Sunday, April 11, 2010

Bed and Breakfast

A few months ago, my two sisters and I decided to take a trip back East to visit Boston and New York. One of my best friends, Mary, and her husband Jim live near Boston. When I told her we were coming for a visit, she insisted that we stay with her. All three of us?! They opened their beautiful home to us. Mary had fresh cut flowers in each of our bedrooms. She had a chocolate bar downstairs with all kinds of goodies. They even made us a traditional New England dinner complete with fresh lobsters and steamed clams. Yum! What to do for the Wegmann family? The upstairs bathroom that my sisters and I used, had lots of greens and blues in it so I made them this sign to hang up. I used two pieces of wood that hooked together because I did not want to smoosh all of the writing together. There are hooks so the bottom piece can be taken off. It is hung with a ribbon. I hope they enjoy this gift as much as we enjoyed our time in their home. Thanks Mary and Jim!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Do you like things that sparkle? I do, but without the glittery mess. I recently discovered Glimmer Mist. It comes in lots of different shimmery colors. Basically, it is a water based spray that adds a little bit of shine to your cards and other crafty things. Well, I took this flower idea from another website and tweaked it to make it my own. First, I cut out eight scalloped circles out of vellum and sprayed them with Viva Pink Glimmer Mist. They instantly curled up but I did not fret. I got out my heat tool and they flattened back out and dried. Then I cut another scalloped circle out of some pink cardstock. I folded each piece of vellum three times and made the petals of the flower. Using double sided tape, I taped each one into place onto the pink scalloped circle. For the middle, I simply glued on a button. When I was little, I used to take ribbons and yarn and tie them into knots to make different things. (Don't worry, therapy is helping!) So I had this shimmery green ribbon and began to tie it into knots. It made a cute stem with leaves. I glued a piece of cardstock onto a white card and glued my flower into place. This was a thank you card for a very special friend. Spray and be glimmery. (I bought my Glimmer Mist at Crop Girls.)