This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Psalm 118:24 - BGlad!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Repurpose a broken Shovel

We're slowing giving our new place a little personality.
My little herb and vegetable garden is off to a great start.


Freshly Planted Garden

June Garden

We've enjoyed fresh basil, rosemary, chives, thyme and even a ripe tomato already!!

I've also cleared out a small patch in the front yard by the creek for a few flowers, if I can keep them watered we should be enjoying their blooms shortly!

On our last visit up north to clear out the garage I came upon a broken shovel. Much to hubby's dismay ;) I tucked it in a corner of the car and brought it back with us.

I'm happy to report that after lugging it all the way down here I've actually found a way to use it!! I cleaned it, added a vinyl quote and some cutouts, 'planted' it and . . .

Now even if my flowers dry up (definite possibility!!) I've still got a bit of whimsey to gaze upon.

Here's the file, in case you'd like to try a project of your own

Now available for purchase at Cutters Market.

Happy Monday!!

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Gift Idea - Family Plaque

We celebrated my in-laws 50th wedding anniversary over the weekend. We helped host an open house in their honor. Even though my MIL wasn't looking forward to it (she hates to be the center of attention) they seemed to enjoy visiting with friends and family members who came to share a slice of cake and a few memories.

In honor of the occasion I designed a family plaque for them. Although it wasn't my intention, we added it to the display table along with family photos and other family memorabilia.

I attached vinyl designs cut with my Robo to a flooring tile I purchased at a local home improvement store.

This was my third family plaque, as I made one for our DD's 1st anniversary.
This one started out as a bare wooden plaque from a craft store that I painted. I cut a "B" and used it as a reverse stencil. Then adhered the vinyl.

I also made one for our family.
This one started as a nice smooth Tennessee rock we found on the edge of our creek!
I scrubbed it clean then adhered the vinyl.

You could also use the same idea but attach the vinyl to the glass of a photo frame or shadow box. A serving tray would make a nice background as well!

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Friday, June 19, 2009

Here's the card . . .

Here's the completed card I made for hubby using the freebie file in the last post.

"For the guy who keeps our family running smoothly"

I wrapped his gift using the pages from a sporting goods store sale circular and masking tape!

Happy Weekend!

Fathers Day

Don't know why I wait until the last minute to make my cards, guess I must work better under pressure?!
Anyway, I'm using this file as part of the card for my hubby. Thought I'd share in case there's anyone else like me out there!


Gotta go finish that card . . .

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

What a Bracket!

Had a wonderful visit with DD & hubby over the weekend! They got to see our new home and we got to meet their new puppy, Gambit.

DD#2 also returned home after her trip to Europe, so we've had a lot of catching up to do.

On a not quite so bright note - we thought we had our house up north sold, but the deal fell through :(
We'll give it another go and hope for better results next time!!

Today's share is a star bracket - great for birthdays or patriotic celebrations.
Lots of pieces to layer and play with.

Now available for purchase at Cutters Market

Star Quotes:

*We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand-and melting like a snowflake... ~ Francis Bacon, Sr.
*When it is darkest, men see the stars. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
*Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love, to work, to play and to look up at the stars. ~ Henry Van Dyke

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Graduation - Inspiration - Celebration!

Busy time for us. We travelled back north over the weekend. We've accepted an offer on our house there!! We still have a few things in the shed and garage so we were working on cleaning that out. Also celebrated with our niece as she graduated HS, and attended our nephew's baseball game, along with visiting family and friends.

This weekend our married daughter & hubby will be visiting from North Carolina. Their first time to see our place. Another fun and busy weekend before us.
Gotta love summer!

I designed this Inspirational Word Mesh for our niece's graduation card. I know graduation season is practically finished - but you may find another use for it . . .

File now available for purchase at Cutters Market.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

More Backyard Visitors

Thought I'd share some more photos . . .
The other evening we saw a shadow outside the livingroom window - we took a look and saw a pretty black and white kitty walking along the windowsill. As we were gazing at the kitty, we looked a little farther into the yard and noticed another visitor
The kitty noticed too and we were afraid there might be a not so pleasant result . . . but fortunately it was a smart kitty, just watched a while then sauntered over to the neighbor's yard.

The skunk, however, hung around and did some cleaning up under the birdfeeder. We have noticed him several evenings now - just before it gets completely dark.
Who knows what goes on when we can't see??!!
Do I really want to know??

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Monday, June 1, 2009

Fairy Flourish

I'm coming up short on anything interesting to say today, but I have been busy designing files!
Wanted to share this one with you . . .

Now available for purchase at Cutters Market.

Fairy Quotes:

*Spread your wings and let the fairies in you fly
*The rustle of the wind reminds us a Fairy is near
*Once upon an enchanted evening, fireflies danced, and fairies made wishes come true...""

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