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

    Two Birds, One Card and a Shamrock

    I was in a card-making mood yesterday, so I created this little St. Patrick’s day cutie using the Mojo Monday sketch, but added the bow for the Cards in Envy challenge. Two birds, one stone, baby! All the papers for this card came from the Authentique Natural collection and the shamrock came from Jo-Ann’s. The raffia and flower embellishment are just stock items around my craft room. I’m not crazy about this paper bundle and hardly ever use it, except when it comes to St. Patty’s Day because it is chock full of greens and golds. As usual, everything is inked just to add some extra detail. Hope you enjoy!

  • Craftiness

    Make a Batch of St. Patty Playing Dough

    Last night I gave this very green recipe a go just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. While my son loved the finished product; during the cooking process, I was really beginning to wonder why I emptied a few of my kitchen staples into such a venture. I started out with a gooey, sticky mess that progressively became tougher to stir, but patience won out and I was rewarded with a huge ball of St. Patty playing dough. The recipe for this big blob of fun comes from Being Creative to Keep My Sanity, but I’m going to expand on it just a bit. It really is an easy recipe and…

  • Saturday Sparks

    Saturday Sparks — Bygone St. Patrick’s Greetings

    Today’s inspiration is a collection of St. Patrick’s Day greetings from bygone days. Most are old style postcards made for hand-written greetings and goodwill wishes, but they could also be used as decoration or crafting. If you plan to print any of the following images, please view its source and check the copyright. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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