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Ahoy Mateys!

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It's International Talk Like A Pirate Day today.  Does anyone have anything special planned to celebrate? 

Gill is hosting a blog hop for both mates and land lubbers.  You should have sailed here from Lass Leslie-Rahye's .   

For my piratical project I made an Emergency Pirate Kit.  The book is actually one of those boxes that looks like a book but has room inside to hide important pirate stuff.  The treasure map I found on the internet, printed out and crumpled up.  I also ran over it with a little Rusty Hinge Distress Ink to give it some age. 

The eye patch is from SVG Cuts Pirate Birthday Party SVG Kit.  You can find it here.  I actually made eyepatches for my Mateys at work to wear today.  That should really make things interesting.

I also included a list of important pirate words and their meaning.  There's lots of pirate-y ideas and other info at the official International Talk Like A Pirate Day website, even an English-to-Pirate translator. 

I also have a bonus pro…

Fall Finally!!!

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After 60 some odd days of temperatures hovering above 100 degrees, I'm definitely ready for some cooler weather.  The MTC files Jill had us work with for today's The Scrapoholic design team post definitely put me in a cooler weather frame of mind.

I made a sign for my front door with leaves from Jill's Fall collection.  I used papers from several different K & Co pads.  I inked edges of the lighter colored leaves with Tim Holtz Distress ink in Rusty Hinge.  I kind of creased the leaves to make them look a little more realistic.  I'm really enjoying being on Jill's design team and playing with the files she works so hard to create.  So, Thanks Jill, for letting me play along!


I know this picture has nothing to do with my design team post and its kind of goofy (this was actually the third try), but I had to show off my youngest nephew.  He and I spent the day together last Thursday and had a ball.  We toured the Museum of Osteology in Del City, OK.  We both enjoyed…