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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Scrap Club Girls Day

Yesterday was Scrap Club at my dear friend Melanie D's home. Our once a month get togethers are always something I look forward to. What goes on there you might ask...We start out by catching up, quickly shift gears and begin the lovely projects Melanie D has created for us, beg for someone who does not wear thier nails long to help with bow making or other fine detailing then move on to solving world problems, and we sometimes get into debates :) Oh and other times we are hugging each others necks sharing a painful loss or celebrating a beautiful moment like the birth of a new little one. Thats what we women do! Oh yes...this is my blog centered on creativity and perhaps you came to read about THAT!!! Moving right along...
We worked on three card projects all were using the new In Colors. My favorite yesterday was the card we create using the new folder Modern Mosaic  and the new ruffled ribbon collection,the card featured the color Baked Brown Sugar. The bundled set Mosaic Madness is so cute, and I think very useful for all seasons. I'm thinking Christmas :)  I also love the new color Strawberry Slush, really pretty! We used the ink of that color and that paper on another card which we also used the new washi tape it :)
Are you a fan of washi tapes?

My favorite...I love the color and ruffling of this ribbon :)

Isn't the new ribbon nice!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th of July!!

Firecrackers and picnics, barbeques with smoky scents~ the family dog running through the yard.. lots of children splashing about while adults gather to tell stories of the past and present! Of course it also creates a "reason" to craft...As if we crazy crafty folks NEED a reason LOL!

Today I thought I'd share a few fun crafty things... Some of my cards...

I love this big "foamie" Flag stamp!

This tiny flag stamp is really fun to use with the "colored marker technique.

Two old favorites, corregated paper and dot alphabet stamps :)

 4th of July and food just go hand in hand...
Look at this yummy looking pie...mmmm!
Mmmm! Watermelon! Au Natural
or gussied up!
How does your family celebrate?
Whatever your plans are...Wishing you all a safe and Happy July 4th! Thinking about the many freedoms we enjoy I hope to always remember they were not "free" but were the efforts of many men and women, boys and girls who came before us and paved the way for us in this land we love. May we always be known as "The Land Of The Free And The Home Of The Brave"!