Archive for March, 2013

March 25, 2013

Spring!

Today really felt like spring here!  After a few days of muggy, warm weather and a big thunderstormy day yesterday, today was cool and sunny.  Jay and I went to an Orioles/Red Sox game and it was a beautiful day to watch a spring training game.

 

I’ve seen lots of spring wreaths and spring decor online and saw one that was easy to do.  Here it is:

 

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I took two grapevine wreaths and set them on top of one another.  In the middle I placed some moss that I had on hand, set the bunny in the middle and cut up a couple artificial flower stems I had.  Then I added a few speckled eggs from my Easter things.  I think he’s cute!  

And here’s a banner I made to hang on the mantle in our family room:

 

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This is a closeup of one of the letters.

 

The chipboard shapes were covered in dictionary pages and edged with ink.  Then I painted the letters, stamped lightly with a sanded look stamp, and painted the scalloped circle.  I got some little wooden half eggs from Michael’s and painted them, then stamped a flourish in gold on them.  I glued them on top of a bit of moss.  The little scalloped circles at the ends are stamped with a bird and a nest.  

 

 

March 17, 2013

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

My New Year’s resolution of posting to my blog on a regular basis has fallen by the wayside. . . Oh well, I am just going to post when I feel inspired!

Today I am inspired by the eighteen25 blog post about the American Crafts Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic + Giveaway!  Visit eighteen25 and see what adorable projects you can make with these great products from American Crafts ‘ Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic line.  While you’re there you’re going to want to enter the great giveaway!  These products are available at Jo-ann stores beginning TODAY – but why not try to get them for free?  Good luck to me – and you!

While I’m here I’m going to show you some tags I made for a swap for the Creative Block – Stamper’s Anonymous Yahoo group.   The requirements were to use the Tye-Die technique and only Stamper’s Anonymous stamps.  Fun tags to make!

Stamper's Anonymous tag swap 3-13 1

Stamper's Anonymous Tag swap 3-13 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ll have another project to post tomorrow.   I’ve made cards for Matt and Jen’s anniversary (April 9), Jen’s birthday (April 19) and Jackie’s wedding (April 20 -Jen’s sister) but I can’t post them until I present them!

 

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