Thursday, February 17, 2011

Another round of catching up...

Why is it 3 days past Valentine's and I am still making these?


Seriously someone stop me!
So Monday was enjoyed with with a green lego box, homemade valentines and spending time together as a family. I think the boys favorite part was getting sparkling cider in their super hero cups..that or the heart suckers daddy surprised them with.


A few shares for you today...lots of tutorials & lovelies on the Crate Paper blog from the design team lately! HERE I share how to dress up die cuts with lots of dimension and texture using burlap flowers.




I have always had a thing for burlap. I think it comes from my rug hooking days...which I hope to someday get back into. If only there were more time! These sweet boys were featured on the blog yesterday-

I love this herringbone stamp from Studio Calico--reminded me of some of the decorations you see on military uniforms...I am sure "decorations" is not the proper title! But you know what I mean ;) Anyway I combined it with some Jenni Bowlin Spice Tin ink, paper and star ribbon for embellishment clusters of the Army variety. These pictures were meant for that line, don't you think?! What's great is there are just enough elements of the Toy Box line with a "military" type theme, but really the line could go several directions. Of course with a little guy who packs toy gun heat everyday of the week it works perfect here. ;) Case in point...this was Paxton this morning:

2 cowboy vests, 2 pair of handcuffs and 3 guns. Bad guys BEWARE! :D That hat is his daddy's from when he was this age. Melts my heart to think of Rory wearing it!
On the May Arts blog we had a week with Glue Arts and I created this layout.

A little softer than the one above ;) Had fun with the Sew Easy tool using burlap string in place of embroidery floss. More photos here. May Arts ALWAYS seems to have a great contest going on! Be sure and check their blog and facebook page for details.
We are looking forward to sunshine and temps ABOVE freezing..like 60+ degrees! Am I dreaming? I hope not!

5 comments:

  1. Our girls enjoyed sparkling grape juice on VDay, too! (Acually, I think Kyleigh opted for milk ... she's my milk or water girl!) LOVE the lego box! Pax looks SO cute (esp with the pj's underneath!!)

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  2. Fabulous projects! Love the burlap and the herringbone stamp from SC. I'm so sad I missed out on that one.

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  3. So much loveliness. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. LOVE that top layout. And those cookies. YUM. :)

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