Dear Friends,

It has been quite awhile since I have written a post for Simply Creating Home, and I’m sorry to say it will be my last. I wanted to let you know that in the coming weeks I’ll be bringing SCH down. I’m following a desire I’ve had to go back to school to be able to work in the healthcare field, and unfortunately I don’t have time to maintain my blog.

It’s been such a pleasure to meet you online, chat, and share ideas over the past few years. I’ve appreciated the kind words and friendships that I have built, and the time you shared with me. Thank you for joining me in this journey!

God bless,

Laurie

 

Calendar Cards

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There’s something wonderful about a new calendar, isn’t there? I love looking through them and finding calendars that are just my style. They can be so beautiful!

Some of the calendars I have bought in the past - usually from Costco – (boring, I know, but they always have cute designs!) have been wrapped in wonderful printed cardstock. The covers usually have small sampler pictures on the back and are so pretty, even though they are only a few inches in size.

A few years ago I realized that these miniature pictures were perfect for cards.  I cut out the designs and saved the 12 little sampler pictures. I’m sharing 3 cards I made using them as the focal point.

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I love to make cards up ahead of time when I have extra time. It’s a fitting activity when you’re watching a movie! These simple cards used up bits and pieces of scraps.

I added dimension by using my Cuttlebug to emboss on ivory cardstock and then inked the raised portion with a beige antiquing ink by rubbing it with the flat side of the ink pad.

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 I’ve also added a small organza bow or knot to each card for another simple dimensional element. I keep a stash of various colors of organza because I love the way it dresses up a card so easily.

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It will be awhile before new calendars are out, but I couldn’t help but share these summer cards. You might be able to find perfect card cutouts from supplies that you normally would have just thrown away. Another resource might be from used cards.

I’d love to hear your stories if you’ve found a creative resource for card-making. Feel free to leave a comment with your creative idea.

Blessings to you this week, my friends!

Mother’s Day Handprint Wall-Hanging or Potholder

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I hope you are doing well, my friends! I’m excited to share a sweet Mother’s Day craft idea with you today.

I wanted to let you know, first, that I probably won’t be able to post as frequently in the coming weeks because I will be working some over the next [...]

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The Lord is My Light

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Today I thought I’d share a photo I took last spring at a nearby tulip field, along with some words of hope.

I pray that in the midst of the Boston tragedy, God will remind you of His love and the Hope we have in Him.

The Lord is My Light

Decadent Chocolate Almond Cheesecake

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Do you like cheesecake? I’ll admit that I am a cheesecake lover.

I know some out there really don’t care for cheesecake, and I’m okay with that. I get it… but I still like it.

This recipe was adapted quite a bit from a cooking magazine [...]

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Pear Crisp

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Pear. Crisp. Goodness. That’s what we had this past weekend.

Do you ever find that you have a few too many pears that have all ripened at the same time? It seems to happen to me quite often.

This past summer I found myself in this [...]

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