Monday, April 9, 2012

What A Wonderful Thing!

Good Evening Friends!

I have enjoyed every minute of my Spring Break, but unfortunately tomorrow means that I shall return to work! I honestly have missed all of my wonderful kiddos and can't wait to find out about the adventures they each had over the break!

In the midst of preparing for the work week, I did manage to find a few moments to get some crafting in! I decided to try something that I've not done before and I was so extremely happy with the turn out.

I've been seeing a lot of cards and projects with pinwheels on them so I wanted to give them a try! I LOVE how they turned out and the project turned out much better than I envisioned!

Without further adieu here is what I was able to create!

I cannot say it enough how happy I am about how this came together! I started by making the pinwheels. The larger pinwheel is made from a 3'' square and the smaller pinwheels are from 2'' squares. I then used brads to hold them together. The sticks are lollipop sticks, that I use when I'm making candy, that I inked using Tim Holtz- Broken China. I then attached the pinwheels to the sticks at varying heights. The grass is a piece of scrap paper that I had and then fringed to make it look more like grass. The clouds were cut from one of the pre-loaded images on the Cricut Imagine and then inked with Tim Holtz- Broken China. Everything except for the grass is popped up using pop dots. I LOVE those things! I use them on almost EVERYTHING! LOL!

Last but not least my sentiments are from K. Andrew Designs Stamp line! I just LOVE her stamps and I enjoy mixing and matching all of the different sentiments. These two sentiments come from the following sets Of Mice and Lil Men and Winged Things.

This was a fun project to put together and I plan to frame it and have it in my office/craft space to remind me that having and using my imagination is a in fact a wonderful thing!

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Love to Crop- Say What? Say Anything!

Getting Cricky Simply Sunday- Favorite Project

Die Cuttin Divas- Use Pastels

Well that's all I have for now. Be sure to stop back during the week to see some of the other fun things I have worked on!

Until Next Time...

Big Crafty Butterfly Hugs!


Lori said...

Super cute! Please tell me how to made those pinwheels! I used those pop dots a lot too, fun!

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Heather Everson said...

I love these pinwheels Lynda they are beautiful. Hope your week back at school :)


Cheri said...

These are fabulous Lynda. Glad you had a good spring break.


Lisa said...

Love your project ;) I am loving pinwheels lately too!
Thanks for entering the challenge at Love To Crop.
LTC Guest Designer

mamawcindy said...

So Pretty! Love your Pin Wheels! :0)