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End of Summer Vacation

Monday morning, 8 o'clock sharp, we will be back in school!  I am not sure who is more excited, me or the scholars.  Of course that means that I will be up around 5, scholars up at 6, devotions, breakfast, and school started no later than eight!  Lockers are ready, desk/dining room table will be ready, school supplies are distributed!

It also means my "play" time with crafting will be limited to only evenings! *no smile*

Here is a little project that I worked on today with my best friend Bonnie.  It is a recipe card book for a little gal at church who is getting married next month.  I thought it turned out really cute!  (the stamped images are Stampin' Up!, -of course- but the paper is something I had on  hand for quite a while)  I used my Zutter Bind-It-All and finished it with ribbon on hand in my ribbon drawer.

(1) The book measures 4.25" x 5.5"  Label on front I printed on the computer using
      Very Vanilla cardstock and a label punch.
(2) The pages are white cardstock stamped in Basic Black ink (recipe set is retired)
(3) In the back I made a 3" x 3" envelope.  We stamped the different "food" stamps on white
      address lables and punched out with a circle punch.  That way the bride can label the
      recipe card.

(Thanks Bonnie for your help!)

I will post later a project Daughter-in-love #2 and I have been working on for Granddaughter's first birthday!


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Who puts a band-aid on my knee?
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There’s no one like mother.

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