I am a busy mother of two - my son is 15 and my daughter is 10. I work full-time outside the home and work full-time when I'm at home keeping up with the many activities of my children. I try to find time "for myself" to craft, play on the computer, or just veg, but for those of you with kids, you know that time is often hard to find. Just because I'm not busy enough, I have also been my daughter's Girl Scout leader for the last 6 years.
I hope you come around often and get to know me better through my crafts. I look forward to receiving any comments you have to help me improve.
The first craft I am going to share with you was inspired by Robyn, "My Pink Stamper". My daughter watched one of her videos with me where she altered some $1 Target mailboxes, and decided she had to have one for Valentine's Day. Luckily, our Target also had the mailboxes, so not only did we make one for her, but one for her teacher as well.
This is the mailbox we made for her teacher. The pink heart paper is something I found in "my stash". It is Stardust Hearts Pastel Pink by Making Memories. The red ribbon is 1/4" real red Stampin' Up grosgrain ribbon I got from Barb at Snowmanlover's Paperie. The front of the mailbox is a heart I cut on my Cricut Expression using the Beyond Birthdays cartridge and some leftover red cardstock I had around. I used Xmas Red Stickles by Ranger to "bling up" the heart.
On the front and back of her mailbox, I used my Cricut and Accent Essentials to cut the scalloped circle, the heart, and the heart shadow. The paper is cocoa cardstock from Close to My Heart, pink paper from The Basics paper pad again (to match the polka dots) and some random white cardstock. I added some liquid glass to the pink heart, filled it in with Star Dust Stickles and added some white dots with my Inkssentials opaque pen.
The finishing touch my daughter had to have was a pink happy face on the side. She loves the Peachy Keen Stamps I won in a contest from Robyn, "My Pink Stamper". She said it made her smile; you can't beat that. The face was stamped on the same pink paper I used on the heart and cut using Accent Essentials.
I have some other crafts I've finished recently that I'll be posting soon. Please let me know what you think of my blog so far and check back for some other creations.