Thursday, March 22, 2012

Dear Jeanette, Thank You!

I know it has been quite a while since I posted . . . and I've been doing some scrapbooking, a little card making.  Lots of planning for October 2012's Crop for Kids Class and our Satellite CFK event in May 2012 . . .but I just haven't been taking pictures and blogging it.

Sorry.  I'm sure you'll forgive me.

I've also been a bit of a garden FREAK . . . over the last six weeks I have built and filled with dirt 9 raised cedar garden beds, a green house, and an indoor seedling grow area.  With the help of these handy florescent lights I've got happy little seedlings of pumpkins, squash, zucchini, tomatos, onions, and various herbs.  Now if warmer weather ever arrives outside I'll be able to get the rest going and hope to have a pretty decent veggie & fruit crop this year.  I could blog about my garden on this blog . . . and I might.  I might also blog about my recent 30+ freezer meals in a day cook-off . . . but for now, lets focus on Scrapbooking!

Tomorrow night (. . . hmm what time is it? Maybe it's TONIGHT!) is Hostess Club.  We haven't met since the end of January.  while I've know for a while that I'd be using the "Stella" paper pack, I hadn't finalized a layout yet.  I've recently been scanning Pinterest (my other latest time waster) and found a great little layout that had hexagons (oh how that "Wicked" stamp of the Month from Fall 2011 has me in love with hexagons still).  I hope I am crediting right . .because Pinterest can be a little iffy on getting the original source . . .But from the Studio Calico Website, they highlighted work by their member "Mandie Pierce" (who has her own blog "like a lemon to a lime and a lime to a lemon".  Anyway, that Layout inspired this one using Stella:

The technique I'm teaching is dying the seam binding tape (and thanks for all the suggestions found on the CTMH BB!).  Here is a close-up:

And why am I thanking Jeanette? Because of her great blog . . .again!  This week she gave a great idea for Journaling: writing a letter to the subject of the Photo.  This was all the inspiration I needed.  I had a few pictures of my Parents adorable, somewhat evil, puppy and wanted to do something with them.  This seemed perfect. 

I hope my Hostess Club likes it.  Oh, and when dying the seam binding, however you do it, wear gloves!

Signing off with my still "sunset" hands,


I'll try not to be such a stranger.