This Spring I’m feeling more enthusiastic than usual about sprucing up my surroundings. My husband and I bought our first home this year and there are still many bare walls in need of arts and crafts. What better way to spruce things up than with pretty stencils and paint! Stencils and paints are on sale and I’m busy drafting up projects for wall art, patio art and some newly decorated accessories to make with my pretty new supplies.
I’m enamored with the Folkart Bird stencils. I can’t wait to use them on my husband’s herb planters. The chalkboard paint also gives the planters such a clean bright quality.
As you know, I enjoy crafting from my backyard patio table, looking out on vibrant spring blossoms. First came the Magnolias, then the Cherry trees, finally the Peony’s and even a few first roses are blooming, inspiring me and the little ones to celebrate May Flowers and encourage discovery through Floral painting, crafting, and science experiments.
To learn new techniques for painting flowers that you find in your own garden and on nature walks, check out My Flower Journal, a blog that celebrates flowers and offers instruction for splatter paint projects you can enjoy with kids of all ages.
May is National Scrapbooking Month and I’m feeling inspired by Spring Colors and patterns, vibrant Spring landscapes, and time with my family, not to mention sales on card stock and supplies! I’m relatively new to scrapbooking, and while the journaling part comes naturally to me, I never know where to begin with page design and layout. Here are some ideas for Spring Layouts and scrappy themed embellishments to inspire your own spring designs.
I love the use of layering of a variety of patterns and textures in this layout and tutorial. The contrast between black and white photos and yellows, pinks, blues and green hues really makes this page stand out.
My nieces love helping out in the garden. They’re great little gardeners, careful not to step in the flower beds, eager to water the seed sprouts and enthusiastic about creating fun garden decor. Here are some ideas that can inspire projects for your garden helpers!
My mom is the master gardener in our family, she grows every vegetable you could imagine. The only problem with her garden is it’s a bit of a jungle! She knows exactly where everything is, but It can be hard for her helpers to know what’s what. These painted garden markers will be a huge help identifying plants in the jungle!
What better way to celebrate National Scrapbooking Day than by making unique Mother’s Day Cards for all the special moms in your life? I hope these beautiful cards will inspire you to try making some new cards!
One of my favorite cards we have featured on the Think Crafts Blog is “For you, Mom Card,” made by Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor, Peg Rounds from Peg’s Crafting Corner.