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Summer in Paris

The summer of 1986… I was seventeen, the summer before my senior year in high school. My grandparents took me to Europe to visit my Aunt and Uncle in The Netherlands and my friend Birgit in Germany. I spent two months traveling through six different countries. It was the trip of a lifetime! At the… Continue reading Summer in Paris

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Oh, Fudge…

My mom loves chocolate. She always has a stash of M&M’s in her bedside table. Ask the grand kids, they know EXACTLY where it is! Mom always made fudge for the holidays, not the easy microwave kind… the kind you need a candy thermometer for. For some reason, I wasn’t a fan until I got… Continue reading Oh, Fudge…

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Note to Self: Don’t Be too Busy!

Last Christmas my husband started the daunting task of transferring our VHS/Beta home movies to an external drive on our computer. Of course when you do things like that you get distracted and the task takes FOREVER…we still haven’t finished it. BUT, we have all thoroughly enjoyed watching them while they are uploading! One of my… Continue reading Note to Self: Don’t Be too Busy!

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Up, Up and Away! 

Today is the 400th Cupcakes Inspiration Challenge and we have a challenge with a twist…we invite participants to combine a birthday theme project with a past Cupcake Inspiration Challenge. Past challenges can be found on the CIC Pinterest Board as well as on the Cupcake Inspirations blog. Each day this week we will spotlight one… Continue reading Up, Up and Away! 

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Wobbles, Pop Ups and Gift Cards…Oh My!

I just love interactive cards…wobbles, pop ups, pull tabs, etc. I really wanted to make something that I had never made before and dug around in my stash of tutorials. I found a little gem called the Pop Up Gift Card by Andrea Luhman in one of my old Stamp Rap publications from Club Scrap®… Continue reading Wobbles, Pop Ups and Gift Cards…Oh My!

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STOP and Smell the Roses!

My grandfather always had roses in his garden. Red ones, and they smelled good too! He also planted climbing roses that grew up around the front porch. (My dad is the handsome teenager on the right!) When I was little, I would sit on the porch and pop off the thorns on the stems and he… Continue reading STOP and Smell the Roses!

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Hedgehugs and Kisses

I know puns are cheesy, but they make me feel grate! (Ba-dum TSS!) My husband got a second date with a “punny” pick up line, and he asked for that second date because I laughed!  Classic Chris humor…One Saturday morning  we had an argument. He went outside to burn off steam doing yard work. The… Continue reading Hedgehugs and Kisses