Monday, April 5, 2010

Heart 2 Heart Challenge #1

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 Heart 2 Heart CHALLENGE #1
(Apr.5,2010) is a Color Challenge:

Here is my entry for this challenge:
It's a cute little hanging birdhouse to celebrate Spring!


All product CTMH:
*cardstock: Sweetleaf, Sunflower, Chocolate, Colonial White
*B&T duo paper: Emporium kit
*Inks: Sweetleaf, Sunflower, Chocolate
* My Acrylix Stamps: D1418 Felicity, D1377 Around the Block, C1366 Fringed Phrases
*Black brads
*Waxy flax, colonial white
*Sunflower dots orgunday ribbon

Other tools used:
*Bird Box template from Nicole Heady, PTI can be found here:
*Picket fence punch from Martha Stewart
*Nestabilities Labels One die cut shape

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Yipee!  I made the first  Friday Five with my little birdhouse!


  1. Oh WOW!!!! Lorrinda, this is absolutely amazing!! I am in awe. So glad you participated in the challenge, well done :)I love the picket fence...but I love everything.

  2. Simply stunning! There is so much to look at with this, I just love everything about it!

  3. Wowzers! I am so glad you played Lorrinda! Awesome Birdie house, I love it! Thanks for the instructions as well.

  4. Oh my gosh that is so adorable! Great creativity! Thanks for playing along with Heart 2 Heart Challenges!

  5. How creative!! Simply amazing work.

  6. That's too stinking cute! It would be a great home decor item on a bookshelf.

  7. to answer your blog question...yes, yes it is sweet! WOW this is so awesome! I love it and think it is just stinking adorable. I think I am going to go have another look-see... :)

  8. This is so adorable! I love the baby bird peeking out of the hole. Great job!!!

  9. awww, how tweet! is just adorable! thanks for playing along with us this week!

  10. Lorrinda, you are one talented gal! From bird houses; to Russian cakes; to cards; to great scrapbook pages! Here I thought I was the only other mini-Martha....but you've surely got me beat!

    I love your bird house....great creativity!

  11. I absolutely love this bird house!!! Would you be willing to share instructions?

  12. Thank you ladies for your encouraging comments! I've edited the post to include the link to the template for the birdhouse.
    Find it here:

  13. So stunning Lorrinda! Thanks for sharing the template.

  14. Wow this is amazing!! So cute!

  15. SO, SO, SO CUTE!!!! I have this birdhouse template I've been wanting to use Veranda with but you may have just changed my mind! Thanks for joining in on the FUN!!!

  16. Congrats on being part of the top 5! This is an amazing project.

  17. I just love this sweet birdhouse. I have birdhouses throughout my kitchen/dining. I may just have to lift this!~ Congrats on the Fri5!

  18. Beautiful birdhouse, congrats on the Friday Five.

  19. What an adorable project! Thanks for the link for the birdhouse template too. Congrats on being in the Friday Five from Heart 2 Heart!

  20. What a beautiful idea! So pretty, thank you for sharing!

  21. so inspiring! love your work!!


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