I decided that from now on I will make my own cards. It is cheaper, a lot of fun, more personal, brings out your creative imaginative self, my son can join the fun, and if you use the right materials is better for the environment. I am slowly going to start building on my collection of craft materials and hopefully soon I will be able to bust out a card for any occasion in minutes! I am also going to start looking for environmentally friendly papers and craft materials that I will be able to use. I might start looking for things to reuse around the house that would look cute on cards or other craft projects. Things like buttons, old magazines, any kind of paper, ribbon, photos, old greeting cards, etc. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! I'm excited to start being more crafty and watch my son use his creative little mind. Keep an eye out for more blogs on my crafty projects!
Of course since Valentine's Day is coming up, I had to start making some Valentine cards. A couple of weeks ago I had some girlfriends come over and we made our own Valentines. Everyone brought a little bit of their own craft materials and we all shared. We didn't have templates, models, cheat sheets, or instructions. We just used our creative minds! Ayden even made a Valentine before he went to bed. It was such a fun night filled with delicious food, yummy drinks, great company, and fun crafts! I think I might host more crafts nights like that!
Since that craft night Ayden and I have been working on doing some more Valentines. Every few days we make more. It is so fun and Ayden is really enjoying the crafts. It is so amazing to watch him be artistic and use his creative mind. I can't wait to see what his creative outlet will be when he gets older.
Here are some pictures from my girls/craft night.
Here are a few pictures from my point and shoot camera of Ayden making Valentines with me this morning.
Happy Card Making everyone!
"The only things in my life that compatibly exists with this grand universe are the creative works of the human spirit." -Ansel Adams