Oven-Baked Onion Rings
Oven-Baked Onion Rings
Sunflower and Sequins Shaker Card
Country Cuteness from Mom’s Garage
Country Cuteness from Mom’s Garage
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“If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?”

-Percy Bysshe Shelley


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    Cards & Crops

    “Sweet” Shaker Card for Summer

    Winter still has a grip on our little part of the Midwest, so I spent a couple of hours this afternoon dreaming of sweet treats and summer skies as I put together a little something for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches. This is my first solo shaker card, so I was working without a net. Other than a few too many beads (rookie mistake) I think this “Sweet” card turned out pretty cute. I just can’t wait to send it to someone special when summer finally arrives. . . I do realize spring has to get here first. *sigh* I used Echo Park’s Summer Bliss paper to create this card…

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    Stuck Inside with a Stuck Sketch

    Yesterday was an snow ice day for my son’s school but he was still running a fever, so I knew it would be another long housebound day for the two of us. After making the trek through the basement to feed the chickens, I flipped on the space heater in my craft room on my way back through the house. I anticipated a crafty kind of day and thankfully I carved out a couple of hours to do just that. I decided to continue working on my 2011 scrapbook (save the “poor things” and “bless her hearts” please — I know I’m way behind *sigh*) and after I inspected the Stuck Sketch…

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    Fishing for a Boy’s Birthday Card

    I’m at home with a sick little boy, so I thought I would take a break from my nursing duties and Spring cleaning (yes, I know it’s not yet Spring — wishful thinking) and share a cute little boy’s birthday card I recently made for one of my son’s friends. The birthday party was all about fishing, so I decided to follow suit and create a special card for the occasion. I located an adorable little digital stamp from Pinterest, sized it down to fit my A2 card base and printed it on white cardstock. I then colored the image with my Spectrum Noire markers, which is always a relaxing way…