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About Us, and this box!

This is my very first post! It seemed best to kick things off by introducing myself and telling you about me, my family and why I’m writing to you all. Well, hello there!! I’m Betsy, a full-time working, thirty-something wife, creative, and mom of two wild boys, three fluffy dogs, one stinky cat, and a pot bellied pig… yes… a pig!bets n boys blog copy

You see, I’m a creative and always have been, I blame my amazing mom for all these things. My mom is an incredibly talented and creative woman. She has been a source of inspiration, and one of my biggest cheerleaders. I’ve been fortunate in having a great childhood bursting with creativity because of my mom. We were always working on holiday projects, helping out with school plays, trips, and fundraiser props. As I grew up she encouraged me to pursue my passion of art, and attend art classes, and eventually attend one of the top art school in the US –Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.  I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration and have been working professionally in the creative field in designing screen printed and decorated fashion apparel for the past 11 years.materials blog

Now, I am a mom of two wildly busy boys and trying to find ways to have quality time with them has been my challenge. Time is scarce between work, laundry feeding everyone, and taking care of the kids… there is little time to research plan shop for and prepare crafts… not to mention me leaving the craft store after spending a bundle and not having time to use have the stuff. Lately, I’ve been in the mindset of making my time together count. You’ve all heard it, “be present in the present”… Well, this is my combo platter solution of being present, making our time – quality time, and pulling in some of my favorite memories and creativity into the mix too.wecraftbox1blog

It sounds like a lot, but it’s quite simple – a subscription of prepared crafts! It’s easy, you don’t have to think about it, it comes to you once a month with seasonal themes. Now without the stress and prep-work,  you can craft, connect and create together!wecraftboxdetail2 blog

I love putting together these monthly packages… and I hope you enjoy them too! Please share your creations and tag us on facebook and Instagram. We love sharings everyone’s creations!wecraftboxproduct2blog

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Back to School!

DSC05799It’s time, I can’t believe the summer has flown by so fast, and I can’t believe how big my boys are… slow. down. slow. down! I try to carry on the traditions my Mom established growing up, that, of course, has become a major thing for all parents. So I put together a back to school chalkboard for the obligatory first day of school photo.DSC05809This chalkboard is special. But really, I bought it at HomeGoods for $40, 3 years ago, and it has been used for multiple parties, baby showers, holidays, parties, weddings and both my kiddos weekly belly bump chalkboards.  I love this chalkboard!DSC05801DSC05807DSC05812I’ve used some fun googly eyes and apple die-cuts from Michaels. Have you ever just scanned their sale rack? These apples were inexpensive and made this project a breeze! I will admit I am also the victim of buying so many great crafting treasures and… adding them to by heap of “will one day be used”. I may just do one giant project and use them all!

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I used glue dots to attach the googly eyes, and attached the apples to the chalkboard too. I played around with a few type blocks… and always have a handy wet paper towel to clean up or redo sections.

Anyway, I’m sure you’ll be seeing more of this chalkboard – I may have to rebuild it soon (she’s spent a few nights outside and is a little warped). Maybe I’ll do a how to blog post about it so you all can have this fantastic board too! Are you interested in that? Please comment below: