Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Spring Cleaning!

Spring is finally here! Time to put away all the winter clothes, open the windows for some fresh air and wash the windows to get rid of the grime and dust. With spring cleaning on my mind I thought it was a good time to update my blog. I used another free template,this time from The Cutest Blog on the Block.   I will want to personalize it some more but this is a good start.  I might even entice my son to help me customize it as he is good with Photoshop.

I haven't had much time to create and I'm really missing the creative energy that comes from spending a few hours in my craftroom.  Luckily, last night I put everything aside and made a few cards. 

I bought the Graphic 45 Place in Time and French Country paper pads online.  I love the crispness of the paper and the beautiful patterns.  I always hesitate to make the first cut but I will let this simple card speak for itself. 
Cricut Fabulous Finds for the black frame
Cricut Storybook for the red checkered swirl flower
Cuttlebug Chicken Wire Embossing folder
Twine and button from my stash
The next card was made with a number of scraps from DCWV.  I had been wanting to try box pleating paper and it worked perfectly using my scoreboard.
Cricut Damask Decor for the 4 layer flower
Pearls, gem and ribbon for embellishment
Hope you're having some nice weather too and happy spring cleaning!

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