Sunday, April 22, 2012

Springtime means....

lots and lots of yard work! While I love it, I really think my yard grew over the winter. It really seems soooo much bigger! It takes a lot to get it in shape from the winter months. Crape Myrtle trees to cut back, (we have 10 of them), shrubs to be shaped, (let me tell you, no one would pay me for this skill I'm lacking in!), weeds to be pulled, soil to turn, moneky grass to fight... you get the idea. Buuuuut, since spring came early, I've flowers blooming already, butterflies everywhere, some serious pretty going on in the backyard! Plus, it looks as if Jessica has been bitten by the flowers in the yard bug. She spent the better part of yesterday building a flower bed in her front yard. After 234 text messages and 187 phone calls, she has one finished... and it looks really good! Even with all the yard work, I've still found time to clean house, do laundry, go to work, and scrap! Sheesh, no wonder I'm tired! Here is my May entry for my Project 12. A sketch from Pagemaps was used.
My first real try at stamping with markers. It's so neat, even if I do sound a little strange blowing on the stamp!
A little paint can make naked chipboard pop.
Thanks for taking time to stop by. Have yourself a wonderful day!

6 comments:

luv46kdz said...

Love it! Stamping with markers is fun :)

Oi, my yard is in such disrepair since we've focused on inside, blah. I really need to do something in the front, but with half the paint gone on the front 1st floor, who knows.

Sondra said...

Very pretty stamping. I laughed the first time my sister told me that you need to "Huff" on the stamp!!!!

Love the birds and their house!!!

Melissa said...

I bet your yard still just looks so pretty! I need some pictures!!

I really like how the paint pops on your chipboard! I'm loving your Project 12 pages!

Staci said...

Love it! The pics are so serene! TFS.

Susan said...

I just luuuurve that little bird house, and the colors you used on it! The only thing his LO is missing, is a picture of Tommy Toad!

Serene said...

Those marker-stamped flowers came out so cool. I never seem to remember to employ that technique but looking at how pretty yours came, I think I must try that sometime.