to see what you come up with.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!
Have a wonderful week!
Would you like some more Halloween inspiration here is a past post on easy Halloween Jar decoration fun: https://sugarbeetcrafts.wordpress.com/2014/10/23/quick-and-easy-jar-decoration/
Check out this new item in my Etsy shop!
Handmade Puff Ball bookmarks just in time for school!
Accessorize your office and school supplies.
Can you believe it is already September!? I know I can’t! I recently started a new job and time has been flying by.
This is #4 of Cereal Box type crafts..if you missed the first three you can find them here:
Cereal Box Makeover #2 Cereal box to bookmarks and dividers, you can find it here: https://goo.gl/brvJgG
If you missed Project #1 Cereal box to postcard you can find it here: https://goo.gl/F2CuK4
My next project well…It is much like the notebook, but a tad different. I don’t know about you, but I have been hoarding stationary since I was little. I love it, but I never use it. I always feel like I like the pages are too nice to use. So I just stash it. I use some of the sheets, but I always keep some. I realized this is an issue when I found stationary from the early 90’s when I was like 10. My name is Brandie and I am addicted to stationery!
Since I love it so much I thought I would collect it all up and make it into a weird journal. That way I can keep my pages all nice in a book, keep adding pages if I need to and still use them for personal writing. The unique and fun pages I have collected over the years will make me want to write. The random makes my head happy.😀
So without further ado…
The cereal box personal stationary journal. Woof, that is a mouthful.
First Things First, You will need:
2) Find A box that will fit your stationary, use the ruler and cut the box down to size if needed.
3) Next, Figure out where you want your holes. Then punch the holes on all your stationary, the front and back cover and any additional pages you may have.
4.) Link everything through with the small ball chain and connectors. Make sure you put everything in order. Front, stationary, back. Plus any extra dividers. You can add and move things around later if you don’t like the order. You only need about 2 inches of chain, if that, plus a connector for each hole.
And PA-Zow! Journal…
Close up of Chain and connector.
Now you can stop there…But I didn’t.
Although… I did do this kind of the lazy way.
What I should have done is:
Mod Podge down a background page to the inside of the cereal box, and the front divider…then laid down the envelopes to make pockets, but I didn’t.
Instead, in my haste, I just Mod Podged the envelopes to the inside of the front cover, and the front of the first page, which is also cereal box divider.
Then for a cool effect and to make the pocket a little bigger, I flipped another envelope upside down and glued that one down on top. I really like the way this part looks.
Let everything dry.
Also added a back page pocket.
Then, I decided I did not like the way the cardboard looked behind the envelopes, so I hit it with a black marker.
The quicker fixer upper😀
Oh and added some stickers.
So then I removed the front and back cover, and Mod Podged Fabric to them.
Then Let dry.
Sorry there are no pictures, but you get the picture.
Once completely dry, secure everything with the ball chain and connectors again.
And there you go a handmade personal journal, made with your own collection of paper.
Now if you’re not like me, but still love this idea, Michaels Crafts scrapbook paper is great for this. You could also use old maps, old notebook paper, pretty much any paper. I am all for recycling old paper.
This is a fun way to make custom journals or gifts. I hope you enjoyed it.
This is the last of the Cereal Box Crafts, Next week we move on to something new.
Have a wonderful week everyone!
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