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I am a SAHM mother of three...only one left home though. Paper crafting is my passion...I love creating things and saving memories. I also enjoy reading, baking, spending time with my friends and family, and walking my two furry children. My goal on my blog is to share something a little crafty, something yummy, and something fun every week. Thank you for visiting & comments are appreciated :)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Yard Work, Crafting, & Girl Time

Well, this past weekend we decided to clean the yard up & get it ready for fall...that meant cleaning out flower beds, trimming hedges, gathering up the leaves (we do not rake...we use the riding mower with the bagger), discarding most of the potted plants from outside, planting mums, repairing the flag pole & several exterior lights, putting up fall decorations (flags, scarecrows & pumpkins)....Whew! we managed to get it all done in two days and the yard look great...will put up the rest of the Halloween decor this weekend.

Despite all the outside work I did manage to craft a little....

These are for a tag swap...the turkey is a felt sticker I had...use what you have:)

I also worked on a Cricut Cut for a swap...the witch is from Celebrate with Flourish cartridge and the title is for Designer's Calendar...I really like the witch...will post a picture when it is all done.

This week I have had a lot of girl time...Monday was craft day at my house. I made a big pot of soup for lunch, Juanita brought a cake to celebrate Debbie's birthday & we made pumpkins!

They are made from orange slice candy....I have made them for several years for Jarek to hand out to teachers and John to take in a basket of them in to work to share. This was a fun, but simple craft that allowed us lots of talk time:)

Wednesday is always card day...we hit a few of the local stores for make-n-takes...here are this weeks...

This is a candy bar holder...I love the little bear.

On this card we used a resist technique...I like the technique, but think the card needs a few finishing touches...trim around the image, stickles to highlight the cardinal....will post a pic after I give it my personal touch.

I have a swap to finish this week & several layouts I would like to get done....some pictures to come!

Do something creative today...you will feel better.

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