Don’t Overlook the Simple, Cheap, Deck of Cards

Keeping kids amused, educated, entertained, and calm is the ongoing task of any parent. It doesn’t matter whether you’re trying to survive a rainy day indoors, or are on the road for a family vacation, or spending a dull afternoon at the doctor’s office—a deck of cards can be a parent’s best friend… So much can be done with a deck of cards—all sorts of math and number play, as well as games, fortune-telling, and even trying to build the card house. I remember that my kids would even use the face cards to play impromptu imagination games and turn … Continue reading

Gift Idea: Deck of Cards Album – Making The Pages

Yesterday I got you started on creating a mini altered album out of a simple deck of cards. I have been working on these creations for the past twenty four hours. These are gifts for my five children for Christmas. The only time I have to work on them is while they are at school. So I am trying to get as much done as I can. Thankfully they have been in the works for several weeks now, and I am almost complete. Today let’s get started on creating the pages of these albums. We left off with a piece … Continue reading

Gift Idea: Deck of Cards Album – Getting Started

Altered art is one of my most favorite forms of creativity. It is so much fun to create new from old. Just to brighten something drab and ugly and make it better and more beautiful! That’s what I am doing this Christmas. Lots of altered art projects. My current project are mini albums for each of my five children. This will be our first Christmas together as a blended family and I am very excited about that. To commemorate the past year, I have collected lots of group shots from various celebrations, from events and holidays throughout the year. I … Continue reading