A grateful he(art) ♥

 Hi friends!

I pray you are doing well in your little corner of the world ♥
It hasn't been easy for many of us to practice 'social distancing'
especially when we are social creatures by nature ~
heading out to grocery stores, book clubs, choir practices, schools and church,
just to name a few.

But we really should 
and I know ~ it's quite an adjustment!

In our house, it's FULL.
My usual quiet time to craft is now filled with the sound 
of chattiness and everyone doing what they would normally do in a day
and it makes for a very cramped, somewhat chaotic, way to craft!

Are you missing your mojo?
Do you have a houseful of family members?
Or are you missing the area you used to go?
It is too quiet perhaps?

Here's an idea:
Create your own Creativity Box!
It's mojo-vating, it's creative and it's FREE!

Take a box.
Any box!
And fill it with a few things that you need to stay in the game.
 If you don't have the actual items to add into the box,
you can always print out some ideas to motivate you.

The idea is to see your 'crafty task' and be creative,
distractions or maybe no distractions,
be it loud or too quiet or even just right :)

 From the Creativity Box, I created a card using scraps of material.
Earlier this year, in my Word of the Year post,
I mentioned I was going to do a series called A Grateful He(art) ~
art with love inspired by Alice ♥
And not just any material - it's a leftover from my daughter.
She fell madly in love with a dress for her daughter (Alice)
but it was from last season.
She's only been able to find it in a size 12
and she needs a 2T.
Being the creative soul she is, she bought the secondhand size 12
and tore it apart to recreate it in a smaller size.
 Which meant a lot of scrap material!

(sorry the photos are dark and grainy!)

She's still completing it but with the leftover material, 
I scooped up a little piece to complete this card.
And - yay - the challenge at Splitcoaststampers this week
 is all about material so the timing was perfect!
I've used one of my favorite Stamp Anniething stamps 
and colored it in coordinating colors of the material.
The sentiment is from a stamp set from My Favorite Things,
as are the stitched dies and banner die. 
The material is a thin summer cotton so it actually cut
with the die as easy as paper!

                    And this is one more card done with a recycled theme:

 Thanks for stopping by!
Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥


  1. Oh wow Kelly, I LOVE that you've snatched up her material for your card as this is such a happy and uplifting design!! LOVE the colors of it and I thank you for the smile! :) I'm used to things being quiet to craft, but with hubby being around, there are extra noises that I'm not quite used to...so the adjustment of that makes it hard to get my MOJO for sure! LOL!! Take care my friend!

  2. I so enjoyed reading your post Kelly x. How creative of your daughter to adjust the fun and fabulous dress and how resourceful of you to scoop up the left over material and make this super cute card, which is full of vibrant colour x.

  3. Hi Kelly, what a fab post, so enjoyed reading it and a great idea to have a creativity box.
    Well done to your daughter remaking that lovely dress and for you snatching some of it for your lovely card, the colours are super and it's a sweet image.
    You take care, Kate x

  4. Fantastic post Kelly. Love the dress and the card you made using a piece of the same material..Loz

  5. First of all I LOVE how creative your daughter was to take that larger sized dress and make it into the size she needed! Secondly.. you are just as creative by snatching up a piece for your card! Super cute By the way!!! I love how creativity can run in a family! :) I'm back from Spring break and finally back to having internet! yay me! :) I still have to work, so I will be out and about as usual... :)


  6. Wow Kelly, what a great use of the scrap, and your daughter is as creative as you are with her recyling!! Loving your cheerful card. For me it is as quiet as usual, but it feels less companionable as I know I can't 'go' anywhere should I want to.... but I do have the love and support of family so am counting my blessings
    Stay safe

  7. Beautiful card and wonderful thoughts to keep positive. I am still working and it's my normal house for me. Just frustrated trying to find things when attempting to go grocery shopping.

  8. sweet and beautiful card Kelly
    Gr Karin

  9. How adorable! You've colored little Annie so perfectly to match the fabric! A beautiful Spring card!

  10. I'm loving all the cards with material on them! This is really adorable. And bright and fun.

  11. This is soooo fun with the bright stripes! Great job! Stay well!

  12. How very cute - and creative! I love how you used fabric from Alice's leftovers to make your card. Sweet!

  13. What an adorable card! I love the striped bg and the cute girl! Yes! I went from empty nest to full house in an instant. Although I knew this was going to happen later in the year I wasn't prepared for a whole dorm room to come home all of a sudden! I somehow managed to make a big deadline this week despite the crazy distractions of news and extra people in the house. I love your idea of a crafty box. Hugs and Health to you and your family!

  14. Your bright fabric stripes make a great background for this sweet, sweet image!! Great card, Kelly!