Heartfelt (GC34)

Now that 2010 is here, I’ve been thinking about what I want to accomplish this year. I’m trying to take a more balanced approach to goal-setting than I have in years past. I want to set great goals yet remain flexible with them. I want to examine my goals closely and not make easily broken resolutions. I […]

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Joy To The World

Joy to the world,The Lord is come! Let earth receive her King; Let every heartPrepare Him room, And heavenAnd nature sing, And heavenAnd nature sing, And heaven,And heaven,And nature sing. I guess it’s apparent by now – I love Christmas songs! Singing and listening to my favorite carols brings much joy to my life – and many fond […]

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Pink Is The New Red

I can’t remember where I first saw the pronouncement, but ever since I read that “pink is the new red”, I’ve been eager to experiment with the traditional Christmas combo of red/green, and use pink/green in a Christmas card! Today’s card features pretty purple DCWV cardstock, layered with Martha Stewart papers that Secret Santa Joyce brought me, and […]

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Oh Christmas Tree

This morning, as I was looking over my most recently created Christmas cards, I made a surprising discovery: Each card features a Christmas tree as the focal point of its design! Although I hadn’t planned it that way, my love of Christmas trees shines through loud and clear! With that in mind, I thought it would be fun as […]

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Doodlebug Christmas

This is the final Christmas card I made from my Doodlebug bag of scraps.  Since I usually gravitate towards vintage colors at Christmas, it’s been fun working with such festive colors! I’ve also enjoyed playing with the painted wooden pieces – I’m sure I’ll find more uses for them in future projects. The cute Merry Christmas tag […]

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Merry And Brite

Have you ever been inspired to create a project based on a favorite song? Today’s card, Merry and Brite, is the second Doodlebug Christmas card I created from my Little Bag of Scraps. The title is derived from the lyrics of the best-selling single of all times – White Christmas. I decided to research the song’s history and […]

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Little Bags Of Scraps

In my spare moments, I often find myself sorting through my “little bags of scraps” – baggies filled with old treasures waiting to be resurrected into new life on current projects! My Doodlebug Christmas cards are a perfect example of what you can create from your little bags of scraps.  They combine scraps from a Doodlebug kit I […]

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Happy Turkey Day!

Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours!  I hope that you are surrounded by loved ones and thankful for much on this special day.  Among my blessings, I count the joy that each of you brings into my life! As you can see, Templeton Turkey has returned – in full regalia – to kick off the […]

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Eat Ham, Not Turkey!

Eat Ham Not Turkey

Meet my friend, Templeton Turkey.  Every year around Thanksgiving, he tirelessly campaigns for Americans to “eat ham, not turkey!”  Poor Templeton – even as he pleads “Why not try ham this year?” – he knows he is fighting a losing battle! According to the National Turkey Federation, turkey consumption has increased 108% since 1970.  Few birds are […]

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With Love – Vintage Button & Lace Card

Every now and then, I come across an idea or project that I absolutely love – so much, that I move through those initial stages of inertia, then preoccupation, into action, then fruition.  Have you ever had that happen – you see somthing that inspires you so much, you can’t get the idea out of your mind […]

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