Gabriele’s Name ATC

Today, I’d like to share with you the second card I created for the Names ATC Swap.  This card was fun to make, and came easily to me, as I knew from the start that Gabriele was a cat-lover, like me!  馃檪 I raided my stash of cat-themed supplies and selected this cute kitty die cut […]

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Dawn’s Name ATC

Last month, I decided to join an ATC Names swap.  For the next 10 months, I’ll be making two ATCs a month for each member in the swap.  Although I’m not normally a fan of long-term swaps, I thought this would be a fun way to get to know each group member better, as well as a chance to […]

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Thanks For An Amazing Week!

Since November is a time for counting blessings, I’d like to start my day by thanking you all for the most amazing of weeks! Launching a public blog is a scary endeavor.  You have no idea if anyone will visit and if they do, if they will care enough to return and follow.  It’s where […]

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When Inspiration Doesn’t Come Easily

Creativity is a fascinating thing.  Sometimes we’re on fire – our creative spark ignites easily, our creative juices overflow, and idea after idea bursts out of nowhere.  Other times, the flame flickers – the gush trickles and sputters – and we make one false start after another – assuming we make it off the starting block at all.  It […]

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I Thought Of You

I love it when people create different projects using the same design – seeing the huge impact subtle differences make always helps me to think outside the box – so today, I’d like to share two cards that demonstrate the flexibiliity of the Embellish Me Beautiful Challenge card! My I Thought Of You card is similar in many ways to the original card […]

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Embellish Me Beautiful Challenge

Embellish Me Beautiful

I thought I’d issue my first blog challenge to get your creative juices flowing this weekend! How many embellishments can you聽incorporate into one聽card? Please聽share your completed projects by posting a link to your blog or photo album under聽Comments so that we can all enjoy your creations! Today’s card features聽a variety of papers from Cosmo Cricket, […]

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House of Dreams, House of Hope

I have always loved house-shaped ATCs, so I recently jumped at the chance to join a Shaped ATC swap just to explore this concept! My first card, “House of Dreams, House of Hope”, features a beautiful image from the Altered Pages Mini Images Collage Sheet, as well as a few Just Rite Pre-Inked Stamps.  These stamps are […]

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Tim Holtz – Dreams

I don’t consider myself a technique junkie, but I recently jumped at the chance to try something new when ATCs Are Us sponsored a Tim Holtz swap. I went to Tim Holtz’s website, browsed through his video demos, and decided to learn more about Distress Inks since I have a lot of those in my stash. The lesson […]

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Cherish

I made this card for Anne in Australia for a black and red ATC swap sponsored by Card Workshop.  Black and red is one of my favorite color combos – it’s so dramatic and sophisticated!  I knew from the start that I wanted to use this vintage rose image for the card – I distressed […]

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Stuffed Acorn Squash – Scrapbook Recipe

Stuffed Acorn Squash - Scrapbook Recipe Layout at Create With Joy

Happy November! To start the month off, I thought I’d share my November聽entree from the Seasonal Recipe Swap – Stuffed Acorn Squash.聽 This dish makes an amazingly filling, economical, and healthy聽meal and has聽an extremely tasty stuffing!聽 Give it a try – yum! More Scrapbook Recipe Ideas Green Beans With Garlic And Basil Seasoned Pork Chops […]

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