A staycation

Debra Burgin Wreath #1This past weekend DH went on his annual train trip to Denver, this time with Peter and his parents.  I was Home Alone, by choice, as I wanted a little getaway, yes, but just the two of us in a quiet setting.  I needed to reflect, recharge and restore, which I did in a number of ways.  Of course there was plenty of time in the studio, as well as cleaning, reorganizing and a bit of shopping.  That was before I developed conjunctivitis, waking up yesterday morning with my eye swollen and glued shut.  I knew something was coming, but not that!  Luckily my plans did not involve socializing.

Anyway, one of the projects I worked on was this frame.  Stamper Kathy had created a card using a similar wreath and, coincidentally, I ran into another stamper in the grocery store who out of blue told me about the fabulous wreath she was making from punched leaves.  I set to work as soon as I got home!

I recommend punching 12 sprigs of each color so you don’t have to stop to make more.  I created the wreath base using my Circle Framelits, then worked around, turning the base to keep the wreath relatively round.  (Perfection was not the goal here!)  Because I’ve seen Martha Stewart create wreaths many times, I knew not to start by putting something at the 3, 6, 9 and 12 positions, etc.  Here’s a closeup:

Debra Burgin Wreath #2This was not my original intent for the 8″ x 8″ frame; I’ll have to buy another one, because I love this one just as it is!

Paper:  Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Whisper White

Other:  Big Shot, Circles Collection Framelits, Bird Builder Punch, 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon (Whisper White), Large Pearl Basic Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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3 Responses to A staycation

  1. Brenda in IN says:

    Glad you had some time to refresh and relax. It’s nice to just have “me” time. This is a beautiful wreath and I love the pearls you added. Your matting and frame make it so special. Would be great as decor. Thanks for sharing.

  2. sue says:

    Stunning and elegant! MWBP 🙂

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