This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Psalm 118:24 - BGlad!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


"What dreadful hot weather we have!
It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance."
- Jane Austen

After a summer of "inelegance" what a relief to walk out the front door this week and actually be able to breath in a gulp of fresh (not suffocating) air! And after the short jaunt out to the mailbox and back I don't feel as if I need a shower from the "exertion!"
It has been a joy to be able to work on some outdoor projects once again. My garden and flower beds have been a bit neglected throughout the summer months. I've been having fun playing in the dirt again! The sound of bird songs sure beats the hum of the A/C unit! But don't get me wrong - I am thankful for both!!

For those making preparations for the upcoming season here's an oldie but goodie Swirly Pumpkin and Vine file.

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Back to School

Yes, it is that time of year again! Hubby & I just realized that this is the first time in 20 years we don't have anyone going "back to school". We've gotten our two through nursery school, elementary school, high school, and now college! Where did the time go?!  I really must admit that this time of year was always bittersweet for me. I always loved having my girls home and, though I was excited for them, I was sad to send them back to school (ie away from me!) every fall.

My niece is ready to start her college career later this month. We're putting together a little goody bag for her (snacks and reminders of home). Found a fun quote and made this for her dorm room.





The file is sized for an 8x10 photo frame. I adhered the vinyl to the front of the glass. That way the background (I used scrapbook paper) can be changed to match anything she likes. It would be fun to add some photos of  friends or school landmarks behind the quote too!

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Friday, August 6, 2010

Science Revisited

I had a request for one of my older files - Testtubes & Beakers. I've brought it up to date and added in a microscope cut also.These would work great for school or science related layouts or projects. Could also be used creatively for Halloween or even a "we've got great chemistry" card for your sweetie!!   For the sample I cut the "glass" from vellum and added highlights with a white marker.
This Science Lab is for you, Jeanette!

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Monday, August 2, 2010

Live, Love, Giggle!

Is there anything sweeter to the ear than baby giggles??
I challenge anyone not to smile when hearing the precious let-it-loose, body-shaking giggles of a little one playing peek-a-boo with their favorite big person!
Sweeter still are the giggles that make siblings giggle too!


  • "I will not play tug o' war. I'd rather play hug o' war. Where everyone hugs instead of tugs, Where everyone giggles and rolls on the rug, Where everyone kisses, and everyone grins, and everyone cuddles, and everyone wins.” ~ Shel Silverstein

Hope you have a chance to hear a giggle today :)

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