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Take A Hike

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Did you know it’s National “Take A Hike” day?  This time of year a walk in the woods is a feast for the eyes.  The colorful foliage in every shade you can imagine looks amazing!  If you’re lucky you might just catch a glimpse of some wildlife too! This Graceful Stag die surrounded by all the beautiful colors of nature seemed like just the thing for Take A Hike day!   I started with a panel of cardstock that was just a little bit bigger than the window opening of the die cut.   I […]

Halloween Banner

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Are you gearing up for Halloween?  It’s just a week away!  We’re loading up the blog with fun ways to celebrate!  I was originally going to make a bunch of Halloween tags for treat bags to share today, but decided they were too cute to part with.  I mean… the kiddos are only focused on the candy right?  So I decided to string them on a banner to hang in my crafty room!  I used three strands of twine  – two Charcoal, one Solid Charcoal.  I  wanted the hanger to be strong because I know […]

Happy *Canadian* Thanksgiving!

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Hi there! It’s Tobi here (your Canadian Twinery DT member living in China!) and I’ve learned a little something about our special day:  From 1931 to 1957, the date was set by proclamation, generally falling on the second Monday in October, except for 1935, when it was moved due to a general election. In 1957, Parliament fixed Thanksgiving as the second Monday in October. The theme of the Thanksgiving holiday also changed each year to reflect an important event to be thankful for. In its early years it was for an abundant harvest and occasionally for a […]

An Apple for Teacher

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This week we’ve been showing apple themed projects .  You can’t help but think of Fall when you hear the word “apples” here in the Midwest.  It’s harvest time!  We’re starting to see the local farm stands open displaying corn stalks, pumpkins, colorful Indian corn, and an array of gourds in every size and shape.  I’m always excited to see bushels of apples!  The baskets are filled to overflowing – green Granny Smith, red McIntosh, and Yellow Golden Delicious.  They smell amazing too!  Fall also means back to school.  I can picture a row of […]