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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Succulent Garden

I purchased the Succulent dies from Stampin Up awhile ago but really haven't played with them too much.  I love Succulents so I decided it was time to see what I could do with them.  I love the way they came out.  Now this grouping has some artificial succulent plants in it. I might make a few more to put in the back of the wooden crate to make it seem fuller.  I did  use Stampin Up's So Detailed die in cream to line the edge of my wooden crate.  That is easier to see in the photo below. 

I wanted to try and make the small card stock box carton ( I had seen several on Pinterest)  to use for just a couple of succulents.  I just love that purple color!

I am loving those Succulent dies and can see me using them for gifts and cards! Below is a picture
of the dies that I used.  I might experiment with a few more colors too! 

I hope everyone has a fabulous Memorial Day weekend! Enjoy!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Garden Spot

I titled this post "Garden Spot" because I have been sooo busy outside working on the gardens around the house.  The weather has been so nice!  I will show you some pictures but first I wanted to share an album I made in my craft room!  Sometimes it is so hard to work in my craft room when the weather is nice outside!  But I fell in love with this album.  I first saw it on My Sisters Scrapper blog!  Ginger made several of these albums but she is using them for recipes.  I wanted mine to be for pictures. Here is the link to Ginger's recipe album.  Ginger also shows the link for Tamra Merrill's free instructions.  You join Tamra's  group on Facebook and can see all the cool free instruction videos she does.  She also has a great store!  I hope to buy some of her paper from her line for my albums! 

Check out the video below to see more of the album that I made!  Sorry about the audio- I think I was bumping into my camera!  Next time I won't have it so close to me!

Since I have retired, I wanted to work on the area around our Garden Shed.  The previous owners used this area for a playground for their Grand kids.  It is a challenge to plant in this area since it has a very strong "tarp" type lining about 6 inches down that I have to cut through in order to plant anything.   Hubby made the obelisk that I spray painted purple.  I have planted a Butterfly plant at the base.  I still have more plants to add. It's a work in progress!

Below, I added plants to this chandelier that I found at a flea market.  I spray painted this purple too!  It has lovely crystals hanging from it!  I love when the sun hits those!

I also spray painted an old chair I have used before.  This time pink! I love the pink  New Guinea Impatiens in it!  This is hanging on the front deck.

Lastly, I wanted to show my Pallet Garden that my hubby made for me last year.  I can't seem to grow herbs in it since last year they dried up on me.  I couldn't seem to water them enough.    I think the back deck is too hot for them.  So this year I am planting flowers.  We will see how that goes.

So you can see I have been busy!  I do want to make another photo album.  But the outdoors always calls to me this time of year.  I am working on a Succulent Garden using Stampin Up's succulent dies.  I will show pictures when it's done.  Memorial Day is coming!  Hope you make yours fun!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Birdhouse for Everett

My husband and I finally finished the birdhouse we made for our grandson, Everett!  Hubby built the birdhouse and I decorated it!  Since my husband is part Swedish- I thought yellow and blue would make the perfect colors for it. 

I used silicone to adhere all the little pieces to the birdhouse.  I love the little fences I found at Joann's.   On this side the little saying at the top says "Home Sweet Home".  On the other side it says "Live Simply".

Both ends of the birdhouse have a vintage door knob that I found at a flea market.  I nice place for the birds to land.

Once it was done we took it over to Everett's house and mounted it on the porch.  Everett is excited to see if they have any renters.  I am still working on a few other smaller birdhouses to hang around our house.  With all this rainy, cold weather it has been fun to paint in the basement.   Here's hoping real Spring starts soon!