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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Catered Crop–Seeing Red

Hello!  I’m back. I’m sorry I have been gone so long.  Things have been so hectic that I haven’t had the chance to spend time in my craft room for months.  I was able to sneak away to my craft room for a while this weekend and hope to make it a regular event.

I decided to use the Catered Crop’s Seeing Red recipe swap and take the opportunity to cook up some note cards to give to my mother in-law.  Although I only had time to make 4 cards, it was great to spend time in my craft room again.

 

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As always, Linda cooked up a fabulous Pinterest board to help get our creative mojo flowing.   Click on the photo below to go to her Seeing Red inspiration board.

 

Seeing Red Mosaic

 

Don’t forget to link up your Seeing Red creations at the Catered Crop.

 

Thank you for stopping by!

 

Supplies:

  • Stamps:  Fancy Flourishes & Little Labels from Papertrey Ink
  • Inks:  Close To My Heart Hollyhock & Papertrey Ink Kraft inks
  • Papers:  Papertrey white CS, My Mind’s Eye Miss Caroline Dolled Up 6x6 paper pad, misc. scrap red CS, Starbucks coffee sleeve
  • Tools:  Stampin’ Up label punch, Martha Stewart butterfly punches
  • Embellishments:  Red & White bakers twine, misc. buttons, Berry Red mixed sequins from My Craft Spot

 

Challenges:

Monday, April 14, 2014

Catered Crop–Think Green Recipe Swap

The latest Catered Crop recipe swap is up!  With Earth Day on April 22 and National Arbor Day on April 25, it’s the perfect time to Think Green. Just make a project that includes the color green and come join our party at the Catered Crop.

For my project, I dug out a photo of of our sweet Summer was taken about a year ago.   Although I have been pretty lax about scrapbooking the last few years, I really wanted to make sure I created a page with this photo for my daughter’s scrap book.   We lost Summer, who was a member of our family for almost 15 years, in February so this page seemed especially important to me.

 

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After finding some paper that used a lot of green in it, I used lots of various odds and ends that I found in my craft room.  I mixed various stickers and die cuts from other projects to create this page. 

As always, Linda has curated a fabulous Pinterest board to get our create mojo working.  (Don’t you just love her boards?)    You can go directly to Linda’s “Green”board by clicking on the photo below.  (I was totally excited to see that one of my projects was on the board!  Woo hoo!  It makes me feel like a crafting celebrity.)

 

Green Mosaic

 

 

After being inspired, don’t forget to come back and link your “Green” project at the Catered Crop.

 

Catered Crop

 

 

Supplies:

  • Papers:  Papertrey Kraft & Ripe Avocado CS, My Mind’s Eye Indie Chic Citron 6x6 paper pad, Starbucks coffee sleeve
  • Tools: Sewing machine, Big Shoot,  Die-namics Simply Scallop die, Fiskars edge punch, Papertrey Journaling Tabs die, Sweet ‘N Sassy Stacking Hearts die
  • Embellishments:  Jillibean Soup kraft mini brown alpha stickers & Vacation Soup labels, Cosmo Cricket Storytime Tiny Type stickers, Thickers Cupboard chipboard stickers, misc button, May Arts burlap twine

Challenges:

Monday, March 31, 2014

Catered Crop Recipe Swap – Put A Bird On It

Hello & Happy Monday!

Linda over at the Catered Crop has cooked up another fun recipe swap – Put A Bird On It!   How fun is that?!

I love birds.  I love watching them at my many feeders, their antics in the bird baths, and building nests.  I love keeping an eye on their eggs and watching the progress of their hatchlings.  I love watching them fly across the sky in big flocks or long V’s signaling the change of the seasons.   Given my love birds, you can probably guess that I have tons of stamps and digital stamps of birds in all their various shapes and sizes, bird nests, and bird houses.  But, when I was looking for something to use for my Catered Crop project, nothing caught my interest.

As I was digging through my stash, my little Senegal parrot, Corky, was working really hard to get my attention.  He was whistling, blowing kisses, and using all his best phrases like “You are such a good, good boy”, “Give me a kiss”, “What are you doing?”, and “Come on, come here.”    Then it hit me, I had the perfect bird to put on it!   Meet Corky!

 

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This little guy has been with me almost 23 years!  When I got him, I was told Senegals generally live 10-12 years and may learn 1 or 2 words .  Wrong!  Now life expectancy estimates are up to 50 years and I have lost track all the words, phrases and sounds he knows.

As always, Linda has curated a fantastic Pinterest board to get our creative mojo flowing.  Here is a peek.  Click on the photo below to go to the board.

BirdMosaic

 

After creating your bird project, be sure to stop back and share creation by linking up at the Catered Crop.

 

Catered Crop

 

Before we go,  here is one more look at Corky while he is enjoying a bit of banana.

 

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Have a great day!  Thank you for stopping by!

 

Supplies:

  • Stamps:  Bountiful Backgrounds from the Verve Stamps
  • Papers:  Bazzill Basics kraft CS, Prima Alla~Prima collection 6x6 paper pad
  • Tools: Sewing machine, Big Shot, Papertrey Banner Basics die, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Stampin’ Up photo corners punch, Fiskars edge punch, Sweet N Sassy heart dies
  • Embellishments:  May Arts burlap twine, October Afternoon Midway Designer brads and Green & Cream Mini Market alpha stickers, Cosmo Cricket Tiny Text stickers, Jenni Bowlin Malted Milk paint dabber, Tatter Angle Apple Glimmer Mist, Cork, misc button

Challenges:

    Monday, March 24, 2014

    Fencing is Hard Work

    Happy Monday!  Over the last couple of weeks, I decided to go back to my paper crafting roots and try my hand at some scrapbooking pages. 

     

    I love this photo of Liz.  My husband snapped it during fencing practice a couple of weeks ago.    When I watch fencing, the athletes make it look so easy and balletic, that I almost forget that is it such a physical sport.  I took some fencing lessons last year so that I could learn more about the sport that is my daughter’s passion.  To say I was a “hot mess” when I was done is an understatement.

     

     

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    If  you would like to learn more about fencing, here is a info graphic from the Guardian for the 2012 London Olympics that gives a great over view.   (slide 8)

     

    In other, related news, earlier this month, we found out that Liz was picked to be a Taste Agent for Skratch Labs.   Skratch Labs products are designed to optimize performance using real, all-natural ingredients.  (You can read all the details on the Skratch Labs website.)

     

     

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    That’s all I have for you this week.  I hope you have a fabulous week!  Thank you for stopping by.

     

    Supplies:

    • Paper:  Bazzill Basics CS, Simple Stories Say Cheese 6x6 paper pad, Georgia Pacific white CS, Paper Studio black CS
    • Tools:  Big Shot, MFT Die-namics Stacking Stars Die
    • Embellishments:  Black Patio Pain,  cork, misc washi tape & buttons
    • Font:  Traveling Typewritter


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    Monday, March 17, 2014

    Catered Crop Recipe Swap–Spring Fever

    Although it seems like this crazy winter will never end, I think spring is finally around the corner.  I know it’s sort of dopey but it always makes me happy when I see the first robins and red wing black birds come back for the summer.  (I saw both this week!)

    The latest Catered Crop recipe swap is “Spring Fever”.    As I already mentioned, different types of birds always make me think of spring.   When I was trying to decide what image to use for my Spring Fever project, I decided that almost nothing says spring more than bird’s nests and eggs.  

     

     

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    I love this image!  Wryn reminds me of my daughter (and a little bit of myself).  Every spring a bird will build a next in a bush we have next to our front porch.  We both loving watching their progress - building the next, laying the eggs, chicks hatching and lastly getting ready to fly away.

     

    2014-03-17 CC Spring 3 WM

     

    Be sure to join the Catered Crop recipe swap, Spring Fever.  Post your paper projects with a spring theme, whether Easter, Mother’s day, or a spring theme here.

     

     

    Catered Crop

     

    Thank you for stopping by!  I hope you have a wonderful week.

     

    Supplies:

    • Stamps:  Wryn Eggcellent News from Tiddly Inks,  Mega Mixed Messages from Papertrey Ink
    • Inks:  Close To My Heart Tulip Ink
    • Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest solar white CS, Papertrey kraft & white CS, Bazzill Basics Blossom CS, October Afternoon Woodland Park 8x8 DP, Stampin’ Up Vellum
    • Tools: Sewing machine, Stampin’ Up scallop edge punch & photo corners punch, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Papertrey Tiny Tags die, Big Shot, Copic Markers
    • Embellishments:  May Arts twine, misc button

    Challenges:

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