Trips, Sports and a Fuller Nest

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My girl is home for the summer. There are only so many more summers that I can type out that sentence. And while I realize that is part of the flow of life—birth, growth, leave the nest—I am soaking in this time possibly more than at any other time before. It’s good to have the whole family under one roof. … Read More

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Card Share: using scraps (after watching my guru)

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A few weeks back, while feverishly enjoying all the amazing card making YouTube videos that I find myself watching in the evening hours, I came across one from my Card Yoda Jennifer McGuire and I thought to myself, “Hey, doesn’t Dan have a paper shredder?” (Watch her tutorial and it’ll all make sense!) I filed her tutorial away but didn’t … Read More

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Scrapbook Your Year, April 2017 Pages

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I fell a tiny bit behind in my year-long memory project known as Scrapbook Your Year. True, I have been focusing on awful lot on the making of cards, but my stories and photos still need a place to go, and here is where they ended up for April. I still adore this project, mostly because I can be a … Read More

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Cathy Makes a Card 06: Graduation Card

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Graduation season is upon us, friends. And no, Cole is not part of the graduating class of 2017! He has one more glorious year of high school left… and yes, I plan to savor the whole thing! That said, I have some nieces, nephews and friends who are moving on to the world after high school and so I wanted to design some all-purpose … Read More

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Lenvy Part Two

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Have you ever coveted something deeply and thought to yourself, “Would it be so bad to just do a Kickstarter campaign to get one?” That would be me and the newest version of the Canon L-Series 100-400 Zoom Lens. Both of my offspring play ultimate (learn more about ultimate here), and over the past few years I’ve rented lenses for … Read More

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Cathy Makes a Card 05: Rainbow Birthday

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You could say I am on a bit of a card-making roll. Again, I have not left scrapbooking. I promise. I still pledge my fealty to the Gods of memory keeping, but holy CUTE, I made another card! Today’s card is completely inspired by the rainbow-colored work of Laura Bassen. When I first started into this whole card thing a … Read More

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Cathy Makes a Card 04: Out of this World

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In the Adorable Stamp and Die Set categories, among the first of my purchases was Lawn Fawn’s Out of this World. I know what you’re thinking, “Cathy, that makes PERFECT sense for someone like you!” And yes, you’d be right. Everyone who knows me knows how much I love outer space. (I’m joking, you get that, right?) But honestly? The set is … Read More

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Middle Aged Mama: Why Cards Make So Much Sense

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An online friend posted the other day, “…card making is where it’s at for those of us whose kids are past that stage where you can make enough scrapbook pages about them to satisfy our need to CREATE.” I think there’s a lot of truth in that statement. My kids aren’t really kids anymore. My daughter is 21. She’s a … Read More

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Card Share: Making Puffy Clouds (after watching my guru)

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I know what you’re thinking. It’s one of two things. Oh Cathy! That is SUPER ADORBS! or… Oh Cathy! What the hell are you doing? Either question will be accepted! Although right now, I’m more inclined to gravitate towards the adorbs one. It started by me watching a new Jennifer McGuire video on quick stencil techniques (see the full post here), and … Read More

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Happy international scrapbook day! A page + process share

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Happy International Scrapbook Day, blog readers. Yes, it’s the one day of the year where we can shirk off EVERY responsibility and celebrate all things scrapbooking. Or something like that. Actually, as much as I would like to be making stuff today, I’m at an ultimate Frisbee tournament and no where near my craft/dining room. Never fear! I have put … Read More

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