July 2009 ~ Create it. Go!

Friday, July 17, 2009

July is not a stamping month in my house

I have something else to show you, but it isn't papercrafting or stamping of any sort again. (I actually did stamp one card a week or so ago for a bday and forgot to take a pic of it before we gave it away.)

My kids are gearing up for a cousins camp that we are hosting this year and it is themed "Harry Potter" this year, so I have been working on crafts for it (for the kids to make). Last night I made this wand from just paper, glue and paint!!!!! And doesn't it look sooooo cool????!!!! I got the idea from this site here and the wonderful instructions they have on their site. We're also making animals out of pony beads (for the cat, owl, or toad that they can bring). journals, I have broom pens for them, camp t-shirts, possibly pillowcases and will have all kinds of fun!!!!

So, what do you think of the wand?

Friday, July 3, 2009

Festive Feet

(White out is not as easy to make lines with as you would think. haha Sorry if this is a double for some of you.)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Working on...

Well, it's not stamping this time. I have been working on some crafts that I am preparing for my kids and their cousins to do at their "Cousins Camp" this summer. I have two that I am in charge of and I am doing string art and faux stained glass. This is what we are doing:
Each child will get to make one of each of these (along with other things that others have planned). The stained glass is done on a transparency, although you can do it on glass or plexi-glass or even sheet protectors. (This way they can't break it or get hurt, since ages range from under 3 to teens.) I used liquid lead and glass paint (found at Hobby Lobby). The string art is on a square piece of wood about 8x8?, covered in velvet, then pounded the nails in and added the string.
(I still have not cut and tied the final strings on this...it will look better when I do, but I am still experimenting on how I want to string it on, as well as experimenting with the string. I think I like the crochet thread that is a little thinner for it and will switch it out with that.)