Monday, June 27, 2011

Mojo Monday, More FREE Goodies from "The Vault", An Interesting Site or 2, Random Pics and Another Free Element!

Just added 5 more items to "The Vault" (tab up top here) 

  • Birthday Candles elements
  • Happy Canner line art element
  • Heart Doodles elements and brush set
  • Heart Heart glittery elements set
  • Heart Music Mini Kit
Enjoy!


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Here's a sweet poem I came across and thought would like to share with you, and I've created a little freebie to go with it as well!


A Swarm of B's

B hopeful, B Happy, B cheerful, B kind,
B Busy of Body, B modest of mind, 
B earnest, B truthful, B firm and B good, 
B sure your B haviour B all that it should.

B sharp in the morning, and never B flat,
B ware most of all that you never B that,
B all of these things and whatever B fall, 
B sure you'll B happy and B loved by us all!

by Eleanor K. Pratt

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Mojo Monday rolls around once again - I got side-tracked and cleaned up and sorted my entire craft area.  Took me from 7 a.m. to 3, but was so worth it.  It was a pleasure to work in my new creative corner.  



I chose the square, and here's my take on it: 



I do not know the make of paper 
The stamp was one of Nina's (mah sister) so look in comments and perhaps she will enlighten us.
The flower is actually a combination of a pre-made (behind) and the fore one I made - 


I cut a small circle out of a scarf - yes, a scarf, the type you tie around your neck.
I kept the circle folded, then cut three bumps into it, like 'petals'
Then I unfolded it and sewed a pearl in the middle then sewed little stitches here and there
around the pearl to 'pinch' the material in a bit.
I then sewed the 'scarf' flower to the pre-made flower and glued it on the card.
Voila!

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What a fabulous weekend it was - we had friends over for lunch on Saturday.  We had missed her retirement party which was a few weeks ago and so we made our own little celebration to commemorate her milestone.  The weather co-operated nicely so we were able to sit out on the patio.  We enjoyed crusty homemade bread, fresh green salad (whipped up by my Mr. who is so talented in the kitchen) and I created my own new dressing recipe.  This could be used on either a green salad or a fruit salad: 


Barb's Refreshing Coconut Lime Dressing

1/4 cup fresh water from coconut
1/4 cup light olive oil
1 tsp honey
1 tsp organic Tasana Coconut Butter 


2 tsp freshly squeezed Lime juice
1 tsp fresh grated ginger
1/2 lime leaf

GARNISH:
fresh Lime zest
cilantro 



Place ginger, lime leaf, honey and coconut butter in a Magic Bullet (or blender)  Zap to smoothness, add in coconut water, olive oil.  Garnish with zest and cilantro.  Oh MY! 

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In my last post - or could be the one before that - I mentioned I've missed sharing some good sites with you  so I thought today I would send you to one that I think is pretty cool and useful - let me know what your favorite projects from it is! I can't decide myself, there are too many great ideas to choose from.




Click HERE to be taken to Craft Roulette!

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And finally, the Freebie I promised.  I got inspired by that fun poem and decided to whip up a bee - then I had to have the words, and of course I had to make some bee "trails" - one just gets carried away!  I hope you enjoy these.  I also have another element from Pam's vintage photo album in queue too, so check back soon.  I'd ♥ to see how you use any of my products - just send me a small jpg and I'll feature you here!

A little "aside" here as well - though I create and give away freebies here, many of my friends are designers who make a living from doing this too.  I can't seem to find a balance for me to do it in a way to make enough of a contribution to our household (heck, I just l♥ve my time with my Mr. too much)  so I do it for fun and hope that some of you out there who may be like me and survive on one income (happily, I might add) may be blessed by some of my designs.  This said, I heartily ask that when you do have funds and are looking for designs that you check out my dear dear talented designer friends, most in my sidebar - Saxon, SunniKimB, GayeLinda, Kristin, Louise and lastly (though I have not seen anything new for a little bit) Amy!





7 comments:

  1. Nice card! Love that stamped image.

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  2. love the card ...and the poem ...is great. Thank you for the freebie..will have to see what I can do. Have agreat week....


    hugs

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  3. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 3 post on Jun. 28, 2011. Thanks again.

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  4. Good morning Barb:)
    WOW!! Remind me to first finish looking at your blog before clicking on your link to the craft roulette.LOL That is SOOO COOL!! Thank you so much for keeping me from doing much of anything else today.hehe Thank you so much for sharing your link with me.LOVE IT!!
    Speaking of LOVING IT...Your card is Amazing!! COOL idea for the flower too!!:)
    I LOVE your BEE too...and I love the word art that goes with it too.:)Thank you so much for sharing it with me!!
    I LOVE the B poem.CUTE!!

    I am just LOVING your blog!! Can you tell?:)

    I'll BEE back.*snort

    Huge hugs and lots of love,
    Valinda

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  5. Holy hannah sis, you always fit so much into each post. Thank you for the mini kit. Love the card, great image it is one of my favorites by Magenta.

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  6. Great card Aunty barb you did a wonderful job. Your little element is soooo cute :)
    Your dressing sounds very refreshing but have to try that some time.
    Thanks for sharing!

    Have a great Canada day and a wonderful weekend.

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  7. Wonderful Card, I especially love the cute flower. I love seeing how people creatively up cycle and reuse all sorts of items in their crafts. And your flower from a scarf is inspired. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog and a HUGE thank you for the link to the Graphics Fairy blog. I took a quick peak and have nearly got sucked into spending lots of time on it. I've had to bookmark it for later as I know I'll spend hours drooling over it.

    Have a great weekend. Paul xx

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