So this year, as a token of appreciation, for all the wonderful Nurses and Continuing Care Assistants that work we me, I've made each of them a package of four post-it note cards.
Each 3x3 card has 10 post-it notes inside. The purpose is for the "giver" to write a little note of thanks or encouragement and the "receiver" peels off the post-it note, saves it, and then passes the note card onto another unsuspected person with a new message.
I used Altenew stamps and distress ink for stamping. I love using my Misti Tool for these wonderful layering stamps!
I will be giving out a total of 30 packages of four (so 120 cards). If we were able to use all these cards for how they are intended, together we could send out 1200 messages of encouragement to people we appreciate!! Imagine the power of positive energy this would create in a workplace <3
Anyone who follows my posts know I'm a fan of yard sales and the cool things you can do with just a
" little" find.
The inspiration were a set of candle sticks...gold in color.
From there I kindly asked my husband to make 2 5x7 frames. The back was painted with chalkboard paint and the frames were painted with Wild honey distress paint. After that I added red inka gold, painted the candle sticks black and sanded them down to let the gold shine thrugh and attached these funky metal star door knobs I had for a long time!
Today's technology has is great...excellent for convenience. But nothing beats receiving "snail mail" to pick your spirits up!
I know for me, going to the post office to get mail is a chore but on that rare occasion I receive a hand written note, well it makes my day and makes me feel very special that someone took the time to do this.
This year as part of Christmas gifts I'm giving a pack of 6 note cards, hand crafted, so my special people can keep the gift going.
First stack was made with WPlus9 Pretty Peonies in a water color style. The ink used was a combination of Distress ink, on 110 lb water coloring paper. A little shine using the clear Wink of Stella and some pearls from my own stash set the stage for beautiful cards.
To package I've layered the cards using vellum for protection and included the envelopes.
Inside the cards are blank so the recipient can hand write their own message to the special person in their life that they want to cheer up with a little snail mail.
I LOVE mix media, paper piecing, colouring, bringing life to a plain canvas!!!
Vicky Papaioannou is my new favourite mix media inspirational blogger. This canvas was inspired by one she created from one she did, I just embellished a little more :)
Start with a mini paper pad with colours that you like and pick a few pages, cut in rectangles of various of sizes. Using medium gel, paste them down.
Then add a layer of thin gesso
Once dried (can you a heat tool to speed up the process) and a baby wipe to spread, add a combination of distress paint with the lightest in the center and brighter out to the edges, blending well. Finish with vintage photo to the edges
Using a variety of cup stain stamps and a permanent ink, like Versafine, stamp over
To make the texture of the little squares pop use a permanent ink that allows a little time to move the colour around to shade and accent. I used Faber Castel Markers.
Then the real fun begins with paper piecing. First the tea cup which I cup from Heartfelt Creations "Coffee Talk" collection, then the tea pot which I did cut free hand!