Friday, August 27, 2010

backpack tag

Well, it's almost time for school to begin again. I made a backpack tag for Bug's backpack {although I am not sure it will even make it to school as she has already claimed it and run off with it}. I started with a chipboard tag, covered it with some Basic Grey paper. I also added a strip of embossed paper across the bottom. I stamped the butterfly from a Unity KOTM and colored it in with prismacolor pencils to match the DP. I used a binder ring through the hole and some 1/8 inch groisgrain ribbon on the ring.

Now it's time to celebrate the end of summer and head off to the Great Minnesota Get Together this weekend! Check out other blogs participating in Friends with Flair today on the Unity blog.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

dusted off the sewing machine ~ dog beds!

Well, it's true, we are getting a puppy! We pick him up on Sunday! I decided to dust off the sewing machine and use up some of my fabric stash. I made two beds for the puppy. The first is a canvas bottom and camo fleece edge. It's really poofy and soft. The girls have been testing it out and determined it makes a good boat too.

Secondly, I made a kennel cushion. Bug chose Cars fabric for this. I was going to go with monkey flannel and green corduroy, I was informed Cars fabric was the better choice.

Friday, August 13, 2010

enjoy the day

Today I dug out my Earth Love paper pad and went to town. I used the page with the small bug as the focal point in the lower right hand corner. The stamp up the left side is from Unity. To finish it off, I did a bit of stitching and some bling. I just love how all the patterns pull together so well.

Friday, August 6, 2010

so thankful for you {with flair}

Once again, it is my favorite day of the week! Happy Friday! Today I decided to mix it up a bit and make a horizontal card that opened on the side. Check out the Unity Blog for a list of Friends with Flair participants!

And for a fantastic sale on Spellbinders Impressabilities, Borders and Frames, and Cuttlebug Folders - {35% off}; Spellbinders Nestabilities, Shapeabilities, and Tim Holtz/Sizzix Dies & Folders- {20% off} AND Clear Stamps - {15% Off} ~ check out

Stamps: Unity store KOTM
Card Stock: White
Patterned Paper: Making Memories
Ink: Staz On Black
Accessories: Pink Ribbon, Acetate, Foam Dimensionals, Corner Rounder, Rhinestones

Thursday, August 5, 2010

You're so AMAZING!

Just wanted to show a necklace I made using Tim Holtz Fragments. It was a birthday gift for a friend. I have become addicted to making them, so fun and so many possibilities!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Makin' Progress Tuesday ~ Front Landscaping!!!

As you can see things are looking quite a bit different around here. Especially out front. Check out the before shots here and here. This past weekend was busy. We started by digging up all the existing plants we had (lots of hosta, peony, a bleeding heart and some iris) and set them under one of the pine trees out front. Next we leveled the dirt and brought in dirt from the backyard that was leftover from the septic tank replacement. Pavers were set in place and dirt brought up to backfill between the edgers and the lawn. Grass seed will get planted soon.

Then came the fun! Deciding what to plant. After laying landscaping fabric down I used the girls sidewalk chalk to lay out plants and bushes. We kept things simple using boxwood bushes, a couple of hosta varieties and some day lillies.

I was able to get the rest of the bushes yesterday at Home Depot for $5 a piece so I finished it off in the sweltering nastiness that was Monday. (it was in the upper 80's with tons of humidity). Cedar mulch was raked in place and it was complete! I LOVE it!

A view from the step looking south.

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