1954 Train Layout Scrapbook Page, Revised

An update to my train layout. I realized I’d forgotten to carry over the year from the red version. As the layout was different (other than the photos), I had to find a new location for it too. #thelittlewhatnotshop #heritagescrapbooking

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New “John and Sadie” Page for Our Heritage Project

Pics to be attached later, but here’s another heritage page for our big project. I’m letting the beautiful K&Co Ancestry papers carry the load. The other side of the layout will look the same, though without the relational tag at the top and gems at the bottom. #thelittlewhatnotshop #constantlycreating #heritagescrapbooking

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RAK Card #2 Going to Canada

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I had to send two RAKs (Random Acts of Kindness craft happy mail) to Canada this month, so of course I had to make a card to send too. This is the second one. I used Stampin’ Up Tangerine Tango cardstock for my card base and retired SU DSP for the two layers on top. Hubby helped me figure out the mathematics for dividing the top paper into thirds since I had an odd size. The sentiment was cut out of a craft magazine from the UK.
#su #tangerinetango #retired #dsp #ukmagazine #magazinefreebies #thelittlewhatnotshop #customgreetingcards #flowerpapers #wildflower #stampinup

RAK Card #1 to Canada

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I needed to send out two cards with RAKs (Random Acts of Kindness for craft happy mail) this month. This is the first one; they’re both going to Canada. I embossed my Stampin’ Up Tangerine Tango cardstock card base with the Swiss Dots embossing folder and added “Hello” patterned paper from a UK magazine on top. On the right-hand side of the card, a little embossed bird is visiting his butterfly friends. I’m not sure which embossing folder he came from, but he’s cute! The yellow butterfly is from Tim Coffey and K & Co, and the smaller butterfly is a random punched piece.
#tangerinetango #swissdots #embossingfolder #hello #magazinefreebies #butterflies #timcoffey #kandco #thelittlewhatnotshop #butterflycards #hellocards #customgreetingcards #embossing #quickandeasy

New Craft Toy to Play with–the Cricut Explore Air 2

Kids never outgrow their toys. They just get more expensive toys and start to count birthdays in decades.

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I started playing with my #flamingopearl #cricutexploreair2 that arrived yesterday, since I took advantage of the upgrade from Cricut. Big learning curve ahead, but if I can stick with this, it might make some things faster. I never did create those Christmas card files I purchased (with a gift card). Time to try!

Father’s Day for Brothers SNEAK PEEK

A little sneak peek of my brother’s Father’s Day card.

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A little sneak peek of my brother’s Father’s Day card, to be delivered tomorrow (stay tuned for the whole card!). Not sure how many brain cells I have at this late point in an early day for my dad’s card, but I’m almost out of time! #thelittlewhatnotshop #fathersday #brotherscards #mushrooms🍄 #fungi #quickandeasy #stampinup #etsypreneurs #pickapattern #dsptotherescue

Embossed Red Roses on White with Rose Wonder Stamp Set

Sometimes simple equals beautiful.

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I have a lady who periodically orders cards from me and enjoys seeing whatever creativity comes through, rather than give me specifics on how she wants the cards done. Her style–clean and simple–is sometimes a challenge for me, as I naturally tend to complicate life, but sometimes it’s also really refreshing to not have to overthink every little thing. Sometimes it’s just so nice to find a few simple bits and put them together quickly in a pleasing arrangement–leading me to wonder why I don’t do that kind more often. 🙂 This “embossed red roses” card was one of those for her.
A crafty acquaintance gave me this embossed panel, so I don’t know the designer, but the sentiment, ink color, and baker’s twine are from Stampin’ Up (Rose Wonder stamp set, Real Red ink, and Candy Cane Lane Metallic Baker’s Twine, respectively). I also used Stampin’ Up’s retired Candy Dots Brads and a Thick Whisper White card base. This is one card where I feel like simple still equals beautiful in my book. I later decided to add a little red rose in one of the corners on the inside.
#thelittlewhatnotshop #forstacy #thanks #redroses #embossingfolder #kaisercraft #tagsandshapes #simpleequalsbeautiful #cleanandsimple #duplicatable #debossed