"If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere
" Van Gogh

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Projects To Share With You

Here are a few various cards that I have made over the past couple of months.

These two  cards I used  some K and Company paper and embellishments from their collection (an older collection) called "Olivia Rose".
I used book paper for layering and some various stamps. 

 These cards were made using Recollections paper pad called "Regent Street".  
I just used an assortments of various stamps and die cuts.

It was nice to use some of my old K& Company transparent  embellishments.  

I used my Martha Stewart score board to make the lines.  I wanted some extra texture on my background paper.

This was a super simple card using a 3-D sticker that I picked up at Target store $1.00 bin. An embossing folder, ribbon and stamped sentiment.  I also had perfect tiny embossing folder to emboss the envelope. 
These next to photos show cards made using beautiful paper from DCWV.  It is their "Mariposa" paper pad. The beautiful images are from a 12 x 12 sheet filled with 2" x 2" postage stamp like images.  Ribbon from my stash.

The ribbon was a perfect color but I wanted to soften it a bit.  I used a gold leaf pen here and there on the ribbon.



 Lapped zipper.  I found a great video, love it.    I have had problems putting in lapped zipper and this is a foolproof.
From a wonderful blog called Rosie Wednesday, here.

Kick pleat

I really like the way this dress turned out.  This was my second dress that I sewed from this pattern.  The first dress was a bit to big in a couple of areas, but the adjustments were simple to do.  I'm very happy with the pattern.
I will be making the other View from this pattern.

Now on to a home decor project.


 I have purchased two wooded shelved a very long time ago from Target.
They have been very handy though out the years and one of them I have used in my laundry  room.
Hubby  is painting the room for me and so I wanted to give my little shelf a new coat of paint.


I have been wanted to do a painting project using chalk paint.
This shelf was the perfect project.
The paints that I used: Americana Decor Chalky Finish, color Lace
I also used the clear wax by the same company.

Thank you for your visit.
Have a wonderful day.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Gardening In June

In my garden
The hydrangeas are starting to bloom more.

I'm so happy to.
I thought they were not going to bloom this year.

This light pink hydrangea plant was a cutting taken from Hubby's Aunts house many many years ago.
Before we moved to our home, we had it in a container that was on our condo balcony.  When we move to our home we planted it in the only area of the home that had shade.  Thank goodness because I really love having them in my garden.
It is a wonderful memory of Hubby's Aunt now.  I do hope it will continue to bloom.

Above photo taken May 30th

June 12th

My new rose in my garden.

Liv Tyler
Hybrid Tea Romantica

I picked this rose because of the description that I read.
It looks like an old fashion rose with lots of petals, wonderful aroma, beautiful coral pink and a good cutting rose.
The rose is a quartered bloom (form roses have four sections of petals rotating around the four different centers). The photo above shows it some what. 

So far I am happy with it.  The hight expected for it is 5-6 ft' and it will get to be 3-4' wide.
I can't wait.  

"brilliant" pink iceberg rose bush. 
I had Hubby move it from the front of the house to the rose area.
I do think it will do much better here.
there is more room for her to grow.

I do love the different shades of pinks that I get from this bush.
I'm very happy with it.

This beautiful lavender/plum rose bush just gave a stunning burst of blooms and the fragrant was just amazing when I was next to it.

As the blooms mature they change to lavender.
I like the lavender agains the plum colored buds.

Pink loveliness of Yves Paget roses. 

My containers in the patio area are so pretty right now.

My "confection JAcute" mini rose is full of beautiful tiny blooms.

This container of creeping Jenny and the red geranium has never looked so good.

Second bloom for my "rainbow's end" 

Photo taken June 1st
June 11th

My "radiator Charlie" plant did not make it.  I am not sure what went wrong.  It was dying back and the fruit on it was not getting any bigger and the flowers were not staying on.  : (

I may purchase another large container and add another tomato plant for the area.

We had to add a net around the Celebrity tomato plant.  I think the Mocking birds were picking at the ripe tomatoes that were ready to be picked.  I was not a happy Gardener that morning. I do hope the net will work.

The lemon cucumbers are really growing and they have a lot of flowers.

On my last post I did show some of my seedling that were almost ready to transplant.
I found some plastic container that were on sale at Jo-anns store.  I do hope they do good in them.
I just ran out of room in my veggie area.  

The weather we have been having is the typical May grey and June glum.  Some very warm days and some days of heavy drizzle.  All good and I am enjoying it because I know that the hot days are just around the corner.
Sorry for the very long post but I wanted to share with you on what was going on in my garden.
I hope to share some crafty projects with you next time.

Thank you for taking the time to visit.
Wishing you a wonderful day.