Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Easter Mantel

The challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters is EASTER. It's coming up in just a couple of weeks. So a card or project that is Easter related is perfect. I went with a project since I really don't send out Easter cards. Here is my Easter mantel for my fireplace. I have decided to decorate my mantel for the season or holiday. This was very much Pinterest inspired.

The 8x10 subway art is a free printable from Tammy Mitchell Designs. I loved the colors and it had to have "PEEPS" on there because that is my favorite! The bunting banner, which is my first one ever, is another free printable from Itsy Belle. I can not find the link to the eggs that are on the banner. I got the frame and jars from Hobby Lobby when they were 1/2 off.

If you have an Easter project or card, go to The Sisterhood of Crafters and join us in our challenge. Thanks for stopping by. : )

I am entering this project in the following challenges:
Anything Goes Challenge - Get ready For Easter
City Crafter Challenge - Spring Fling Colour Challenge
Crafty Ann's - Spring/Easter
Creative Craft Challenges - Anything But A Card
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Our Craft Lounge - Spring
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Scrapper`s Delights Paper Crafts - Easter
Truly Madly Crafty Challenges - Color Inspiration

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Let's Celebrate - Birthdays!

This week at The Sisterhood of Crafters the challenge is about Birthdays. It can be a birthday card or a gift you made for someone's birthday. Although my birthday card stash is running quite low my project is for a birthday gift. My neice's daughter turned 10 this month and I decorated the letters of her name to go up on her wall. This is more of a gift for the mom due to the fact that her daughter is blind and mentally challenged. Although Ariona may never see the decorated name I made for her I made sure it was tactile so she could feel it.

Here is a close up of the "N". Her mother's favorite saying is "Love is Blind", so I wanted to include that in there somewhere. But I also wrote that saying in Braille at the top of the "N". I used someothing similiar to Dew Drops to write it out. I also included some of these dots on the other letters just as decoration.
I really enjoyed making this for Ari. She's a sweetie and I have a soft spot for her since I also have a special needs daughter.

Please join us this week at The Sisterhood of Crafters for a challenge about Birthdays. Some lucky participant will win a stamp set from Shabby Chic Stamp Company.

I am entering this project in the following challenges:
Allsorts - Say it with Flowers
Cupcake Craft - Going Dotty
Paper Pretties - Stripes
Quirky Crafts - "For a Special Lady" plus Circles, Flowers and gems/pearls
The Squirrel & the Fox - Love -- Love Is Blind
There's Magic in the Air - Kid`s Birthday