Friday, March 20, 2009

Just had to share this with you.

I came across this really cute woven Easter basket made from scrap booking paper while surfin' the web. The site gave written instructions on how to make it, but me, being a very visual person, went to you tube to find it as a video. Well I didn't find the woven basket, but one very similar to it. The link for it is for part 1

and for part 2.
This one is not woven, but still has a similar concept. I thought this would make a great project to do with the kids or with a class of kids. There is a listing on you tube for a much smaller, much simpler little easter basket by Dawn as well. Dawn has quite a few how to videos on you tube.
For anyone owning the Cricut, you could use the Cricut cartridges containing decorative envelopes to make this basket as well.
Maybe I will get the chance to make one myself. If I do I will post it here on my blog.
Happy Easter crafting everyone!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

 Hubby says today should be a great day to get out into the flower garden! Yay!
So... I am going to get out there and prepare for Spring!!
I have finally bought some healthy blueberry and raspberry bushes to plant. I have been wanting to plant some for years.
I have some new tulips and other flowers to plant as well.
Lots of work to do today, so I'd better get going. Have a lovely pre-Spring day!

above art work by: Tina Wenke for PC

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

A First Thought

If you think you can
It may lead you to
Believe you can.
If you believe you can
It may lead you to try.
You may find success.
If you succeed but fail
It may lead you to keep trying.
And as you keep trying
You “will” succeed.
When you do succeed
Be always thankful,
Always be grateful
And never forget your sources
Of inspiration and encouragement
Along your way.
®Julie Lane
February 12, 2002

This poem is dedicated to, and stands in memory
of my wonderful, loving father, E.J. Davis who
taught me to know that I can accomplish anything
I set my mind and heart to do. Registered & Protected

"Whether you think you can, or that you can't,
you are usually right."
-Henry Ford-

"I have not failed, I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."
-Thomas Edison-

Thursday, March 12, 2009

My Very First Explosion Box Album!

I have recently found really cool scrappin' videos on you tube! I even placed the video links here on my page. So I have been watching them, and watching them, and watching......
So, I got a little tired of watching and just decided to try something I had seen! The explosion box album has always intrigued me, so I decided to give it a try. So now you can see why I am so, so, so, excited to share this with you!!
This is my very first "explosion box album!" So far all has gone pretty well except, that I had to make a second lid for it, as the first one was a bit too snug.
I have the foundation all together, now all I have left to do is the funnest part of it all, decorating it!! Well, for me it could be the hardest part just deciding what theme and which pictures I should use! But I can hardly wait anyway! Oh how much fun this has been so far!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Find a Reason...

Don't forget to smile today. Smiling makes the heart

art by "Mary Engelbreit"