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Crafty Scrapper Sneak Peek

I recently joined the design team at The Crafty Scrapper, my favorite local scrapbook store in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. It is located in the quaint town of Waxahachie, right on the town square, which has a beautiful old courthouse and many shops and restaurants to while away the hours on a sunny spring Saturday. Have I tempted you to make a visit?

Tomorrow is my first project post on their blog, but here is a little sneak peek:


Check back tomorrow for the full reveal!

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Enter…if you dare!

It’s been months and months since I’ve given my blog some attention. We have been so busy working on the house – we had the master bathroom remodeled, painted nearly every room in the house, and built a new home theater. It’s coming along, but we still have more to do.

I did take a little crafty time to work on Halloween projects. I’m participating in Vintage Dragonfly’s Halloween Paper Bag Album swap. Here are the pages I created.

The cover features a haunted house image, along with a scary twosome, inviting you to come inside.


I went with a theme of a coven of witches who inhabit this haunted house.



I used several vintage images, and added lots of sparkle. What’s Halloween magic without sparkle?

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Christmas Time Is Here

It has been so long since I posted on my blog! We have been very busy remodeling and redecorating our new house. I haven’t had a lot of time for crafting, but I have been working on a few little Christmas projects that I hope to share this month.

I’ve been working on my Christmas cards, and I always love using vintage images on the cards. Here are a few vintage Christmas images that you can use in your projects.

I hope you’re enjoying this festive season!

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Healing Heartache

To add to the stress of selling our house and trying to find one to buy, we lost our oldest cat about a month ago. She was 13.5 years old. I had her longer than the husband. I received a few cards soon after she died, and I couldn’t even read them. A piece of my heart was missing.

Then yesterday, I received a card from Lily Munchkin. Her artwork was so sweet and thoughtful that I had to share it.

You can see my sister’s written explanation of this one at the top: Angel dancing on the clouds up in Heaven.
(Do you see how she signs her name with a heart? She noticed me doing that on my projects when she was here at Christmas and she started doing the same 🙂

This one is Lily, Husband, and me walking our three cats on leashes...

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Still Breathing

Yes, I’m still here! I’m taking a break from blogging because we have been so busy. We spent months getting our house ready to sell, finally put it on the market, and sold it in a day! Exciting, right? Except, now we have no place to go! We have been looking and looking for just the right place and still haven’t found it.

Now we’re busy packing and house hunting.

I hope to have photos of “the new house” to share soon! Houses here have been selling so quickly. If you’re not in on the first day and get your offer in immediately, you don’t have a chance. We did find two we liked, but got out bid on the first one (I think the people were crazy to pay what they did) and didn’t even get the chance to make an offer on the second house...

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