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A Perfect 10


My daughter is going through that “awkward” stage that kids at 10 seem to go through. She’s got hair growing in places she’s not comfortable with, her teeth are too big for her mouth, she’s all arms and legs and has that awkward gawky look when she walks…but I think she’s a “Perfect 10”.

The journaling reads: “dreamer, negotiator, caretaker, sister, friend, daughter, intelligent, reader, do-gooder, witty, sarcastic, obedient, beautiful. Even at this awkward stage you are so beautiful to me.”

Thanks for looking! ~Karen

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One Pair down…Five to Go..

Well, here they are…the bane of my existence right now. Those (cursed) culottes…
I’ve got them all cut out, but only one pair completed. No must see tv for me tonight. Do they even still have must see tv?

I’d much rather be HERE.

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The Vernal Equinox…

My favorite day of the year is just around the corner!

Make home-made bubble mixture and go outside and blow bubbles!
Make a Bubble Picture.
Make Flowers and Garden crafts.
Make some fancy garden stepping stones to decorate your yard.
Make a unique rain hat using a clean, empty milk jug or perhaps this umbrella picture.
Trace your arm and use colored pop corn to make this neat tree full of blossoms.
If you are a sports fun you can try some of these baseball crafts.
As the bird start to return, why not make some birds of your own.
make some butterflies, ladybugs, and other bugs.
Make a frog craft.
Make and fly a kite.
Make your own rainbows.

See? It’s not all about me. Get out there and enjoy your kids tomorrow!

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My first layout in FOUR years!!!!


I finally got up the nerve to do one and now I’m hooked! I said I wasn’t going to be picking up any more hobbies…with 3 kids and a business to run, I’m just too busy…but I can’t help myself! (well, okay…technically, I CAN help myself, I just don’t want to!)

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Creative Break…Tallyscrapper’s Grand Opening!

Today I’ll be taking a creative break…forget what I said yesterday about those silly culottes…I’ll get them made somehow. My brain just cannot stand it any longer. I. Must. Scrapbook.

Tallyscrapper is having their GRAND OPENING today! Scrapping starts at 12 noon CMT and will continue until midnight! There will be hourly prizes…so be sure to head on over and check it out!

If you’ve been having trouble finding motivation to DO SOMETHING in your life, I’m going to point you to this. Enjoy and have a blessed day!

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Why the Crafter in Me is in Agony

Yesterday was a day of mixed emotions.

I was HAPPY! when I received this:

I was sad when I remembered I have to sew 6 pr of these first:

Sometimes I let my mouth overload my buttocks….or my ability to complete those tasks which exceeds my capacity to stay entertained. These culottes are for a friend who once entered her girls into a beauty pageant with dresses she had “hand sewn” – (ie – she used fabric glue for every seam)…luckily the dresses did not come apart whilst the girls were onstage. These girls are much older now and I don’t want them running around playing volleyball with glued-up seams…there’s just something not quite right about that. So I volunteered to make them a pair…mom decided they needed 3 each and bought fabric for said amount of pairs. I can’t very well just make one pair and then allow her to (gasp!) glue the others…so here I am.

Personally, I think this is one of the ugliest patterns I have ever seen for culottes…but I’m loving the whole idea of the skirt over the shorts thing for camp this year. I’ll have to make Katie’s with a little more pizazz. I made some last year for her and they were the envy of all the girls at camp. I laugh because they were so easy to make…but this pattern (excuse me for being crude) sucks eggs. I dislike going by patterns…all the marking and following directions…sigh.

Which is EXACTLY why I can’t wait to start scrapping again.

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