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Christine Middlecamp
Minnesota
Interests: Getting on with life, and widowhood
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Hi Jennifer - I wish I could give more here. Life has requested that I shift my priorities elsewhere to make room for new opportunities and experiences. Though, I greatly anticipate the arrival of Summer! Lots of time to scrap and soak in some sunshine!
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You might of noticed cobwebs growing from the corners of this place. As I invest in other areas of my life, more and more, my commitment to crafting is evolving into something more akin to graphic design. It's weird. I love paper crafting and always will, but right now, school... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2014 at Crafty Widow
Thank you so much, Ellen! You are too sweet :)
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I'm slowly learning over time that there is no greater challenge than managing a life as a single parent. Looking back, no where was there an application that I filled out that said "perfectly qualified as a solo mama." The task entails a learning curve that is constantly under adjustment.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2014 at Crafty Widow
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Greta, you are so sweet. Im sorry to hear of Jasmine a departure. Our feline friends bring great pleasures and ample memories to be carried throughout. I consider myself lucky to have Casper a part of our lives. His sweetness and high cuddle factor make him a joy to be around :)
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In our home, we are surrounded by feline friends from my days in veterinary medicine and my falling prey to the "foster" gimmick - "Here's a cute kitty for you to foster the next couple of months as we try and find him/her a permanent residence in a loving home.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2014 at Crafty Widow
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Hi Kelly! They go into a page protector, but only ten pages to an album. Anything more than ten pages is too much and leads to warping. Thank for the feedback in response to the tutorial as well - would be super fun. Not sure why I hadnt thought of it before....
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Like the most of you, I'm a avid Pinner. Technically, you could call me a "pin" maniac! I scope the place out almost daily, if not twice daily. When there, I seek out three things; paper crafting, home decor and general design. Once in a while, I seek out the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2014 at Crafty Widow
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Like everything else I collect, my weakness for ribbon is infinite. The kind of ribbon that takes a specialty shop to locate brings me to my knees. In the Twin Cities, we are lucky to have such a place - the once "brick and mortar" store, Rose Mille, is a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2014 at Crafty Widow
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I noticed something recently about myself as a color lover that I hadn't recognized before - well, maybe that's not entirely true. You see, behind all that magical color, we fall into a pattern of choosing colors that most attract our attention. I'm guilty of this on more than one... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2014 at Crafty Widow
I thought Id recognized it! Thanks Nancy!
Toggle Commented Jan 23, 2014 on Peppermint Tea & Studio Decor at Crafty Widow
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If youre unable to locate it in Germany, definitely consider purchasing it online at the Aveda Website. There is something exceptionally unique about the brew. :) Thank you for the compliments!
Toggle Commented Jan 22, 2014 on Peppermint Tea & Studio Decor at Crafty Widow
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Upon joining the widow club, my first challenge was surviving silence. For most, silence is a gift. When newly widowed, silence is a chamber of emptiness that serves to remind you of your loss. There isn't anyone nearby to fill up the air with conversation. Past nightly traditions are just... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2014 at Crafty Widow
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I can't even begin to tell you how elated I am to finally have some time away from college...temporarily. I'll be honest, I never imagined myself returning to school as an adult. And I suppose if I'd not suffered the loss of a spouse, I would of never fathomed the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2014 at Crafty Widow
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To the most of you, it should come as no surprise that eventually, as crazy collecting crafters, we run out of space to store stuff. It's an inevitable issue that must be dealt with at some point or another. For me, that moment was last weekend. I'd spent days at... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2014 at Crafty Widow
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Crate Paper is devoting the entire week to it's fresh batch of new collections; Oh Darling, Boys Rule & Styleboard. If having already been there, you may have bumped into this layout - Mr. Soldier-in-Training. I created the layout for CP's wholesale catalog and just yesterday, I shipped it to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2014 at Crafty Widow
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I made the transition to a new location that is so cleverly titled "Crafty Widow". It's a new blog with a more modern feel that I hope you'll check out and like! I decided it was time to move on...restart.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2014 at my_weblog
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Welcome to my new blog! It's fresh, uplifting and more accurately reflects where I am on my widowhood journey; Year SIX and STRONG! Yesterday was the six year anniversary of Eric's passage from brain cancer. It's hard to believe that already, so much time has gone by. My foot is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2014 at Crafty Widow
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There is much happening here. I took a break from blogging to devote time to personal matters requiring investing, including time with the hun and kiddo's. I'm still very much scrapbooking. It is a passion that continues to prosper in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2014 at my_weblog
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SELF PORTRAIT: TEXT, TEXTURE & VALUE ................. NARRATIVE ENVIRONMENT ................ SHAPE, SPACE & ABSTRACTION ................ COLOR HARMONIES: MONOCHROMATIC, ANALOGOUS, SPLIT COMPLEMENTARY & DOUBLE COMPLEMENTARY ............... As the Fall 2013 Semester reaches an end, there is thought, reflection and insight into the great abyss called design. Following a series of multiple... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2013 at Christine Middlecamp
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This is just a wee bit overdue, but the week presented me serious schedule challenges, the kind that turns a girl's life upside down and straight out the door. Thankfully, there are only three weeks left until the school semester... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2013 at my_weblog
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It's BLOG HOP time as Amy Heller starts a new journey with the highly prized scrapbook manufacturer, Lily Bee Design. The two joined forces to create a hip, urban scrapbook paper/embellishment collection creatively titled, Urban Autumn. It's papers and design... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2013 at my_weblog
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I love a great escape in the Fall. And one doesn't have to look too far to find one in Minnesota. Ten or so miles out of the Grove (Cottage Grove - South Metro Area in the Twin Cities) is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2013 at my_weblog
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I do. I do. At least that's the quote that Eric and I partake in on almost a day-by-day basis. The path to the moon seems infinite, as does love. Such a wonderful feeling, isn't it? I went five years... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2013 at my_weblog
The photos you capture today will carry on forever. They will be the vital connection to the past and be of utmost value. You photograph your family beautifully. Your girls will be your lifeline. Hold them tight every single day. They'll hold you up and be your strength. Family is the love that is the light that keeps us going in the darkness. I'm so very sorry your family is having to go through this, Tara. The journey of GBM is painstaking and never fair. I promise you this - He will always be there. The pieces will come together as you're already seeing. Every person that comes into your life will matter. You'll never be alone. And, the journey will bring you to many crossroads. It's ok to stop and take a break, though remember to continue to live. Your girls will be a huge part of that. I still, five years later, wish I could bring back my beloved, but there's a life I've yet to live. I owe it to me, Ethan and Eric, to be everything possible. You are supported, Tara, by many young widows if ever need be - soaring spirits is an amazing non-profit. Find them. They are angels on earth. Do email me anytime. Much love.
Toggle Commented Oct 28, 2013 on more from summer/fall at because i want to remember
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