Thursday, December 1, 2011

Stampin Royality Challenge #100

Hello to all my blogging friends, I hope this post finds you all well and happy!

My neighbor has been trimming his trees back for the last week. I asked him whenever he got to the pine tree I would like to get the trimmings to make a Big Wreath, he said sure and today was the day "YIPPEE". I love the smell of fresh cut pine trees. I knew exactly what I wanted to make out of them. But that will have to wait until I am finished with the inside of our house to get started.
To thank my Neighbors for the pine tree trimmings. I made them this floral arrangement and a hand made card to say thanks. Many of the items in this arrangement were from his front yard!

I saw a challenge for "Anything But A Card" over at Stampin Royalty
so, I submitted the arrangement for this weeks challenge #100, lets see what happens. What fun!

This picture shows some additional items that are from another one of his trees. They are the tree's seed pods. Does anyone know what type of tree it is? They have what looks like rows of corn inside the pods and have very sharp stickers on them too!

This pile will make such a great wreath, the branches are very flexible and makes bending very easy.
In one of my many past employment lives I used to be a florist. I love working with items from the garden. Nature provides us with unlimited possibilities for creating. The last picture is of these funny looking things, I think are seeds or flowers from a California Christmas Tree? We have been having sever wind storms this week and a bunch of these blew into my yard, I think from my neighbors yard on the other side.

Now it is your turn to go and create something fun!

1 comment:

Carey said...

Sorry I am so late in commenting. Work has been insane. You ROCK on the arrangement. But, then I love everything you do.

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