Friday, May 14, 2010

Happy Belated Mother's Day

I'm going to jump right in and for my first post, I thought I would show you a couple of the Mother's Day cards I made last week. I made five for the important moms (or mums) in my life. All the materials were either from Michael's, Joann's, or found around the house. I have found in card making that Mod Podge is the strongest glue and you can use it as a topcoat if you are doing a flat decoupage. My cards were three dimensional, and they hold up really well with Mod Podge, even in the mail, although the envelopes are a bit lumpy. Lumpy or fat envelopes are the best, because you know there is something extra special inside! When I make cards or do other collage projects I get out my tragically unorganized basket of craft/sewing supplies and look through it to find the materials I think I want to use. First, I think about the color palate, and then about the composition. I'm glad I was a fine arts major for my first year of college, because I learned how to think about palate and composition, and I love to think about them! 

This article is something I believe all moms know, and something I work on with families! 

Thank you to all the wonderful mothers in my life, for all that you have taught me about what it is to be a mom, and to have a "mother-heart" for others!