Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Cascading Bouquet

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I hardly use punches anymore, but I thought the Floral Vine Punch would make a lovely card design.  I used the Fiskars 4 in 1 corner punch on the left edge of the white and pink card stock.  Die cut the Fabulous Phlox flowers and added a fun half pearl.  To finish I punched two Martha Stewart Monarch Butterflies.  I should call this card the 5 minute design because that is how long to took to create.

Materials:
Martha Stewart - Floral Vine Deep Edge Punch & Monarch Butterfly
Memory Box - Fabulous Phlox
Half Pearls
Fiskars 4 in 1 corner punch

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Howling At The Moon

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Super simple design, I die cut the stitched hillside border and tucked the two Alder trees behind it, then added the wolf. I die cut the circle moon and embossed with Cassie embossing folder and added the bats that come with the Spooky Tree Accessories.

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Materials:
Taylored Expressions - Spooky Trees Accessories
Lawn Cuts - Stitched Hillside Borders 
Memory Box - Small Alder Tree
Spellbinders - Standard Circles
Spellbinders - 5 X 7 Matting Basics B
Cuttlebug - Cassie Embossing Folder

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Fall Scene





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I got this idea from a tutorial on Tonic Studios website.  They have a wonderful how to but all I had was a Poppy Stamp die so I just made do.

I stretched the window die shape to make either a long window or door.  To create the window I die cut twice and attached so it gave the overall shape one more bottom panel.  To create the wreath I first punched a 1" circle and then used the 1 1/2" circle punch to create the round base for the wreath. I then attached the leaves around the circle.  I punched the four corners and added the sentiment and leaves to the bottom and mounting tape to the back of the window frame.

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Rachel of Knee deep in paper


Materials:
Poppy Stamp - Small Madison Arched Window
Impression Obsession - Small Leaf Set
Elizabeth Craft - Season's Greetings 
EK Success Corner Victorian Lace Punch
Mounting Tape
Viva Decor Black
Gold Rhinestones
1 1/2" round and 1" round punch

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Delicate Butterfly


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Another quick card design.  

It has been ages since I used the Small Lace Butterfly die.  I first die cut the Decorative Labels Eight (3¼ x 4⅜”) size and embossed it with the Cassie Folder.  Then I die cut the largest one and attached them. I used a gold card stock behind the butterfly and added gold rhinestones.  I tucked the Massa Leaf and Border No 3 piece underneath the butterfly and framed it in black card stock.

Materials:Cheery Lynn Designs Small Lace Queen Faerie Queen with Angel Wing
Poppy Stamps - Massa Leaf Outline
Dee's Distinctively - Border No 3
Spellbinders - Decorative Labels Eight
Gold Rhinestones
Cuttlebug Cassie Embossing Folder

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Butterfly Flight & Up-cycled glass birdbath



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Another quick card design.  

I have had this piece of rhinestone sticker forever and finally found a way to use it.  The Delaney butterfly was coated with Sakura 3D Crystal lacquer and then I dusted it with red glitter before attaching it to the base.

Materials:
Poppy Stamps - Delaney Butterfly (top)  & Cheviot Butterfly(bottom)
Spellbinders 5 X 7 Matting Basics
Sakura 3D Crystal lacquer
Red Glitter
Rhinestone sticker

I thought this was a fun project, I stopped by a thrift shop and purchased a cut glass candy dish and a green vase.  I cleaned all the glass and thoroughly dried them and then used E-6000 glue and generously applied glue to the bottom of the vase and centered it in the clear glass base and let dry for 24 hours.  Next I glued the top of the green vase to the lid and set aside to dry.  I filled the vase with some flat green marbles from Michael's craft store.  I filled the bottom of the vase with water and I am using it out in the yard for the bees, birds and butterflies.  By using the flat marbles when the bees stop by they do not drown in the water.

Materials:
Thrift Store glass candy dish with lid (my was $4.00)
Thrift Store green glass vase (my was $1.50)
Michael's Flat green marbles ($1.00)
E-6000 glue

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Springtime Blooms


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Another quick card design.  

Materials:
Memory Box Cherry Blossom, Fabulous Phlox & Lovely Lady Bugs
Poppy Stamps - Lorelai Leaf & Massa Leaf Background
Cuttlebug Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Spellbinders - 5 X 7 Matting Basic A
Viva Decor Glass Effects
Gold Rhinestones

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Using Negative Die Stem

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Another quick card design.  
I very seldom use the negative die, not sure why I just don't think about putting it to good use. I first used the Spellbinders Matting Basic die and cut out the white card stock, then placed my Lavish Branch on it and die cut again.  I glued the layers of the flowers together and dotted them with the Viva Decor Gold.  For the Willow Dragonfly I coated the wings with the a Pearl Pen then after drying I dotted the wings with a Gold Pen.   

Materials:
Memory Box - Lavish Branch, Primula Blooms & Willow Dragonfly
Spellbinders 5 X 7 Matting Basics A
Viva Decor Gold & Pearl Pen

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Pink Hydrangea


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Another quick card design.  

This time I used the Martha Stewart 3 in 1 Hydrangea punch to create the flowers. Then framed them using the Spellbinders Matting Basics A.  I tucked a  few leaves into the flowers and added a little mounting tape to the back of each leaf.  To finish the flowers I dotted the centers with Viva Decor Glass Effect in Pink. I just could not imagine die cutting all those flowers.

Materials:
Martha Stewart Medium 3 in 1 Hydrangea Punch
Viva Decor Glass Effects -Pink
Memory Box Tall Bamboo & Tender Leaves
Spellbinders 5 x 7 Matting Basics A (framing)

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Mount Rushmore, South Dakota Mini Vacation Trip

Just outside Rapid City, South Dakota
Currently admission is $11.00 per vehicle pass good all year
It is hard to believe they just used dynamite and tools to create the likeness of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson,  Theodore Roosevelt & Abraham Lincoln out of a mountain.

Drive through wildlife park
Currently admission is $16.00 per person
Wonderful collection of South Dakota wildlife

Cold War Era missile site tour need to arrive early tour passes are limited
Looking down inside the Minuteman Missile

Lots of cave tours to visit

While driving around the area you will see lots of wild antelope, mule deer and even big horn sheep. The Badlands which are off in the distant are a stark contrast to the green lush valley floor with its meandering streams.   A word of warning, you have to drive through a small town called Keystone on your way to Mt Rushmore, the speed limit is 20 miles per hour,  you will notice a police car stationed on either side of town.  Do No Speed.






Sunday, May 31, 2015

Birthday Surprise




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Today's design was very quick and easy for anyone needing a birthday card design.

Materials:
Memory Box - Lady Dancing (dress only), Petite Cake & Crisp Bows
Poppy Stamps - Aston Side Table
Impression Obsession - Girl With Easter Basket
Spellbinders - Resplendent Rectangles (pink frame)
Spellbinders -  5 X 7 Matting Basics B
Viva Decor Silver Pen
Martha Stewart - Balloon Punch


This picture was sent to me but I thought it was just adorable
Not sure who actually created it.


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Deer Old Dad

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Another masculine design.

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Lynne of Sketching with Dogs & Sally of Sallysbitz2

Materials:
Memory Box - Small Alder Tree & Valley Deer Trio
Spellbinders Standard Circle Large & Classic Scalloped Circles Large
Impression Obsession Tiny Flowers
Viva Decor Peridot (flower centers)
Cheery Lynn Designs Lace Corner Deco F.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Life is a magnificent ride



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This design was so easy and quick, I just glued a black circle behind the spokes then added the various colors. I used a polka dot embossing folder on the bottom half of the cream card stock. I thought it made a fun masculine design.

Materials:
Cuttlebug polka Dot embossing folder
Memory Box - Vintage Bicycle
Spellbinders Ribbon Banners 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Tool-Tally Awesome Dad

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Still working on masculine card designs.

Materials:
Memory Box Gentlemen Leaping, clouds & Handy Man Tools
Poppy Stamps - Garden Step Ladder
Spellbinders Matting Basics A
Martha Stewart Grass punch

Saturday, May 16, 2015

What's Cooking Dad

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I really struggle to make masculine cards but I thought this would be fun for Father's Day.

Materials:
Poppy Stamps - Patient Pup & Antique Lamp Post
Memory Box - Party Grill & Grill Masters
Spellbinders Matting Basics B

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Little Mermaids

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I have been trying to create mermaids for a while but do not have a large fish die so I glued two seahorses together and added the blue glitter on their tails and Viva Decor Blue pen for the tops.  I thought the wide tree sort of looked like coral.

Materials:
Impression Obsession -  Girl With Easter Basket & Wide Tree
Memory Box - Swimming Seahorses & Seaside Treasures
Blue glitter
Viva Decor Blue pen
sticker bubbles

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Wheelbarrow Ride & Blueberry Oatmeal Bars



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I know as a kid we had an old wheelbarrow and took turns pushing one another around the yard.  

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Julie of One Craft Chick & Diane of DL. ART 

Materials:
Spellbinders - 5 x 7 Matting Basics B
Memory Box - Puffy Clouds, Gentlemen Leaping (hat only) & Petite Umbrella
Poppy Stamps - Large Garden Cart & Leafy Sprig
Impression Obsession - Boy with Flowers & Girls With Easter Basket
Martha Stewart Grass Punch
Viva Decor Peridot (flower centers)


I found this delicious recipe for Blueberry Oatmeal Crumble Bars on  Averie cooks
These are a wonderful and get eaten fast.

Ingredients:

Crust and Crumble Topping
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup old-fashioned whole-rolled oats (don't use quick cook or instant, they're finer and behave like flour and will make mixture too dry)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
pinch salt, optional and to taste

Blueberry Layer
12 ounces (2 cups) blueberries (fresh or frozen; I used frozen and didn't thaw)
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons cornstarch

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line an 8-inch square pan with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray; set aside. Lining the pan helps with cleanup and is recommended.
  2. Crust and Crumble Topping - In a large, microwave-safe bowl melt the butter, about 1 minute on high power.
  3. Add the flour, oats, sugars, optional salt, and stir to combine. Mixture will be dry and sandy with some larger, well-formed crumble pieces.
  4. Set 1 heaping cup mixture aside to be sprinkled on later as crumble topping.
  5. Transfer remaining mixture to prepared pan, and using a spatula or your fingers, hard-pack the mixture to create an even, smooth, flat crust; set aside.
  6. Blueberry Layer - In a large mixing bowl (same one used for crust and crumble is okay), add all ingredients and toss to combine. If sugar hasn't dissolved fully that's okay because it liquefies while baking.
  7. Evenly distribute blueberry mixture over the crust.
  8. Evenly sprinkle with the reserved heaping 1 cup crumble topping mixture. Before sprinkling, I squeeze the mixture in my palm to encourage bigger crumble pieces to form.
  9. Bake for about 55 minutes, or until edges are set and center has just set. Crumble topping should appear set and very pale golden. I used frozen berries without thawing and the pan was very cold going into the oven. If using fresh berries, baking time will be reduced, but I'm not sure by how much, I'd guess at least 10-15 minutes, possibly less. Bars may take longer than 55 minutes if blueberries are very juicy. Watch your bars, not the clock, when evaluating doneness. Place pan on a wire rack and allow bars to cool for at least 30 minutes before slicing and serving. If you try to slice bars before they've cooled completely, they'll be extremely messy and could fall apart. Bars will keep airtight at room temperature for up to 1 week, in the fridge for up to 10 days, or in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Strolling With Friends (Dedicated to Spencer)

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Jennifer of Just Coffee Please & Stamps& Ribbons & Paper

Materials:
Poppy Stamps - Leafy Sprig & Curious Cat
Impression Obsession - Tiny Flowers & Girl With Easter Basket
Spellbinders - Decorative Labels Eight
Mounting Tape (under frame)
Viva Decor - Peridot (flower centers)
Martha Stewart Grass Punch


Spencer 
I would like to dedicate this card in memory to my daughter's cat Spencer who recently passed away on April 29, 2015.  He was a ripe old age of 15 1/2 years old.  Spencer was a very clever cat, he could open door latches and let himself in or out of a room.  Just for fun he would go into the kitchen and pull open all the bottom cabinet drawers.  It was like living with a naughty two year old, you never knew what he was up to. 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Elegant Stem



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Christine of Preferably Prim, Shoregirl of Shore Girl's Creations & Mags B of Mad Cap Manor

Today's design was very simple I die cut the frame using Spellbinders Decorative Labels Eight and then added the Evershan Branch to the center and created the flowers using the Primula Blooms. I then added mounting tape to the back of frame to give it a little dimension.

Materials:
Memory Box - Evershan Branch & Primula Blooms
Spellbinders - Decorative Labels Eight
Mounting Tape

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Spring Planting

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Verna of VA's Creative Clutter

Materials:
Spellbinders 5 X  7 Matting Basics A (blue card stock frame)
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Hillside Borders
Poppy Stamps - Leafy Sprig & Fence
Memory Box - Garden Tools,  Clouds & Garden Pots
Impression Impression - Boy with Easter Basket, Girl with Easter Basket & Hollyhocks
Viva Decor - Peridot (flower centers)
EK Success Daisy punch

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Showers on a Spring Day & Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies



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Rosie of Rosie's Kleine bastel welt blog & Jolanda of Jolanda Scrap Bouquet 

I really went out of my comfort zone and used a dab of pink ink and brown to create the hair and cheeks. I used the Matting Basics B to create the pink frame and then added mounting tape to the back.  I tried something with the mounting tape and used my ruler and rotary cutter to trim a long strip that would fit behind the pink card stock. It actually worked really well and made adding the tape a lot faster.

I tucked the grass in first, then added the flowers and little girl and then the fence.  For the tree I formed the tiny pink flowers with my molding pad and stylus and assembled the flowers using the Sizzix Accessory Tool Kit inspired by Susan Tienery Cockburn.  Then dotted the centers using Viva Decor Red.

For the umbrella I die cut twice and then cut the pieces apart and glued then as shone then added raindrops using Viva Decor Glass Effects.  For the little girl I die cut in flesh, pink and yellow card stock.  Then trimmed off the basket and add the pink and then yellow for her outfit.

Material:
Spellbinders - 5 X 7 Matting Basics B (pink frame)
Impression Obsession - Tiny Flowers, Girl with Easter Basket & Fence die
Memory Box - Petite Umbrella
Martha Stewart - Grass punch
Viva Decor Gel Glass Effects (rain drops)
Viva Decor Peridot (flower centers)
Viva Decor Red (tree flower centers)
Sizzix Accessory Tool Kit inspired by Susan Tienery Cockburn.


Martha Stewart Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies (Very Yummy)
Peanut Butter Surprises

Ingredients




  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 cup roughly chopped, roasted, salted peanuts, plus 48 halves for pressing into tops
  • 10 ounces semisweet chocolate, cut into 1-inch chunks  (used Dove Dark Chocolate mini candies and chopped up)

Directions

  1. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl, and set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; beat until well combined. Add peanut butter, and beat until combined.
  2. Add the flour mixture all at once, and beat on low speed until just combined. Add the peanuts; beat until combined. Wrap dough in plastic wrap, and chill in refrigerator at least 2 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Pinch off about 2 tablespoons of dough, and make a well in your hand with the dough. Place one chunk of chocolate in the center, and enclose with the dough to cover completely. Roll dough into about a 1 3/4-inch ball with your hands.
  4. Place the ball of dough on the baking sheet; repeat with the remaining dough and chocolate, placing cookies about 2 inches apart. Press 2 peanut halves into the top of each cookie.
  5. Bake until cookies are golden, 16 to 18 minutes, rotating the pans halfway through. Remove from the oven; transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool slightly. 

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Fairy Mother's Day Design


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Donna K of Created by Donna K & Pumpy of Pumpy's Blog

I couldn't resist making a card using my favorite Lady Dancing die, I first die cut her in flesh colored card stock, then using the dress die and pink card stock.  Next I took the large Poinsettia and die cut it with the same pink and cut off and separated the two leaves.  I tucked the two leaves in between the three and voila a flower dress was created.  I used silver Viva Decor to outline the veins and added a gold beaded belt.  I die cut just the head piece of the lady and trimmed with scissors to create the hair and added some gold beads. 

I formed the tiny yellow flowers with my molding pad and stylus and assembled the flowers using the Sizzix Accessory Tool Kit inspired by Susan Tienery Cockburn and attached to the grass. 

I die cut the Floral Oval and then printed the words and die cut it with the Oval Large die and attached the sentiment and fun ladybug.

Materials:
Spellbinders - Floral Ovals & Classic Ovals Large
Memory Box - Lady Dancing & Lovely Lady Bugs
Poppy Stamps - Blooming Poinsettia & Leafy Sprig
Impression Obsession - Tiny Flowers
EK Success Small Daisy Punch
Viva Decor - Glitter Liner Peridot (flower centers)
Viva Decor Glitter Liner Silver (dress)
Viva Decor - Gold
Martha Stewart - Grass Punch
Sizzix Accessory Tool Kit inspired by Susan Tienery Cockburn

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Queen for a day (Mother's Day Design)

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The few times I have used the Spellbinder Gold Majesty Circles I always think of this show that was on when I was a kid called Queen for a day. Today's design was very easy to make I die cut the pretty circle and framed it using the Matting Basic A dies.  Then added the simple flower stalk and flowers and finished using the A2 Bracket Border One at the bottom.

Materials:
Spellbinders Gold Majesty Circles, A2 Bracket Borders One & A2 Matting Basics A
Memory Box Petal Party, Adorable Posies & Twisty Stalk

Monday, April 6, 2015

Bringing Mom Flowers



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For some reason my creativity is in a black hole right now. I just need some nice sunny days to revive it.

Today's design reminds me of making paper dolls when I was young.  I first die cut the little girl and boy in flesh colored card stock. Then die cut them again to create the patterned dress and brown and white  boys outfit.  I die cut their heads using brown and yellow card stock and then using scissors created the hair.  I removed the basket from the girl and added the bouquet using Leafy Sprig and a Daisy punch.   

To create the frame I used the Spellbinders Grand Label Twenty-Three (6 1/4" x 5" Pink card stock) (5 1/2" x 4 3/8" White card stock).  To complete the design I added Martha Stewart punched grass, the fence trio and the tucked the kids behind the fence.  To create the words I printed it from my computer and then lined up the cloud and die cut.

Materials:
Impression Obsession - Fence Trio Set, Girl with Easter Basket & Boy with Flowers
Memory Box - Puffy Clouds
Poppy Stamps - Leafy Sprig
Spellbinders Grand Label Twenty-Three
Martha Stewart Grass Punch
E.K. Success Daisy Punch

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Spring Stroll



Wow can you believe March is over and spring is here.  Oh course the weather here in the Pacific Northwest must have not gotten the memo.

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I am tickled pink to introduce you to my new friends and followers:
Menagerie of Scrap Tastic Hobby & Asha, Sunny Summer Crafts, Holly of Hog Wild About Stamping, Em Louise of  Creative Em,  Kathy of KT Crafts, Cherie of North Yorkshire Craft Guru, Clare of Clare's Cards And Other Crafty Bits & Mina of Home Sweet Home 

Today's design was very quick and easy, I just created the frame using the Spellbinders Grand Square and then cut a blue piece of card stock for the background.  I started with the Oceana Border, then the punched grass and then added the ducks and frogs.  After die cutting the Wide Tree I used lots of the Tiny Flowers and the Sizzix Accessory Tool Kit inspired by Susan Tienery Cockburn to form the flowers on the trees and dotted the center with Viva Decor Gold.  To  complete I attached several clouds to the sky.

Materials:
Poppy Stamps- Pond Frogs
Memory Box Oceana Border & Puffy Clouds
Impression Obsession - Wide Tree, Farm Girl & Tiny Flowers
Viva Decor Pens
Martha Stewart Grass Punch
Spellbinders Grand Squares (4.75" X 4.75")
Sizzix Accessory Tool Kit inspired by Susan Tienery Cockburn

Friday, March 27, 2015

Spring Delight



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Inger of Simply Inger , Zoe T (I don't see a blog for you), Joy of Morning Glory Card Studio, Jac of Alter This & Vanessa B of Vanessa's Paper Creations

Today's design looks complicated at least that is how my husband described it.  I had a lot of the pieces cut and just laying around so I thought I would try to use some of them.  I attached some tools to the Bushel Basket and added the Evershan Branch behind the Madison Park Bench.  I used lots of the Tiny Flowers and the Sizzix Accessory Tool Kit inspired by Susan Tienery Cockburn to form the flowers on the trees and dotted the center with Viva Decor Pink.

For the little girl I had to die cut her in flesh card stock, then in patterned card stock for the dress.  For her hair I used a light brown paper and just die cut her head and then used scissors to create her hair.  For the basket I die cut it again in pink glitter card stock and added the Leafy Sprig behind it and more of the tiny flowers in purple.  Then tucked the clouds behind the tree.

The ducks I just colored their beaks and doted the eyes with Viva Decor Black.

Materials:
Memory Box - Groundskeeper Tools, Digging Up Fun, Evershan Branch, Puffy Clouds & Grand Alder Tree
Poppy Stamps - Madison Park Bench, Bushel Basket & Leafy Sprig
Impression Obsession Tiny Flowers, Girl With Easter Basket & Farm Girl (just ducks)
Not sure what brand the light pink and stripe paper is.
Viva Decor Black Pen (eyes), Gold & Pink
Martha Stewart - Grass Punch
Sizzix Accessory Tool Kit inspired by Susan Tienery Cockburn
Deckle scissors for the lower grass area.


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