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My Craft Goals for 2015

My Goals for 2015:

1. Update my goals for 2016 in January of 2016 :)
2. Maximize my crafting time!
3. Keep plugging away at scrapbooking photos!!
4. Learn how to Heat Press!!
5. Have fun!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Arbor Day Blog Hop

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth's sweet flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.
...Alfred Joyce Kilmar

In the News: Arbor Day celebrated in Clarksville, 'Tree City USA' as quoted in their local paper
"I have a saying that trees are one of our utilities, and the reason I say that is because they help clean the air, they help control rainwater runoff, they convert carbon dioxide into oxygen," he said. "What we really have when we have a line of trees around the city is a utility that provides good things for the population without having any cost associated with it."

Today, we are celebrating the wonderment of trees and we welcome you in our celebration. If you are just visiting me, I would love for you to have a good "roots" with our hop and start at the beginning of our seedling which is HERE. If you have arrived from Tiffany then don't "bark" up the wrong tree as you are standing in our midst!

I did not have any photos that would work with a "tree" theme right, so I created a card instead.  This apple tree with a swing is my very favorite tree!  This image alone is the reason I purchased Just Because Cards!
I opened up a 12x12 mat in my Gypsy and put all of the tree layers on the mat sized to 6.44 inches (which will fit a card base that is 6.44 inches).  I put the card base on my mat and sized it to 5.5 inches.  I wanted my card to be horizontal (not vertical) and I wanted my tree a little bigger than was suggested by the cricut cartridge.

This is one of the features I really like about my Gypsy ~ I can see my project and how the pieces will go together BEFORE I cut them out!!

I put down my scraps.  I tape everything because my mats just don't stick like they used to.  I also have an E2 and the mats go in at an angle and they bend more than when I use my E or Imagine.  I really get crazy when my paper slips...

Here are all of my pieces cut out.

I layer the tree pieces together and put a little twine on my swing.  I used Denim twine from The Twinery.  I took some striped paper from my scraps and used it as the background of my card.

I tied some red crinkle ribbon around my card mat to showcase the red in the apples.  I stamped "Thinking of You" from Pink By Design as my sentiment on the front of the card.  I left the inside blank.

Thank you for visiting us today as we celebrate the lovlieness of our trees. Your next stop along our trail is ANITA. Thank you for counting our rings and not stumping along the way!


Lynne said...

What a great project!!! Love the swing coming from the tree!!! As always a pleasure hopping with you my friend and creating with you!!!
Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust
Her Craftiness

Wandy said...

Lori what an adorable card! that swing in the tree is Ooober cute! and the twine made it that much more awesome! TFS!!!
Hugs your newest follower, Wandy

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Great card, love the tree. TFS

angel4ever said...

I love it! That swing in the tree is adorable!


sctmg5774 said...

Love this card. Makes me feel at home. Thanks for sharing.


Cricut Couple said...

This is adorable Lori! I love the tree and the background paper choices are fantastic!

Wandeezy said...


Pink Cricut said...

What a precious card- that tree with the swing is one of my favorite cuts!

Milady said...

Melanie here! I absolutely loved this piece, please email me--I have a question about your blog :) MelanieLBowen[at]gmail[dot]com