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Giving Thanks Seasonal Trees Eclipse Frame

This week is all about giving thanks so today I am showing you one final home decor project that you can create for your guests this Thanksgiving.  If you haven't noticed, eclipse cards are very popular right now, so I chose to take it a step farther and create a whimsical framed piece of art… Continue reading Giving Thanks Seasonal Trees Eclipse Frame

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Creating Seasonal Trees Fall Lanterns & Free Design Space File for VIPs

If you have ever visited my home, you will see that I redecorate for every season. In my basement you will find a plethora of holiday decorations, and as a crafter, I inevitably add more each year. If you are a seasonal decorator like me, you will enjoy making this Fall Lantern!  This month, I… Continue reading Creating Seasonal Trees Fall Lanterns & Free Design Space File for VIPs

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Hello Pumpkin Birthday Card

Our Hello Pumpkin collection is just so stinkin' adorable, even for those of us who do not celebrate Halloween. This week, I decided to join the Heart2Heart Holiday Expressions challenge and create a pumpkin perfect birthday card for one of our newest family members. (UPDATE: I become one of H2Hs October Darlings with this card.… Continue reading Hello Pumpkin Birthday Card

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Seasonal Expressions 2 Blog Hop

Welcome to the Seasonal Expressions 2 Blog Hop,where we will be featuring products from our amazing Seasonal Expressions 2 catalog .  If you haven't had a chance to view this catalog, you can do so online or receive one free when you place an online order in May.  If you have come here from Krista Hershberger’s blog, you are on… Continue reading Seasonal Expressions 2 Blog Hop

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My Weird Scrapbooking Life

In honor of National Scrapbooking Month, I have decided to try to post more scrapbook pages.  As I created this layout, I realized that I have some really weird scrapbook habits. So, in honor of a month dedicated to scrapbooking, I have decided to share my top ten habits of "weirdness" with you.  (Maybe you… Continue reading My Weird Scrapbooking Life

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Mother’s Day Bouquet Card

April Showers bring May flowers ... and planning days for May celebrations.  On days full of snow and rain, I am able to spend time in my craft room planning for the upcoming holidays without feeling guilty that I should be working on my never-ending yard.  This week, I attempted to create a Mother's Day… Continue reading Mother’s Day Bouquet Card

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Spring Banner (Workshop)

I truly enjoy joining weekly challenges, and I love decorating my home for each season. This month, Heart2Heart Challenge is offering a Seasonal Expressions One Cover Challenge to inspire and encourage us to use the cover of the Seasonal Expressions One catalog to create something for Spring. What inspired me most was all of the… Continue reading Spring Banner (Workshop)

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Watercolor Color Dare Card

For this week's Color My Heart Dare challenge, we are required to use Eggplant, Pewter, and Goldrush.  You would think that these colors wouldn't complement each other, yet, I found many examples in nature where these colors beautifully enhance one another.  For this challenge, I choose to create a simple card where the colors complement… Continue reading Watercolor Color Dare Card

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Tone-On-Tone Thankful Card

Monochromatic cards can be the most stunning cards, but they can also be difficult to create as you try to find a balance.  This week's Color My Heart Dare challenge is "Pick your own Red" using Poppy, Ruby, Cranberry with optional Gold. As I attempted to mix various red tones along with some tone-on-tone stamping, I came… Continue reading Tone-On-Tone Thankful Card

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Sparkly Scrap Card

Each quarter, a new Seasonal Expressions catalog arrives and I purchase packs of papers for my workshops and personal projects.  This can amount to a plethora of paper.  I made it a personal goal this year to use up ALL of my paper supplies each quarter BEFORE another idea book arrives. If you are like… Continue reading Sparkly Scrap Card