Thursday, May 2, 2013

We had a visitor at the Well's House

Ok, this is kind of a cool story.  Some of you know that I grew up in a small country town in California and about 7 years ago, my husband and I moved to North Idaho.  While growing up in California as a teenager needing some extra cash I spent a lot of time babysitting.  I spent many friday and Saturday nights at a home watching 3 boys and a cute little 3 year old girl. 

Fast forward 11 years....
That same family bought land about 45 minutes from us up here in Idaho and we've gotten back in touch.  It's amazing to see how much people have changed and grown.  To top it off, that cute little 3 year old girl is now a beautiful 14 year old teenager.  And, as fate may have it, she loves to craft!! Score!

Her name is also Sarah just so that no one is confused as they read through this post. 
Sarah came and spent the weekend at my house about a month ago.  We were going to stay up late, eat junk food, watch movies, and craft, craft, craft. 

As soon as she came over she said... guess what, I have homework.  and it's art homework...
My first thought... cool, I'll get to learn something too :)
This is what she made.  She traced her hand, drew lines and colored them in.  I was pretty shocked how it looks like there's a painted hand the same color as the lines sitting on that paper.  This is how her homework turned out when it was all done.  I thought it was pretty darn neat.

Miss Sarah had let me know before she came down to our house that she didn't know what Hobby Lobby was.  Man was she in for a shock.  I told her a little bit about it but words can't describe your first trip to a Hobby Lobby store.  This was our haul after we walked out 2 and 1/2 hours later.  We never hit the center isles and only made it around 2/3rds of the outside.  Needless to say, we needed a break.

Sarah had mentioned that she wanted to make a frame to put a picture of her and her friend in.  She found the glitter frame at Hobby Lobby and then we scavanged through the single sheet 12x12 papers until she found the perfect purple metallic she was looking for.  The zebra/tiger... just what every 14 year old loves at this point in their life :)  She was in love with how the frame turned out.

What's next... oh, I needed a break.  ha. 
Sarah decided she wanted to make a banner so while she was drawing stiching around the edges and coloring her end pennants, I decided to kick back and watch some silly tv with her.

Here's how her banner turned out.  I walked her though how to use the basics of my gypsy and she picked the pennat shapes and font.  we accidentally somehow cut the R out backwards but she thought it was the coolest addition ever.  perfect for me :)
The characters on the ends are a creature she named sniffle.  She created it herself, designed from scratch. 

This was another project she worked on.  She drew this cookie monster by hand.  I was so impressed with how it turned out.  She colored the cookie and the street sign then layered the background with different colors of blue cardstock.

The last project of the evening... or early morning... I can't remember which.  lol.  I think it was around 12:45am when we hit the hay finally.  She could have gone more but she had a volleyball tournament the next day she had to get at least a little sleep for.

This card she made for her mom.  She used a greeting farm image, colored with bic permanent markers.  I showed her how to use the spellbinders to cut the scalloped circle and chalk the edges.  She used the cuttlebug and the Jaded Blossom flag die for the sentiment backing.  the sentiment is also from Jaded Blossom.  She topped it all off with a gem in her bandana and some at youspica glitter pens for detail.

All in all, Sarah and I had a great time!  She was already talking about her next trip. 
I'd better start getting some rest now :)


  1. Sounds like you guys had a blast!

  2. So much fun! Love how she got to use some JB! :)

  3. way too fun!!! Love the haul pics!

    Kim :)