Monthly Archives: June 2015

Smashed Butterfly

Got your attention, didn’t I? No, the butterfly isn’t drunk, and it isn’t smooshed.  I used a technique that I call “Watercolor Smash” for this little guy (or girl. How do you tell with butterflies? No, I don’t really want … Continue reading

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Patriotic Masculine Gift Set

Make this patriotic and masculine gift set containing a thank you card, a picture frame and a mini scrap album. It is the perfect gift for a soldier, a vet, or perhaps someone who has a loved one in the … Continue reading

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Sick Sketch Challenge

I had so much fun with the Creating Pretty Cards sketch challenge at Craft Project Central this month. It’s sick! And when I say, “sick,” I’m using the Urban Dictionary definition – “Awesome, cool, sweet, amazing…” Several years ago, one … Continue reading

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Cottage Greetings

I LOVE the new Cottage Greetings card kit. I made all 15 cards in about 90 minutes – and that included playing with Miss Amelia. Here’s the information about the kit:   * Makes 15 cards, 5 each of 3 designs … Continue reading

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Fry Box Gift Packaging Trio

If you’re in need of some new packaging ideas, then these projects are for you! There are three different gift packaging ideas in this tutorial, and all three are made with the Fry Box Bigz L Die. The new Bohemian … Continue reading

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D-Day

71 years ago today, my uncle, Jennings Marston, landed on Omaha Beach. Uncle Jennings was one of the “lucky” ones who made it back home. After serving in Europe during World War II, he went to Korea during the Korean War. (I … Continue reading

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Blooming Garden

I had so much fun playing with my new Stampin’ Up! products! This card is full of new products from the 2015-16 Annual Catalog. First – the stamp set is Garden in Bloom.  It’s a 2-step set, and it so … Continue reading

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Wedding Gift Card & Scrapbook

June and the rest of the Summer is a very popular time for weddings. This project will have you ready for all those wonderful events. You will make a gift card holder that also has pages available for the happy … Continue reading

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New Friends

I tend to pick up friends wherever I go. Maybe it’s because I grew up in the middle between two brothers. Maybe it’s because I spent over 20 years as a Pastor’s wife. Whatever the reason, people I don’t know seem … Continue reading

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New Catalog and Free Stamps

The 2015-16 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog sales period starts today.* Not only that, but you can also order from the 2014-15 Annual Catalog and the 2015 Occasions Catalog.  And you can take advantage of the 2014-15 hostess plan and enjoy 2014-15 prices … Continue reading

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