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A few cuties

The new felt from PTI arrived today…which of course meant I had to toss the kids outside (it’s ok! we live in the desert! it’s like 65 degrees out there!) and get to work trying it out. As expected, it cuts like a dream. I’m not well-versed in felt, but this looks and feels like no other felt I’ve seen. Can’t wait for more colors!!
And making these sure beats folding laundry…


Day Four

Heading West

They drive me crazy…

…but sometimes they are sweet together.

Exhibit A:

I will try to remember this as we’re at Chuck E. Cheese celebrating Thing 2’s birthday in an hour.

My first attempt at a template, from scratch

I came across this little box for smoked almonds and was flattening it to put in the recycling and I thought, Hey, this would be easy enough to make…maybe a little window in the front…this could be super cute! I wrestled with Apple Works a little and lo and behold, I finally came up with a template that actually turns into something!



[Please excuse the less-than-stellar photos.]

Supplies: Papertrey Ink (Raspberry Fizz cardstock, Heart Prints stamps, Dark Chocolate Swiss Dot ribbon, transparency from a stamp set), Cuttlebug Tiny Tags die, Swiss Dot embossing folder and EK Success medium heart punch…and my template: treatbox1

This was my first model. It’s certainly easy enough to dress it up more. I love the potential!

(I had some trouble getting dotted lines, so the score lines are more gray than dotted. The cut lines are the heavier black ones. The optional window is, well, pretty obvious. I was thinking that next time I’d try one of the Spellbinders Label One dies for the window. I think that might look sharp!)

Thanks for looking…and enjoy!

Merry Christmas


Hope everyone is having a relaxing day.

If something smells good…

…it’s these right here:


And I made my December Daily album, just like Rebecca did…photos in another post…

Some snaps from my Dad’s house

Just got home from Rhode Island, where I got to spend some time with my Dad.

A severe understatement: He has a lot of stuff in his house.