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A Super Sunday with Cards by Jessica

Super Bowl Sunday was super indeed!  The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Patriots in the Super Bowl, and I had a pre-game meal at our new Portillo’s for the first time ever (they’re famous for hot dogs, and I’d been craving a good hot dog!).  But those weren’t even the best parts of the day.  The highlight was my friend Jessica’s Year of Cards Make and Take class.  I love her card classes and attend as many of them as I can.  During the class attendees choose five projects to make for a class…

A Fairy Special Birthday Card

My friend Rebecca’s daughter Abbie just turned three on Groundhog’s Day and celebrated the occasion with a fun birthday party. She was REALLY into playing with all her presents this year and enjoyed everything about her birthday cake, from the adorable Daniel Tiger design her Grammy made to the ice cream accompanying it, and us singing Happy Birthday to her. Unfortunately her birthday fell on a bright, cold day, so she saw her shadow and we’re in for six more weeks of winter! Abbie is the cutest little fairy princess so I wanted to make a card…

Classic & Contemporary Christmas Cards

This past weekend was warm and rainy, the kind of weather that fools you into thinking Christmas is much further away than it actually is.  Some of my perennials are confused and are starting to show signs of Spring growth from the mild temperatures and rainy days.  We’ve had frost but not a hard frost so my fall fairy gardens are still going strong too.  But there are only – GET THIS – 50 days until Christmas.  Gulp.  So when my CFF (craft friend forever) Wendie invited me over for a Saturday crafternoon, I was determined to focus…

A Giveaway to Celebrate World Card Making Day!

October 14 UPDATE!  We have a winner!  Barbara Shreve won the set of three cards!  Thank you to everyone who entered! *** World Card Making Day is celebrated each year on the first Saturday in October.  It started in 2006 as a way to encourage crafters to get a jump on crafting for the holiday season. What better way to celebrate than with Gnome Décor’s first of three October giveaways?  We’re celebrating the site’s launch all month long. You can enter to win this set of three cards three different ways.  Choose one, two or all three…

Stamp-a-faire Roundup: Ten Anniversary Challenge Projects

Stamp-a-faire is a free annual online crafting event hosted by Papertrey Ink, my favorite manufacturer of clear stamps, dies, and other paper crafting accessories.  I’m obsessed with their products and blog, where the challenge was hosted by members of their design team August 25-27.  I had never participated before, but I actually had the weekend of the challenge free this year, so I had time to watch the instructional videos, follow the challenges as they were posted, gather supplies, be inspired and create my own projects.   I managed to finish six of the challenges by…