Salt Dough Napkin Rings Tutorial

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DIY Craft Project: How To Make Salt Dough Napkin Holders Now that the holiday season is upon us, are you looking for creative ways to spend quality time with your family? Why not create a beautiful set of Salt Dough Napkin Rings to dress up your Thanksgiving dinner table? This easy-to-make project is the perfect craft […]

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Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake With Vanilla Butter Sauce

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When Did Pumpkins Become So Popular? Most of us grew up during an era when pumpkins were relegated to seasonal gourds that you carved at Halloween – ate in an occasional holiday pie – and paid homage to during the annual Charlie Brown television special. My, how times have changed! Did you know that pumpkins […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Scarecrow

Bellagio Scarecrow

  Thought For The Day Dorothy: Now which way do we go? Scarecrow: Pardon me, this way is a very nice way. Dorothy: Who said that? [Toto barks at scarecrow] Dorothy: Don’t be silly, Toto. Scarecrows don’t talk. Scarecrow: [points other way] It’s pleasant down that way, too. Dorothy: That’s funny. Wasn’t he pointing the […]

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Art Every Day: Give Thanks Card

Give Thanks Card Featuring CTMH Products It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just around the corner. In anticipation of that wonderful day, I thought I’d share this card, and spotlight a few challenge sites that are fostering an attitude of gratitude this week! The inspiration for this design comes from my friend Jill. What I […]

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A Season Full Of Color

A Season Full Of Color Card

It finally feels like Autumn in Summerland. Not that the view from my window reveals this: as I gaze outwards, I still see nothing but green everywhere. But the past few days have brought with them cooloer temperatures, cloudier skies, and the rarity of rain. As the days begin to darken, I feel my body longing to hunker down […]

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The Great Bellagio Pumpkins

The Bellagio – Las Vegas This week’s theme at Shutter Love Tuesdays is Pumpkins, and I’m delighted to share this shot of the most amazing pumpkins I have ever seen! The backdrop is part of the ever-changing seasonal display in The Bellagio’s Conservatory and Botanical Gardens – the tour is free if you are in the vicinity! […]

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Autumn 2009 ATC

Autumn ATC

The arrival of October 2009 has finally brought our triple digit heat wave to an end – so, to celebrate, I spent Friday making Autumn-themed ATCs! My first card, Autumn 2009, features an image from the CTMH stamp set Ticket For All Seasons and Colorbok vellum. While digging through my supplies, I came across two bags of fall-themed buttons […]

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