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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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This drawing by Kieran happened in a completely natural and organic way. He didn't set out to make a drawing of a pirate ship at all. I like to let him do open-ended art, and on this day I set... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at Callaloo Soup
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Today I'm sharing a new product and technique. This product comes from an unlikely source: The Fat Quarter Shop! Yes, it's fabric store, but they reached out to ask if I would be interested in trying a new set of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at Callaloo Soup
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I'm really looking forward to the sketch this month! Garb your free files below. JPG | PDF | PSD Come back in two weeks to share your pages, and see ours. Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at Callaloo Soup
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I love e-mail newsletters, they are such a great way of keeping up to date with sites and blogs you love. Not only do you get news on the latest happenings, but lots of newsletters come with exclusive information and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at Callaloo Soup
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For the first time ever I am holding a big summer sale in my shop and newsletter subscribers get the best deal with a 30% off coupon. PLUS I am throwing in a free vintage paper pack if your order... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2014 at Callaloo Soup
Thanks so much Michelle.
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Thanks Kristen!
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I agree, and I find myself using my DSLR less and less. I do like to take it along for those once in a lifetime type occasions though.
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Thanks Sue! It's a great little camera for vacations :)
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Download: JPG | PDF | PSD This month's sketch has spaces for lots of photos, and I definitely took advantage of that! Of course I scrapped about the visit of my sister and my dear friend (and Kieran's godmother). I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2014 at Callaloo Soup
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Kieran and I crafted up some little people for his small world play. Don't let the sizes fool you, it's a family: dad, mom and two sisters. He worked diligently and made two out of the four. And they're a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at Callaloo Soup
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I'm a voracious reader. Always have been. As a child my family knew to mainly give me books for gifts. Sometimes my cousins would even use books to bribe me to get to play games with them! My reading dropped... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at Callaloo Soup
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On our recent family vacation, I took along three of my cameras for documenting (yes I have more than three cameras, it's a sickness). My DSLR of course, my phone camera, and also my Instax Mini 25. I used each... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at Write. Click. Scrapbook.
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I've been wanting to make a clean looking wooden backdrop for my project photos for a while now, and it finally happened! Here's how I pulled it together Supplies Fake Kapla planks (or you can use paint sticks) Foam board... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at Callaloo Soup
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It feels like our vegetable garden is progressing very slowly this year. I think we may have gotten started a bit late, based on the other flourishing gardens I see around. Or maybe, we just don't know what we're doing?... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2014 at Callaloo Soup
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I'm back with yet another t-shirt yarn tutorial. Brace yourselves, this is far from the last one! I conceived an idea for a summer clutch made with the neon t-shirt yarn. After making the hot pads, I was itching to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2014 at Callaloo Soup
So beautiful. Crying big tears over here. A great reminder of why I will not put my camera down. Congrats to Aidan, and hugs to you.
Toggle Commented Jun 16, 2014 on That's a wrap at Cathy Zielske's Blog
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It's been a minute since I talked about my knitting hasn't it? I was going gangbusters, and even showed a friend how to knit with circular needles. but then in March I started working on some crochet stuffed toys and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2014 at Callaloo Soup
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This month the sisters are reunited, and the sketch for June was designed by Vernell right in my living room here in France! She included lots of spaces for photos. Hmm I wonder what she has in mind to scrap?... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2014 at Callaloo Soup
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What are the menfolk around you using as bookmarks? Envelopes? Receipts? Random bits of paper? Style it up a bit with these manly leather bookmarks that you can make in an afternoon. You can repurpose older leather goods, or buy... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2014 at Callaloo Soup
Dude!! LOL I actually kinda look like Kieran in these pics :)
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May is drawing to a close (already!), so it's time to share our layouts. Here's the sketch we used Download your free files below JPG | PDF | PSD For my page I used the main elements of the circle,... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2014 at Callaloo Soup
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Last summer I bought a couple of trays with removable bottoms meaning to do something amazing with them. You know how you have these grand ideas right? The bottom part of the trays were made out of a kind of... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2014 at Callaloo Soup