Valentines for my loves

I got started early this year on my Valentine’s Day creations–hearts are indeed one of my favorites. So excited to finally share with you!

This batch of hearts are for my friends. I painted pinks and purples onto card stock and cut heart shapes from the dried piece. Then I outlined with glitter glue and wrote a message on the front. I wrote them each a short line on the back.

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This next card I made for my not-quite 2-year-old nephew who loves balloons to give to his parents.

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The heart balloons on the front are made of construction paper and outlined with glitter glue. The clouds are drawn with white crayon and its resistance to watercolor creates a neat effect.

My heart soars for you all!! Happy Valentine’s Day!

Xoxo

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Merry Christmas!

The Holidays are usually stressful for me because no matter how early I start to think about presents for everyone on my list, I always wait to shop till Christmas Eve. Now that the gifts are wrapped, here are the best of my Holiday card creations.

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These cards are all made with card stock, acrylic paint and my Holiday favorite- glitter glue!

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Thanks for looking–maybe I should start shopping now for next Christmas!

Here’s me enjoying a handmade card I received as a sweet gift today!

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Let the Holiday Card-Making Frenzy Begin!

Last week I purchased some high-shine and glittery paint to experiment with my Holiday card creation.

This is the first of many more cards I’ll be making for my family and friends.

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I outlined the petals and center of the poinsettia flower with glitter and created a gentle mint green border.

Here’s to many more Holiday cards to come!

Belated Diwali

Last week, South Asians across the world celebrated Diwali, the Indian festival of lights. I didn’t get to visit my parents to celebrate, unfortunately, so I sent them the next best thing–a homemade card.

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For this card I used bright red and yellow pieces of construction paper, and orange tissue paper for the flames on the candle.

Diwali is one of my favorite Holidays because it asks us to seek light over darkness and to always have hope. May your year be filled with light and love.

Happy Halloween!

Boo!

Happy Halloween! Today I’m sharing with you the Halloween cards and presents I made for my three nephews, ages 18 months, 23 months, and 8 years.

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These cards were made using bright pieces of orange, yellow and black construction paper, and Halloween embellishments, including stickers and decorative pumpkins.

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The pumpkin pails include age appropriate gifts, super hero shirts with capes and light up balls for the baby boys, and a Frankenstein  chapter book and Lego set for older brother.

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The cards really tied the gifts all together, as you see.

I wish you a delightfully frightful night of Trick-or-Treating!