Scrapping Everyday Miracles – February Main Challenge #25- Home



So here is my project for the SEM February Challenge which makes me ask, ya, where do I feel most at home (aside from home)?

It was simple for me to answer this – where I grew up, where the phone number is still the same and there are still some citrus trees near the ranch despite all the development… My journal tag reads: “Home to me is where I grew up in the farming and citrus town of Santa Paula, CA. The old style Ranch house was built by my great, great, great grandfather. My mom decorates the dining room table for the holidays with a mix of family heirlooms, curious finds and more. It’s always a treat to visit, especially when he house is festive and reflective our heritage of hardworking Americans enjoying life’s simple pleasures.”

Paper collection – Prima’s Meadow Lark (thanks Kathy)

Clay flowers – Kathy’s Stash from her new molds she’s been experimenting with.

Photo – a little hard to see the whole picture, so I’m adding full pics

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On hand beauty…

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So my mom’s birthday is in May and this year we dug into the drawers and cupboards to create a farm themed table for her birthday dinner complete with pork chops, homemade cinnamon apple sauce and corn. I love creating beautiful things from what I have on hand already. This was fun and inspiring to do and was finished off with iris from the yard in a milk glass jug. Call me compulsive, conservative or just quirky but I really object to having nice things and never using them. Hearing things like “that’s old and fragile, let’s use something else instead” makes the hair on the back of my neck stand on end (in a not so good way). Remember those e-mails circulating that spoke of wearing your best, most expensive perfume or nicest clothes, using your best dishes, sharing your affections on those close to you, living in the moment always as if it were your last? I need more of that in my life. More of really living and savoring what’s right in front of me and appreciating it to the umph degree (that’s a scientific term you know). Tell me your favorite thing to do or create, make, etc… without spending and using what you have or share an insight about why or why not to save great treasures for “later”… I’d love to hear.

Mother’s Day Card

A quick share here… I made this Mother’s Day card with grey cardstock, hydrangea stamp (only using the blossom portion) for the back ground, sheer pink ribbon, Luxury Stack paper by DCWV (circle shaped piece behind sticker sentiment), Fimo clay tiny pink flowers and sheer grey ribbon at the top. The sentiment sticker is from Sticko and was a bit transparent so I used white cardstock to adhere it to then distressed the edges with Tim Holtz distress ink in Pumice Stone. Easy Peezey. Love pastel colors.

Mermaid Album

This Mermaid album is full of vintage buttons, distress techniques and styles, rich color schemes, pockets filled with tags and photo mats with enough room for pictures of beach fun! Tim Holtz distress ink, stickles and clip, Creative Imaginations Beach Cottage paper, a collection of different trims, twine and buttons, embellishments complete from K&Co., Jolee’s, Sticko, Recollections, Prima, Martha Stewart, TJ Maxx, Webster’s Pages, Glossy Accents were all used to create this album.

I made album this as a gift for a true mermaid fan.

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