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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

My Garden Journal


Hello and Happy Tuesday! I feel like I haven't been on my blog for so long even though I just missed a week. Last week was one of those weeks that seems like it would never end. It was the last week of school and we had so much planned that I seemed to work around the clock, we did a craft everyday to go along with the theme of the day, (I planned all the crafts and brought in everything to do them). The last day of school was a full day for staff so I spent the afternoon doing creative bulletinboards for a couple of teachers, so needless to say the last week and a half has pushed my creativity to the limit.

Being Tuesday it is also time for another challenge over at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations. This week we have a theme that was so different for me to do. The theme this week is Anything But A Card. I decided to do a garden journal for myself. I am getting into gardening and need to keep a journal so I know where I planted everything and what didn't do well so I can move it for the next year. I wanted something pretty so I could leave it out. When I saw this pretty flower fairy I knew it was perfect for the cover.  It is hard to see but I have lots of glitter on all the flowers(the second picture shows it a bit better), the journal was a dark green color so I painted it a light blue. I am very happy with the way it came out. Our sponsor this week is Wee Stamps. Their images are so adorable, they are Wonderful!                                                                 
So be sure to play along with us this week if you would like to try to win some of these adorable images.

These are some other great challenges that fit my project
Simon Says Stamp Challenge-A Fabulous Sketch!
CES Challenge #42-Anything but square
Creative Belli Blog #120-The Letter G, girl and glitter
Stampin' For The Weekend Challenge #11-My Favorite Things, pastel colors, punches, glitter, flowers, pearls and ribbon(You can ner have too many of these last two!)
Stamps R Us Challenge-"There was a little girl..." theme
Sweet Stampin' Challenge-Something Old, Something New, my old is alot of the ribbons and my something new is the image and the web die cut behind the image.
The Crafty Pad Designs Challenge #127-Bold and Bright or Soft Pastels
The Pixie Cottage Challenge #75-Sketch and/or Outdoor Fun, I picked Outdoor Fun!
The Shabby Tea Room Challenge Week #68-"My Favorite Things" DP from Bearly Mine Designs, ribbons, pearls and  pretty flowers
Divas By Design Challenge-Anything But A Card
Little Darlings Challenge #2-Favorite Color Combo, blue, pink, light purple and aqua
Rainbow Lady's Challenge #158-Digi Day
Hooked on Crafts Challenge #2-Show us your flowers
There She Goes Challenge #113-A Challenge to Die For, use 3 punches or dies

These are all wonderful challenges that I played along with. Be sure to stop by and play along with them also!

Thank you for stopping by today to see what I created. I really appreciate all the wonderful comments that you leave for me to read.

Happy Creating,
Mary

38 comments:

mamichelle said...

This is so pretty, Mary! What a great idea! And a good way to use up some of that ribbon stash. LOL Enjoy your summer!

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous creation and great embossing, thank you so much for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge. I have candy if you are interested
Hugs Kate xx

Rainbow Lady said...

Perfectly gorgeous creation. Thanks so much Love Cynthia x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous journal Mary !! I love the image and the papers and ribbons are fab ,,, good luck with the gardening :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
luv
Lols x x x

thanks for your lovely comment on the challenge blog too :-) much appreciated xx

Debbie said...

What a gorgeous Journal, the colours are so vibrant for this time of year. Perfect for the challenge at Sweet Stampin, good luck. Debbiexx

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Thanks for joining our "Embossing" challenge this week on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Biggan said...

Sooo sweet!! Love all details and the colors!Thanks for joining us at Alota Rubberstamps challenge!

Hugs
Birgit

Katie said...

Fabulous book and I love the Wee Fairy!
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage this week :)

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Oh this is super adorable! I love all the ribbons on the edge! Thank you for sharing and playing with us the week at The Crafty Pad.

Sadilla said...

That's totally adorable dear!!
thanks for playing at THE PIXIE COTTAGE
hugs
sadia

Marilyn Webb said...

Oh So Beautiful!! I love the soft colors, all the embellishments, the ribbons, stunning! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Stamps R Us.
hugs Marilyn

craftykitten said...

Such a sweet little card. Gorgeous image and I love the little verse you've added. Lovely colours and embellies too. Thanks for sharing with us at OLL this time. Good luck.
hugs
Dawn xx

Kelly said...

I love this, Thank you for joining in at Incy Wincy Designs for our 100th Challenge.

Sylvia Zet said...

This journal is just amazing. So much work you put to create it and it looks so whimsical and awesome. Love it!!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Oh my goodness that is amazing. Look at the details, the image, the paper-all spectacular. What a beauty and so awesome. Thanks so much for playing along in Speedy's Friends Challenge. It is a delight to visit and see your creation. Hope you can play again with us next week!

Jen said...

Such a pretty card, your ribbons and embellishments are lovely. Thank you for joining in with Rainbow Lady this week.
Jen x

Mummylade said...

wow, I love the ribbons and all the coloured roses. Thank you so much for playing along at SFTW and good luck!

Curlybear said...

Wow fabulous card I love the image she is adorable and the fantastic design and layout,

Thank You for taking part at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 140 Embossing, I hope you join us again next week,

Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :0) x.
SCSC DT

Winnie and Patty said...

What a wonderful card. You did a great job with the challenge! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's challenge this week!

Debbie said...

So pretty ... such lovely ribbons and trims! Thanks for joining us in the Tea Room this week :)

xxxtglxxx said...

Hi Mary :) Wow! What a very pretty and fabulously girly card! :)

Your ribbonwork looks stunning.

Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,

hugs

xxalisonxx

Robin Parker said...

Love your little girl fairy. Just so darling. Thanks for sharing on the Belli challenge.

Colleen Dietrich said...

All those ribbons are so girly and flirty! The coloring of the image is terrific and Love the shimmer you gave to the little girl. Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Lori said...

Pretty card!

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card I do love those wee stamps images they are so cute. Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine, good luck with the Challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

aqualeiga said...

Beautiful! I love those ribbons! So pleased you've entered our challenge at THE CRAFTY PAD with your beautiful creation.....thanks and good luck! Hugs, Ali x

Francesca said...

Very pretty
Thanks for joining us at Secret crafter Saturday Challenge this week
Hugs
Francesca

CraftyC said...

So pretty Mary. Love the colours and pretty embellishments. Thanks for taking part in this weeks CES Challenge!
Clairex

Julie said...

Beautiful card - the ribbon detail is fab!! Thanks for joining us at CES challenges this week, Juliexx

Zoe said...

Gorgeous card, lovely and summery! Thanks for playing along at Sweet Stampin this week, hugs x

Kobie's Crafty Corner said...

Such a lovely creation!
Thank You for joining us at Gingerloft this week! Hope to see you again next time!
Hugs Kobie - Gingerloft DT

Heather "Hev" said...

What a beautiful journal :) Good luck with your gardening :)

Thank you for joining us over at the Incy Wincy blog hop

Hugs Heather x

Kelly said...

WOW!! This journal is just gorgeous! I love all the ribbons on the spine too.
Thanks for joining us at Hooked On Craft Challenges! Kelly (Hooked On Craft Design Team)

Angie said...

What a beautiful journal! It just screams spring!!! Thank you for joining us at Little Darlings Challenges :-)

Angie

maryr917 said...

This is such a beautiful journal cover-love your iamge and wonderful coloring-thanks for playing along with the belli girls in our “g” challenge

Kate's Makes said...

Oh this is so adorable and i love all the different ribbons :o) Thanks for sharing your favourite things with us over at SFTW and good luck! Kate x

Melly said...

Fab creation!
Love the funky gorjuss ribbon detail on the stunning journal!!
Thanks for joining in the fun at Dream Valley Challenges
Hugs Melly xxx

Ps I have CANDY if you fancy it!! xx

creativchen said...

Dear Mary,

you created lovely cards!!!!
Hugs Marina

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