Monday, May 16, 2011

Rain, Rain, Went away - hip, hip, hurray!

Love the rain, but it is nice to have some dry weather every now and then. My plants are getting ready to go, however, planting won't be for another two weeks, so they sit in my makeshift green house. Basically - the frame from one of those pop-up type canopies that is covered in plastic rather than with the canopy. It works just fine for now, but for long term, this would not be the way to go.

Below is a really fun garage sale find. I plan to remove the doors on the top and it will become storage for my bottled prima's and assorted other flowers and buttons. I haven't decided if I should repaint or just use some techniques and keep the vintage feel.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Mother's Day Mini-album/Card

Thanks for the wonderful ideas - this was inspired by the blog. There was a 12 days of Christmas post showing a mini tag album - I just adjusted the size for the tags I had on hand and created the mini below.

The sides holding pages together were created using a Tim Holtz sizzix edge die - put the paper through twice. The metal flowers were in some hot chocolate from the Crop Chocolate daily deal site. I wasn't sure where I would use them, but they worked perfect here.

I don't know if I will add more to the pages or not. Still deciding. The tags have a sentiment on the front (handwritten from each individual), with a photo of them this past year on the back.

A Jolee's baggie of Cherry Blossoms made this project go together much faster. I still am trying to figure out what Cricut cartridge has a good branch.

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Round three - sorry no pictures

I forgot to take pictures before starting to use these wonderful swaps - sorry about that. However, as I type, I just remembered that I still have those swaps in a box here for one member - I may use hers to get some pics posted. It was another wonderful round.

BTW-I finally found my Graphic 45 swaps - they will be coming out with round four (sorry, just a really tough month).

So - since no pictures from swaps to display - here are a few layouts I did for a Bingo Challenge over at I used swaps on the following layouts (and card) - love them - they make layouts go soooo quickly! Thanks so much to anyone who created one of the swap pieces I used.