Jun 29, 2013

Recycled wood scraps - American Flag blocks - Joy's Life

Welcome to 
monthly blog hop!

starting @ Joy's Life 

This month, the team is featuring red, white & blue projects.  If you came from Kendra's blog you're in the right spot.  If you need to start at the beginning, hop back to Joy's blog!

Here's my creation -

trash to treasure!

wood scraps,
Joy's Life stamps - Holiday Occasions
Krylon spray paint

I made additional white blocks for other holidays.
(I made one for Veteran's day too, but smeared the paint...I'll have to sand it off and try again!)

I'm the last stop on the hop, so on behalf of the Joy's Life team I would like to thank you all for taking the time to hop with us this month!

You can find all Joy's Life stamps here!

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Jun 27, 2013

Inspire Me Fridays 109 - Anything Goes linky!

Welcome to this week's Inspire Me Fridays link up! 

There are always so many amazing links, I hope you'll visit some of the entries and be inspired to try something new!

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June is Bustin' Out with flowers - hop!

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starting @ Lorby's World blog!

Flowers are in bloom as the warm summer air dances lightly across the yards and fields, so we're celebrating with a flower-y blog hop! Jearise of Lorby's World has gathered a fun group of crafters together to showcase some beautiful flower-y creations today!

The hop starts at Lorby's World blog, she has all the hop information and prize details!

I have two flower projects to share.

A wedding card personalized
with the wedding colors.

Stampin' Up cardstock, sentiment stamp & ink,
The Pixie Cottage-rose stamp,
Ranger embossing powder

Mother's Day cupcakes...yummy!

Wilton's buttercream icing recipe,
Roses in Bloom -Wilton candy mold,
Wilton Candy Melts in pink & yellow.

Thank you so much for stopping to smell the flowers today, please proceed down the garden path to Edwina's blog! Enjoy!

Full hop list here!

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Jun 20, 2013

Inspire Me Fridays 108 - Anything Goes link-up!

Welcome to this week's link up! I hope you'll share whatever you've been doing!

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Jun 17, 2013

Instagram mini album - Summer

Preparing for beach time memories!

Joy's Life sentiment stamps (Pun In The Sun) set,
Cricut cartridges: Going Places & Simply Charmed,
Love Mini Book design, Echo Park Sunshine papers.

5 photo mini album

What will you do with all the photos 
you snap at the beach?

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Jun 13, 2013

Inspire Me Fridays 107 - Anything Goes!

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Jun 10, 2013

Upcycled Container Herb Garden - Herbs 101

My simple herb garden 2013 - the beginning!

We up-cycled some large tin cans and used some spray paint we had on hand for this fun project!

bulk food size cans

I'm trying something new this year, growing an herb garden on the deck near the kitchen! I thought it would be great to have these right outside my door for easy snipping!

recycled tin can for an upcycled container garden

We have a large family, so we have an endless supply of large cans. However, any type of container would work as long as it has proper drainage. You can make drainage holes in your containers with a nail and hammer or layer some gravel in the bottom of your container before adding the soil. Then plant your herb seeds, like we did, or purchase some small plants. Keep them watered, give them some sunshine and you'll be snipping in no time.

So far, I've planted basil, parsley, chocolate mint, dill, lavender, chives and sweet marjoram in my colorful new pots!

Do you use fresh herbs in your cooking?
Do you have an herb garden?

Jun 6, 2013

Inspire Me Fridays 106 - Anything Goes!

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Jun 3, 2013

I dig you baby!

Ready for the beach?

Joy's Life stamps (Punny Animals), Stampin' Up cardstock, white gel pen, micro button,
Cricut: Simply Charmed cart, page 50 & 51, <sun1>, <sand> cut @ 2¾ inch.

"I dig you" from the Punny Animals set @ Joy's Life

I run all my small die cut pieces through my little Xyron machine for easy attachment!

For some great inspiration using Joy's Life stamps, 
be sure to check out the design team blog here!

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