‘Simply Adorned’ Charms

This is one of my favorite things.

Stampin’ Up offers these awesome  locket charms and I LOVE mine so much.

They are little glass covered frames that you can put your miniature creations in: poems, collages, photos, keepsakes,etc… 


And then wear it as a charm on a necklace or bracelet.

You can also hang it anywhere for a unique and artistic accent. I like to hang it around my glass lamp when I’m not wearing it.

Mine is always changing. I used to have a piece of Bible text that was meaningful to me in it, and I’ve had several photos of Knox in it, too. 

I was thinking it might be kind of fun to make a tiny replica of my ‘Endless Summer’ ATCs to put in and wear to the swap!

Sea Shell Finale!

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There have been many sea shell drawings around my house lately, and they haven’t all been done by me.  My sea shell tag art has inspired my 7 year old and she has been sketching away.  This is just one more thing I love about starting this blog. It has pushed me to break out of my “shell” and start creating!  This in turn has affected my children in an extremely positive way.  My 13 year old is trying to take more interesting photos and my 7 year old is trying to draw the giant conch.   

Of course,  not everything I make for this blog is going to be a masterpiece.  You’ve seen that already.  Not every thing is going to look perfect or professional.  But it is motivating me to use the talents that I do have to inspire others, most especially my favorite artists right here at home.   

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So what’s next? We’ve been learning about monochromatic color schemes in our art lessons recently.  We’ve also been reading through Proverbs in our family devotionals. So there’s two hints for now–stay tuned!   

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