Sunday, February 21, 2010

A Piece of My Past

I've had this hand crocheted flower for many years. It is a flower my mother made back in the 50's or 60's before she passed away. I was just nine years old when we lost her. I have very few things to connect to her memory so when I ran across it in a drawer the other day I decided it needed a bit more respect than to just be hidden away. Of course I forgot to photo the framed mini mirror before I started but I'm sure you get the idea. I painted the wood frame with an antique white, cut scrapbook paper to cover the mirror and then used pop dots to adhere the crocheted flower inside. I'm quite happy with the results.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Coaster Inspiration

Another SNOW DAY here in Indiana. I was determined not to spend my whole free day reading blogs, bookmarking, making notes of supplies to buy, etc... I LOVE all the great ideas people share but believe me when I say I already have an ABUNDANCE of supplies so I really need to DO SOMETHING!
Anyway, today I am sharing a very, very simple idea with you. Hang with me...this is my first time trying this.

I've had this box of coasters for a while (a long while)
and today I decided to take them out of the box
and put SOMETHING in the little picture slot.

I used the fake photo in the coaster as my template, cut scrap cardstock, and added a laser cut letter sticker.
First I did the letter D for our last name.

Then I decided it would be nice to spell a word.

The possibilities are endless. It is quick, easy, and makes a nice set when done.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

SNOW is a Four Letter Word!

February....just when we begin to dream of spring...then the snow comes. We are in the middle of the second big storm in two weeks. While I hide out in the warm house my hubby braves the frigid temps with his four wheeler and blade to clear out our driveway and several of our neighbors.
Let me close my eyes and picture what is promised to grass, new blooms, blue skies... I'm sure we can make it to spring.