Happy Valentines Day!

So I know it's still a bit away, but I got to crafting today and couldn't stop! I picked up an adorable vintage sheet of Valentines images in a crafting adventure a few weeks ago, and I couldn't wait to use them.

I fancy cut around her and mounted the cut out on a doily and some cardstock using none other than Glue Dots!

Funny story time...ready? Go!
That doily...I'll tell ya. You know you have a true friend in crafting when you're out to lunch at one of the fancy places that takes reservations, your soup arrives, and you quietly, and hopefully sneekily, remove the doily from under the soup bowl and quickly and carefully stash it in your purse for future crafting usage -- and she completely understands. I'm sure that if her soup hadn't already spilled a bit on hers, she would have sacrificed hers to the cause, as well!

(I mean, seriously, it's pretty, right!?!)

Happy crafting, people!

I wrote this blog post while participating on the Glue Dots design team


An Unconventional Valentines Day Wreath

Hello, my friends! Sickness has stuck the household, but luckily (I think...) it only struck me!! I've been pretty well down for the count for over a week now, but I'm slowly getting back to normal and feeling somewhat human again.
I took some time out today to get into the craft cubby, because I always feel better after a little productive creating! I have a bunch of supplies out and around for my daughters upcoming birthday party, and I was inspired to make a Valentines Day wreath out of extra supplies for her party decorations. They're not your typical pink/red/white color combo, but I really like that!

 This was a super easy project to make. Let me walk you through it!

  • Paper Straws
  • Doily
  • Cardboard for base of wreath
  • Paint
  • Chipboard (or other) sentiment
  • 2" (XXL) Glue Dots®
  • Mini Glue Dots®
Paint the chipboard your desired color. Adhere the doily to the cardboard base, and adhere the sentiment to the doily. Flip piece over. Adhere XXL Glue Dot® to the back of the cardboard circle, and adhere paper straws in a circle.

Isn't that fun!?! It looks great on my front door. Maybe somehow it's presence will convince Mother Nature to keep this crazy warm weather around and forget to bring that next Winter storm!!

Hey, a girl can wish, right??

I wrote this blog post while participating on the Glue Dots design team


A Mixed Media Weekend

The Deeply Rooted house is fully recovered from the Holidays, but now we're gearing up for a birthday party! My youngest will be turning three in a few weeks, so expect a nice, big post all about that in the coming weeks!
I recently had a great weekend up with my parents, without kids! It doesn't happen very often, but it gave us a great chance to catch up, eat, shop, and craft! I was very impressed...mom created her first canvas piece! I have a feeling she's hook on the mixed media style, because she's already sent me pictures of her new Zentangle journal, complete with a collaged cover!
I used the weekend to finish up one canvas, and then did one alongside mom, as well. The shopping trip was a great success, because I found the rub-on sentiment that I ended up using on this piece.

  I gave her a berry wreath for her hair, which I *love*. It doesn't stand out that much, but I feel like it gives her just enough interest.

I also used white rub-ons to give her flowers in her hair. I colored them with my Faber Castell big brush pens.

I'm thrilled to debut my mother's first canvas, as well! She seemed to have a great time making it, and I'm proud of how she finally 'let go' and let the piece create itself!

Not bad, eh? I love it! It's great to be able to make something you're proud of and be able to see it every day. I'd love to see your favorite creation! Leave a link in a comment so I can come check it out!


Random Act of Cards, Week Two!

Hey there! I know most people's excitement of new things happens at Christmas, but this year, mine was this last weekend! Although I was dreaming of seeing the new releases at CHA in person, my reality wasn't far off! I spent a long weekend with my mom doing all things crafty. Shopping, scrapbooking, eating (HA! That's a real part of crafting in my books!), and introducing my mom to canvas work! We had a blast. I'll be showing you the little amount of work that I actually got done in the next week, but today I'm on to Week Two of my Random Act of Cards.
Last week's card met it's purpose perfectly. I got a note from the recipient that it came at the perfect time, just when they needed a little boost. That's exactly the main reason behind this adventure.

This week's card is a new one. I was trying to use up some scrap papers in my stash and came up with this creation. I love the little owl that my husband bought for me (he has good taste!). Let's hope week two goes as well as week one!

I still have spots available on my recipient list, so if you're interested in getting one of my Random Acts of Cards, leave your email address in a comment here and I'll email you for your address!


Random Acts of Cards, Week One!

Hello, and Happy New Year!! The Deeply Rooted house was crazy busy over the holidays, first getting the nasty stomach bug that has been traveling around, then with the holiday family get togethers and parties. Everyone had a great, safe time!
One of my New Years goals this year was to actually USE the cards that I love so much to make. I'm really great about making the cards, but then they tend to sit in a photo box, tucked away in the abyss of my crafting land. The first card I'm sending is one that you've already seen on here, but we're revisiting it for week one of my year-long Random Acts of Cards.

This is Girly Face. I made this card back in August, and I love how she turned out! Here's a recap of the instructions and materials:
"This little Girly Face was sketched onto a dictionary page and cut out. I used Faber Castell gelatos for the cheeks, and I used Faber Castell Artist Big Brush Pens to color the scrap doily hair. Buttons for eyes, scrap papers from My Mind's Eye (Stella Rose) for the backgrounds, paper tape from Recollections for decoration and Thickers letters complete the card. I adhered everything with Mini Glue Dots."

So, week one, done! One of you can expect this cute thing to end up in your mail box in a few days! I have a big list running of recipients for the year, but I have a few spaces I need filled. If you'd like to be added onto my Random Acts of Cards list, let me know! Leave me a comment here with your email address and I'll get in touch with you to get your address.

Until next week, get out there and send those cards!