Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Well Wishes Tree

Recently one of my closest friends, Deb got her Ph.D. and when my colleagues and I tried to figure out what to buy her for a gift, we quickly realized that with Deb being a a no-frills kind of gal, the best gift we can give her was one that came from the heart. Somehow between the four of us, we came up with a Well Wishes tree. It was purely a concept and I really didn't know how this was going to turn out, but we were all pretty happy with the result.

To make this tree, I went to the floral section at Michaels and picked out two large branches. Then I got a large terra cotta pot and placed a large foam ball inside of it, stuck the branches in, and filled the rest of the area with some moss (which I'm still finding in my kitchen). After that it was just a question of how I was going to make the little cards for us all to write sentiments on. I decided to cut 3x4" pieces of scrapbook paper and score them in the center to make little cards so the messages were a little more private. I corner-punched the ends for a little more detail, punched a whole in the top left corner, added some rubbon, and voila! The Well Wishes tree was a big hit.

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Free Digi Stamp - Butterfly

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More freebies:  Free Digi Stamps

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

It's Owl Good

I love my new little owl stamp. I especially love how it works with the "It's Owl Good" stamp I had laying around for years that I never thought I'd be able to use! My little owl is colored with Prismas in aqua and lime to pick up on the colors in my DCWV designer paper. I used my Martha Stewart scallop punch for the border, and my eyelet Nestabilities for the frame before adding the aqua rhinestones for the finishing touch.

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Rain Rain Go Away - Etsy Treasury

It was so dreary today, and from what I've heard of the weather forecast here in Connecticut, it doesn't look like I'll be seeing much sun until the weekend -- so, I figured I might as well just go with it and create my Treasury Tuesday around the rain. Fortunately the items in this treasury are quite the opposite of the gloominess going on outside!


'Rain Rain Go Away' by MyStarryNightsStudio

Handmade Earrings, Silver Pl...

Dancing in the Rain Embroide...

Little Umbrella

Leather iPad Case with Frenc...

Umbrella Mug

Singing In The Rain- Nursery...

Cloud mobile.... Rain of col...

the rainy day necklace.

Rainy day - Whimsical Girl w...

Rain or Shine, Yellow & Teal...

Karen Tarlton Original Oil P...

Rainy Day Necklace

Chase the Clouds Away - Arch...

The Sun Will Come Out Tomorr...

Continual Wooden Calendar - ...

Rain Button Set

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