Monthly Archives: May 2012

Mother and Chicks Sculpture

Mother and Chicks Sculpture.

Get out and enjoy your garden!  The summer is just beginning.  How much fun would it be to have these guys accompany you as you relax and enjoy the sun?  All the fun of chickens wandering the yard, none of the work!

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All the fun, none of the work!

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Welcoming Friend

Here is a cute little amphibian friend to add to your garden.  He is at home in a toad house I made from an old flower-pot, book pages, Distress Inks, glitter, decoupage glue and other ‘found’ materials.

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He fits nicely in his new home, and there is plenty of space for a ‘roommate’ to squeeze by as the summer progresses.

In addition to looking handsome, this little guy works hard for his keep.  No, he doesn’t eat bugs like some of his warty friends, but he will hide a spare house key for those times when you walk out the door forgetting your keys.  We all need a little friend like him in our garden to rescue us in our time of need.

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Scarecrow

The Scarecrow motion activated sprinkler can keep birds, deer, cats, raccoons and other pests away.  Protect your vegetable garden from the wandering deer.  Keep those raccoons from feasting on the fish in your pond.  Keep the neighborhood cats from using your kids sandbox, or your flower beds as a litter box.  Keep those pesky people who can’t read the ‘Please stay off grass’ signs from trampling your newly planted grass seed!

Easy to install, ready to go out of the box.  Just add a hose and (purely for entertainment purposes) set up a video camera.  Watch those pests run as they are startled by a blast of water.

Environmentally safe pest protection, and unending entertainment.  What more can you ask for?

Scarecrow Motin Activated Sprinkler

Scarecrow Motion Activated Sprinkler

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Blooming Beautiful

Here is a project I completed a year or so ago using many of the items I stock in my store, Home and Garden Welcome.  The base page is bazzill classic cardstock in white.  I stamped the flower image in Distress Ink in Worn Lipstick.  I then used a glitter embossing powder to add some sparkle to the flowers.  I used Distress Ink pads in Scattered Straw and Burlap to add color and texture to the background.  I cut the ‘G’ out of chipboard and added Glimmer Mist in True Blood to add sparkle and dimension to the letter and stamped the title on vellum in the Distress Inks.  Finally I added drops of Inkssentials Glossy Accents to the water drops in the peonies in the picture to give them a little added ‘pop’.

Just as a side note, these pictures were taken in my own garden.  These peonies were grown from my daughter’s Great-great-grest Aunt Kate whom she has inheirated her name.  This same plant has divisions growing in the garden of every generation, and hopefully will continue to be passed down from me to Katie and down……..

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