Me Don’t Swim Too Tough

Well, me don't swim too tough so me don't go in the water too deep. 
                 ~Bob Marley

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Hey all . . . welcome to the Paper Garden blog stroll. This month we're getting ready for Fall and Back-to-School. I'm still in denial that summer is passing by so quickly. Honestly, fall has always been my favorite time of the year, but in Texas, well, summer just kind of melts into winter and we're still in the middle of 100+ degree weather.  Please pardon me while I still celebrate the last days of summer . . . with fall colors. (You know, always breaking the trend.) Do be sure to check out the gorgeous, gorgeous new fall stamps, paper, ribbon, etc., over at the Paper Garden Project shop.

While you hop along the garden walk, be sure to take note of each designer's name and their special garden walk word in their blog post. Once you finish your garden tour, you can send an E-mail to with the list of designers and their garden walk word for a chance to win two cute Kraftin' Kimmie unmounted stamps,.

Mum's the word (terrible pun intended), my secret word is chrysanthemums (or mums for short – which is great for me, cause my daughter calls me "Mumster").

You have until midnight (EST) on Wednesday, August 25 to send your list – good luck and have fun checking out all the other fun Fall inspirations from the Paper Gardeners.



When my Tom and I were looking for a home in Waco, we weren't really looking for a house with a pool. But, we loved this house, and, well, it has a pool. Of course, we have absolutely no idea what we're doing. The prior owners turned off the pump when they left, and we didn't even know how to turn it back on . . .  or how to test the chemicals, sweep the bottom . . . , you get the idea. Thankfully, our new neighbors came to our rescue before we had a chance to do too much damage. The dears spent two hot afternoons teaching Tom pool maintenance 101. This is my long overdue thank-you card to them for helping us stay afloat (sorry, another terrible pun intended).


It's been so long since I created a project with my Copics. I'm glad to know I still got it . . . i just had a hard time finding it. I'm embarrassed to tell you how long it took me to put this little guy together. My groove is definitely rusty. This past week's Sketch Saturday (week #116) kind of oiled the rusty parts (yep, I felt like Dorothy's tin man, needing quite a bit of oil to get limber again.) And, the Pink Elephant challenge TPE80 asked us to use ribbon and sparkles – yum.


Here are the Copic markers I used and the rest of the recipe.

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Enjoy the blog hop (have fun over at Andrea's place next) and stay cool!



Sweet Comments

  1. Love that card! Love the colours and how you sticked it..

  2. Love, love this card.  Just beautiful.

  3. Very cute Linda!  Glad you guys are enjoying the new house!!

  4. so cute! I love this stamp and sentiment. great card.

  5. Cute image and thank you card. 

  6. How wonderful. Love the sketch, all the details, the image, the coloring….wow you nailed this one! Thanks for posting the Copics you used – I am still struggling with Copic-Combos.

  7. What a cute and fun card you made! I love it!
    Thanks for joining us at TPE!

  8. This is awesome Linda!  I love those images and the way you arranged them.

  9. Vanessa B says:

    OMGoodness, this is so cute and I luv the sentiment! Thanks!

  10. Wowzers.  Super adorable Linda!

  11. This is ADORABLE! Your coloring and paper piecing are gorgeous and I love the stitching! Great card!

  12. You do still have it!  Wow!  This card is another amazing creation from you!  Love the layout and all the different layers you did for the paper piecing!  Fantastic, simply fantastic!

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