Creative Jumpstart 2021

Creative Jumpstart 2021
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Monday, August 3

Artsy Fartsy Get Together

When I got up this morning my kitchen counter was clean - papers that usually adorn the corner were put away - crumbs washed off and any trace of lego pieces, rocks and bugs nicely put away. This was it - in the midst of our crafting time. Karen and Kelley showed up before lunch time, just after I took the brownies out of the oven. (perfect timing if you ask me, LOL) and stayed until well after 4. We had lunch, dessert, were entertained by my boy, looked around my studio - and worked on both new and old projects!

After Kelley finished her Art Journal from the month before last she got to working on this BEAUTIFUL rag rug. It's going to be amazing when she finishes it - and sturdy too! I'd like to learn how to make a few trivets for the kitchen one day.

Karen's the over-achiever of the three of us (he he he) and actually GOT a lot done today. Not only did she help us to finish our art journals but completely covered the outside of another one. Here she is trying out my punchinella. I think she liked it!

I made a few cards using scraps from my scrap basket. The greenish paper is something left over from an Inka project I did a couple months ago. It's been sitting at the top of my scrap pile just begging to be used....and today was the day! I just love the chipboard butterflies, don't remember who makes them but they are the perfect thickness. These two cards, plus another one just need some machine stitching and they'll be complete. I love how they turned out!

My two dear friends also got to witness what happens when I get new boxes in the mail. Today I got a box of Fall and Winter holiday stamps from InkaDinkaDo. Can you tell I absolutely love this Halloween one?? It's a perfect stamp!! Can't wait to use it!

BTW, love my new apron. It was on clearance for $12.99 at Williams Sonoma last month when I shopped for my niece's birthday present. She got one exactly like mine only hers was less!!!

Well, that's all for today, hope you had a CREATIVE and wonderful day too!


  1. Have a fun week!
    What a fabulous BOX! Enjoy creating lots of hummy projects!

  2. I had a great time! Thanks for having us over for a fun afternoon with no stresses. Love the photos! I posted some on my blog - I also adore your son! He photographs well and he has a very cool rock and mineral collection. What a perfect day off - THANK YOU (for everything)!!

  3. hi Catherine! had a blast yesterday....I might get that rug finished by Christmas :-) thanks for the brownies, treats & great time

  4. I always enjoy craft time with other creative peeps. Looks like y'all had a blast and cooool! great stamps! :D

    yapping cat

  5. Love the new apron! How exciting to get new stamps to create with enjoy. I love to get together with other crafty girls and play all day sounds like heaven.

    peggy lee

  6. Oh how I wish I could have been there with you girls! LOVE your apron!


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