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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    Cards & Crops

    Extra Oomph for the Color Throwdown

    I planned to clean my house today, but my craft room beckoned to me and I finally gave into my creative compulsion. So instead of cleaning toilets and doing laundry, I decided to create a cute little card for the latest Color Throwdown Challenge. The basic combination of kraft, green and white led me to a super basic card, but I jazzed it up with a few extra touches. I created the flower out of a brown paper bag and added the button stitched in green to create a simple focal piece. I also added some bulky stitching with cross-stitch floss and inked every little edge. The combination of two simple polka dot papers was a fun little…

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