June 12, 2012

Getting Creative

Believe it or not, Darbee Rae and I spent the ENTIRE day at home yesterday.  Not even once did I leave the house.  Now...ask my mom or my hubby and you know that is VERY unusual for me. I like to go and so does Darbee Rae.  BUT...with all of the going we have been doing the past two weeks with cheer camp and swim lessons, I was ready for a day at home to do whatever I wanted.  
That's what we did.  We slept too late and got up and did much of nothing.  I did manage to get the laundry done.  The house was clean, so I devoted the rest of the day to doing whatever.
We decided to get crafty.  Thanks to Pinterest, I had found a project I wanted to do with Darbee.  

We started with a blank canvas.  I found a 2-pack at Hobby Lobby for $7.99 and used my 40% off coupon.  That was a great deal!  They are 16x20.  

Hubby and Darbee Rae spent the evening at the park the other night and I had a crafty party with myself. Hehe.  
I got a few things done with my Cricut machine that I had been wanting to do and this was one of them. 
I cut out the letters I wanted and put them on the canvas. 

I love this saying.  I try to live by this. (Smile)
I turned the canvas over and rubbed hard to make sure they were stuck.

I got out my acrylic paint and chose the colors.
I wanted to hang this in the living room, so I chose warm colors that would match.

Darbee Rae was so excited to help with a "mommy project."  
I let her finger paint all she wanted.

She couldn't believe she could actually paint over the letters!

She did a great job!  
I even got in on the fun too!

Here is our final result. 

I love how it turned out!  
I can't wait to find a special place to hang it. 

Darbee had been wanting her own craft project.  In Michael's the other day, she picked out a picture frame to paint.  While we had the paint out, she decided to paint it too!
She did a great job!  I will have to post a picture of her finished project!  It turned out great.  

So...we had a great afternoon.  
We accomplished a lot.  It was a lot of fun!

Needless to say, we got out of the house today!  We called Nana and headed out to lunch.  

I hope all of you have had a great day and done something to make you happy!

Until next time...


  1. Awww! Your canvas picture turned out SOOOOOO cute!!! :o)

  2. Love the canvas. Looks even better in person!! Darbee Rae's frame was cute too.

  3. It looks great, love those colors, and the inspiration!

  4. Oh so fun.
    Love how it turned out.


  5. Very cool! And fun!

    Carmen and the Primcats

  6. Love the canvas!! Looks like a fun day!! Glad you both enjoyed yourselves.


  7. I love the canvas, it's perfect! Such a great idea having Darbee Rae paint it. :)

  8. You are such a good mama. You really are. What a wonderful project, but a life long memory!