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July 2015

Garlic in July

Wild garlic in Ohio.   My home state is filled with natural seasonings like garlic.   When you walk along trails or fields in your neighborhood, you can see the garlic scrapes with their round bulbs bursting with seeds.   Three years ago my sister shared some wild garlic from her yard.   I planted it and harvested the garlic scrapes when the clove seeds matured.   I planted three rows and kept them in the ground for two years.   The second year I cut the scrapes off to let the herb focus on the bulbs.   In mid-July I harvested the garlic and WOW did I get some garlic.   It was much more then expected and the cloves are a soft white color and smell like wonderful.    The crop size has let me share with my friends and neighbors.   


A Little Note inside a card

This is a card taught to me by my Stampin' Up! upline Sherm Langan.  She is an amazing paper crafter.   This is a note inside a card.   The note card is pulled out and is where a personal message can be written.    Cutting an angle on the Stampin' Trimmer is easy.   Just turn the paper under the clear cutting guide from cut point to cut point.   1st right side cut 1".   

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  • Stamp Set - Butterfly Basics (#137154)
  • Card Stock - Soft Sky (5 1/2x8 1/2), Whisper White (5x3 1/2), Design Series Paper (5x 3 1/2)
  • Ink - Soft Sky and ink matching a constrast color in the DSP
  • Punch - Scallop Oval
  • Accessories - 6" ribbon, Pearl Basic Jewels
  • Very important tool - Stampin' Trimmer  

Gift from the Garden - #Two

Here's some ideas for the stamp set "Gift from the Garden".   So many ways to make it special.   One of my sisters' favorite shape is hearts.   Soon we will get together and make a bunch of these using varies summer colors.   


  • Stamp Set - Gift from the Garden
  • Card Stock - Cucumber Crush (5 1/2x8 1/2"), Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White (3/4x3" & 2x3"), So Saffron
  • Ink - Cucumber Crush; Markers:  Watermelon Wonder, Delightful Dijon, Cucumber Crush, grey
  • Embossing Folder - Lovely Lace
  • Punch  - Sweetheart, Scalloped Tag Topper
  • Misc. - 6" Ribbon  


  • Stamp Set - Gift from the Garden
  • Card Stock - Pear Pizzazz (5 1/2x8 1/2"), Whisper White (5 1/2x4 1/4")
  • Ink - Pear Pizzazz, Markers:  Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Cajun Craze
  • Accessories - Heart Framelit, 6" ribbon, a textured embossing folder