Authentic or Faux — My Forsythia Struts Its Stuff

Igot so excited when I rounded the house this weekend to find my forsythia bush blooming! I immediately cut several stems to take the place of the faux flowers I wrote about only days before on my post “Five Tips for Displaying Faux Flowers.”

This cheery card is a perfect way to brighten someone's day. . . complete with a little shaker surprise!

Country Cuteness from Mom’s Garage

I took an old canning jar, a partial can of off-white spray paint, twine and twigs and quickly whipped up a cute little country-style home decor.

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“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”

-Margaret Atwood

  • Cards & Crops

    Fishing for a Boy’s Birthday Card

    I’m at home with a sick little boy, so I thought I would take a break from my nursing duties and Spring cleaning (yes, I know it’s not yet Spring — wishful thinking) and share a cute little boy’s birthday card I recently made for one of my son’s friends. The birthday party was all about fishing, so I decided to follow suit and create a special card for the occasion. I located an adorable little digital stamp from Pinterest, sized it down to fit my A2 card base and printed it on white cardstock. I then colored the image with my Spectrum Noire markers, which is always a relaxing way…

  • Cards & Crops

    Tall and Skinny is Fun and Fresh

    I took some time away from the unpacking, the laundry and the Christmas decluttering this afternoon to whip up a quick card for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge. It called for a tall, skinny card, so I made a cute little birthday greeting measuring 5.5 x 3.5″ so that it still fit into an A2 envelope. I used My Mind’s Eye Hootenanny paper pad for all the elements except the “Happy Birthday” banner.  I inked all my edges (as usual), and popped up the circle and added one small piece of bling to the center. I think the stamp is actually an old sentiment stamp from Stampin’ Up that I’ve had for many years.…


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