Friday, April 20, 2012

An Exciting "Little Thing"!

Hi Friends,

Just a quick post today - I was so excited to get this picture from my son yesterday:

Yes, that's son Michael is graduating with HONORS!!  Go Mike!  And that is one of those sweet little things of life!!  Proud of you, Son!

Hugs, Mom

Monday, April 9, 2012

DIY Embellishments Challenge in the Moxie Fab World

Hi Friends,

Hope you all had a blessed Easter yesterday...mine was spent with family and lots of yummy food and fun.  After dinner, all the ladies got to visit, and all the guys were napping in their chairs...sounded like my new son-in-law won for loudest snorer!! ;-)

Well, we can't have a post without pictures...sooooo, here are few taken on a less-than-sunny day.  I thought it might be fun to try my hand at making my own embellishments for the DIY Embellishments Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.  First, I made my own patterned paper using PTI stamps and ink.

this sat on my desk for a while, until one day, I got the idea to try my hand at a Gluber flower - oh, and I had these butterflies cut from PTI felt...and new washi tape showed up on my door step...

and this started to take shape!  Of course I could not just put a big, yellow flower on here, all naked,  so I added pins, felt flower, washi-covered butterfly, and baker's twine.  All in all, a very bright, busy little thing!

The colors are prettier in real it will be staying on my desk, making me happy, and reminding me to "enjoy the little things!" Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to visit the Moxie Fab World!


Sunday, April 1, 2012

Happy Sunday!

Hello Friends,

It is a beautiful, sunny day in SoCal today, and I thought I would show you some of the gorgeous poppies that are growing in my yard - check it:

I love the bright color of these, and especially how big they are this year!  My hubby gets all the credit for keeping our yard full of flowers for me!

I also put together a couple of cute bird houses that I found at Michael's - covered them with pretty paper and voila!  Easter gifts for Mom for next Sunday's dinner:

The single story blue house is covered with Memory Box "Minuet" paper, and the cute little felt birdy is from the bargin bins at Michael's.  The two-story pink house is covered with Crafty Secrets "Radiant" paper, and green ribbon at the base.  Such a fun project!

Well, better get busy if I am going to have a bit of craft time today...blessings on your day too!

Hugs, Lynda