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Thank you for entering my Spring Folk magazine giveaway.

The winner is….


Congratulations! I’ll get this beautiful magazine out to you this week.

Happy Spring!

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Welcome Spring Giveaway

Even though it officially arrived two weeks ago, I know it didn’t feel like it for most. I hope the spring weather is finally starting to creep into your part of the world.

To help its arrival, I am giving away a copy of the Spring issue of Folk magazine.

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post by midnight ET Sunday, April 7. I’ll pick a random winner on Monday, April 8. One way or another, spring will get to you!

Good luck!

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Farewell Craft Room

My craft room is all packed up, into 45 boxes that are now filling our storage unit.

This area was my work station, with boxes of ribbons, stamps, flowers, and bling filling the shelves. Old books, ephemera, Christmas supplies, and a lot “miscellany” filled the cabinets and drawers. I also displayed many of the beautiful gifts people have made for me over the years.

And this is what it looks like now:

This wall was full of built-in shelves, cabinets, and drawers that held most of my supplies.

And now it’s a big mess. Even my “Glitter shelves” behind the door are gone.

We are completely gutting the room to fix the series of odd changes and cracks and bumps in the walls from previous owners. We are scraping the ceiling of the ugly popcorn texture, and putting in new carpet...

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Give Thanks

Before I move on to Christmas, I thought I’d share a Thanksgiving card. (I have another published in the November Scrapbook Trends magazine.)

I used patterned paper from SEI, a patterned tag from my stash, and a pressed leaf that I collected on an autumn vacation.

I am debating whether or not to cook for Thanksgiving this year. I do a full spread every year, for just my husband and me. Last year, I decided we were going out for Thanksgiving this year. But, it is hard for me to resist buying the cranberry sauce, stuffing, pumpkin pie… What to do, what to do.

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Halloween with Graphic 45

I made a few Halloween cards using the new Graphic 45 Happy Haunting collection (a favorite!). The images are vintage and cute, and just my style.

I used My Mind’s Eye paper for the background and added a Martha Stewart Halloween doily to show off this scared little trick or treater.

This one uses all Graphic 45 papers. I added sparkle to the stars in the background.

And this little cutie is keeping the ghosts away.


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