Sunday, May 27, 2012

Springtime showers bring beautiful flowers

For those of us here in Saskatoon, SK. Canada you know what I'm talking about
when I say there's been quite a bit of rain lately.


Now if we would just stop getting frost warnings that would be fine.

We planted our flowers including some new lily bulbs a few weeks ago, 

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but I have yet to see much happening from them.

The dandelions on the other hand are out of control, LOL.

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That said, I emailed out the partners for our handmade flower swap today,

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to get you in the mood for the sunnier days to come.
~ Elysia

Thursday, May 17, 2012

NEW SWAP: Handmade flowers & last swaps button winner!

Hello everyone! I hope you've been enjoying spring as much as we have!
We went and picked up some new lily bulbs, as well as some plants for the large pots in front of the house.
We also got a couple of hanging baskets on sale too, which was great!!

We planted everything this past weekend, and early this week... I can't wait to see all the blooms!

I also came across some super old seeds so the kids and I through them in a few random pots,
 to see what happens. One can only guess what will grow!!

With this frenzy of spring I have been rather inspired to start bringing that fresh new beginning feel into the creations I've been making. More flowers, and brighter jewel tones! Bring on the sunshine!

That said I thought you may like to join in some spring time fun!

*ALL photos you will see below were found on PINTREST!*
*They all link to the original tutorials on how to make the flowers pictured*

THIS MONTHS SWAP:
Handmade Flowers
HANDMADE FLOWERS


The swap works like this:


You hand make a minimum of 12 flowers in whatever color/ design you like.


 They can be made from
whatever medium you like:
paper, fabric, ribbon, lace, felt, crocheted etc.


The flowers must be a minimum size of
2" across in diameter
(if they are smaller you need to send 2 flowers to equal 1)


Then simply mail them to your partner, and wait for yours to arrive!


To sign up email me Elysia @ 4bebee@gmail.com

Sign up due before: May 25th, 2012
Partners assigned on: May 26th, 2012
MAIL DUE OUT BY: May 29th, 2012

You can start making them as soon as I confirm your sign up!

I can't wait to see all the different flowers everyone makes!
I will be adding a linking party to my blog post, on the send out date,
so everyone can see each others finished flowers!

Here's some great ideas:

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If you'd like to look at more I have a WHOLE PINTREST BOARD FULL:
http://pinterest.com/missy110/flowers-to-make/

If you are not a PINTREST user but want to be,
just leave your email address in a comment below, or email it to me and I'll send you an invite!


We also FINALLY did a draw via RANDOM.ORG for this last months extra buttons from http://www.scrapnwithflair.com/.


And the winner is:
Amy @ http://amythecraftybooknerd.blogspot.com/
Congratulations Amy!!


(PHOTO of buttons PENDING)

Hope this swap inspires you all to make some great flowers!
Happy SPRING!
~Elysia

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!

I want to start out by saying HAPPY MOTHER's DAY to all you mothers out there!

Mother

I'm sorry for recently disappearing from posting.
I have been dealing with sick kids, as well as having had surgery, and then company.

I have had my head full of damage controlling techniques, as well as a mile long to do list.
My husband has been trying to make sure I'm alright, and hold down the fort as best as he could.


Mom? mom? mom?...

But you know how that goes...
The kids were more then slightly put off, as I had to spend some time on bed rest. BLAH!

I swear they probably thought I was dying....





So, I am glad to say I'm finally getting back to feeling like myself,
and we are all getting back into routines.


Mothers day card

(this image was found on PINTREST! It links me to some stupid prize draw, pop-up spam trap, but I do like this card, so I still wanted to share it.)

All that said, I hope to be getting my MO JO back on soon!


Well, the very least I can do is promise to do my best! <3

That includes: 
*NEW SWAP ANNOUNCEMENT*, A CHALLENGE ENTRY, AS WELL AS SHOWING OFF SOME HANDMADE PROJECTS AND SERIOUS GARAGE SALE STEALS as well as other AWESOME BUYS!!


But in the mean time:
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I will be spending the day with my little darlings, I hope you understand!


With that, I HOPE I CAN DRIVE YOU INSANE OVER THE NEXT 2 WEEKS,
 ( I HAVE SO MUCH TO SHARE) 
BY OVERLOADING YOUR PRETTY LITTLE HEADS WITH IT ALL!!

mommy

 <3 and Motherly HUGS,
~ Elysia

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