Saturday, April 26, 2014

Beach wedding

Happy Saturday! I have a couple of cards to share and a little crafty Easter/Spring project I was working on.

My first card is a wedding card for my nephew. He is getting married on a beach near Clearwater, Florida. This will be the first beach wedding I've attended. And it's a plus to be in a warmer climate!!

 I took a piece of mustard color card stock and ran it through my Big Shot using a heart background embossing folder.

Below is a closer look at the embossing. I then adhered it to white card stock, added a strip of lace and ribbon. Tied a double bow, glued on my pearl and rhinestone embellishment.

My next card is a birthday card I had made for a friend.


The silver and purple cardstock are scraps that I had left over from last year's bridal shower invitations I had made for my future daughter in law's shower. I used a lace punch on the right edge of the purple card stock. A Spellbinder's frame holds a sentiment that I stamped using a Stamping Up stamp set. The purple button and pearls along with the ribbon was also in my stash! It feels good to use up some of the scraps I have - and there is a lot of it!
I found a tutorial on how to make pinwheels so I tried it out on these next spring/Easter pots.

These are the Easter pots. I purchased the clay pots from Michaels, painted them and sealed them with a semi gloss finish. I filled each pot with a Styrofoam ball and covered it in Spanish moss. I stuck the pinwheel into the Styrofoam ball, glued the egg to the moss with my hot glue gun. I also had made spring ones in which I replaced the eggs with a clip on lady bug. Unfortunately I didn't take pictures of those. I made a dozen of these and gave them out to some of my coworkers.
That's about it for me for this post. I am in the process of having all my window screens re-screened and new clips put on. But I refuse to put in the screens when the windows are so dirty from the long winter we had. So off I go to start window washing.

And finally, I want to wish my beautiful boy in heaven a happy birthday today. He would be 34 years old today - at 8:15 this morning. I miss him so very much.

Have a wonderful week ahead. And if you are a hockey fan and from the Chicago area as I am -