Palm Springs

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One of the best trips we’ve ever taken was to Palm Springs, California with my in-laws. From the top of the mountains to the fault lines in the desert, my in-laws were a little out of their comfort zone but we all had such a great time! From riding in an open jeep through the desert to feeling the tremors and even exploring a cave or two, our desert tour was unforgettable! Page designed using Artisan software.

Strike A Pose

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Seems like ages ago that I went to the Mall of America in Minnesota on a girls’ trip with my bestie. While there I went to GLAMOUR SHOTS (a mall staple back in the day!) and had a blast taking these pics. While I printed a few individual photos for my husband and parents when they were taken, I’m so glad I finally scrapped the photo shoot! Page designed in Artisan software.

Enjoy Every Moment

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Missing my mom and partner in crime so much! She was a funny, quirky lady who never took herself too seriously. I’ll miss that! We took a trip to Busch Gardens about 4 months ago and had a blast. I made this page for her and she loved it. Today is her memorial so I thought it was a good day to share this layout. Enjoy Every Moment. Isn’t that the truth! It’s how she tried to live her life as do I!

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Love is a four legged word

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Chloe lost her Grandma just the other day and I know how hard this will be for her. My mother-in-law was an awesome lady. She was an amazing mom, grandma, and dog-grandma. When she first met Chloe she wasn’t much of a dog person. Chloe won her over pretty quickly and the two of them shared an incredible bond! She will be missed so much by all of us.

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Happy (little-bit-late) Birthday Card

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Today’s card is called a triangle fold card. I love sending homemade cards to friends and family but, sometimes, my timing is a bit off! So I decide to make a belated birthday card (might need to make a few more!)

completed card
top flap opened
fully opened and ready to personalize

To create this card I used: Close To My Heart Confetti Wishes cardstock, pattern papers ,and embellishment, sentiment from Stampin’ Up Happiest of Birthday’s cling stamp set, Simon Hurley create dye ink pad – triple berry, blue twine for balloon string, Velcro to close the card, and balloons cut using Silhouette Cameo 3.

Measurements: 8.5″ x 11″ cardstock scored at 5.5″ and 4.25″ and then cut diagonally. (creates 2 base cards)
Pattern paper: (2) pieces 4″ x 5.25″ cut diagonally
inside paper: 4″ x 5.25″
Balloons: approx 2.5″ x 2.75″

Books That Inspire Me

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What inspires you? Books have always been a huge source of inspiration for me. Tell me a book you think needs to be on my list. —————
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Fairies – a mixed media project

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One of the larger pieces I’ve created, this 16″x20″ wood canvas piece was inspired by my love of fairies. I used a collage technique for the base, then layered with gesso and paints. I added 3D embellishments like the necklace and butterflies to add more dimension to the piece.