Take a Look – In My Sketchbook

Art has always been a huge part of my life. When I was younger, playing outside wasn’t an option so instead, I looked to paper and pens for fun.

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My sketchbook is just a black spiral sketchbook. It is 7in by 10in with 80 thick sheets of acid-free paper.

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This is one of my favorite drawings. I drew it for my French teacher and then made another copy for myself.

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This drawing was inspired by a pin. I did not come up with the idea – I just thought it was cute and that I’d give it a try.

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My wonderful sister helped me with the details on this one. This was one of my first attempts at drawing hair. :) This also came from a pin.

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This is another one of my favorites. It was inspired by another picture. (I’m sorry I can’t link back to the originals.) I just changed the words on the dress/top. My sister helped me with this one as well.

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And that’s it! Which drawing was your favorite? Let me know in the comments below! I’d love to hear from you! :) Also, if you have any suggestions of what I should draw, let me know!

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is coming up. Make your mom feel special with these gift ideas :)

Gifts to Buy

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Hand and Body Lotion   •   Lightweight Scarf   •   A Cute Journal   •   Love You A Whole Latte / You’re My Cup Of Tea Mug   •   Candles   •   Long Distance Mom and Daughter Pillow Case

Gifts to Make

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Personalized Mugs   •   Mom Coupons   •   Tile Photo Coasters   •   Mason Jar Vases   •   Photo Candles   •   Photo Collages   •   Photo Planter

*note: None of the pictures on this post are mine. They belong to their original owner. :) *

 

 

3 Last Minute Christmas Gifts

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Christmas is just around the corner and you still have people that you need to gift. Well, never fear because I have 3 last minute gift ideas that don’t take much time to make but are very cute and guaranteed to be awesome. ;)

 1. Sharpie Decorated Mugs

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I made and gave some mugs to my family last year. I used white mugs from Target. When I got home, I cut out the size of the letters that I wanted and taped it to the mug. I used Write Dudes Permanent Metallic Markers to dot around the “stencil”. When I finished drawing the way I liked it, I took off the paper stencil and baked the mug for 30 minutes in the oven at 350 F. When the 30 minutes were over, I let the mugs cool before I wrapped them. My family loved these mugs. *I suggest hand washing the mugs so that the color won’t come off. :) *

 2. Homemade Sugar Scrubs

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I mentioned this scrub before but I wanted to bring it up again because scrubs really do make great gifts. :) I followed the instructions on this pin to make the DIY Honey and Brown Sugar Scrub and loved it! If there are leftovers, you can save it in a jar in the fridge for a couple of days. I also made a peach scrub (pictured above) that worked great as well.

 3. Paintings

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This one is kind self-explanatory but for this painting, I used different shades of blue paint to paint the words Faith, Hope, and Love and painted them like this journal. I made this painting for multiple people and they all loved it. You can paint a picture or a quote, anything that reminds you of the person you are giving the gift to. I’m positive they will love it. :)

Did you try any of the ideas above? How did they turn out? What are you looking forward to most about Christmas? Let me know in the comments below. :)

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