Adirondack Chair Cards...

I finally had some time to work with some of the new products that arrived just before we went on vacation.
I've always liked Adirondack chairs and they were prevalent in the yards in Connecticut (where we were on vacation).
So, I was excited to get home to use the new Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies and the chair in the set... once I got a chance to start creating again.

I made two variations of the card...
This one with a Dapper Denim background, Berry Burst flowers,  Tranquil Tide grass, and Tip Top Taupe for the branch and chairs...
and one with a Tranquil Tide background, Lemon Lime Twist flowers and grass,  with a Tip Top Taupe branch, and white chairs.

In the video I made the Dapper Denim card...

Card details (inches):
White card base 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored and folded at 4 1/4. Background 4 x 5 1/4. Die cuts from white or other card stock colors.
High Tide stamp set Berry Burst Ink * Tranquil Tide Ink * Basic Black Ink
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Make it the Way You Like... (Paper Pumpkin Alternative)

Sorry that I am a day late on my 'Monday Blog Post'... Things were quite busy, so I just didn't get everything all done yesterday.
But here it is, a Paper Pumpkin alternative for this month's (May 2017) kit.

A little pink :) but I was using colors I have that coordinated with the kit. It will be great for ladies.
This month's intended projects are related to donuts,  which are great, but not so much in card form (at least to me)
Today's video was shot at a different angle, which I talk about in the video. I like the new angle, however, it seems that there is more shadow issues, so I need to work on my lighting.... and I may have an idea for making my recording space more stationary.
Well, here is the video showing my process on today's Paper Pumpkin alternative:

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Graduation Hat Card...

So, their rightful name is mortarboard,  but how many actually look that up  when they want to make a graduation card?
Simple and to the point is a good way to go!

There are two graduates in our family this year... One from Law school and the other from High School.
The cards are made to match their school colors and are shimmery.
Here is the video showing the process to make the green one, the blue and yellow is very similar.

The sentiment is from the Sprinkles of Life stamp set that is carrying over to the new catalog, along with a coordinating punch, the Tree Builder one.
Do you have any graduates that you need cards for this year?
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Nature Scene Bible Journaling...

Psalm 104 has a number of references to nature in it. And after reading in my daily reading,  I decided to journal a nature scene...

Here is the video showing my process.

The stamp sets used are retiring at the end of May, so if any peek your interest, don't wait to order them!
The colors used today are Pacific Point Tempting Turquoise Smokey Slate Old Olive
What have you been working on in your Bible?
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"Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever." Psalm 104:5

Fabric Inspired Card...

Last week, I put this picture on my Facebook page showing the fabric I was using to make culottes with matching ink colors. My friend wanted to see the card inspired by the culottes! So, I came up with one...

And it also has two matching varieties to go with it.

Here is the video showing how I made it...

I used the Flourishing Phrases stamp set and the Flourish Dies (the bundle will be available until the end of the current catalog), which are carrying over to the new catalog!
The colors used are Old Olive Rich Razzleberry Pumpkin Pie Early Espresso Very Vanilla (cardstock)
Dimensions are in inches... The card base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4 The background 3 3/4 x 5, and the sentiment piece is 3/4 x 3 1/2. Extra pieces of very vanilla and/or other matching cardstock  are needed for die cuts.
How do you get inspired for projects?
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Appetizer Umbrella's for Geography Fair...

Here at Quarter Acre Academy  we are finished up with most of our 2016-2017 school year. Part of our activities included a Geography Fair.

 Our local homeschool group did it's second academic fair this year. (Last year it was History.)
My oldest daughter chose to do the United States National Parks.

My youngest daughter did Norway.

All the kids did a good job!
A friend of ours was also participating in the fair  and did her display on the Amazon Rainforest.
We all were bringing snacks, with a lot of them being from the areas being shown on the displays.
The idea for the Amazon Rainforest was little umbrellas on some pepperoni and cheese appetizers. But the umbrellas couldn't be found at the store...

So, I'm going to show you a quick video on how I made some easy Appetizer Umbrellas.

Supplies needed:
toothpicks printed paper 2 inch circle punch or dies tape
What are you doing to finish up the school year with your kids?
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Scrapbook "Show and Tell"...

Today is National Scrapbook Day... So, I thought I would take you on a tour of the scrapbooks I have done.

"Scrapbooking is a method for preserving family history,  personal momentoes, photographs, newspaper clippings,  artwork and other memorabilia." There is a complete overview of what the day is about  over at the National Day Calendar website.
Here is the video tour of my the scrapbooking I have done in the past.

Do you enjoy scrapbooking? What is your favorite way to scrapbook? Do you use a particular memory keeping system?
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