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Sunday, July 6

Scrapbook Nook

I keep forgetting to post this....I've been chosen as one of the 25 finalists in the Scrapbook Nook Design Team search. The competition is fierce I'll tell you, but I'm hopeful! Over the weekend we had a couple of challenges that we needed to make things for. One was a card, any kinda card. Nat had sent me some lovely papers that were designed and printed by Daniella so I used that and some other vintagey things....and the plastic butterfly. I finally found some plastic bugs. I just love this! On the inside it says "happiness".

The other project I made for them was a scrapbook page about where we're from. This did NOT TURN out the way I had imagined it would, but I'm happy with it. The map papers are from an old geography book.



We had a great 4th of July. The place we went to was so gorgeous, on top of a mountain with beautiful views of the water. They had a pool and the Little V stayed in most of the time we were there. I would LOVE to have a place like these people had, it was huge, immaculate with a great vegetable garden. The only thing missing was the dog - we left her home!

Anyway, happy Sunday. I picked 4 more quarts of strawberries this morning so I can make another batch of jam. I figured out how to make jam using only 1 cup of sugar for the sweetener - and it totally rocks! If you want the recipe I'll be happy to type it up and share....but you need to get the Sure Jell that says it's for low or no sugar.

Back to the old grind tomorrow. I've got another EK Success Sneak Peak to post sometime on Monday! TTFN.

5 comments:

  1. oh this card is amazing and so is the layout- soooo cool!!!

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  2. Your projects are wonderful Cat!!! The veggie garden sounds yummy! What a fun vacation! I miss strawberries I'm allergic to them
    :( Have you ever tried Stevia? It's a natural sweetener. I don't know if you could use it when you are canning but we use that now or raw sugar. You can find it in the organic/whole foods section :)

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  3. Oh.. they would be SOO lucky to have your talent on their DT..that's for sure! Great stuff Cat!

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  4. Love the card! The layout is wonderful...good luck!
    Linda

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