Well this is one of the new stamp sets in the Occasions Mini Catalog that I did not order.  I already had so much I was Scene-in-a-Garden-portfoliotrying to hold back.  But everytime I see projects made with the set I just love them.  I don’t think I’ve seen anything yet that I didn’t like.  Carolyn brought this project to the retreat so I was able to use the set when I was making this project.  This is the front of the portfolio (that is what I am calling it).  Her original sample include real stitching around all the edges which added just a bit more detail to the project.  We did not do this on ours – she actually had the folder put together for us we just added the decorations on the front and all the contents on the inside.  I do have a little craft sewing machine that I should get out and try some sewing on my projects.

SceneGarden-portfolio-openInside the folder we had a small notepad which we covered and decorated to match the outside.  A pen that we added the matching designer paper too and a couple of cards.  This stamp set is great for the spotlighting technique that we used on this project.  If you need help lining up the boots use the stamp-a-ma-jig to get them all in a straight line and position on the paper.

Too cute!

It is raining again today.  Not hard but just enough that everything is wet – I didn’t have to water my plants on the back porch.  Aspen is feeling much better and wants desperately to chase a chipmunk – I’m taking him out only on a leash and making him walk.  He isn’t very happy about that.  And Magnolia doesn’t understand why he can’t play – she wants to wrestle and run with him.  Tonight we are going to Tyler’s band banquet at the High School.  I also had another PTA board meeting (I’m  a committee chair at both schools) tonight but I’m not going to this one and tonight is Pokeeno night too – I’ll have to miss that also.  In June I’m hosting Pokeeno with two other ladies in the group and it will be a pool party with our husbands (normally we just play with our group of 12 ladies).  I’m planning to make invitations using the Game Night and Card Games stamp sets.

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