“If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?”

-Percy Bysshe Shelley


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    Cards & Crops

    New Card Challenge Creation, Times Three

    I recently stumbled upon a new blog based out of Australia called Scrap the Boys, and this month I decided to play along with their latest card challenge. There is a prize up for grabs, but since I am an international player I am hoping for a guest design spot instead. When I saw the card sketch, I immediately thought of clouds and sunshine (do not ask me why), so I quickly turned to Echo Park’s “I Love Sunshine” kit, which I recently purchased at Tuesday Morning. By the way, if you are looking for some really affordable scrapbooking supplies you should visit your local T.M. store if you are…

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    Cards & Crops

    Wrapping Up the Year With 2018 Greeting

    Since my son and I are playing close to home on this chilly Christmas break day, I decided to get in one more creative card project before the year ran out, which is probably why I settled on a new year’s theme. This Freshly Made Sketch challenge was simple in nature, but I kept leaning toward Christmas type cards knowing full well I was so over those for this year. I then jumped to Valentine’s Day, but thought it might be a bit too soon for heart and roses. Although I don’t usually send out New Year’s cards, at least one mailbox will have a special greeting this year. I used paper from…

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    Cards & Crops

    Tea Time with the Boys and a Stuck?! Sketch

    A Stuck?! sketch strikes again as I near the end of documenting February 2011. I have one more spread that should about take care of the month, but I’m quickly realizing that they don’t make an album big enough for what I’m unleashing. . . wha ha ha! Okay, so back to the matter at hand. I loved this simple sketch but I wanted/needed to use three photos instead of one, so I simply made a collage of sorts that was just under 4×6 and put everything together with just a bit of tweaking. Absolutely everything on this layout except the metal “Cherish” circle, the tea bag and the twine is from the…