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

-Percy Bysshe Shelley


  • fall blocks
    Craftiness

    Happy Fall Blocks with a Winter Twist

    Wow, summer decided it was not going quietly this weekend as we posted temps in the 90s here in the Midwest. My son got out of school three hours early on the first day of fall last Friday, so we headed to the zoo. . . let me just say I’m awfully thankful for the indoor penguin exhibit!! Tonight promises rain and much cooler temps, so it should finally start feeling like autumn, at least for several days. Okay, so I just had to share a fun penguin pic with you from our summer-feeling fall day at the zoo. We pretty much had the place to ourselves. As I have been slowly…

  • so long summer
    Cards & Crops

    Saying So Long to Summer

    I wrapped up my week fittingly with this so long to summer card that I created for the latest Freshly Made Sketches challenge. As soon as I saw the sketch I immediately thought pocket, but when I couldn’t locate denim paper in my stash I switched to a bandana feel. The stitching around the edge gives it a bit more finished look and some added texture. The papers came from different collections, but I was able to combine everything for a fun summer look, and of course I inked all my edges. I found the big yellow flower in my little drawer of floral and was delighted that it was…

  • scrapbook sketch
    Cards & Crops

    A Bouncy Baby Scrapbook Sketch

    I carved out a little time this week to work on another way-past-due scrapbook layout, and thanks to this month’s Stuck?! scrapbook sketch, I was able to translate a vision into reality. I knew I wanted to add some “bounce” to a spread because I had some adorable photos of our then four-month-old son in his favorite little bouncy chair, but I just needed a bit of inspiration. Unfortunately, the Stuck?! sketch was only a single page design and I needed two pages to pull off my layout, so I mimicked the feel of the original sketch and created a cohesive spread using like paper and elements and a fun bouncy…