Surving the Empty Nest- I Am More than a Mom

Friday, May 30, 2014

Beary Special Card :)

Today I am posting as a member of The Scrapbook Queen's Royal Challenge Design Team
We are hosting a monthly challenge. This challenge goes live on the 30th of each month. Come check out my inspiration on the 30th then head to The Scrapbooking Queen Royal Challenge to obtain a printable for our chance at a second entry to our challenge.  You can also see all the amazing projects by the other design team members.  You will be inspired by these talented designers!   

This month's image is this sweet little bear holding a flower.  I knew when I saw this that I was going to make a card to send to a special little girl who is battling cancer.  The image was colored in Photoshop and ready to use on my card. 
You can see here that the little bear and flower image has been  colored in Photoshop. To give the bear a bit of pop and depth, two different shades of brown were used.  She is now ready to be added to my project.

"You are Beary Special." This card was designed for a special child named Violet.  To learn how you can send a card to Violet, click HERE.

Now it is time for you to head to The Scrapbooking Queen Royal Challenge and get all the details on how you can enter the challenge.  I look forward to seeing what you create!! You have until June 29th to get your projects in.  One winner will be chosen at random to receive a "Royal" prize package!

Thank you for stopping by today.  If you have kids who love to color, we are encouraging them to participate in this challenge!!  Craft together!  So much fun!
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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Guest Designer- Through the Craftroom Door

I am excited today to be the Guest Designer for the Through the Craftroom Door blog!

For today's project, I decided to make a birthday card for a girl. I wanted something pink, yet not too frilly, so I combined brown and blue with the pink to create the look I was going for.
The image  is from the Besties collection.  She was colored using Photoshop and popped up on a frame for a bit of dimension. Her edges were inked and a few dots were added to complete her look.  The sentiment was made using the Silhouette Cameo.  You can see that a pretty blue ribbon was added to finish of the card.

I will be entering this card in the following challenge:
 Besties Challenge- Something Old (cardstock)/ New (image) 

I hope you enjoyed my project today.  Thank you so much to the design team at Through the Craftroom Door for selecting me as a guest designer for their blog.  It has been a pleasure designing this card and being a part of your blog today.
Have a fabulous day!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Choose Joy! My inspriational canvas!

My name is Cindy Womack and I am the creative force behind the blog I am More Than a Mother, Life with an empty nest!  I am a guest designer today on the Bella Craft Blog!  Recently I attended a church service and our Pastor spoke about "Choosing Joy" and how this would have a positive impact on your life. I knew that I would be designing a canvas based on this inspirational message.

 Here are the supplies that I used...

 Silhouette Cameo
8 x 11 canvas
Mod Podge
Paint Brush
Flowers create this lovely and meaningful canvas
 Paint the blank canvas, let it dry, then give it a second coat.  

Using the Silhouette Cameo (or cutting machine of your choice), design, cut, and adhere the chevron, as well as the sentiment to the canvas using Mod Podge.  Give it a good coat and go over any spots that don't seem to be adhering the paper to the canvas.
Deconstructing the flower: 1. Start with the whole flower. 2. Strip the flower petals and leaves from the stem by bending back the plastic that attaches each layer. 3. Reconstruct the flower one layer at a time keeping it secure with a brad.  This process eliminates all the bulky plastic and allows you to adhere the flower to the canvas using a brad. 

Add any other embellishments to the piece that you would like.  In this case, a cross and several white pearls were attached to the canvas to complete the look.  These were attached using a hot glue gun.

The canvas is ready to hang and become a 
meaningful focal point of your wall.

If you have any questions about this project, drop me an email and I would be happy to discuss them with you.

Have a wonderful day and thank you for stopping by.