Yeah it's June!

Opps! I intended on posting the first of June but I guess the second day of June will have to do. Summers are meant for easy living right? :-)
I promised a project for gcd Studios since I was selected as a "Spotlight Girl" for the month.
ETA: Just received an email from Heidi saying it's next month for my " Spotlight" so stay tuned for those projects!
This is the first of several items I made. A pinwheel! Pinwheels are fun to blow outdoors, indoors, for parades, picnics, reunions, or for ornamental decorations. To celebrate the start of Summer I thought a pinwheel would be perfect! I bought the wood pinwheel from A.C. Moore.

I painted it white and then covered with various sheets from the Ava paper collection.

Then I painted the edges of the petals with a little more paint. I cut cute sayings from a piece of BookPage in the Artsy Urban collection to place on each petal. I thought they added a touch of whimsy to it.

This picture shows all the sayings: so kind, making peace, ready to fly, beauty everywhere, big dreams, and friendship. I punched a small circle for the center and then added a yellow button and rhinestone.

I modge podged the entire project so it can be used outside. Last step was tie a piece of grosgrain ribbon on the stick.

I went outside to take pictures of the pinwheel and spotted a baby praying mantis on the stair rail.

Simon loves all creatures so he was eager to see the little fellow. Apparently he liked him because he climbed right up his arm! Every year we have a praying mantis on our front porch. I read somewhere it's a sign of good luck. I sure hope so! I thought it was cool that

Thank you for stopping by! I have more gcd Studios projects to share this month so hope you will come back to view. Peace, paper, and glue!


Heather Rogers

Such a sweet creation. I love that adorable praying manits. :)


ahhhhh....such a cute idea!!!!


LOVE LOVE LOVE your pinwheel ! It's the cutest EVER! How darling it will look in your flower bed and the sayings you added are the perfect touch. ♥♥ Kay

Michelle Bertuzzi

The pinwheel looks fabulous Amy! Love the colors too.

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