Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Lavender Violet Foot Soak

It's DIY time!  I love to enjoy some spa time at home to relax my achy and tired feet, especially after gardening.  Depending on the season I like to add fresh flowers or buds as a treat.  It is another way to enjoy your beautiful garden petals.  This soak will leave your skin feeling soft and silky.

  • 1 cup Epsom Salt
  • 1 cup Dead Sea salt
  • 1/2 cup Baking soda
  • 10-15 drops Lavender essential oil
  • Violet petals
  • Large basin/foot tub
In a glass bowl, mix together Epsom salt, Dead Sea salt and baking soda.  Add your lavender essential oil, then toss in your petals and stir mixture.

I just love how the purple petals look against the salts.

Transfer ingredients to sealed glass jars.

I wrapped natural hemp cord around my jar and included a tag.

When you are ready for your foot soak, fill a basin large enough for your feet with very warm water, then add a 1/2 cup of your mixture and soak your feet for 20 minutes.  Enjoy the pretty petals swirling around in the basin.

Lavender essential oil is known for its relaxing and calming properties.  This soak will help soothe your tired, achy feet.

Wishing you a wonderful stress free week!  

Saturday, June 4, 2016

A Little Bluebird ...

Hello there,

I hope your weekend is off to a great start!  I have a little bluebird card to share with you today.  I used the Spellbinders Divine Eloquence dies and cut a piece of Buckaroo Blue paper then layered it with Shimmery White.  I absolutely love the vine inspired design these dies create.

The bluebird image was stamped in StazOn Timber Brown and colored with Prismacolor pencils with Gamsol.  Doesn't he look charming?

A tag was created using Label Four dies.  The sentiment is from the Stampin' Up Watercolor Trio set. To finish off the end of the branch I added a little bow made from May Arts 1/8" silk ribbon.

Happy Birthday was stamped in StazOn Timber Brown with coordinated branches.  

Tomorrow is my sister-in-law's birthday.  I am sending her hugs & wishes for a fantastic day!

Enjoy the weekend my friends!

Stamps:  SU Touch of Nature, Watercolor Trio, Butterfly Basics
Paper:  Fresh Air, Buckaroo Blue, Shimmery White
Ink:  Bluebird, Branches & Sentiments - StazOn Timber Brown with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol
Accessories:  May Arts 1/8" Light Blue Silk Ribbon, Spellbinders Divine Eloquence Dies, Labels Four #2 & Labels Four Small #2 Dies, Labels Twenty-Eight #5 Die (Inside), Gamsol, Bow-Easy
Technique:  Colored Pencils
Card Size:  A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
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