Authentic or Faux — My Forsythia Struts Its Stuff
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.”

Country Cuteness from Mom’s Garage

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

Country Cuteness from Mom’s Garage
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

    Send a Bit of Spring with Seedy Cards

    Last year I created this fun little card project as a guest blogger for NWA Motherlode. Now I’m posting it here at Small Talk Mama so all my new readers can enjoy this great project and share a little love this Spring with these “seedy” cards. If you want to enlarge any of the photos, just click on a specific image to enlarge it. Materials: 3 sheets of coordinating decorative paper – 6 x 6” or larger 1 sheet of coordinating cardstock – 8.5 x 11”  1 package of spring seeds – traditional size only  stapler and staples  paper adhesive of your choice  liquid glue  pencil  scissors  paper cutter  decorative edge scissors…

  • Cards & Crops

    Send a Little Spring with Matchbook Seed Card

    My friends at nwaMotherlode recently asked me to be a guest craft blogger and I was thrilled to do so. If you visit them today you can see my latest card making project — a fun matchbook design that holds a packet of seeds to spread some Springtime cheer. A materials list and step-by-step directions are at Motherlode, so I hope you visit and make a few great cards of your own.

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