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Mississippi River Trail Painting

I’ve always been one with an adventurous heart, and I like to explore. Especially places in Minnesota, the place I call home. My favorite part about living here is our lakes. Land of 10,000 lakes and there’s one around every corner. On top of that, we have the Mississippi River that runs directly through our state. At the center of our state, lies a hidden gem; the town of Little Falls. The Mississippi River Trail runs directly through this charming town so it’s a great place to bike to.  It’s packed with historical places to visit such as Charles Lindbergh boyhood home, Camp Ripley and the Military Museum, and Linden Hills. There’s the Pine Grove Zoo and a ton of other things to do. When you head to town, stop in the Convention Visitors Bureau first and they can get you a pamphlet full of information.

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Flower Painting – Relay for Life

IMG_20170706_110559_483Interested in owning one of my original artworks? This one will be up for grabs at this years Relay for Life event held in Little Falls, MN.

I did this painting with a beautiful vibrant purple background to represent the cancer survivor, and to celebrate the life of those affected by cancer.

Event Details
Morrison County Relay for Life
Date: Friday, July 21 – Saturday, July 22
5:30 pm – 3:00 am (7 p.m. walking)
Morrison County Fairgrounds, 15575 Hawthorn Rd., Little Falls

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Girly Girl, Scrapbooks

Part 3 Girl Scrapbook

This is the 3rd scrapbook I created using the cute girl collection by Crate Paper. If you haven’t already seen part 1 of this scrapbook you can check it out here:  Cute Girl Scrapbook. All three scrapbooks were made using the cute girl collection of paper, however I’ve also included bits and pieces from Maggie Holmes bloom collection.

I love the front cover of this mini album. The corners have been distressed with Tim Holtz ink and all the embellishments look 3D because they pop out from the page. There is so much cute packed into one little album. Check it out!

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Family, Scrapbooks

Our Family Scrapbook

This is probably one of my favorite scrapbooks of all time. I made this just before my maternity leave and then put Everett’s newborn photos in it just after that. This scrapbook has my most precious photos that were taken by my friend Lisa Sherwood. I’m very blessed that she was able to take his newborn photos because she is an amazing photographer. I love everything about this scrapbook!

I made this scrapbook using The Story of Our Family paper line by Echo Park. In addition, I used some chipboard pieces from the same collection. Much of the embellishments came from my large stock so it would be hard to point out every detail. I can however give some basic direction on how I made this book.

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Crafts and Decor, DIY Projects, For the Kids

Restoring our Rainbow Playset

IMG_20170530_195728_105We are so excited to have this new addition to our house! It took a ton of sweat equity and a whole lot of love to bring this baby back to life.

We were able to purchase this used Rainbow Playset for a heck of a deal. It was however painted brick red and much of the paint was wasting away. Oh how I wish I would have saved a “before” photo so you could see how much it’s changed.

It took us about 3 days straight of stripping paint, sanding and staining but it was well worth the effort. Now when I look at this playset I can admire all our hard work. Here is how we did it . . .

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Girly Girl, Scrapbooks

Part 2 Girl Scrapbook

I’ve finally got the pictures of this scrapbook, which happens to be part 2 of my 3 series girly scrapbooks. It’s the cute girl collection by Crate Paper. If you haven’t already seen part 1 of this scrapbook you can check it out here:  Cute Girl Scrapbook. All three scrapbooks were made using the cute girl collection of paper, however I’ve also included bits and pieces from Maggie Holmes bloom collection.

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When I purchased the materials, I might have overdone it a little. Ok, a lot. But when you see these pictures, you will understand my obsession with this collection of scrapbook paper. Check it out!

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Little Man, Scrapbooks

Little Man Scrapbook

I made this scrapbook for my little man Everett. It features everything that adventurous little boys love like trucks,  pirates, dinosaurs and more.  I used multiple scrapbook collections from the company Echo Park to include the Little Man collection, Dino Friends and Pirates LifeThese three scrapbook lines worked well with each other and I could use them intermittently throughout the book. 

In addition to these three scrapbook lines, I used some bits and pieces from each line as well as some plain scrapbook paper. Here is everything you need:

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