We have been hit with a lot of rain this month. In fact, we got 4″ of rain in one day and 2″ more later in the week. Our rivers are flooded, our lakes are flooded and things are wet everywhere.
Fortunately I managed to find a few hours between the rain storms to photograph some spring flowers.
Here is the page I created showcasing the flowers. Get complete details and discover how I created it, here …
Christmas may be over, but the fun of making ornaments doesn’t have to be.
My niece and nephew each had an amazing hunting season this year. My niece shot her first turkey and my nephew was able to score two deer on opening day — his first time deer hunting.
I thought giving them each a handmade ornament would be a great way to remember their special days. Even though I gave them to them on Christmas Day, they could certainly be hung all year long, if they desire.
I have to apologize for the quality of the photos … I still haven’t gotten my lights fixed and in all of the Christmas rush, these were the best I could do! Click on the images for a larger look …I started with DIY Ornament Kits from Globecraft & Piccolo, but I left off the back globe so they can hang flat on the wall. I wrote the date and a few words about their special hunting trips on the back of the photos. Wallet-sized photos fit perfectly in these ornaments.
I added a few Piccolos and used a combination of paint, embossing powder and 3D Enamel Gels to cover the ornaments.
Then, I added a few brads from Eyelet Outlet (I just cut the backs off and glued them on).
When all was finished, I applied a thick coat of Glastique to the entire ornament (except the globe) to help seal on the tiny guns and no hunting sign and protect the finishes.
They turned out pretty cute, don’t you think!?
I have another Globecraft & Piccolo project — a cuckoo clock — on their blog today … click here to check it out!
For years I rejected the thought of making cards for people because I would spend hours only to have them tossed in a drawer (or worse, in the trash).
Now, Globecraft Memories has created a uniquely shaped card, called Easel Greetings, that encourage recipients to keep it on display.
Made of thick cardstock, they come like this:
You decorate the front and then fold them for easy mailing.
The recipient then places the bottom of the card in the little slot and they have a standing card to enjoy.
And, the best part … they cost less than $1 each!
For the front of my card, I used a Tim Holtz Texture Folder to emboss the honeycomb pattern. Then, I inked it with Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge Distress Ink.
I cut the flowers out of Bazzill cardstock using my Cricut (Garden Fresh Cartridge). The stamp is from Lawn Fawn and the bees are brads from Eyelet Outlet. I used dimensional foam squares to raise the large flower and the saying.
The Easel Greetings will soon be available via Globecraft Memories’ website and in local scrapbook stores.
Check out some of the other projects designers have made using the wide variety of Globecraft Memories’ products, and get a discount coupon, by visiting http://www.hobbybabycraft.blogspot.com/.
I love going to the zoo and watching the animals. I cannot help but take pictures of nearly all of them. And, while some have multiple photos and can easily be turned into their own individual pages, I also ended up with single photos of many different animals. So, I combined them and came up with this layout:
Here’s a closer look:
I used paper from Bo Bunny; cardstock from American Crafts; my Cricut (to cut out the letters); and some brads from Eyelet Outlet (don’t you love those little hippos!).