Monday, February 14, 2011

inspiration monday


here's an easy way to grow your own journal garden!  first, grab all of your favorite paper punches (you can also cut shapes by hand)......



and some of your favorite papers.



punch out a circle, and stamp or write a word in the center.
(i distressed the edges of my circles with a stamp pad)



use adhesive to attach some "petals" to the back of your word circle 
(i used a tape runner, but glue will work too).....



 then add some fun little doodles and a paper stem, and you've got a flower!



add some more flowers to the mix (you can never have too many of these little cuties!), attach them to a colorful journal background.....



and you've got yourself a happy little inspiration garden!!
have fun, valentine sweeties!

click on images for larger view
supplies used:  rubber stamps, staz-on ink pad, assorted papers, assorted paper punches, green marker, micron pens,  uniball signo white pen, pan pastel for background


25 comments:

Kelly Warren said...

too cute! and your stamps are perfect for them!

wv said...

i'll give these fine flowers today to you....

after all, it is valentines' day!

xXx

debi said...

I just love your creativity! Too cute!

Gina Lee Kim said...

Happy Sweet Valentine's Day (from one chocoholic to another)!

K said...

I'm definitely going to try this! Scissors, here I come (I don't have all those punches)!

Martina said...

Very sweet! Happ, happy Valentines Lori!

isabelle said...

That's awesome and soo simple!!!
Vrolijke Valentijn from Belgium!!!!
Have a good day!

Dymphie said...

love your happy flowers, so adorable :)

Eden said...

Wow, you can make anything so DARN CUTE!! Love this....off to play now, Thanks :D

Sophia said...

You TOTALLY rock!! =) I love your inspiration Mondays. Hee

PS I've reopened Hope to Dream to the public. Thank you again for the designs you created to help spread the message of hope to abused women, men and children.

BIG BIG hugs!

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

what great ideas! And to think we all have those supplies all. the. time!!

Createology said...

Great idea...especially for a rainy gray day. Love these inspirational flowers. Happy Hearts...

Shalini said...

u knw u r a magician Lori... everything u touch turns into something unbelievably beautiful...

Doda said...

cool. I like the simplicity of these, but they are so effective. I may use this idea in my cardmaking! Thanks

PaperPumpkin said...

ooooooh! i LOVE this, lori! Happy Belated Valentine's Day! ♥K

tami said...

oh, what fun you have! love the measuring tape stem!

tami said...

oh, what fun you have! love the measuring tape stem!

tami said...

oh, what fun you have! love the measuring tape stem!

tami said...

oops, not sure why my previous comment showed up 3 times!! YIKES!

Lainie said...

Fantastic!
Happy Valentine's Day.

Beedeebabee said...

This is such a happy page! Your flowers are so adorable!!! I hope you had a fun Valentine's day, Sweetie. xoxo Paulette :D

Ophelia said...

I Love it! You just create the most amazing things!!

Claire M said...

Fun ideas - so full of life!

stephanie said...

Just adorable!

kathy McCreedy said...

Your clever drawing and fabulous lettering blow me away... I just love your layouts and use of color with letters... such talent and joy! SO glad I found your site! Rock on, girlfriend!

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