Sunday, February 20, 2011

Shrinky Dinks!

This week the new March Country Living Magazine arrived and I had to try the Shrinky Dink bracelet!  Here is my creation using vintage buttons and Shrinky Dinks!   The instructions for making are very simple and PDFs templates for printing on Shrinky Dink plastic are included at the Country living web page!  Click on the highlighted  Country Living Craft and this should take you to their page.  You can also order the printer Shrinky Dinks plastic at the online store.   The featured guest in Country Living under idea notebook is Cathe Holden at    Visit her site for more inspirational ideas.  A great book to get:  Shrink Art Jewelry by Klutz.

Enjoy!   Elaine

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Here are some cards my children made for valentine's day.   It was simple and fun for them to work with.  We took pre-made cards from T.J. Maxx and I found stickers and scrapbook cutouts at Michaels.  The green monster was from Halloween but worked great for my sons valentine cards! 


Monday, February 7, 2011

Picture This!

I always love what I see in someones art.  I love looking at art cards on eBay and I love the different creative styles of each artist. I  have learned many things from looking and observing.   Even though these are not art cards I decided to create something different with my family photos. Something that I could easily frame.  The cards are much larger 4"X6". Art cards editions and originals are 2.5" by 3.5".  When looking at eBay type in ACEO and you will find hundreds of art cards to look at!   I used vintage papers, clippings from magazine's and newspaper that I have laying around the house. I don't purchase much in  scrapbooking supplies because  I am not a scrapbook person and it is one more thing that I would have to find a place for in my house!  I really do love to create small items such as these and it doesn't take a lot of time or resources!    
Happy Clipping,    


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Soups On!

It's the first day of February and here in Texas we were blasted with ice and snow!  No school for the kids and home bound for the day.....and what a great day to make a pot of minestrone soup!
Hope you enjoy and have a blessed day!