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Catered Crop Recipe Swap – Put A Bird On It

Hello & Happy Monday!Linda over at the Catered Crop has cooked up another fun recipe swap – Put A Bird On It!   How fun is that?!I love birds.  I love watching them at my many feeders, their antics in the bird baths, and building nests.  I love keeping an eye on their eggs and watching the progress of their hatchlings.  I love watching them fly across the sky in big flocks or long V’s signaling the change of the seasons.   Given my love birds, you can probably guess that I have tons of stamps and digital stamps of birds in all their various shapes and sizes, bird nests, and bird houses.  But, when I was looking for something to use for my Catered Crop project, nothing caught my interest.As I was digging through my stash, my little Senegal parrot, Corky, was working really hard to get my attention.  He was whistling, blowing kisses, and using all his best phrases like “You are such a good, good boy”, “Give me a kiss”, “What are you doing?”, and “Come on, come here.”    Then it hit …

Fencing is Hard Work

Happy Monday!  Over the last couple of weeks, I decided to go back to my paper crafting roots and try my hand at some scrapbooking pages.  I love this photo of Liz.  My husband snapped it during fencing practice a couple of weeks ago.    When I watch fencing, the athletes make it look so easy and balletic, that I almost forget that is it such a physical sport.  I took some fencing lessons last year so that I could learn more about the sport that is my daughter’s passion.  To say I was a “hot mess” when I was done is an understatement. If  you would like to learn more about fencing, here is a info graphic from the Guardian for the 2012 London Olympics that gives a great over view.   (slide 8)In other, related news, earlier this month, we found out that Liz was picked to be a Taste Agent for Skratch Labs.   Skratch Labs products are designed to optimize performance using real, all-natural ingredients.  (You can read all the details on the Skratch Labs website.)That’s all I have for you …

Catered Crop Recipe Swap–Spring Fever

Although it seems like this crazy winter will never end, I think spring is finally around the corner.  I know it’s sort of dopey but it always makes me happy when I see the first robins and red wing black birds come back for the summer.  (I saw both this week!)The latest Catered Crop recipe swap is “Spring Fever”.    As I already mentioned, different types of birds always make me think of spring.   When I was trying to decide what image to use for my Spring Fever project, I decided that almost nothing says spring more than bird’s nests and eggs.   I love this image!  Wryn reminds me of my daughter (and a little bit of myself).  Every spring a bird will build a next in a bush we have next to our front porch.  We both loving watching their progress - building the next, laying the eggs, chicks hatching and lastly getting ready to fly away.Be sure to join the Catered Crop recipe swap, Spring Fever.  Post your paper projects with a spring theme, whether Easter, Mother’s day, or a spring th…

Catered Crop–Safe Travels Recipe Swap

The latest Catered Crop recipe swap is “Safe Travels”.     Planes, trains, automobiles or anything related to travel all works for this fun challenge.For my project, I inked up this Technique Tuesday stamp set that I won from Paper Craft magazine a while back.    The sentiment says “One’s destination is never a place but a new way of seeing things.”Here is another look.As always, Linda has curated a fabulous Pinterest board to jump start our creativity.  Click on the image below to be taken to her board.Be sure to link your “Safe Travels” create at the Catered Crop for your chance to be a guest designer. It has been a hard couple of weeks for my family.   We had to put Summer, who was a part of our family for almost 15 years, to sleep.    We still miss her and are adjusting to not having her in our home.Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you have a great week.Supplies:Stamps:  All Aboard from Technique Tuesday Inks:  Memento Rich Cocoa, Distress Inks Tea Dye Papers:  Papertrey kraft &a…