Saturday, May 5, 2012

Beautiful May

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The beginning of May always brings such lovely things to mind…the sweetness of flowers on May Day, Mother’s Day…and our wedding anniversary on Monday {our 24th this year}!  So many things to celebrate…

A few projects made this week {during the moments when my flu-y haze was at a low!}, inspired by the events of the month, using products from the wonderful Vintage Street Market

First, a sweet little tussie mussie cone for a bouquet of flowers–a gift for a friend, perhaps…

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A paper cone, wrapped with turquoise paper from the “Dimestore Vogue” Paper Sheets and Tags kit…encircled with a chocolaty brown crepe paper ruffle (from the same kit), dotted with Stickles for a bit of glitz.  Edging the crepe paper is a circling of pretty aqua tinsel

image {I couldn’t resist filling the flower cone with “Cecil Brunner” roses…my mother’s favorite.  The original “Sweetheart” rose}

…and a simple little tag, also from the “Dimestore Vogue” collection, complete with a bit of pink Twirly Twine & a single flocked, vintage posy…

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Next, a pretty little powder puff…a vintage puff found in a lovely aqua powder box I bought at an antiques shop last year…altered just a little bit for a Mother’s Day gift…

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I used the Mother tag from the “Family Fun” Paper Kit, a sewing tag from the “Dimestore Vogue” kit, edged with a bit of Stickles, a vintage mother-of-pearl button & more pretty vintage posies & tied it all together with a pink Twirly Twine bow…

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And last, but certainly not least, a simple little tribute to my beautiful mother…

Her one and only “glamor shot” was the focal point for my little layout.  Paper from the “Family Fun” kit, a bit of the beautiful aqua foil sheet (one of my favorite things!), again from “Dimestore Vogue“, a border of vintage mother-of-pearl buttons…

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…and a pretty little rosette made with the chocolate brown crepe paper from the “Dimestore Vogue” kit, topped with a “button” from the same…some seam binding & Twisty Twine finish it off, along with a little pink tag …and that’s about it!

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Wishing you many beautiful & inspiring May days this month!

Julie