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Take Me Away, Calligraphy Collection 2, and a freebie!

by Jenn on 1 April 2013
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Grass is a funny thing. When we first bought our house in 2010, the grass was short and mostly green. A few months later, when spring rolled around, the grass exploded into a dandelion-filled green jungle that you could hardly walk through. So, we mowed the lawn and in just a few short weeks, the lawn dried up and turned an ugly brown color from too much exposure to the sun. If you looked up our neighborhood on Google earth, you’d see green grass, green grass, green grass, brown, green grass. Guess who had the brown grass?

Fast forward a few years and we’re focused on trying to maintain our green grass throughout the summer, while being conscious of our water consumption and time spent laboring on our coveted weekends. This past weekend, after our dog had an accident in the house for about the third time, I considered the possibility that the spring grass explosion might be discouraging him from going in the backyard. I suggested to my husband that it might be time to mow the lawn, and that I would like to learn how to mow it!

It’s true. I’ve never mowed a lawn before. I’m perfectly happy to have my husband mow it, and do other “man” stuff like fix things that are broken, hang things on the wall for me, and so forth. I do plenty of other things like vacuum and clean toilets. But, I sometimes wonder: if I wanted to, would I be able to do these new and unfamiliar things? So I asked my husband to show me how to use the lawn mower and for the first time ever, I mowed the lawn!

Do you ever feel a little adventurous and seek out something new? In addition to mowing the lawn this weekend, I tried a new scrappy thing as well. Snickerdoodle Designs put out a new CU set she calls Calligraphy Collection 2 (see Calligraphy collection 1 here). The set includes mats, journal cards, and masks that are unfinished (note: unfinished = go go creative spirit!).

You choose any combination of colors, papers, and photos, and combine with any kit to create your own unique page embellishments. I have to admit, I’ve been scrapping for a couple of years now and I was a little unsure of how I would finish an unfinished mat. I was surprised to find that the masks, cards, and mats come in layers. This way, you can clip or color each layer individually. I chose styles from Snickerdoodle Designs’ Take Me Away collection for my mat project.

You can find Take Me Away, the kit and collection, on sale for 50% off now in Snickerdoodle Designs PU shop. You’ll find the Calligraphy Collection 2 in Snickerdoodle Designs’ CU shop for 30-40% off now as well.

In working with the CU mat collection and Take Me Away, I created a layout that I thought would make a great quick page to get you started with this fun set. Just click on the link below to download, and consider having a little creative adventure of your own this week!

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Priscilla 1 April 2013 at 7:41 pm

Very, very nice!! Thank you.

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2 Mary 1 April 2013 at 7:44 pm

Thank you so much all you things are so pretty! About your grass problem, I have cut our lawn for many moons now and the thing about weeds is they grown on top of the soil while grass has a deep root system. To keep the weeds down set your mower to a high setting like 6 or 7 if your wheels adjust (most do) lower than 6 can kill off the grass in hot weather. You will have to mow more often but your grass will choke out those weeds and make sure you mulch the grass and do not bag it. HTH and good luck!

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3 Jen 2 April 2013 at 5:04 am

Thanks Mary, great tip!

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4 Vanessa 1 April 2013 at 10:03 pm

Thanks, This is Beautiful.

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5 Jill 2 April 2013 at 4:26 am

LOVE what you created with the Snickerdoodle products … I also was wondering if you lived in California because brown is what makes California “golden” … ;-)

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6 Jen 2 April 2013 at 5:04 am

No Jill, the beautiful green state of Oregon. That’s why brown is so “embarassing.” Lol.

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7 Carol 2 April 2013 at 6:56 am

Love your QP. Thank you so much.

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8 Betty 2 April 2013 at 3:02 pm

Love this quick page! Thanks so much for sharing.

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9 annlo 2 April 2013 at 5:31 pm

Love it! Thank you!

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10 Leath 3 April 2013 at 1:09 am

Thanks for your quick page.
At present I am waiting for surgery on my arm, and I’m limited in how long I can work at a page before the pain becomes too much. So quick pages really help.
I love your work and am grateful for your sharing
God bless you
Leath

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11 Myra 11 April 2013 at 8:42 am

Thank you for the beautiful QP.

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12 Carmen 14 April 2013 at 8:17 pm

Merci beaucoup…thanks so much! Lovely!

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