Monday, February 27, 2012

Dogwood wreath

Feb 2012 018

stamps: Memory box, sentiment: PTI

die: Memory box, embossing folder: sizzix

I must say I received my new distressed markers which I colored the image above with and I LOVE them! I do see that the paper you use does make a big difference in the performance of them.  Some paper pilled, some looked streaky and the smoother paper (almost glossy) made it very easy to blend.  Looking forward to having more time to experiment with these.

It’s Monday again! The boys were disappointed that even though we have been getting warmer weather here when a weekend comes along it gets cold and windy. They have been dying to try out their new fishing toys from Christmas and Owen’s birthday. We did get a few things going that needed done though. We bought fruit trees two years ago and every year the deer have eaten every bit of green on them. This year we are installed 6 foot fencing around each tree, we have 10 or so do it total.  I have to buy 3 more soon to replace the ones that didn’t make it after being eaten, but maybe now they will have a chance to grow. We are also trying to decide what type of garden to do this year. Last year I was so disappointed, anything that grew was promptly eaten by the deer and our already well fed chickens. We constantly fought the squash bugs and ultimately lost that battle. This year I decided we would try joining a co-op, where we will get a set amount of fresh produce each week and I am very excited. We are still going to attempt to grow a garden, but in much smaller scale that can be fenced off and protected. I love God’s creatures, but I too want some fruit from my labor!

1 comment:

  1. This is so pretty! When I first looked I thought that border was stitching.