Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Mothers Day Door Hanger

Mothers Day is coming in a few weeks!  I wanted to make something simple for my kids to fill with a few of Grandma's favorite things.  I have seen a few creative door hangers and the other day I saw one on a blog that caught my eye.  The instructions I followed were found here.

There are a lot of ideas you could use for this simple project.  Fathers day, birthdays, Christmas, school teachers, a neighbor gift.  Really anything you would want to create and slip a treat inside and hang on a door.  I made mine about an inch wider than the directions.  Instead of using plain card stock I altered it to create digitally in Storybook. I used the digital Maggie kit from Lori Whitlock found on Jessica Sprague.

We are excited to add some flowers, a card and a little treat to our bag.  Hope you have fun creating your own.  Don't forget to check out Heritage Collector Storybook that makes it easy to personalize and create your own unique gifts!

I am already planning to make some more of these door hangers for my sons birthday and for my children's teachers, I may even create some for a new neighbor who is moving in soon.  Endless possibilities! Check back soon for a Mothers Day card idea.

Happy Spring!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Spring Fever

It was a long winter this year in Utah.  So you can imagine how much I was looking forward to spring.  I was thrilled to see my daffodils and tulips beginning to grow in my front yard.  I spent some time this past week clearing out all of the debris left over from winter.  While I was working in my garden beds I began brainstorming what I could make to celebrate spring for my home.

I decided that I needed to bring a little spring sunshine indoors to enjoy too!  So I designed a print to put in a frame for the kitchen.  I used Heritage Collector Storybook to pull it all together.  I used some graphics from a kit from Jessica Sprague called Springtime.

It didn't take long and I even tried out a new font.  I think the print still needs a few more flowers to frame the text. Even if I do nothing more it was fun to design.

 I had to alter the size of the print just a little to fit my 5x7 frame.  This was very easy to do in Storybook.  If you are like me sometimes the frame has a slight lip on the inside of the frame.   I discovered that when you slip your print inside the frame you lose a 1/4 inch on all sides.  I can now personalize my print to fit that slight difference for a perfectly framed print.  Happy Spring!