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A Christmas Tag with Fall Leaves

Today, I am using up a few of my fall crafting supplies♥ to create a Christmas Tag for the TGIF Project Challenge. The theme this week is "Tag You"re It" and I couldn't resist adding my little project to the challenge.  It may seem odd to use "fall" papers and dies for the holidays, but… Continue reading A Christmas Tag with Fall Leaves

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Celebrate National Stamping Month with Heart2Heart

September is National Stamping Month, and what better way to celebrate then with a Stamping Challenge from Heart2Heart. This month, we are asking you to pull out those stamps and create something magnificent♥. Before I show you my project, I want to preface by saying that this card was a challenge for me.  I wanted… Continue reading Celebrate National Stamping Month with Heart2Heart

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Are You Ready to Learn Something New?

This week, while I am at the Close to My Heart Convention, I have decided to do a recap of some of my favorite tutorials♥ from the past year. Quite a few of you have joined me recently, so I figured that this was the best time to, not only share some great projects with… Continue reading Are You Ready to Learn Something New?

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Sail Away with the Making Waves Heart2Heart Challenge

One of my goals this year was to step outside my comfort zone (in my teal crafting chair), and, this month, I did just that by joining the Heart2Heart Design Team.  I am thrilled to join such a talented group of ladies and hope that each creation challenges you to try something new.  So......are you… Continue reading Sail Away with the Making Waves Heart2Heart Challenge

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Tuesday Tutorial: Paper Pom-Poms

Last week I posted a simple St. Patrick's Day Banner featuring some Cricut™ Flower Market images and these adorable paper Pom-Poms. Today, I am going to show you how I created them using the Fancy Border Fringe Thin Cut.  I began by cutting piece of Clover cardstock at 6" x 2¼" then placed it onto… Continue reading Tuesday Tutorial: Paper Pom-Poms

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Thin Cuts Blog Hop

Welcome to the Thin Cuts Blog Hop where we will be featuring some delightful projects created using our Thin Cuts metal dies. If you have come here from Michelle Loncar’s blog, you are on the right path!  When you are finished reading my post, you can click on the link at the end to move to the… Continue reading Thin Cuts Blog Hop

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He Makes Things New ~ Color Dare Tic-Tac-Toe

As I look out my window at the quiet iciness of winter, I was inspired to create this bright card for the Color My Heart Dare challenge. I know that, in a few months, once again, things will be made new and the bold colors of spring would be right outside my door.  Isn't it… Continue reading He Makes Things New ~ Color Dare Tic-Tac-Toe

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Tag, You’re It! – CTMH Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to the Tag, You're It! Technique Blog Hop where we will be featuring a multitude of projects focusing on Tags.   If you have come here from Catherine Nowak’s blog, you are on the right path! When you are finished reading my post, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog.… Continue reading Tag, You’re It! – CTMH Technique Blog Hop

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Quilted Thank You Card ~ Color Dare Tic-Tac-Toe

Growing up, I vaguely remember my grandmother's sewing closet filled with random patterns of fabric she had cut from worn clothing or bedding with the intention to create quilts for her family.  Rarely did she throw anything out - if a torn curtain still had a usable piece, it could be added to a quilt. … Continue reading Quilted Thank You Card ~ Color Dare Tic-Tac-Toe

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Color Dare Create Card

Hello, my friends! As you know, I truly enjoy the weekly challenges from the Color My Heart Dare blog and this week we were challenged to a Tic-Tac-Toe where we were to choose three colors in a row/diagonal from this color palette.       I chose to use Peacock, Eggplant, and Saffron for my… Continue reading Color Dare Create Card