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Be of Good Cheer, Be not Afraid // Come Follow Me Printable

My sister makes come follow me lesson plans. I begged her to let me make a printable for one of them, and this is the one! It’s in my etsy store, check it out!

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Felt Sticks to Felt!!!

And cuteness sticks to these kids!

And command strips come off your wall easily without damage (they’re included!)

And I can’t get over how cute these kids are! Head on over to @modernfarmhousefamily to check out this adorable family.

But seriously!! How cute are these kids. And how talented is the photographer!! In love.

❤ ❤ ❤

My neighbor told me the story of their babies name. I couldn’t not do this.

How to make a custom baby blanket.

First, have a conversation with your neighbors who are having a baby girl!! Maybe one like this:

Me: Have you chosen a name?

Him (excited!): Yeah! Lyra!

Me: Is there meaning in it?

Him: Yes. We’re both into music. In Latin, a Lyra is like a harp. My wife is into astronomy too, and Lyra is a really cool constellation.

My brain: This. Needs. To. Be. A. Blanket.

First, paint some outer space textures.

Then pull out your tombows and do some lettering. Do a lot and write “nope” next to the bad ones.

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Next, pull it all into Adobe CC to isolate your shapes, colorize them and create a repeating pattern. Save as jpg.

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Headto spoonflower.com to order the fabric. Sew the edges, run through the wash and bam.

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Making Glue with Breast Milk. It’s weird, I know.

I had one bag of frozen breast milk left. Three ounces of a drink, but it represented a year of breastfeeding my first babe, and two years of breastfeeding my second babe. All the emotions. Lots of moms make jewelry from milk to commemorate this achievement. That’s not quite weird enough for me. In fact, the paintings I make with breast milk aren’t even weird enough. What’s weirder than milk jewelry and painting with breast milk? I made glue with the proteins from my last bag of milk. Milk that my body made to feed my beautiful babies. Then used the glue as papier-mâché to build a topographical map of Soldier Hollow in Midway, Utah. The place where I discovered my strength. Continue reading “Making Glue with Breast Milk. It’s weird, I know.”

Resin Art: Antelope Island in a 3d Topographical Land Sculpture

The youtube vortex sucked me in, and I ended up watching this video:

And, like always, I thought, “I NEED to try this!” So I did. First attempt = disaster. But I learned SO much. Only use a little bit of paint in the resin. Background colors can show up. Extremely level/flat is insanely important in the drying process. Work fast. If the first (or second or third) layer looks terrible, you can pour additional resin coats on top.

I decided to experiment and combine paper maché with resin. Sometimes the stars align, and mixed media projects come together nicely. This was one of those times!

I ended up with a 3d topographical map of Antelope Island in Utah. I shipped it off to my pops for father’s day. He recognized Frary Peak right away. 🙂

And now I can add 3d land-form sculptures to my resume. Which island should I do next?

Antelope Island Resin Art Continue reading “Resin Art: Antelope Island in a 3d Topographical Land Sculpture”

Have you ever wanted a pair of leggings with a baby sloth on them? Me neither.

But I’m gonna leave this here anyway. You know, just in case there is someone out there who does.

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Available in my RedBubble shop. Helps a NICU baby get human milk. 🙂

New Thank You Cards – Painted with Breast Milk

You know the drops of breast milk left in the pump after you pump? I paint with them! The latest designs:

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The best part? For every craft you buy from EmIsCrafty, you help a NICU baby get human milk.

Your turn! Go paint with milk (cow, breast, goat, whatever!) It’ll be white on white, hard to see, but you can do it! When your masterpiece is complete, bake it up (400 for 3-5 minutes), and share your art! @emiscrafty #emiscrafty

Check out these creations from miss Lila and Hannah, age 7 & 4!

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Custom Die-Cut Card, Cut from my Silhouette.

Made for a friend going through a rough patch!

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Is there a Grinch in your life? They might appreciate this Dr. Seuss holiday printable.

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Meet Dr. Seuss’ Grinch, hand-painted by yours truly (with a little help from the 3 year old).

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