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You’re a Treasure: Beautiful Beach Card

I created this card for the Lawn Fawnatics challenge #56: Beautiful Beaches. I tried to use the colors from the inspiration photo and created the card using Ahoy Matey stamp set. I decided to add a dolphin and make it for my younger Mexican Sponsor child since she told me dolphins were her favorite animal.

Grilled Pork Burger Dinner

Time to get the grill on now that I can get fresh tomatoes and corn at a local farmer’s market. I purchased two small cast iron frying pans from the Lodge outlet in Tennessee on a previous road trip. They work great for side items liked caramelized onions.

Baked with Love card

Baked with Love Card

I made this card to enter Lawnfawnatics challenge #48. You were supposed to design a card based upon a movie, TV show, or book. I chose to do the Great British Bake Off.

Red Panda Chai

I have been running a small family owned tea business called Trail Lodge Tea since 2011. I sell the teas online and at farmers markets in the St. Louis area. As you can guess I have a fondness for Red Pandas. When I was doing research for my daytime job at the zoo I discovered that Red Pandas were found in several provinces that are known for their tea