We've Been Together 52 Years

First order of Blogging:  thanks to everyone that left comments on the Fiskateers Spring Blog Hop post.  Your encouragement was and is inspiring.  I always love feedback on my projects.  It's fun to see what part of a project stands out to you.

The winner of the Fiskars Special Edition Jenni Bowlin Main Street Border Punch ... via Random.org... is

Madeline said...Wow...that's an awesome punch! Love your journal cover too!  9:21 AM

Congratulations Madeline.  Send your snail mail address to dspaperstudio@aol.com.  

D's Paper Studio March Challenge
This is the last week of the D's Paper Studio Graphic 45 March Challenge.  See the details HERE.  One person will win an awesome prize package from Graphic 45.  You have until this Saturday at midnight PST to post a link to your project.  I'll announce the winner on Monday.

Can you imagine being together for 52 years?  Honestly, I don't know how we did it!  This little cow was given to me when I was born.  Through many moves via my father in the Air Force, my own moves as an adult, I still have my little cow.  I don't know if I ever gave her a name. I'll have to look into that one.

Paper Collection from Graphic 45's Little Darlings. 

Other products:  Prima bling, Epiphany Crafts settings, epoxy cap, and tool; Fiskars Funky Heart Squeeze punch (I made the bottom layer of the butterfly with the heart...) My Minds Eye "sweet baby"; webster's pages trim; Fiskars Jenni Bowlin banner squeeze punch.  Martha Stewart border punch.  

There is a couple of tutorials in here I'm going to share later in the week.

Fiskars butterfly thumb punch; Doodlebug's sugared brads; buttons from Bag O' Buttons.  Thanks to Leah Killian for the banner inspiration. 

Personal Note
My family has had a whirlwind week last week with illness and emergencies.  I'm going to take a few days to rest, create, play, refocus, etc.  I'll be back on the blog / computer at the end of the week.  Enjoy your week and ...

Have a Crafty Day!

Gratitude List
1.  Rosemary
2.  friends who know when their presence is needed
3.  Little Honey hugs and kisses
4.  although life can be difficult, I'm grateful for God's presence each step
5.  spring..refresh, renewed, alive


  1. What a sweet layout! Love banner!

  2. This is so cool. I have a stuffed tiger that was mine ~ you have the best LO ideas !!! This LO is gorgeous~the banner is perfect~love it> TTake care and don't stay away too long!!

  3. So sweet!! I love that you still have that cow!! Your lo is BEAUTIFUL! I loveeeeeeee the photos, the colors and the banner!

  4. beautiful papers and page. And wow. So glad your cow made it with you.

  5. Such a sweet layout. I have been with my Raggedy Ann for 52 years as well!

  6. Oh my gosh those pictures are adorable, and love the layout and story behind them!

  7. Congrats on all the years!! Gorgeous LO!!!

  8. That is so, so sweet!!

  9. I have a big stuffed bear that was my mom's, then mine, and now my daughter's. I never gave him a name, but my DD did. Love this idea for a LO and the beautiful border you created with all of the different elements!

  10. An adorable page, Debby, and congratulations on 52 year together - LOL!!

    Hope that you have a quiet week - so sorry to hear about your weekend.

  11. What a sweet, beautiful layout!

  12. great page! love the banner!

  13. Such a sweet layout. How precious that you not only have your childhood treasure, but also a photo of you with it at such a young age.
    This is so special.

  14. Aww sweet LO (I have a doll I"ve had for 40 so I know the love ;) and congrats Madeline on your prize! Enjoy it!

  15. I hope all is well now. Love the layout. When I saw the title I was thinking...she has not been married for 52 years! lol And I was right. So are birthday wishes needed here? If so have a happy!
    Hugs, Jess

  16. Oh, I love this layout. How sweet!

  17. What a sweet layout for a sweet memory! Hope things are looking up for you! ((HUGS)).


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