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How to make a Paper Lily

by Amy Bowerman

How to make a Paper Lily | @PluckingDaisy #Sizzix #RangerInk

Spring has sprung in my studio…but not necessarily in my little corner of the world.  We just had a snow storm here in Connecticut but I won’t let that stop me from sprouting new paper flower designs!  If you make them Spring will come right?  Step aside frozen precipitation!  Today’s tutorial is just in time […]

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The Weepies "Humming Bird" Art Journal Page | @PluckingDaisy #RangerInk #Dylusions #Tutorial

I love music.  I rarely do anything without music playing…I’m listening to music now in fact.  My musical tastes are eclectic much like my art varying from bass thumping techno, old school hip-hop, classic rock, reggae and pretty much anything in between.  When it comes time to create however, there is one band that is […]

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Distress Painting with Markers and Stains | @PluckingDaisy #RangerInk #DistressMarkers #DistressStain #Tutorial

Hi there!  Now that we are nearing the end of January I’m still plugging away working on my goals for 2013.  I’m happy to report that today’s Distress Painting tutorial has helped me reach not one but 2 goals on my list!  Goal # 1:  Draw More.  Goal # 2:  Learn New Techniques. I’m currently […]

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Brown Paper Gift Wrap

by Amy Bowerman

Brown Paper Gift Wrap | @PluckingDaisy #DIY #tutorial #RangerInk #DollarTree

  Brown paper gift wrap is popping up all over Pinterest.  I’m usually not one to jump on the trendy bandwagon but for this one I had to make an exception.  I love stamping and have always admired the look of white and black ink on Kraft paper.   This year I decided to create […]

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Alice in Wonderland Christmas Village | @PluckingDaisy #Holiday #DIY #RangerInk

  Greetings from Wonderland!  Today I’ll be sharing how to create this winter “wonderland” holiday display.   I’ve combined several past projects to make a whimsical Alice in Wonderland themed version of the traditional Christmas village. Instead of tiny glittering houses I used an array of vintage tea-cups from my collection.  We can’t have tea […]

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Elf on the shelf gets crafty | @PluckingDaisy #holiday #papercraft #sizzix #RangerInk #ElfOnTheShelf

Hi!  I’m Elmer the elf and I’m so happy to be guest posting on Plucking Daisies today!  I’ll be sharing a tutorial on how to make a Christmas Tag with all kinds of fun products from Ranger Ink!  I love sharing almost as much as smiling, because smiling is my favorite! Amy got a package […]

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Skylanders Giants Party Games | @PluckingDaisy #SkylandersGiants #party #DIY

 Have the Skylanders landed at your home?  If you are living with a Skylanders fan you probably already have the whole set or are still working on finding some of the elusive characters like myself.  With the release of Skylanders Giants falling just before my little guy’s birthday he naturally “Had to have” a Skylanders Giants […]

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Monster Party Flowers

by Amy Bowerman

Monster Party Flowers | @PluckingDaisy #upcycle #floral #centerpiece #DIY #tutorial #RangerInk

Do you have a “Little Monster” in your life?  I sure do!  My little Monster nephew turned one this past weekend and we had a big Monster bash to celebrate.  It wouldn’t be a Monster Party without a “Monstrous” centerpiece so I whipped up this flower arrangement. As of late I have taken to making […]

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Poinsettia Hair Clips

by Amy Bowerman

Poinsettia Hair Clips | @PluckingDaisy #TimHoltz #Sizzix #RangerInk #Tutorial

  I just got the new Tim Holtz Tattered Poinsettia Sizzix die and it’s not a surprise that I LOVE it!  I love anything Tim but his Tattered (anything) dies are personal favorites.  Today I’m showing you how to make Flower Hair clips using Tim’s new Poinsettia die.  Get your high pony ready for some […]

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How to Dye and Decorate Bottle Brush Trees | Pluckingdaisies.com

I’ve been crushing on bottle brush trees lately.  After oooing and ahhing over gorgeous trees seen around the web I made it my mission to make some bottle brush trees of my own.  On my most recent trip to the Dollar store I found bottle brush trees ready and waiting to be altered.  Today I’m […]

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