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"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it." ~ Isaiah 55: 8-11


MAGIC / RS #92 & TAWS Blog Hop...

Good morning! It's time for a new RetroSketch and also the TAWS Blog Hop!!! Someone is going to win ALL the new sets!!! WOOHOO!!! Hope you're having a great weekend!

Here's the hop order..... HAVE FUN!


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Good morning! here with another inspiration piece for the TAWS Be Inspired Challenge.... so if you haven't played, you still have another week! This is my LAST Thanksgiving Card for the year.... [sigh]. I used  In Stitches by The Alley Way Stamps, and a sentiment from It's Fall About You to make a little fall card. Have a great weekend!!!


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ADD A LITTLE COLOR / TAWS Sneak Peeks Day #1...

Hi, I have missed crafting the last few days! Still under the weather... had a burst of energy yesterday afternoon and spent it all on kitchen cleaning and laundry and now I feel bad again. HA! But I am working on a doctor appointment for this afternoon so keep your fingers crossed!

Today is day one of TAWS Sneak Peeks... and this set is called True Colors! Isn't it fun? Head over the the TAWS blog and maybe you can win it for yourself!

Big hugs!


THANKFUL / DS #128...

Good morning! We're all still sick around here, but the kids are getting better!  We are starting a new sketch this week over at The Deconstructed Sketch - super fun, isn't it??? AND - it's a PRIZE WEEK! Be sure to head over there and check it out!

I used 2 sets from The Alley Way Stamps, Give Thanks and It's Fall About You. That simple leaf is one of my favorites! The papers are by Basic Grey - Persimmon! And guess who is a new member on the BG Team? Me!!! I'm doing hybrid paper/digital crafting for them - YAY!


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Good morning! We started a new challenge for the week over at colourQ - I love this fall colors!!! I went with a really simple card using the set First Fruits by Papertrey Ink. I really love this set - so so elegant and gorgeous!

My little babies woke up with a fever today. They don't seem too sick, but my folks (and my nephew!) have had the flu - so I'm afraid that's where we might be headed. They haven't left the couch much all morning. I woke up with Alex breathing in my face and they have been very huggy/kissy, so I hope I'm not next!

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WHAT'S PERKING? / DS #127 & TAWS BIC #41...

Hello! Happy Friday! We have a new sketch over at The Deconstructed Sketch and the second week of the TAWS Be Inspired Challenge. I loved the inspiration of the polka dots, so I went with that!

The set is Breakfast Club - it's my new favorite. I know - I already said that - LOL! I just LOVE coffee, I usually make my own at home, but my sweet sweet hubby brought me a double shot Latte with whipped cream this morning... he's a keeper!

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THANKFUL / CQC #215...

Hello! The temperature gauge was close to 80 today and has dipped into the 30s tonight... I think we're skipping fall and keep yo-yo-ing between summer and winter! I'm kinda sad, too - because fall is my FAVE season! For this week's new colourQ challenge I thought it would be fun to use the little hanger from the new set In Stitches by The Alley Way Stamps, and leaves from It's Fall About You to make a little fall card.

Be sure to come back tomorrow - I'll have some pics of a fall wreath I have been working on!


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Hello! I have a little tutorial for you today, and it's an easy one, too! I have always loved the look of quilts and have just started learning to sew my own. This project has the quilt~y look, with none of the sewing! You can make your own paper pieced quilt squares to frame, make tags out of them, even iron-ons for shirts or aprons. Supply list:

Start by picking out a quilt block diagram and open it in a Photoshop.  I placed mine on an 8.5"x11" canvas. Since my frame's opening is 8"x8", I sized mine so there would be a nice white border.
1 - Select each open area in the block and erase it. Then create a new layer for each opening and fill the area on the new layer - I used black. This will make it a snap to clip your papers and move them around.
2 - Take the layer with your black guide and invert it to white.
3 - Add your papers, clipping them to each layer. Print it out.
4 - Trim off any excess and put it in your frame.

I hope you'll give it a try, it's a super easy and quick project that would make a cute gift!



Good morning!!! We have a great new sketch for you this this week over at RetroSketches! I know I say that all the time, but it's always true! I enjoy simple cards so much. I used 2 sets from The Alley Way Stamps for this card, Breakfast Club and Delicate Doilies - both are favorites of mine.

Have an awesome day!


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