I am digging all these blog hops lately! This is my third one and so I feel like I am finally getting the hang of it! It is so wonderful to be grouped together with so many crafty, talented, creative, beautiful and kind people who want to showcase amazing and fun products together in the spirit of sharing the gift and JOY of creativity and art. Such a privilege.
Ill be sharing my Christmas collection this time around and I am pretty pleased with it! In case you missed the other Christmas collection blog post I completed for Spellbinders you can find it here. I did a whole array of cards and tags and had a blast.
As many of you know I am not a crafter by “trade.” I have enjoyed many a nights scrapbooking and card making over the decades but I just have fun with it and don’t get too fancy. I am in AWE of the amazing things that “professional” paper crafters do with their projects; things that I would have never even thought of doing and the results are incredible. Since I know they have all of those fancy bases covered with their glitter and glam, I figured I would get back to basics and see where that would take me.
When I told my six year old daughter that her mommy illustrated a bunch of stamps she went nuts! To her stamps and stickers are a badge of a good deed done or an assignment completed. She wanted to stamp everything and see all of them! So of course I obliged and whenever I have my stamps out and she catches wind, she always gets a simple card stamped or a stray scrap of paper or even, often, a hand or arm “tattoo” when the mood strikes.
She decided this year that she wanted to give some of her friends at school and her teacher some Christmas cards. We went to the store and checked out the card section first and I was blown away by the prices (because I am super cheap!) and eventually it occurred to me that we could simply make them ourselves (I’m a little slow).
I bought a little 10 pack of 3″x3″ green ombre cards made by American Crafts and began stamping backgrounds on them. I then told her to pick out which stamps she liked best and I stamped those separate and die cut them and placed them on top of a few of the cards.
DONE! The rest was up to her – she got to color and scribble and mark them up however she wanted and addressed envelopes and sign her cute little name and call it good.
Mission – First Grader Christmas Card Project: SUCCESS!
Little brother got in on the coloring action (for five minutes and then lost interest and began scattering colored pencils and then his sister got mad at him)
I see so many sophisticated things being done with stamps and dies and paper these days and I think we need to remember that stamps are synonymous with coloring and creativity and a “job well done” for our little ones and let them get in on that action. Inspire them to create!
NOW FOR THE BLOG HOP DEETS!
Spellbinders has the best blog hops! Great prizes and great ideas. What better?!
To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to FIVE lucky winners. Please leave a comment on Spellbinders blog by Sunday, December 10th 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced in the blog hop post on Spellbinders blog the following day.
In order to FOLLOW the blog hop linky chain from this point forward, please check out the Lovely Svitlana Shayevich at her blog here: Svitlana Shayevich
For a COMPLETE list of blogs which are participating in this blog hop, see below:
- Simon Says Stamp
- Yana Smakula
- Laura Bassen
- Stephanie Low – YOU ARE HERE!
- Svitlana Shayevich
- Sharyn Sowell
- May Sukyong Park
- Elena Salo
THANKS FOR STOPPING BY AND FOR THE LOVE AND CREATIVITY AND JOY YOU BRING WITH YOU! Sorry for being shouty – I just really appreciate you all and the sweet comments you always leave me. I would love to see your creations so be sure to tag me on social Media (facebook: Stephanie Low Creative, Instagram: stephanie.low.creative and #stephanielowcreative)
Love and Peace to all,