Thursday, August 25, 2011

melted crayon fun

well, i finally have another post! it's been sort of hectic here; we do things all at once, or not at all! ha ha!

as i mentioned in an earlier post, i just had another little mann 3 weeks ago- he's super cute, and so happy!

my other little mann started preschool (he's 3), for the first time this week, and i have been a wreck! heaven help me when he has to go to kindergarten! i just won't think of that yet! :) anyway, we're also moving (into a house, and out of this apartment)! see? i told you, we do everything all at once in this family! whew!

so because of all that, i've been a little sidetracked and haven't been able to get as crafy as i would like. which is awful, because i'm still thinking of fun projects and things to make for challenges! i'm waiting for my routine to settle! :)

ok, so anyway, this project i made isn't a paper crafts, but i thought i'd share it anyway! my mother in law came from CA and stayed with us for 2 weeks when nolan arrived, and my mom was here for almost a month helping us too! it was so nice to have both grandma's here! i don't know what i would have done without them! so i wanted to make a gift to show them how much i appreciated their help! and i saw this all over pinterest and thought...i can totally do that, and then alter it as a thank you gift!

so here it is, melted crayon art:

it is seriously so easy. all i did was glue gun the crayons on, in the order i wanted. then i used my heat embossing gun to melt the crayons - which literally took less than a minute! and it cools just as fast too! *oh, side note here - you may want to make sure you have some tin foil under your canvas when you melt the crayons...let's just say my kitchen sink is now crayon-wax color-tastic! oh well! ha ha!!

then i painted my little menn's hands in white and pressed them onto the canvas. done and done! it was super fun and easy. and it will add a lot of color to the grandparent's walls! :) i am going to make one for myself to have too, but i think i'll do just teals, yellows and greys. i know odd color combo, but i love it right now!

well, more later (i hope)!


Friday, August 12, 2011

fawny flickr friday at lawn fawn!

eek!!! i'm featured again on lawn fawn's fawny flickr friday post!! how exciting!!

i'm completly honored and surprised to see my layout on the blog! i had so much fun making the layout! and i'm so humbled to see another creation of mine featured among such talented other crafters!

go check out all of the amazing projects featured on lawn fawn's blog today!! you won't regret it - you'll have inspriration for months! :)


Thursday, August 11, 2011

did somebody say color?

did somebody say color? well, boy do i have a layout for you!

the latest challenge at wee memories is 'dare to color', where everyone is challenged to use no less than 4 colors, and i accepted the challenge! :)

so during my little mann's first year, i took a picture of him at every 'month' birthday he had. and i put all of the pictures together on this layout to show how much he grew in one year! here's the finished product:

as you can see - no fear of color here! :)

i used lots of lawn fawn, and lots of homemade felt hearts with button embellishments!

i used various stamps from the 'say cheese' and 'say cheese, too' stamp sets. i paper pieced the big polaroid camera and also used 'harold's abc's' to create the title, 'what a difference a year makes' for the banner at the bottom of the page.

it's a very simple layout, but i wanted to keep it simple, so that pictures stood out. :)

oh, and i guess i'll have to make another page similar to this in another year or so...let me introduce the newest little mann: just over a week old! :) we're very happy!