Spring Blooms

Hello friends!

You may recall a few weeks ago I cut some lilac branches out of our yard before they started leafing to do this project I saw on Pinterest.  The branches went crazy (you can read about it here) and then got ugly so I stripped the branches of their ugliness and made some beautiful branches.

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First, I must apologize for the photo quality…  I’m trying to remedy my photo issues but it’s a work in progress to say the least!

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This branch turned out very well (I also have branches in our bathroom and on my desk).  I tried to put it in a vase but it just felt awkward…  So I tied some jute rope to it and hung it instead.  I so love walking into my kitchen and see its happy blossoms that won’t wilt or fall off.  It’s a no mess flowering branch and I’m in love with them!

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When It Rains, It Pours…

Whew, what a month my family has had.  We were on a roll there for a bit spending every Friday, for three weeks, at the hospital with our little boy.  We finally broke the cycle two weeks ago, successfully went on vacation and all seems to be well.  To make a long story short our little guy had a fall here at home and acquired about an inch long laceration on his forehead right between the eyes.  After three rounds of stitches I think we can call this one well on its way to healing and fast leaving the “danger zone”.  As we walked through these past weeks our community really stepped up to help.  Whether it be physically by coming to the house to help watch kids, coworkers taking on more work, family bringing meals by or just by words of encouragement and empathy we have a lot of folks to thank.  What a great reason to get crafty…

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I used my trusty Cameo and software to create this card.  I cut the clouds out of two different papers, inked the edges and used foam squares to pop the foreground cloud up a bit.  I really like the mix of printed elements and cut elements.  This card measures 5×7 so I’ve used it for the folks that interrupted their lives to come help us.  My plan is to make smaller cards to give props to those who kept track of us through out the whole process and who I know were praying for us faithfully.

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Happy Admin Day! (late)

Hello friends!  While we were on vacation last week our nation celebrated Administrative Professionals Day.  When we got back my husband asked me to make a card for the admin staff at his work.  I’ve been combing through some of Lori Whitlock’s ideas and saw a really cool slide card idea and some of her pop up cards which got me thinking about clever ways to have a card open.  I created this pull out bracket card for our beloved office ladies…

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And here’s the fun part…

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The writing space slides out at the bottom.  For future cards I do need to figure out how to make the pull out more obvious.  Funny story about this card…  I cut some lilacs out of our yard to go with the card and the card ended up getting a little wet on the way to work with my husband.  The ink ran all over the place.  Luckily I was coming up to pick up our daughter from pre-school so I print and cut a new top card, threw some glue and scissors in my purse and hightailed it up there.  The final version doesn’t have the black ink smudge on the top which makes my picky brain happier.

So, did you get crafty for Admin day?  I’d love to see what you came up with!  Send me a link.