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FrancineC
France
Scrapbooking West Indian Mama of a sweet baby boy, and wife to a wine loving French guy who cooks like a dream.
Interests: travel, paper crafts, food and wine, photography, scrapbooking, environment
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I know it's been crickets here on the blog for a while. And you might have noticed that things seem a bit wonky (like the menu bar - it's there, just kind of broken). There's a reason though: I am... Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at Callaloo Soup
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Here we go for October! get your free files below JPG | PDF | PSD Check back in two weeks to see our pages and share yours! Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Callaloo Soup
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Who says you need a fancy cutting machine to get cute shapes like this? I made this garland using just my thick plastic templates from Me and My Sister Designs. You might remeber my post a few months ago using... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Callaloo Soup
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This has been a good week for hibernating indoors, watching random videos and reading lots of blogs. it has been raining almost every day! here are some things I discovered while trying to make my own sunshine. A Harvard reseracher... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2014 at Callaloo Soup
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Did I get enough keywords in that title? (Imagine it was Chandler Bing saying that). Seriously though, these customised mugs are ridiculousy easy to do. If you remember my Valentine mugs, you know why. If not, read on! All you... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at Callaloo Soup
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How would you like to hang out with eight of the most inspiring and talented scrapbooking instructors on the planet... without leaving home? With True Scrap 6, we bring the best in online education to you, but we add a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at Callaloo Soup
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How was your week? Autumn is definitely here in this part of France, and though the grey. wet days are a struggle for me, the bright sunny and crisp days are making me smile. I'm thinking more and more about... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2014 at Callaloo Soup
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Over the last month I've been taking the Journal Your Life class with Susannah Conway (I LOVE her), and since I love using Filofaxes for everything, I figured why not use one for my more creative artsy journal? I've been... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at Callaloo Soup
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Finally sharing our pages for September! I was happy to print out a couple photos from sumemr vacation and get them scrapped. Here's the sketch again JPG | PDF | PSD I totally stuck to the sketch this month. I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at Callaloo Soup
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Now that I have somewhere to write it all down, my handmade gift list is under development! I'm starting off with the gifts I plan to crochet. I also want to do knitted gifts this year, and will add those... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2014 at Callaloo Soup
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I picked up a couple wooden cassette tape holders in April, thinking they would be perfect for storing my stamp pads (like this). It totally didn;t work for me though, the spaces were too small, and I didn't like how... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at Callaloo Soup
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Alicia Keys asks: Why are we here? I think I'm going to start doing this too Now this is a realistic representation of that wedding. You might actually be doing self-care and self-love wrong (say what?) After a few crappy... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2014 at Callaloo Soup
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Dudes, I kind of hate to do this to you, but it's for your own good. Christmas is coming! In fact it is less than 100 days away. So if you are planning on making a bunch of handmade gifts,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2014 at Callaloo Soup
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I've found that I wear the same jewlery all the time, and it's simply because I am too lazy to go looking in my jewelry boxes for different stuff. I decided it was time to display my jewelry in a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at Callaloo Soup
Sending you hugs Amy. I read a really good article about just this topic last week http://carrotsformichaelmas.com/2014/09/12/instagram-envy-being-authentic-on-the-internet-and-when-its-time-to-break-up-with-a-blog/ Hoping that you will find your way through it all :)
Toggle Commented Sep 22, 2014 on Being Real at amyHELLER | my paperie sweets & me
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I discovered Selfish Sewing Week last Spring when it was first held (I think). I couldn't participate, because it during Kieran's vacation, so I was excited to see the Fall edition scheduled for this week! The idea behind the week... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at Callaloo Soup
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The past week has been busy, full and good. Lots going on both at home, at work and out in the world. Here are some good things I came across this week. Did you know there is now an app... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2014 at Callaloo Soup
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at Callaloo Soup
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It's September and we are back after our summer break. Here's hoping you had a good one! I'm loving this month's sketch, lots of white space which is right up my alley! You can download yours below JPG | PDF... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at Callaloo Soup
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As you may know I have a love affair with chalkboard and have quite the stash of chalkboard contact paper. But you may also know that DIY chalkboard paint has been popular for a minute, and I have finally made... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at Callaloo Soup
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I'm not a fan of posed photos. I try to avoid them as much as possible! What I want to capture is real life, as it happens. When Kieran is engrossed in doing something, I don't want him to stop... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at Callaloo Soup
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Ahhhhh. Yes. In my mind I am still in Barbados, lounging on the beach, eating my favourite foods, and feeling totally relaxed. The reality however, is that I am back at home, and gearing back up to attack work and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2014 at Callaloo Soup
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While traveling this summer, I left my A5 Filofax at home, because I really didn't need to use a planner every day. After all, I was on vacation. But I knew I needed to have a notebook to keep track... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2014 at Callaloo Soup
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#barbados #beach #bottombay #augustbreak2014 Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2014 at Callaloo Soup
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#sunbeam#fence #home #lines #augustbreak2014 Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at Callaloo Soup