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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Patriotic Rosettes Wreath

Hi Everyone!

Many of you know that I love to decorate for each holiday.  I change my dishes and decorations to reflect the current holiday or season.  I live in Massachusetts just outside of Lexington where Patriot's Day is celebrated on the closest Monday to April 19.  So by April 19 my house has splashes of red, white and blue throughout it.  I keep those decorations up through the 4th of July. 

I couldn't find the patriotic wreath I created last year and decided to make a new one.  I used my Tim Holtz mini paper rosettes die and paper rosette die to cut a variety of red and blue papers.  I accordion folded the papers and turned them into rosettes.  I added star buttons to some of the rosettes and star brads to others.  Then I used a hot glue gun to adhere the rosettes to a wooden wreath form. 

Here's my wreath.

Have a great night!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Graphic 45 French Country Cards

Hi Everyone!

The moment I saw Graphic 45's French Country paper I knew I had to own it.  Over the past few weeks I have created 5 gift bags from the 12" x 12" paper stack and I am not sure how many cards I have made to put into those bags.  Today I have a few cards of those cards to share with you.  I used some papers from the 12" x 12" paper pad and some from the 8" x 8" one. 

One of the things that caught my attention were the sunflowers on some of the papers. The sentiment on today's first card was created with a Lockhart stamp.

More sunflowers!  The buttons are from Favorite Findings.  The sentiment was created with a Lawn Fawn clear stamp.

More sunflowers!  Another Favorite Findings button.  I used a Northwoods wooden stamp to create the sentiment.

Even more sunflowers and Favorite Findings sunflower buttons.  I used another Northwoods rubber stamp to create the sentiment for tonight's last card.

That's it for tonight!