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New for Christmas on evie s.

Finally, a new product for the store! This beauty is for sale on my etsy shop. Take a look!

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Why I Love Autumn

Summer is my favorite season. Fall is a close second. Our days get shorter, the scarves come out, and oh, the beautiful dark rich colors! It makes me want to run to the store for some cocoa, but it’s still 80 degrees in my office. Oh well, I know the cool temps will come soon enough. Here are some inspiring photos, one of them is a new product available in my etsy store, for a limited time.

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BOO Cake Topper by me // Velvet Pumpkins // Pumpkin Baskets // Amy Atlas tablescape // Vintage Feather Hair Piece

Happy 4th of July

To all my American friends, Happy 4th of July! I hope you have a wonderful and safe holiday celebrating our independence.

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All we have of freedom, all we use or know – This our fathers bought for us long and long ago.
~Rudyard Kipling, The Old Issue, 1899

I Heart Dad Handmade Onesie

Part of my husband’s Father’s Day present was this handmade onesie which Eli wore throughout the day. I drew the letters freehand onto scrap fabric, then cut, pinned and sewed them on to a plain white onesie. I really love how it turned out, and so did Kent.

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What did you all do for your husbands/fathers?

Happy Father’s Day!

I hope you all have a great Father’s Day and enjoy special time with your dads. Here is my little man helping me wish his daddy a Happy Father’s Day. It was tough to get him to cooperate holding 15 letters and not demolishing them before I got a good photo. He did pretty well though!

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Our Five Year Anniversary

This last Saturday my husband and I celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary. It was a very low-key relaxing day, no work, just play! There were several ideas I had in my head for a card, but I settled on this design.

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I drew and colored the “5″ with colored pencil on gray cardstock and cut rounded corners. Then I chose a blue satin ribbon and cut “V’s” at the ends and hot glued the folds to make it look like a banner. I then used an alphabet rubber stamp to create the “Happy Anniversary” message. Soon I’ll post a photo of a carved wooden elephant that he made for me.

In short, we had a great day and we look forward to 5 more years together, and then some! To see a full-size photo, go here.

Father’s Day Gift and Free Download

It’s been awhile since I’ve offered a free download, so hopefully this one will make up for it! This is a free download for a card and a jar label for Father’s Day. This should give you plenty of time to do it since it’s still a couple weeks away.

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All you need are the following supplies:

  • Glass Jar (I just save my salsa, pasta sauce, etc jars when they are empty and repurpose them)
  • Cardstock
  • Tape or glue and scissors
  • Fabric
  • Raffia or ribbon
  • Button or other embellishment
  • Homemade BBQ sauce (Here is a great recipe.)

Just print out this PDF on cardstock and cut out the label and card. For the label, you can use tape or glue to adhere it to the glass jar. I then filled it with yummy sauce and put the lid on top. I covered the lid with some fabric I had on hand then tied it with raffia and added a button as embellishment. That’s it!

To see a full-size photo, go here.

Happy Memorial Day Weekend

Here is what I will most likely be doing: Basking in the beautiful sunshine, enjoying my husband and baby, eating good food, and spending time with family.

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What are your plans?

Mother’s Day 2009

Hope you all had a great Mother’s Day. Being my first as a mom, it was even more special. It seems that every Mother’s Day I end up taking extra time to make my mom something special. So, I saw this post and went out the same day to get the Martha Stewart Screw Punch. Wowee! I love it. I used a dot patterned monogram as my guide (also from Martha) for my mom’s card. It’s very easy to use. The punch comes with three sizes, my only complaint is that I wish it came with a smaller punch to make tiny dots. But, the result was just beautiful. I overlaid the pattern onto my card and punched the lights out of the paper. My mind is already swirling with other ideas to make use of this new tool.

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The punch has a tiny reservoir for keeping the paper that’s been punched out. I thought they looked neat in a pile, so I took a photo of that too.

I also had a beautiful bracelet made for my mother that had pictures of all her grandkids on it. She absolutely loved it.

So dear readers, what did you do for your moms?

Best Easter Card Ever

My husband has many talents. He is a wonderful communicator and strategist. His blog is ranked on the top 150 marketing blogs, and its one of the top church-related blogs in the world (#17). One that may not be well known to others is his creative genius when it comes to creating homemade cards. I save every card he gives me because they are amazing. This Easter he did not disappoint. I believe this is my favorite to date.

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I hope everyone had a great Easter. Thanks for all the comments on the photos of our kiddo!