ARTICLE - Plants You Grow In Your Garden Can Be Used As Embellishments!
by John Yazo
Capturing and preserving the natural beauty of your garden can simply be done by creating a scrapbook and journal of your memories. Scrapbooking is a great way to preserve these memories and to share them with friends and family members for generations to come. There is no better feeling than to look back at these precious times and to be able enjoy their memorable moments.
Preserving flowers and plants from your garden can be done by drying or pressing them. They can be saved for years to come and can be used as embellishments in your scrapbooking and card making projects. It is a unique way to add your own personal touch and feelings to your crafts.
Small flowers and leaves can be pressed to make embellishments and larger flowers like sunflower pedals, or leaves can be dried and pressed to create a unique natural background for your scrapbook pages. Other plants like herbs can also be used to add accent when they are dried.
There are many other ways that your preserved plants can be used, such as dried flower arrangements, framed and hung on a wall as natural wall decor. The ideas are endless and the only limit is your imagination.
There are many ways you can create unique, natural scrapbooks that will keep the memories of your gardening experiences alive and able to be passed on to members of your family and friends for years to come.
Drying and pressing your flowers and plants is simple to do and can be done with common household supplies that are already available to you in your home.
Both environmentally friendly and healthy, Organic Gardening is a way of gardening in harmony with nature. Growing a healthy and productive crop in a way that is healthier for both you and the environment.
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Sunday, March 22, 2009
I am hooked on this sizzix Top Note from Stampin up! I could use almost any stamp and make a card with this thing. Since I dont have a lot of embellishments, I havent been getting a whole lot of sentiments on the card, guess I should work on that next. Thanks for looking!
I started working on this last night, an exploding box for mothers day. I used SU Bella Rosa Paper. I cut some flowers with my sizzix and used a border cutter to trim the inside. I am having a hard time using only SU products, since I only have my starter kit and a few other sets that I couldnt live without, but I didnt invest in a lot of embellishments, I figured I had enough, but, since I have all these workshops I am trying to prepare for, I wish I had more SU stuff.
Another stamp from the SU, A kind word collection, isnt she adoreable!? I also used prima flower and sizzix grass on the card, I am trying to demonstrate the sizzix more... she would be cute though, all by herself. Of course, I used my copics and a little bleach, I am stuck on this bleach technique I found in a magazine this month, didnt work out as nice on her sky as it did on the turtle though, not sure what i did wrong, I really like my post yesterday, the turtle came out soooo good. Guess I will just have to practice more. I was really hoping to submit this bleach technique, but I cant seem to get it working with the SU stamps, grrr, oh well, off to play some more!
So, Inky Impressions is doing their first ever design team challenge, and I am submitting my first ever design team entry. I really had a difficult time picking which images to submit. I picked the turtle from whimsy, cuz, he is one of my favs and because, I really like the bleaching technique I used to add shadows to the water and sky and the background of the card. The other card I chose is from SU The Free and The Brave, I picked this image, because I dont see it around a lot and its one of my favorites, since I am in the military. Instead of going with the standard green, black and brown camo, I went with desert camo instead, or as we call them ABUs. I love this image, it is one of my favs to color and being in the military, I love that I can send this to deployed friends or use for military promotion ceremonies etc. I might have some better images in my inventory, but I guess being that these are two of my favs, they are the ones I want to submit as some of my best work. I did work on a little girl from my new SU a kind word set, but, I could only pick two and she was tied for my second choice with the military stamp, but, I dont want to break the rules and enter three, so, she will be in my next post. ;)