Saturday, April 28, 2012

Butterflies in Flight!!

Well hey again!  Thought I'd show you something new.  I know how much all of you like butterflies.  I know this because of all the responses I got on my stepping stone ones. Well, I kinda put a twist on them this time.  Instead of stone, I thought I'd try wood.  This was actually my dear hubby's idea.  He cut and glued, then I painted.  These can be hung on a wall indoors or out. Whaddaya think?

Can you tell that it's made from paint sticks?  To me, it looks more like a bird than a butterfly.  I thought it turned out sooo good though. Here's another one.

These colors remind me of a parrot.  Don't you think so?  Actually, this one was not made of paint sticks. We didn't have enough of them so... compromise!!  Hubby used a 2x4 and cut it down to the right size and thickness.  He's so talented that way!

Anywho, I gotta say it...Ain't they purty!  Leave a comment.  I'd love to know what you think about them.

Til next time, have fun!

Monday, April 23, 2012

What is Pinerly?

Have you heard about  It's a new way to pin on Pinterest.  I know you've heard of Pinterest! If you haven't, where have you been?

Anyway, it seems that you have to get on a waiting list first.  Then, the  more friends you get to click on your pin, the quicker you are accepted.  By posting on Facebook and Twitter, you get more exposure.  One friend will get you a quick peek, five will get an earlier invite, and ten will get bonus features.

Truth is, I really don't know much about it, but I am intrigued!  I do know that it has a way to schedule your pins (like spaced out all through the day) so that you don't overwhelm people with your enthusiasm;)

Just in case you're not following me on Pinterest, or did not see my pin, you can click here.  I can use all the help I can get!  Thanks.

Until next time, have fun!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Blog Partyin!

It's party time!!!!  Janice and Susan, the twin bloggers behind 5 Minutes for Mom are hosting their SIXTH annual Ultimate Blog Party!  Sounds like the ultimate place to party and meet new friends.  Actually, that's their words...but works for me!  This will be my first year to signup.

All you have to do is write a party post on your site, sharing a bit of what you and your site are all about, and then add the URL of that party post to the applicable linky list.  Then start partying! Blog hop through the linky lists, leaving comments and making friends as you go.

There are 11 categories.  I signed up for the craft category because ahem-that's what I'm all about.  I mean if you check out my other posts, you'll see that I luuuv to craft.

The prize pool has over 150 prizes worth over $21.200.  Now, that's worth partyin over!  The party ends at at 11:59 pm Eastern, April 20, 2012 so get off your hinnie and head over there.

Til next time, have fun!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

April Giveaway

Just wanted to let you know about a couple of cool giveaways I came across.

The first one is for a quilled flower frame that Azlina at Lin Handmade Greetings Card is giving away.  This is what it looks like:

I just love it!  The giveaway ends April 30th, so don't wait.  You can enter by going here

The other giveaway is for a guestbook. 

How pretty!  This giveaway also ends April 30th.  You can enter it by going  here.   This is the description from Saza at Share Your Love With Cards blogspot. 

For my first giveaway, I have one (1) guestbook to be given away (A4 size; 100 pages). This guestbook was embellished with my handmade paper flower and it was hand stitched with Japanese Stab binding. It can be used as your wedding guestbook, or utilise it to display your photos, or turning it into a scrapbook. Or you can share your love with give it away as a wedding present.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Fannie Frog

Hello friends.  Just wanted to show you my new friend.

I've named her Fannie.  Fannie Frog.  I think it fits!  She's such a happy little thing, isn't she. 

I just took a store-bought 12 x 12 stepping stone and primed it with a dark green so that it will blend in with the grass, assuming I can get some to grow.  That's why all my pictures are taken in gravel, so you can't see my beautiful dirt yard!

Anyway, after priming the stone, I researched alot (and I mean alot) of pictures of frogs but none seemed to pop for me.  So out came the stack of newspapers and markers.  I drew and drew and the poor little thing kept getting fatter and fatter (I know that feeling) until I was satisfied with my drawing.  I then traced it onto the stone, painted, and spray sealed.

Now to find a spot in the yard for her.  Until next time, have fun!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Butterfly Stepping Stones

Happy April to everyone!  I'm on a butterfly kick this week.  I have a variety of purties for you to enjoy.
    Blue and yellow.  Classic.

Gotta love the lime and yellows together.

Brown and gold.  I don't really like this one much, but dh loves it.

I like the coral color of this one.  He sorta looks like a moth.

Yellow, black and red.  What a combination!  Works tho.

I think this is my favorite.  I love the vibrant pink and purple together.

I hope you enjoyed my purties.  I enjoyed making them. 

Til next time, have fun!