Christmas Past – Paper bag album

Thanks for Stopping by this Friday ! As I celebrate Christmas in July @ Lisa Everyday Life. It’s Flashback on this Craft – As I was cleaning my craft room (LOL) -Yes ! I do it sometimes -I came across an item my son made in elementary  school for Christmas. Wow! what a great find. He’s a Senior this year but looking at this I was taken back to when he was small child at school. Let Me Take a minute to Say – Thanks You  to our Teachers ! They do a wonderful job and you are appreciated.  Lisa    A Paper sack album filled will great drawings and pages.     If you haven’t made one – they are quick and easy . And you probably have everything on hand. Get your kids involved – I used these lunch bags , Fold in half and punch whole  through (whole punch.) – where folded.  Stack fold bags  and line up holes.  Thread holes with rings or ribbon this will be your spine of your album.  Decorate .  Lisa Here some great idea from Pint rest  Paper bag albums     Advertisements

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Flip Flop Card

My Card for the latest card challenge @ Freshly Made Sketches #296 Card Challenge       My inspiration for my card.  I took it to the Beach -with some great flip flop. Lisa  This sketch ends today -but have fun with the next challenge,

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Sand & Beach Card

Sand and Beach is the theme for the weeks Fusion Card Challenge from Fusion Fusion Card Challenge   My Card for the Challenge-using paper from  Scrap booking .com Studio Calico – Sun drifter Collection paper/stickers . With a great palm tree from my stash. Lisa Come Play along with this great card challenge,      

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Christmas in July * Friday’s @ LEL

Today we start our  Friday ‘s – Christmas in July   post!  A little fun in this hot month. Also maybe encourage you to make some early Christmas cards and gifts for friends and family for away.  Lisa History !  The U.S. Post Office and U.S. Army and Navy officials, in conjunction with the American advertising and greeting card industries, threw a Christmas in July luncheon in New York in 1944 to promote an early Christmas mailing campaign for service men and women overseas during World War II.[11] The luncheon was repeated in 1945.[12] American advertisers began using Christmas in July themes in print for summertime sales as early as 1950.[13] In the United States, it is more often used as a marketing tool than an actual holiday. Television stations may choose to re-run Christmas specials, and many stores have Christmas in July sales. Some individuals choose to celebrate Christmas in July themselves, typically as an intentionally transparent excuse to have a party. This is in part because most bargainers tend to sell Christmas goods around July to make room for next year’s inventory Interested in sending cards to Walter Reed Hospital – Need more facts to get involved- Snopes.com- Christmas card policy Are you a Teacher or Homeschooling -looking for a great project-  Letters to Soldiers- Operation Gratitude –Operation Gratitude        Many of the great programs out there- American Red Cross Red Cross Soldier Angels –Card plus team Caring Kids Cards Caring Kids Cards – Facebook Cards for Solider- Cards for Soldiers Facebook […]

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Hot Days -Cool cards

Summer Fun -cards with free digital images from – freedeariedollsdigitalstampsblogspot.com.   Stop by and see all of these great designs you can download and color. The weather is hot in Louisiana but Ian staying cool and making cards today with these images. Wish I was at the beach ! Lisa

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Summer Fun

A few summer fun cards Ian making today.Temputure will be in 100 today-staying inside where it’s cool. Enjoy your Holiday! Found these great free digital images @ freedeariedollsdigitalstampsblogspot.com Check it out for great images. I downloaded, printed and colored. Lisa

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Flag Quilts

I’am a long time sewer and a newer Quilter. In honor of the coming holiday – I found this site – So get out your patriotica prints and quilt on.   Free Patriotic and Flag Quilt patterns here. Quilt Inspiration

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