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Special Agent

I’m excited to be playing along this month as a Special Agent over at the CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration blog. Case File #118 is now open for investigation.

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Along with the lovely color palette and case file clues, it’s sketch week, too. The challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to create a layout based off the sketch using all five colors, at least two clues from the evidence, and one clue from the testimony. Here’s how I solved the case.

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Here are my two kiddos. My sweet, adorable, goofball kiddos, posing for family photos on Christmas day. I don’t ask for much….just a couple of decent pictures, that’s all. And I guess I did get one. But there’s a weird magnetism between those two. They just can’t sit next to each other for more than a moment without some kind of shenanigans kicking in. Some wrestling, or tickling, or squashing, or in this case, a good old poke in the eye. Seems to be how they show affection for each other. I do believe it must be love.

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Not sure how expertly I cracked the case this week. I seem to have had a wee spot of trouble with the color scheme. What looked in my scraproom to be Eyeshadow – seafoam green, taken from her eyeglasses -, and Eyeliner – bright teal, taken from her headband  – in fact just look like one color in the true light of day…..and what I was convinced was Blush - dark cantaloupe, taken from her hair  –  now appears to be simply tones of pink. But hey….besides that clear epic fail of the color scheme, I would say I nailed it! Haha

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The clues I used:
White background
Arrows
Doodling/ Pen work
Fabric

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And for my testimony, I chose to hide my journaling in a pocket behind the first photo.

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Even with a bit of a miss on the color palette, I had a ton of fun working with this week’s case file.  And I’m happy to say I once again managed to use some super old items from my stash. To learn more about CSI Case File #118, and to see how the rest of the detectives solved this week’s crime scene, please visit the Color, Stories, Inspiration blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful day!

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Hi Sweeties! Happy Monday to you! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. It was actually warm and sunny here, which was a most welcome change. I spent some time sitting out on my front bench, just soaking up the sunshine. I think that’s what finally motivated me to pack away all my winter decor and snowmen and start to arrange things for spring. I am SO ready for spring.

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And speaking of spring, I have a fun spring wall hanging to share that I made for our special Lucky/Green feature this week on the Epiphany Crafts blog. I truly am a lucky girl, so I decided to create a project that celebrates just how blessed I am, today and everyday. I pulled in a bit of the green, and a lucky shamrock made from Epiphany’s Heart Studio Tool for St. Patty’s Day, but kept the rest of my hanging less holiday specific so that I can enjoy my sweet hanging year round.

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It’s good to stop and remember that in EVERY way, I am truly blessed!

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I have the complete step-by-steps up on the Epiphany Crafts blog, if you’d like to take a peek.

Thanks so much for stopping by, my friends! Wishing you a fabulous day!

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Supplies:

Epiphany Crafts Heart 25 Shape Studio Tool and Heart 25 Bubble Caps
Epiphany Crafts Round 14 Button Studio Tool and Round 14 Clear Button Caps
Patterned Paper: My Little Shoebox, BoBunny, My Mind’s Eye, Simple Stories
Cardstock Stickers: Simple Stories
Stamps: Hero Arts
Memo Pin: Tim Holtz
Trim: Papertrey Ink, Stampin’Up, The Kraft Outlet
Ink: Clearsnap, Stampin’Up
Paint: Delta
Pen: American Crafts
Corner Rounder: EK Success
Other: Wire

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Hello sweet friends! Happy Friday to you! I hope you have all had a very wonderful week, and are looking forward to an even better weekend. Can you believe that tomorrow is the first of December already? Little squeal of panic escaping over here.

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Every year for Christmas, I like to whip up a few handmade sweet treats as gifts for friends and neighbors. And I love packaging those treats into clear cello bags so you can immediately see the yumminess inside. Talk about your eye candy, right? Dress your package up with a pretty topper, and you’ve got a quick and easy gift idea for anybody on your list.

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This week, we are pairing up with Simple Stories on the Epiphany Crafts blog. I used their adorable Harvest Lane collection for my topper here. I simply cut green gingham paper into a mini file folder to slip over the top of the cello bag. Added one of the pre-made Sn@p pockets and trimmed journaling card and dressed it up with a few easy accents.

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The little house was fussy cut from the papers. The heart shaped opening was just the perfect size for a custom bubble cap made from Epiphany’s Heart 25 Shape Studio Tool. I made a matching custom gingham button using the Round 14 Button Tool for the center of my bow, and finished things off with a few cardstock stickers and a hand-stamped sentiment strip.

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The pull-out journaling card was the perfect spot to jot down the recipe!

For more details, please visit the Epiphany Crafts blog. You’ll find my recipe for the peanut brittle at the end of the post, too. This is my favorite holiday sweet treat to make, as it only takes about 10 minutes from start to finish. My kinda baking! And be sure to enter the prize giveaway while you are there!

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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HiYa Sweetie Peas, and  happy Monday to you all! It’s time to celebrate fall this week on the Epiphany Crafts blog!

It’s always so amazing to me how quickly time passes. Thanksgiving is next week already! So of course, knowing me, I’ve been pulling out my fall decor and decorating my house for the holiday. I’ve got pilgrims and Indians, and lots and lots and lots of turkeys. Antique china turkeys. Figurine turkeys. Pom Pom and pine cone and paper plate turkeys. And now a sweet kraft paper turkey to add to my collection.

Don’t think a girl can have too many, you know.

This little guy was made with the new Harvest Lane collection from Simple Stories. Pieced the layers from different patterns stitched to my favorite lunch bag kraft cardstock. Added a fall banner and flag, and few leaves and trims, and of course, some buttons made with the Epiphany Crafts Button Studio Tools.

For more information, including the turkey pattern I used here, please visit the Epiphany Crafts blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by my friends! And a super huge thanks to those that serve or have served our country in the military and armed forces!

Have a great day!

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Hiya Sweeties! Happy Friday! Everyone looking forward to the weekend? Big plans in the works?  I’m hoping to get lots of relaxation in. Perhaps a bit of junk hunting with my mom. And tomorrow is crop night at Archiver’s with my gang. Sounds like a wonderful weekend to me.

I haven’t been spending much time in my scrap room lately. Seems like the days are just flying by so quickly. Work at the garden center has been very busy, as you can imagine at this time of year. I’m putting in lots of extra hours. And trying to spend moments enjoying my mother and our time together.

Mom really likes to work in my yard. She spends hours out there, and it could really use it. I don’t have the drive it takes to keep it up the way she does. That darn garden work is hard! ;)

I do admit that I love the flowers, though. And even though my yard is still a work in progress, there are spots in it that are so beautiful right now.

I have a quick and simple project to share with you today. Just a bit of fun I had with the Simple Stories Year.o.graphy collection sticker sheet. Makes me feel like a kid again, playing with stickers in a sticker book.

This happy little spring scene makes me think of my garden right now. How lucky I am to live in such a beautiful place and how fortunate we are to have glorious spring days and happy flowers to look at. Sometimes the most simple things in life are the ones most living for.

Yes, I am loving life, one day at a time. Hope you are, too!

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Hello friends! Happy Saturday! Have you all got big plans for the weekend? We’re hoping to head to the lake today for some much needed relaxation after a hectic week. I’ve had a crazy work load this week, with taxes piled on top of that. There’s nothing like letting those go to the last minute………

But that’s the way I roll.

I do have a card to share with you today. A just-for-fun card that I put together from scraps of my Simple Stories Year.o.graphy kit. I sure have enjoyed this collection. Those pretty neutrals are right up my alley.

Cardstock and patterned paper, printed transparency and cardstock stickers, pretty trim and rugged hemp cord. A little bit of everything.

The banner flags were made with a Stampin’Up punch. I added a hemp cord line to hang them from and a birdie sticker popped up with dimensional foam. Made a flower from punched leaves and a free-hand cut patterned paper daisy topped with a Webster’s Pages Bloomer.

Thanks so much for stopping by everyone! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

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