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Monday, May 24, 2021

May You Smile All Month

Hey peeps, just wanted to pop in and let you know about a Creative Memories promo going on now. Free shipping if you spend $80, which by itself is big because usually free shipping is not unless you spend $250. AND, there are free goodies if you spend $125.

If you are not into scrapbooking but wanted to try making some of your own cards, they have a few really cute kits as well. Check out these jeans inspired ones:

The kits come with everything except adhesive, but you can get that too. I’ve done a couple YouTube videos showing some of the Christmas ones. It is really easy.

Let me know if you have any questions. Always ready to help a fellow crafter out! Shop my link here.

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Saturday, May 15, 2021

May You Smile All Month

I really have to do some better planning next year because since I concentrate so much time in March and April working on the A to Z I miss out on the Mother’s Day opportunity to showcase my cards and albums. Seriously, that’s like candy makers missing Valentine’s Day!

In the last post I showed you my studio. Today I’m going to show my latest card making endeavors. It’s a new process for me called “waterfall” cards.

They came out really well I thought. You just pull the tab down and the sentiment flips up. I even made a short “how-to” video for YouTube.

I made another set using a different product from Eyelet Outlet. This is a mix of Father’s Day and birthday and has a tool time theme.

The first set is already up on the website and the second set will be added today. The Giants are on at 3 and I plan on spending the time watching the game and working in the studio. I love that combo!

I’m thinking about doing some live stream type shows on YouTube. My son thinks I should start a Twitch channel and do a “Saturday in the Studio” program. Anybody on Twitch? Would you watch and/or craft along with me if I was live?

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Saturday, May 8, 2021

May You Smile All Month

I have been following along with Deb Stott’s Smile for a Month project, posting daily on Instagram but I thought I’d share them here too.

Day 3 – Brand – This is my brand. I think the way I make the “J” in my name is perfect for a smile, don’t you?

Day 4 – Zoom In – These are budding peaches from our peach tree. We’re going to have a bumper crop this year!

Day 6 – Handwriting – From my journal. Sometimes Iike my handwriting and sometimes I don’t.

Day 7 – Yellow – The lemons that I have in my warm water every morning.

So we’re up to date with this project. I may start posting them daily here too, but I am dangerously close to the limit with my storage on WP and will have to make a decision about paying for more space. I love blogging and to delete old posts to add space is time consuming for sure. Maybe I can post some craftiness and then use it as a business expense! You won’t mind seeing a craft once in a while will you? Have a great rest of your weekend. I’m @scr4pl80 (pronounced scrap lady) on Instagram if you want to follow me there 🙂

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Monday, May 3, 2021

A to Z 2021 – Reflection

Welcome to my A to Z Challenge Reflection post. It was certainly a fun one for me as I traveled through San Francisco, a city I have known and lived within a few miles of my entire life but had never seen as up close and personal as I did during the last month. I was able to visit some old favorite spots but also found some really new (to me) interesting places to go back to sometime. It’s funny because I usually go through the A to Z with pen and paper in hand ready to jot down those books and movies I read about in other blogger’s posts but this year I had to keep a list of places I wanted to revisit from my own blog!

In case you missed any, here is a list of the places we saw.

Enough about my topic though, let me introduce you to some other folks who did a wonderful job with their A to Z themes:

Crackerberries (Barbie) wrote Love letters to herself, but they were certainly words that we could all use.

J. Lenni Dorner, in addition to being one of the Challenge coordinators, highlighted his favorite bloggers and gave us some tips on new books to read. I was honored to be his letter “J.!” And I’ve said it before, it was one of his comments that gave me the idea for my theme this year, along with the coloring books I got from the San Francisco Chronicle.

John (also a co-host) gave us music using the call letters of radio stations and Mary at Jingle Jangle Jungle gave us music from the 80’s. It was great to open one of their blogs first and then listen to the music as I read the rest of the folks.

Frederique gave us some great DIY ideas. There are a couple I’d love to try and Weekends In Maine (Karen) also shared some crafty projects.

Trudy at Reel Focus gives us some movies that represent human needs. Added lots to my movies to watch list.

Mike gave us reptiles. Some were really interesting, although I’m not really a fan of snakes! Turtles aren’t so bad.

Jill gave us the idiom of the day, Cathy drew us Looney Tunes and “T” told us what she is looking forward to being able to do again once the pandemic is over.

We can’t forget to thank the founder of the A to Z, Mr. Arlee Bird who told us all about rivers.

I didn’t get to visit as many new bloggers as I wanted to because it was hard enough to keep up with my own and visit the folks I already knew. Thank goodness for the Road Trip and the Master list so I can go back and visit now that the rush is over.

Thanks again to all who visited my blog and left such kind words for me. I’m going to have to think really hard to come up with next year’s A to Z!

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Saturday, May 1, 2021

May You Smile All Month

Fresh off the A to Z Challenge, I’m about to embark on another one because the name of the challenge just called to me. Deb Stott is curating 31 Days of Smiles with these prompts:

My answer to “Fresh” is

Because nothing beats a fresh calendar page. Hopefully we’ll be able to fill it up with fun activities as the pandemic restrictions start to ease up. What says “fresh” to you? Hope to see you play along with #SmileForAMonth.

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