Monday, March 17, 2014

Make My Monday: Read Your Pattern Paper!

Hi everyone!  Happy St. Patrick's Day! 

I am introducing a new recurring post on my blog today called Make My Monday.  We all need a little extra pep in our step to get back into the groove on Mondays, so I hope this helps!

At my last workshop, one of my customers friends made a HUGE discovery.  Heather, you totally rock, and I told you I would!  ;)

I had prepared one of the cards we were making by cutting up portions of this sheet of pattern paper from the Timberline Paper Packet from Close to My Heart:

Now, I don't know about you, but I don't usually pay a whole lot of attention to what these collage-type pattern papers SAY on them.  I just look at it overall and say, "oh cool, camping paper!"  ;)  OR, in this case, since the back of this one is an amazing woodgrain paper, I just really didn't look at it much at all.  Boy did I learn my lesson when she started to read all the little bits and phrases on this one...

Totally love this one!  Just change "man" to "craft!"

Yep, that bear would probably be me today!  ;)

Love the "stable" relationship...

Ha, ha, get it?

Dude, I know, right?

I mustache you if you like mustaches.

Anyone else catch that part that is almost faded out?  OH MY!

This last picture is a big jumble.  I was focused on the Lake House Rules in the middle.  When I went to edit these pics, however, I realized that I missed one!  Check out the middle left..."As a matter of fact, I WAS raised in a barn!"  Whose dad didn't say that one back in the day?  :)

I hope you all got as big of a chuckle out of this as I did that night.  Just ask Heather...oh, but what happens in the Craft Cave STAYS in the Craft Cave, so I guess you can't!  ;)  But you CAN pay more attention to your patterned paper! 

God's blessings on your week!  I hope it started with just a bit more sparkle today.  :)


  1. What a cool piece....You are so right about just saying "Ohhh this is cool paper and not reading it.....reading it" I read each block you put up....I loved it so thanks for sharing your neat find and your thoughts it was a fun and inspiring read!
    YOU ROCK!! You are always are fun....and have a great sense of humor!

    1. What a wonderful thing to say! You are totally making me smile. I just LOVE learning things from my customers! Thanks, Joan!

  2. Haha, yay! I have to say, I really enjoyed that paper. I think I'll have to get some! ;)

    1. Well, thank goodness I know a! ;)


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