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

    Frosty Winter Greetings

    A little paper, a squirt of Glimmer Mist, a bit of ink and glitter and a snow flake punch was all it took to create this wintry card for Freshly Made Sketches’ latest challenge. I love the simplicity of the sketch, so I wanted my card to carry that same feeling. “Simplicity” is my word for the year, you know. Seriously, there was no fancy to-do with this project. I used white cardstock and a bit of blues to create this frosty theme. I applied glitter to my snowflake and around the card corners (kind of hard to see in the photo) with a small paintbrush for a winter touch; but other than that,…


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