Monday, September 19, 2011

A Busy Mom's Sampler

Hello! I'm dropping here today to share a technique that will help you simplify those ever so trendy samplers that all over the internet right now. Here's an example of one of those extremely detailed, gorgeous samplers...

That beauty makes me yearn for life before kids... for the days when I had the time to do needlepoint... strike that! Reverse it. I'm having too much fun as a mama to my girls, so I'll just skip the authentic sampler making for now and use my scrapbooking supplies to create a "Simplified Sampler."

How about this?
I still get my trendy sampler fix, but I can finish it in one evening and give it as a gift for a girl friend who's expecting a little girl. 

Here's how I made it:
1) Start with a pre-made canvas and lay down letters from Animal Crackers for Girls collection rub-ons.
2) Use a clear ruler to make certain that letters line up straight.
3) Use rub-on tool to apply rub-ons to surface of canvas. Note: place a book under the canvas so you have a hard surface to work on.
4) Embellish with stickers, ribbon or other embellishments that you may have on hand.

And that's it... easy but doable! Thanks for stopping by today:)

Products used: rub-ons (Animal Crackers for Girls collection by GCD Studios), sticker (Funhouse collection by GCD Studios), ribbon (Michaels Inc.), canvas (Canvas Corp.)


Angela Fehr said...

Windy, that is so cute! I love giving handmade gifts. And I caught the Charlie & the Chocolate Factory reference - love the 80's version of the movie!

Maria Stanley said...

I LOVE this idea! That is the best! I am going to make one for my little girl but also as a gift for my friend who is expecting. This is the best gift idea I have ever seen. Thank you SO much for sharing it. I can't wait to get started!