Can you believe it’s Thursday already? I can’t! Not only that, I can’t believe it’s already afternoon here. We are still having some technical difficulties with the blogs, but I have no doubt that the guys will figure it out. They have been working the last few days and are probably screaming as loudly as we are. I’ve got to give them props though, they are the best!


A few days ago I was out walking the dogs and noticed that my Bleeding Hearts were starting to bloom, but the Hyacinth are so pretty this year that I had to snap a picture.


Flower bed



You can just barely see the Bleeding Hearts in the background. I also see the Astilbe peaking up behind the Hyacinth. I also see tons of work to be done in the flower bed and should really be out there while it’s pretty and not in the house. I also need to move some hostas from the front walk, but I keep procrastinating. Do you think the gardening fairies will come visit?


Today’s Ways to Use it Challenge on Splitcoast is to find ways to use eyelets, grommets, etc. Now lets face it, I’m not an eyelet person. I LOVE my brads and never ever reach for anything that resembles an eyelet. For me, this definitely WAS a challenge!



WT161 Thanks Bunches


The image was stamped, and then cut out with rectangle Nestabilities. I embossed it, and then using the die as a stencil, the background was airbrushed very lightly. I colored the image with Copic Markers, and then decided that it was too flat and highlighted the flowers with Spica Glitter pens. Which, you can’t even see in the photo. The background paper, my new BasicGrey Cupcake, was sewn to a panel of SU Old Olive. The grommet was inserted into the triangle panel (it helps if you have something that will set these things – I thought a Crop-o-dile would – BWAHAHAHAHAHA), and the ribbon was wrapped around the background panel, up through the grommet and tied in a bow. I was a little bothered with the size of the flower panel, and decided to cut a larger scalloped panel for the bottom. I then raised the top panel with mounting tape. I like it better.





Stamps: Thanks Bunches from Lizzie Anne Designs


Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; SU Old Olive; BasicGrey Cupcake


Ink: Ranger Adirondack Pitch Black


Accessories: Copic Markers, Airbrush System and Spica Glitter Pens; Spellbinders Rectangle Nestabilities and Wizard; Karen Foster Favorite Things Grommet; Sewing Machine; Ribbon


I hope all of you have a terrific day and if the sun is shining where you are – enjoy! It’s gonna be in the mid-70’s here today but we are expecting thunderstorms. I need to catch up on some projects I have going and I keep getting farther and farther behind.


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