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JOY of Christmas Banner . . .


With Halloween almost at an end

here comes the parade of Holidays.

And what better way to decorate your home

than with a 

Button Farm Club Joy of Christmas banner

This double-sided banner has a bit of everything

to brighten up your mantle, doorway or bookcase.


J-O-Y letters

5 large heavy banner pieces

beautiful papers & embellishments

from My Mind's Eye

battery operated fairy lights to brighten your day.

Christmas bells



IMG_6963(front of the J banner)

Because this is a double sided banner, 

there are pockets and insert spots to hold your

cherished holiday photos.

IMG_6965(back of the J banner with pocket & inserts for photos)

This project works quickly and is easily put together.

With full instructions included

it's a fun family project.

You can find the entire kit at the

Button Farm Club.

A walk-thru video can be found here:

JOY Banner - an exclusive Button Farm Club kit

designed by Nancy Wethington

Every now and then . . .

there's a chance to create something from my stash.


And we all have plenty of stash.

This past week I've played with Graphic 45's Rectangle Tag & Pocket Album.

As I was building the inter-active pages, this album grew . . .

and grew . . .

and grew . . .

to the point that if I kept all the pages in it, it would look more like an

encyclopedia with all the volumes squeezed between 2 book covers.


So I tore every other signature out of the book.

It wasn't pretty.

But somebody had to do it.

And ended up covering the rather large seams with a strip of red checked paper.


That worked just fine until I got to the last signature to tear out

and I had already decorated it.

Oh man. All that work gone to waste? Nope.

I added it to the inside back cover so that it opened as a tri-fold.


And now my book closes - sort of.

It's still an alligator mouth but not so much any more.

Just a baby 'gator.


Playing along with

Stamping Ground's WOYWW.


Finishing up the book today.

And entering it into the

Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge 


Make it Real/Shabby


In just 11 days . . .


The gang will get together at the

Girlfriends Getaway ~ Drury Inn Arnold.


Pack your bags for a wonderful weekend with friends.

If you're attending the crop,

you should receive an e-mail today (October 1)

with vendor information & specials.


I've been asked about a "crop".  You don't have to be a traditional scrapbooker to attend.

I'm not a scrapbooker but I do play with paper

and so do many of the gals attending.

Mini-Books, Altered Items, Junque Journals,

Silhouettes, Cricuts, Die-Cutting Machines,

Card Makers,

Stitching, Quilting

You'll see all types of crafting done at one of my "crops".

Please don't feel intimidated and join in on the fun.

It's a Girlfriends Getaway and any craft is welcomed.


Here are the future dates for

Girlfriends Getaway 2020:

January 17 ~ 19: Weekend Crop

May 2: National Scrapbook Day Crop

July 17 ~ 19: Christmas in July Weekend Crop

September 17 ~ 20: Meet Me In St. Louis Weekend of Workshops

October 9 ~ 11: Weekend Crop

Hope to see you then!