Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Box Filled With Treasures & Potpourri Oil

I helped my Mother celebrate her birthday last week ... but she ended up giving me a gift instead.   She had been saving this cute little box for me ... How did she know I would love it so much!!!

Isn't it cute!
I just love the printing on the back ...  
and do you see those cute little hinges?
However ... the real treasure was inside.  
Look at all these Wonderful Wooden Spools!!!
I couldn't have been more thrilled!  
Of course, I realize not everyone gets excited 
about things like this, but I sure do.
What will I do with them...? 

For now, I've just added some of Claire Burke's  potpourri oil to the spools and have them displayed in my living room.  They not only looks wonderful, but smell good too.  

They're just so cute!

Thank You Mom!
I love the gift and the giver!
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Monday, April 16, 2012

Happy Birthday Mom

I'm taking a blogging break this week 

to help my mother celebrate her 80th birthday. 

It will be a wonderful week 

with family and friends 

Celebrating her incredible & inspiring life! 

"The older I get, 
the more I see the power of that young woman, 
my mother"
-quoting sharon olds 

Happy Birthday, 
to my Sweet, Sweet Mom!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Spring Banner


Laruie Anna's Spring banner inspired me to no end.
Of course, I didn't have all the wonderfulness to create one just like this, 
so I worked with what I had.

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Buzz had just finished a project using cedar fencing and had all these little pieces left over.  
When he asked me if I could use them for anything ... the wheels started turning.

The project was simple... I white washed each piece of cedar then printed a bee hive graphic from The Graphic's Fairy along with the word S P R I N G in a font that I liked.   I carefully cut around each graphic then applied them face down on the cedar with Mod Podge (make sure to flip your letters before you print them)

I allowed them to dry just over four hours, then carefully removed the paper buy running warm water over each piece while gently rubbing with my fingers, revealing a time worn image that I love.

Brown tulle to ties everything together.  

I stapled it to the back of each piece making a large loop at the top

it looks so light and airy.

It definitely feels like Springtime!

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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Sunday - John 17:4

He is Risen, He is Risen Indeed!
Have a Blessed Easter 
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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Treat Baskets for Easter

Remember these bags from my previous post?

free graphic from Funkytime
(Note -the Funkytime website is no longer available 3/20/16)
I took advantage of this free printable 
and came up with a treat bag/basket with a different twist 

The jiffy peat pots came from Buzz's garden shed ...   
 (don't worry...he still has plenty for his projects)

I dry-brushed each pot with white acrylic paint ... then

I chose one of the free graphics and printed multiples on a sheet of tissue paper. 
(If you've never printed on tissue paper, the trick is to tape it to a regular piece of paper) 

It worked like a charm! 

To get a nice feathered edge, 
I used an artist brush dipped in water.

  Mod Podge 
was the perfect media for applying the graphics

 Right away they made me happy!

I'm not sure what I'll fill them with on Easter Sunday, 
but I can't wait to share them with everyone.

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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Scripture & a Snapshot - Rejoice

Fear not, O land; be glad and Rejoice, For the Lord has done marvelous things! 
Joel 2:21

wondrous, amazing,
 incredible, remarkable, stupendous,