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

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    Created Those Christmas Cards Yet?

    So our Christmas cards arrived today. . . or so I think. I had them delivered to my husband’s work and he texted me mid-morning saying they had arrived, but when I asked how they looked this is the photo I received. For all I know whatever’s in that envelope could belong to someone else, I might have misspelled our last name or I could have a boogie in my nose I didn’t notice before ordering. The suspense is killing me!! But at least I “think” my holiday greetings have been printed and that’s a big check off my list. Through the years I have proven time and again that…

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    Bows Give Personality to Crafted Cards

      Mojo Monday set forth their final sketch challenge until the new year, and thankfully I needed a couple of cute Christmas cards for my son’s preschool teachers, which meant I just had to make time amidst all the holiday hustle and bustle to whip up some fun little cards. I used papers from the Recollections Christmas Noel 12×12 paper pack and some white card stock from my stash. I inked the edges with white and green and pink pastels, and added stitching around the outer edges. I also punched a small shape for each of the cards to add a little flair to the white tags and embossed each tag with…

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    Cozy Lodge Christmas Cards

        Click on images to enlarge. It has been a cold, windy couple of days here in the Midwest so I decided to stay inside and play with some fun and festive Christmas paper. These little cards were created using the Mojo Monday sketch challenge from this week, but they also go right along with the current Cards in Envy theme challenge, “Put Some Extra Layers On.” I think I counted at least seven layers on one of the cards, and that’s not including the twine and staple. I used Recollections Cozy Lodge 12×12 paper pad for both cards, plus a scrap piece of wood paper I had hanging…


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