Tuesday, August 21, 2012

go fly a kite

Yesterday I helped Vivian on the October Afternoon blog. Her challenge? To use those pieces in the miscellany packs that might get overlooked, namely the word strip, chipboard shapes and buttons.

I love the variety of miscellany packs. In the Woodland Park pack you get a kite chip shape with a die cut. I used those together, but then cut b/w dot paper and sewed together. The ribbon in the pack made a great kite tail. I'm a fan of word strips, but breaking them up is another way they can be used. The button was strategically placed ;) The label had a flower in the corner and I didn't want it to show on the sentiment.


Does anyone ever used border punches anymore? Those were certainly the rage about a year ago and I have a box filled to prove it ;) I busted out the treading waters punch (did I really just remember that name?!) and used it several times for a cloud like background.

 Speaking of clouds...we did some observing today. We homeschool 2-3 days a week and today took our science outside for some cloud observation. One of the things I love about homeschooling is being able to change our scenery :) Paxton "observed" about 3 minutes, but Aven was serious.

The camo and angry bird p.j's totally go with the floral sheet, no?
This afternoon paper plate people attacked.
Love these boys :)
Just wanted to thank you all, from the bottom of my heart, for the warm welcome and congrats that you tweeted, shared via instagram, commented on message boards, blogs and Facebook on becoming a Garden Girl. It has been a scrapping dream of mine and I am just beyond excited! You really have no idea how much your support and encouragement means to me. Thank you.

Tomorrow I'll have my *first* Garden Girl Digest post! Ekk!


  1. Love your card! I must be out of date because I still use all my border punches! Love them!

  2. I love you card! I don't have border punches but they sound like fun!
    Great school projects.

    Visiting via 2 Peas

  3. I still use my border punches all the time , I love them! And I loved this card when I saw it on the blog, I would not have thought to cut the cloud paper into strips....it still has such a wonderfully airy feel, great job!


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