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My Spot #13

My Spot


Challenge #13 – My Spot on the Big Blue Marble

Elements used

Spring Green grid paper

Page Pattern #48

Raspberry card stock

Chocolate Brown card stock

Lots of little tags

My spot on the blue marble is my home. I have lived in my home for 35 years. My house belonged to my grandparents and was a summer bungalow. It was my family’s home away from home. I was born and raised in The Bronx, NY, but we spent almost every weekend at Grandma’s bungalow “down the shore”.  When my grandmother passed away the house was going on the market and I bought it. I was single and very proud that I could purchase a home of my own at the age about 25. The family continues to come to my house, but not like when we were children. Since buying the house, I have renovated more times than I can remember. Finally, I added an upstairs so my parents could live with me in their golden years. Now that they are no longer here, I find myself living in a pretty big house. But it really is my spot on the big blue marble and I hope I never have to leave it.


I chose the raspberry and brown accent colors for the Spring Green. The raspberry is for the roses that I have in my front garden. For the little tags, I used my Sizzix dye cutter with the Hinges, Latches, Handle & Photo Turns dye. It made perfect little tags that I used to tell the story of my spot. Mauve brads worked great to anchor the tags.

Of course there is a close up of my binder for the MMDT page patterns and other paperwork for the design team. This is always close at hand for reference. My craft room is a pale yellow and the brown card stock worked well with those photos. I am sure every crafter has some or all of the supplies I have in my craft room and maybe even more. I love that everything is an arm’s length away from my chair.


My house and especially my craft room are my favorite spots.

Shared by Dale Hill on July 7, 2013 | Memory Date: July 7, 2013
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Love the legacy and the neatness of your craft room. The colors work well and the story line is clear. Thanks for sharing.
Posted By: Diane Cook  |  July 16, 2013 at 2:39 pm   
I love your little tags! I was stumped as to what to do for little tags, but you came up with such a great and clever idea! Love your story, love your house, LOVE your colors! Wonderful layout!
Posted By: Heather Cartland  |  July 16, 2013 at 2:20 am   
Hinges, Latches, Handle & Photo Turns - fabulous! I love how you all have been so clever displaying your lists. It is wonderful that you have been able to stay in your family home - and Shore Drive%u2026 what a lovely street name you have!
Posted By: Tami Potter  |  July 11, 2013 at 10:54 pm   
I love the color combination and what a wonderful crafting space you have!
Posted By: Tonnya Sayah  |  July 9, 2013 at 1:32 pm   
What a wonderful story Dale!I love that you were able to keep the house that meant so much to you in the family, and to also be able to open it up to allow your parents to be apart of it when they needed it! Love too, that you accomplished that at a young age, not very common 35 yrs ago! Introducing us to your perfect craft space with your open door photo is a welcome, come in and join me feel to the layout! It is a wonderful organized space and shows well in your shots. Lovely flowers in your yard and tags and tiles to compliment each other! Great Job!!
Posted By: Andrea Fisher  |  July 8, 2013 at 1:40 am   
Dale, great job! Love the little tags and journaling on them. Nice that you've added a picture of yourself in front on your place :) Looks like you also have great flowers in your yard. Nice craft room too! You should be proud of your place and how you got there - a heartwarming story!
Posted By: Julie Oconnor  |  July 7, 2013 at 6:43 pm   

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