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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    Snow Day Sketch Challenge

    At the last-minute (and probably because my craft room is considerably cleaner than it was this morning) I decided to play along with this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge, but I also promised to take my son to the movies on this cold snow day, so I’m going to keep this brief. I used Echo Park’s Tis the Season collection kit to create this simple but cute card and added the wooden star and some twine to finish off the look. Of course I inked my edges as usual, and popped up the sentiment for a bit of interest. I think it’s basic but cute, and I can’t wait to…

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    Cute Chick Card for Sketch Challenge

    My goodness, where did my card making mojo go? I swear it took me two hours to create a couple of cards for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches sketch challenge and it felt like  a real struggle just to produce these. I don’t know if was the sketch, my paper choice, the Easter theme (you know me, I’m never one to be that much ahead of the game) or the fact that I had to first clean a spot in my craft room just to get started. Ugh! As I gave my crafting table a clearing, I came upon some shimmery chick paper on top of a pile of I-don’t-know-what-to-do-with-this…

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    My Five Favorite Cards From 2016

    As is tradition at the turn of the year, I took a look through all my creative card posts from the past year and I sadly discovered one big thing. . . I wasn’t anywhere nearly crafty enough! Yowzers, I barely had enough cards to create a five favorite cards list so I’m guessing that will be added to my 2017 resolutions — “Be more crafty.” Okay, duly noted (and what a burden this goal will be), but in the meantime I hope you enjoy a quick review of 2016’s crafty little cards. “Hello Sunshine” Card Challenge Creation   Red Hearts and Ribbon Valentine Card   Frosty Winter Greetings   My First Color…

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