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Tri-Fold Reliquary . . .

Love this design that Gina did for me. It will soon be available at For Keeps Sake as will all the products I used on this little tri-fold.


Don't you love the way all those Viva Products make this chipboard shine?

It's put together with some hinges Gina made out of chip

and they bend and work beautifully.

If Peter Piper . . .

Recently Aldi's carried a large bag of small sweet peppers. The colors were so beautiful I couldn't resist. Vibrant shades of red, yellow and orange. Too many for just the two of us, so . . . 


I used this recipe:

The Amateur Gourmet's Pickled Peppers

leaving out the shallots

and using 1 cup of white vinegar with 1 cup of white balsamic vinegar.

They'll *ferment* in the fridge for a bit

and then we'll taste.


I am totally in love with Graphic 45's Typography . . .

G45 Typography Tri-Fold 1

Thanks to Gina of Gina's Designs, we worked out a totally cool little tri-fold to use specifically with Graphic 45's Typography. 

G45 Typography Tri-Fold 2

This class will take place at

For Keeps Sake - St. Louis MO

Sunday, September 29

12:30 - 3:30

I will show you how to put this booklet together and then we'll decorate with the newest of Graphic 45's collections, Typography. The class includes everything you need to finish the project:  Gina's Designs chipboard cut to size; bookbinding tape; Graphic 45's Typography paper; paper pad and pen; elastic to hold pen in place; manilla envelope for your personal collections like coupons; ribbon closure. (sorry, Graphic 45 tag not included)

G45 Typography Tri-Fold 3_edited-1

The class is only $25

and room for just 12 people.

Hope you can join me!

A service dog for Sue . . .

UPDATE to the Update


If you follow my blog, you've seen this post:

Read Sue's story here: A Service Dog For Sue  

and if you're able, donate here: Donate towards Sue's new service dog.

For all my scrapbook friends:

Sue's Dog 3

Donate $5 or more to Sue's service dog,

on the site listed above


I will put your name in a hat

for a prize drawing.

The prize (worth over $100 retail) includes

Graphic 45 goodies from me


a ton of good things donated by

Gina's Designs

(some not even on her site yet!).

Sue's Dog 2

(all brand new product still in the original packaging)

If you donate, please leave a comment below

letting me know you donated.

This drawing will end September 30

and I'll notify the winner

and ship to you free of charge.

Sue's Dog 1

More is being added to the already fabulous drawing

thanks to Sue Kelemen.

This is a complete brand new mini book kit


The Button Farm.

(Retail value = $55+)

Sue and Droopy 1
The entire prize package will go to one lucky winner.

All you have to do is donate here:

A Service Dog For Sue & Retirement For Droopy

then come back and leave a comment below.

Does anyone have . . .

a small piece of chicken wire? I'm trying to make a little somethin' somethin' and I need a piece of chicken wire that would be approximately 7" tall x 12" wide.  After looking at some of the hardware stores, I could only find it in big packs that sold for $30.  

Or . . . if you know of a store in St. Louis that sells it by the yard, please let me know.

Thank you!


September CYI . . .

Did I just type September? Yikes!

We have 10 for our September ATC Swap, so please each person make 10 and bring 10.  Please don't keep your ATC at home as it makes it a bit more confusing when we start making our *piles* of ATC's.

Base the theme of your ATC around the Gina Design's ATC Cabinet you chose: Dragonfly; Time; Steampunk/Travel.  Here are the traders:

  • Sue B
  • Trish B
  • Sherry P
  • Muffy P
  • Sue V
  • Veronica
  • Nancy W
  • Our adorable artist
  • Ann W
  • Gina of Gina Designs!

That's 10!