Friday, August 28, 2009


I went looking for a little inspiration yesterday and found a fun one over at the Webster's Pages InspireMe blog. Iris Uy is well known for her whimsy and her cut work. She challenged you to cut out a photo and have it interact with the paper. Definitely one i'll do ... once. I tried it and it was fun. Not my everyday thing but very fun!

Have you cut out a photo lately?

Some of the things i did that i like about this page -
I cut a felt flower into a butterfly shape by trimming off one of the petals.
then it looked kind of plain so I added some distress stickles to it. much better.
I made my own grass and shadowed it with a marker. Simple but fun!
I added lace trim to the cut paper border strip. nice dimension.
and some more paper cutting. it kind of fit the mood.

thanks for looking!

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Monday, August 3, 2009

Hey look! I found my camera!

Oh if only that were the reason I have nothing to post. I do have stuff to post, i have not taken any pictures though.

I did take this one below - because i am proud that i think i've fully rediscovered my roots. I've now sewed, gardened, and even canned (as in preserved) green beans. And all for the darling children so they will have roots too. Even though they hate the roots, and complain the whole time I'm making them grow them. ha. I am also planning to refinish a bed. That should be the whole meal deal, because i can't think of anything else mom used to do while raising 4 kids and taking care of the inside and the outside of the house while also feeding dad and visiting 4 grandmothers. Seriously - how did they get that all done?

Here are my beans. I think they will be good.

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