Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Thinking Spring

With all this yucky, dirty snow on the ground, all my attentions have turned to Spring, and being able to play outside in my little vegetable garden and flowers. Since this isn't going to be possible for awhile, (the dreaded forecast is that we will have more winter mix this weekend), I made a little note book to keep garden ideas, planting dates, and the such in. I just recently got my hands on some stamps by Outlines. They are so great. I love the Spring and Easter ones. I will share with you some of the things I have made with them, since I have had a 4 day weekend because of the snow. I had so much fun "coloring" and cutting out the cutest little bunnies. I think I got carried away with the little bunnies. *wink* The first pictures are of the little garden notebook. I stamped the Outlines stamp of this wheelbarrow overflowing with beautiful flowers from the garden, then used all kinds of mediums and embellishments to bring emphasize the beauty of the stamp. I divided up the pages and added MS month tabs, so I could plan ahead month by month. The notebook I picked up at Big Lots, and it had this ugly looking cover. This Outlines stamp, really made a big difference. On the inside of the back cover,is another little bunny. That is because the real bunnies in my real garden, usually get the first of the tender vegetables. So, this will remind me of that fact every time, I make some new notes in my journal.
Next is a little tag card I made using two different masked Outlines stamps and then layering them together. Again I used different pens and pencils to "color" my little Easter Egg. Boy I wish I could make real ones that had all those beautiful designs on them.

And third, is pictures of some napkin rings, I made using the little rabbit. I used pale pink flocking on the tail. As you may have guessed by now, I have simply fell in love with the little fuzzy bunny. I think these will really dress up my Easter Sunday tablescape. The grandchildren will particulary love them. I have more ideals for these little bunnies, so come back and visit closer to Easter.


Robyn said...

Beautiful projects! The garden journal would make a great gift!
I am IN LOVE with that bunny stamp!!! I want to make the napkin rings! Where did you get the stamp? Is it part of a set?

Enfys said...

What a pretty journal, all the projects are adorable,
especially the napkin rings.
big hugs
En xx

Anonymous said...

What a great gift for a sister gardener. Beautifuly put together and so pratical. Good job.*

mugsy said...

so pretty ! love those outline stamps....never heard of that brand....

somehow i still can not get in the spring mode....since more awful precipitation is in the forecast for tonight and tomorrow.

i thought when we had snow here, it would melt by the next day ! not happening. we're not in florida anymore.....where ARE my ruby shoes?

our daughter lives in NH and she would love to have snow ..... they bought 2 snowmobiles this year and there is no snow in their forecasts for a loooooong time.