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Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #66

I  am so very excited about the shiny new Annual Idea Book from Close To My Heart and being an independent consultant for this wonderful company has some perks, like being able to shop before it goes "live" on August 1st. (FRIDAY!)  Many of my crafty friends have had sneak peeks at all the wonderful product that I ordered and their wish lists are now long!  We are going to have a great year with this Idea Book and all sorts of workshops and ideas for our Monthly clubs are swirling around in my head. BUT...  For the month of August I have have decided to "attack my stash"!   Compared to a few of my crafty friends, I know that my horde stash is miniscule but to me it is out of control and I am going to do something about it.  I have a "use it or loose it" policy for most things in our house, as I am not a big fan of clutter and I am going to make this apply to the many crafty items that are squirreled away in my craft room.  For many of my crafty frie

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #64

Heat Wave!  It has been so hot the past several days which is always a pro and con for me.  I love sunshine (really who doesn't?) but here in the Alberni Valley when the weather channel says it will be 35'C it actually feels well into the 40's!  We have a thermometer on our back deck (in the shade) and over the past few days it has been reading at 43/44/45'C in the middle of the afternoon, that is hot, hurtful hot!  Thankfully we have a pool and tons of sunscreen.  To make matters worse, I have a "sun sensitivity" which makes even minimal sun exposure feel like hundreds of needles are stabbing me and I get red bumps that then turn into blisters.  This mostly happens on my arms so I am the girl who is wearing a long sleeve shirt or hoodie on a sunny day while searching for the small patch of shade that I can hide in...  thankfully there are lots of trees for me to hide under!   Now onto this weeks challenge from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge .  This o

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Happy Canada Day!

It's a beautiful sunny day here in Port Alberni, BC.  We had fun this morning watching our local Canada Day Parade and now we are going to spend the afternoon in true west coast fashion enjoying our swimming pool and having a BBQ.  As many of you know it has been a real challenge since we bought this house last summer but today spending a sunny afternoon hanging out with my two very favorite people, in our own backyard, is a wonderful thing.   Now onto this weeks sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge !  Wow we are up to #62  already and if you are not aware they have put up the call for those who would like to join us on the Design Team.  I hope you consider applying, it really is a lot of fun. For this weeks challenge I decided to try something a little different, NO patterned paper... typically I choose one of CTMH's lovely paper packets and create using it but this week I decided to use only Colonial White Cardstock and Kraft Paper .   Other products t