Another St. Patrick's Day Treat!

It's a little known secret that my dream vacation is to Ireland. It's even in the top 5 on my bucket list! I love that Glue Dots® wanted us to make them a few St. Patrick's Day projects this month. I had a great time coming up with the four leaf clover hair clip I showed you yesterday, and this project was fun, too!

If you've been following me recently, you know that I'm in the process of moving, and all of my craft goodies are packed away! I perused Michael's for a quick project that wouldn't need too many supplies, and came up with this neat jumbo clip!
Side note: try creating with the tornadic mess my kids left behind (and didn't clean up before bed time!!). Whew!!

  • Jumbo Clip
  • Wooden Heart Shapes
  • Green Paint, brush
  • Ink for distressing
  • Fibers (I ended up just using baker's twine)

Lightly paint the wooden pieces (I liked leaving a bit of the wood grain showing). Make sure you paint the majority of the back, too (the sides stick off of the clip). I used my ink to edge the hearts and a bit on the fronts for distressing.

Use your Craft Glue Dots® to adhere the hearts to the clip. I wrapped a bit o' twine (bwa ha ha!) around the top for some texture, printed out, cut and distressed my words, and cut some felt for the clover stem (also adhered with Craft Glue Dots®).

I can't wait to use this in my future new craft room! Happy {early} St. Patrick's Day, everyone!!

I wrote this blog post while participating on the Glue Dots® Design Team.


A Pinterest Inspiration with Friendship's Garden

What a challange this week is!! I love being given a color combination and seeing what I can create. If you're like me, you get stuck in a 'comfort rut' of using the same colors, layouts, or your favorite 'go-to' materials. Becky provided us with this color inspiration:

Again, if you're anything like me, you have this paper pack that you've been holding on to because you love it just that much, and you don't dare use any of it!! That is me with about 99% of any of all of my K&Company paper. I flipped through my Berry Sweet line and came across this sweet owl paper with the perfect color comnination to match our inspiration. I used the front of the paper for the majority of the card, and I used the reverse of that paper for some accents. I accessorized with my precious (and rarely used!) chipboard elements from the same line. I finished it off with some ribbon, orange baker's twine, and a mini safety pin.


Get looking through your stash, pull out these colors, and get to work! Can't wait to see what you come up with!! Be sure to link it back to Friendship's Garden.


Happy Lucky Love

True story: I'm still alive.
The move to the temporary home (a.k.a. my in-law's house!) is done, I've started my new job, and I'd love to say that things are slowing down a bit...but they're not!! While I'm working a difficult mid-day shift, my husband and father in law are working on our perminant house, while my mother in law takes care of the kiddos!
I got quite a few projects done at my little pre-move vacation to Mimi's Getaway, so I'll be showing you those until I'm able to start some new creations.
First up: Happy Lucky Love
This page came together pretty quickly, using a lot of pre-made elements and a fun patterned paper.
I knew that my picture (wonderfully edited by my friend Holly!) would need some muted colors with a similar rustic feel to enhance it well, so I went with this 12x12 paper from My Mind's Eye and dug into my amazing little pack of K&Company EcoModern Diecuts for my title. A rub-on by DaisyD balanced out the left side of the page (I didn't notice that it was a little serpent thing until it was already on there...creepy!!)
Two elements of this page that I LOVE: a) the dictionary page,  and b) the doily.

A) The Dictionary Page. I love dictionaries. They have an aged look, they're a great size, and, minus the pages I rip out to craft with, it's a great reference for journaling! (hehe!) I flipped through the pages until I found a header with an appropriate word (this one says gentleman) and used that as a photo mat.
B) The doily. I am all about using typically feminine products to make amazingly masculine pages. I thought this element added the perfect amount of texture and interest.

Thanks for stopping by!! Leave me some encouragement/oh-my-goodness-did-i-really-just-pack-up-my-entire-life love, and I promise I'll bring you another project soon!!



It's a Love Thing Friendship's Garden Blog Hop

Well, a big HELLO from the temporary Deeply Rooted house! We made the big move over the weekend, I started my new job this week, and I'm thoroughly exhausted! There are a few fixes and updates going on at the perminant house, so we're staying with family for a few more weeks until things are ready for us.
With that being said, I'm a bit sad to share with you that I don't have an entry for this week's Friendship's Garden blog hop. The other Garden Girls have done a great job with their examples, so I'm sure they won't steer you wrong! This week's challenge is a great one, so let's get you hopping!

Love is the theme, and your project must have at least 3 embellishments on your card! (Buttons, ribbon, lace, trim, bling, brads, die cuts, chipboard, etc.) As usual, you should make a project based on the theme and link it up to us. The usual rules apply, and we will choose the top 3 and winner of the gift certificate from Altered Angel via vote by the Garden Girls.

Now for the blog hop info ... Michelle at Designs on Cloud 9 was very generous and gave the Garden Girls a free file for us to work with, and if you win this blog hop, you could buy it for your very own with the $20 gift certificate to the Designs on Cloud 9 online shop!!!

Here are the rules, and they must follow this order:

First you must become a follower of this blog (if you haven't already). Leave us a comment saying you have done this.

Second, please go become a fan of Friendship's Garden on Facebook. Leave us a comment saying you have done this.

Next, go visit the Designs on Cloud 9 shop and pick out your favorite file and come back here and leave a comment telling us which file is your favorite!

Then you must go 'like' Designs on Cloud 9 on Facebook, then come back here and leave a separate comment that you've done that.

Next you must visit each of the Garden Girls blogs and leave a comment. Some of the Garden Girls are offering their own giveaway, so leaving a comment there gives you an extra chance to win a prize! Come back here and tell us that you have left a comment for all of the Garden Girls.
That gives you five (5) chances to win the gift certificate from Designs on Cloud 9!!! If you only do one, you get one chance, if you do 3 you get 3 chances, and so on. The winner for the $20 Designs on Cloud 9 gift certificate will by chosen via a random number generator from the comments received on this blog.

ERIN {you are here}
DENA {go here next!}

I can't wait to see what you've come up with!! 


A quick page at Mimis!

Hello there!! Things are very stressful right now around the Deeply Rooted house: it's moving weekend!! While things were being loaded, packed, organized, I decided to be the best help I could possibly be and run away to my favorite scrapbooking retreat, Mimi's Getaway!!!
I've gotten a lot of work done so far, including this 100% Stampin' Up! Page:

I'll post more later, hope you're having as good of a weekend as I am!!