“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”

- L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables


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    Cards & Crops

    Sketch Challenge Salute to a Special Teacher

    Another school year is finally winding down and that means we have to cram in all sorts of spirit weeks, field days, special celebrations and, of course, teacher appreciate day. I have a suspicion that a lot of these events are probably just fluff to get the students and especially the teachers through the final weeks of school, but I can definitely get on board with teacher appreciation day (or week, if you are in our district) because the thought of having 25 of my sons in one small square-shaped room for any length of time is just plain exhausting. . . and I think he is actually a good…

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    Cards & Crops

    Another Sketch Challenge Christmas Card

    After last week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge, I decided to create an entire collection of Christmas cards using the rest of my “Tis the Season” kit by Echo Park. So when the new sketch came out this week at Freshly Made Sketches, of course I had to play along. All the papers used on this creation are from the EP “Tis the Season” collection, including the premade graphic card. I interpreted one of the boxes from the sketch into a banner shape and slightly popped up the front card. I inked all my edges with an antique gray color and added one little accent of snowflake ribbon to polish off…

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    Cards & Crops

    My First Color Throwdown Challenge — Yellow, Green & Aqua

    Here’s a super simple little card I whipped up this morning for the newest Color Throwdown Challenge. This is a first for me, but one of the awesome paper crafters I follow is a guest designer this month so I thought I would give this challenge a go. This week’s inspiration colors are green, yellow and aqua and a quick survey of my 6×6 paper stash netted me just the right color combination with The Basics Stack by DCWV. This stack is full of geometric patterns in loads of basic colors, so I was able to piece together a very simple design that still has texture and interest. I did create the…

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