Let’s Talk Pecan Pie

  So let’s talk pecan pie. It’s a classic dessert that can be a little daunting if you’re not familiar with baking this delicious Southern favorite. Well, for that matter it might be a favorite of folks up north or even out west, but I’ve never eaten pecan pie in those places so I wouldn’t know. […]

Advent “Wreath” in a Box

One of my favorite observances this time of year is the Advent wreath and the weekly candle lighting that leads up to Christmas. This year I decided to incorporate this idea into our home and created an Advent “wreath” in a box.

Pinecones and Pompons Kid Craft

To make this super easy Christmas kid craft all you need are some medium-sized pinecones, small colorful pompons and some basic craft or school glue.

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“Anyone who thinks fallen leaves are dead
has never watched them dancing on a windy day.”

-Shira Tamir


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    Dash of Spring on a Gray Fall Day

    I need to get my card-making mojo back because this simple sketch took four tries to produce something that cut the mustard. Sometimes that happens when I have fewer constraints. Somehow it’s harder to focus on one idea when the sky is the limit. Still, I managed to create a cute little spring inspired card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketch challenge, which helped ward off today’s gray sky blues. I used Simple Stories’ Vintage Bliss 6×6 paper stack for this card and flipped the sketch on its side. I used two different scallop punches for the accent pieces, tied ribbon along the top and, of course, inked all the…

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    Vintage Country and Shrinky Dinks Card Design

    I hope everyone enjoyed the Fourth of July weekend and that you were able to safely celebrate with friends and family. My husband, son and I returned from our Wisconsin family vacation just in time to visit the fireworks stand and light up the evening sky in our own mini fashion. Needless to say, today was all about unpacking, laundry and catching up. I did grab a few moments to myself with a JoAnn run and some craft room solitude, so I decided to create a card for the newest Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

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    Getting Crafty with the SG Scrap Squad

    During this time of cramped quarters and limited outings, I have managed to sneak down to my craft room and get creative from time to time. One of my favorite sources of inspiration has been Scrapbook Generation's weekend mini crops on the SG Scrap Squad Facebook group. These crops are full of great challenges, discussion questions and fun prizes.

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