Saturday, December 31, 2011

Lala's world Giveaway

La La's World is having a new year give away. You will have a chance to win The Crafters companion boxer and enveloper. Click on the link to the left and it will take you to her blog. Good luck.

Friday, December 30, 2011

I just won 25 points on the SuperLucky Button!

I just won 25 points on the SuperLucky Button!: Superpoints is a members-only club where you earn great rewards for doing things online like taking surveys, watching videos or shopping.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Hello Everyone

The only resolution I am making this year is to blog at least once a month. Wasn't so successful last year regarding this but hey every day is a new day to start fresh again. Hope everyone has a safe New Years eve and a wonderful New Year Day.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Candy's Cricut Cartridge Giveaway.

Just discovered this site today. She has a great gallery of projects for your inspiration. She also Has a 3 Cricut Cartridge giveaway going on now.

Blog Candy at Cheryls
check out Cheryls blog.

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons: I am Thankful For You & a GIVEAWAY!!!

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons: I am Thankful For You & a GIVEAWAY!!!: Hey there, everyone!  I hope you're having a wonderful weekend.  I made a little card to enter into a few challenges, and I want to share ...

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Clearsnap: Handmade Holidays Hop: Day 1

Clearsnap: Handmade Holidays Hop: Day 1: Welcome to the Handmade Holidays Blog Hop !!! Calling all crafters! We’ve gathered designers from some of our favorite manufac...

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Long Time No Post

Sorry It has been so long between posts. Real Life got in the way of the crafting life. Right now I am preparing some stock for a craft day in my home town. Making my usual snowmen, clay pot christmas trees, mini albums thanks Tracy from Helmar and Jessica from Kinderstamp0 you ustream and youtube postings motivate and inspire me.

Saturday, June 18, 2011


Long time no post. Well a lot has been going on. New puppy and covering an open position in my Department. Thanks to all who donated to The Nami Walk for Mental Health awareness. Going to make a card for Randy from all his puppies and cats for fathers day.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

New Puppy

I know it has only been 1 month since our Lucy Passed but our dogs Ashur and Pugman were sad as well as Randy. They were all mopey, Ashur was grunting and groaning as only a pug can do, Pugman well it was hard to tell if he really missed her. Randy still had bouts of sadness and crying. I was looking around on the web for available pure bred puppies and came across an ad that had only been online for 3 hours. There was only one female in that litter. I showed Randy her photo and he said thats the one. I called the breeder and found out she was still available. On Sat. We made the 2.5 hour trip to the breeders home saw the parents and picked up our newest family member Maggie. I can already tell a difference in the pug boys. Ashur is not moaning and groaning and Pugman is playing with her. Randy is smiling and happy. Not so much sadness. And Me will I have to tell you that I was also grieving for Lucy and Maggie may look like her but has such a different personality that we could not confuse the 2. This is one of our first photos of her.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

NAMIWALKS May 28,,2011

Hi everyone,
I would like to tell you about an upcoming event that I am participating in that is both very important and very exciting to me. NAMIWalks, the signature walkathon event of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is being held in St. Louis, MO at Upper Muny Parking Lot in Forest Park on May 28, 2011.

I have worked in the Mental Health Field for the past 18 years. This is one event that my office supports. We also receive half of what we raise back to help our clients out when they have needs they can't cover. Last year we were able to provide several of our clients with airconditoner's, pay enough on an electric bill to keep the electric on and then we helped them make a realistic budget to keep up to date on their bills. The funds we receive from this walk give help to our clients that we would not normally be able to provide.

I would like to ask you to come and walk with me or to donate to support my participation in this great event. Visit my personal walker page to sign up:
It features a link to my team's page where you can see who else is walking with me. There is also a link so you can donate directly to me online. Donating online is fast and secure, and I'll get immediate notification via e-mail of your donation.
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the largest education, support and advocacy organization that serves the needs of all whose lives are touched by these illnesses. This includes persons with mental illness, their families, friends, employers, the law enforcement community and policy makers.
The NAMI organization is composed of approximately 1100 local affiliates, 50 state offices and a national office. The goals of the NAMIWalks program are: to fight the stigma that surrounds mental illness, to build awareness of the fact that the mental health system in this country needs to be improved, and to raise funds for NAMI so that they can continue their mission.
NAMI is a 501(c)3 charity and any donation you make to support my participation in this event is tax deductible. NAMI has been rated by Worth magazine as among the top 100 charities "most likely to save the world" and has been given an "A" rating by The American Institute of Philanthropy for efficient and effective use of charitable dollars. Thank you in advance for your support.

Debbie Craine

Monday, May 2, 2011

Lets see what May Brings

April wasn't so kind to us hopefully May will be better. I have not felt like crafting at all but I have kept up with all the blogs I follow. We are looking for a new pug puppy so if anyone in Missouri knows of a good breeder please let me know.
Oh My Mother's day is only 6 days away I better get started on my Card for mom and my sister. I have was selected by and K. Andrews to receive some Nikki Sivils paper I am excited and can hardly wait till it gets here. I think that is what I will be making Mom day cards with. There has been some wonderful blog hops going on and did you all tune in for the Cricut E2 anniversary addition? Sigh I was not one of the lucky winners of an E2 but hey my baby bug and I have gotten along quite well and hopefully we will continue merrily along. Well this is rather long for me but hope everyone has a great mothers day. Congrats to everyone who tried out and was selected by the design team of your choice. We'll talk soon.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Sunday, April 10, 2011

CKC Weekend

Wow have spent the last 3 days at the Creating Keepsakes Convention in Collinsville IL. Was a great 3 days did all 3 crops won 2 $15.00 Boxer Productions gift certificates. Learned some new techniques and got to meet Nikki Sivils who lives in MO she was at our crop last night and played a musical layout game. Our table didn't win but it was fun!!! I have cards to finish and layouts to complete. I'll be posting some of the creations I made during this time. This was what I needed to take my mind off the loss of our Pug Lucy. My Daughter made an small album for Randy of Lucy. He has taken her loss the hardest. Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A Fur baby Loss at our house today

Our baby pug Lucy was having routine surgery today to remove bladder stones during this surgery she stopped breathing and couldn't be revived. She was 3 years old and had the cutest ways about her. Randy and I are so sad. We go pick her up later tonight. I am grateful that we had her as long as we did.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Snowy day in Missouri

Snow has been falling since 11:00 am this morning. I am really tired of snow. Of course this makes for a perfect day of creating in the craft room or hopping along on all the blog hops today. I think I will do a little of both. Hope you all have a great weekend.

Finished Grateful Journals

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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Scrapbox Giveaway

The Original ScrapBox (TOS) is giving away one (1) of their products (eg a WorkBox or a SewingBox etc) to one (1) lucky winner! Rules: 1. You MUST live in the one of the 48 Continental United States! Go to their Facebook page and like them No entries will be accepted after TOS has reached 10,000 fans on their page:The Original Scrapbox
They are currently at 9,285

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Blog Candy Sighting at Cafexpressions

You have to check this blog out Cafexpressions. Cheryl is cleaning out her craft room and giving away blog candy.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Helmar Inspired Grateful Journals

Last Monday I tuned in to the Helmar ustream. It was a blast. Tracy was demonstrating how to make the grateful journals she is using and will be doing a class on. Her challenge was for each of us to make one and keep her updated on our progress. I have a group of girls I went to school with and I am making one for each of us at our next dinner. Here are the first 3 I made.

Helmar has a Helmar Facebook page, a blog, and a website. Here is the link for the blog Helmar blog There is another ustream class tonight 9:30 Eastern Time, 8:30 Central Time, 6:30 Pacific Time.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Monday, March 7, 2011

SoftFlex First Friday Giveaway.

SoftFlex beading wire and beads company has a blog that I just found and has a First Friday Giveaway. Check it out here They are giving away Svwarski Crystal sterling silver findings, Toggle clasp, Squardilles, charms, spacers. Lovely items.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

1st. Easel Card

Wow I like this even if I am the one that made it. This is the first easel card I have made I used Stamps and papers from the New Imaginisce Animal Crackers Line. I am going to submit it for the SSSC 107 Sketch challenge.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Friday, February 25, 2011

Inside of the Imaginiesce Animal Crackers Birthday card I made.

Animal Crackers Birthday Card.

Blog Candy Sighting ( Generous Giveawy from Creating from the Heart)

I just found this giveaway so very generous a computerized sewing machine and sewing tool and thread. Please go check Melissa's blog out and become a followerClick here for Giveaway!

Karen's Winter blog candy over at Feline Creative. Ends Feb. 26.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Dana's Inspiration's Blog Candy for 6 month blogaversary.

I just found this blog and Dana is offering the brand new set (slated to be out in March) as her blog candy. Dana's coloring is wonderful. Please check out this blog and become a follower I think Dana will be inspiring many of us to use her 2 favorite mediums Copic markers and Prisma colored pencils.You can find Dana's blog here

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Took Randy to Urgent care on Monday, He got prescriptions and today is feeling well enough to go to work for a few hours. I on the other hand caught whatever it was. Called my doctor that same day and let him know I was having some symptoms and he called a script in for me but alas not soon enough have been home since Tuesday hopefully the antibiotics will take effect today. No Crafting.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

19 & 20 of Feb

Well it has been a very different weekend than what I thought I had planned.
Randy has been sick since Thursday High fever and whiney. (doesn't usually get this sick) Yah you know most men are really babies when they are sick. Can you go get me this? I should have asked you to get me this while you were out. Strawberry Jello sounds good. (we didn't even have one box in the house yes you guessed it another trip to the store.) Ok enough whineing on my part. So no crafting just running around town. Hopefully he will be better soon.
Hope to do some card making tomorrow.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Woohoo Friday

So glad it is Friday!!! 8 hours and I will be home for the weekend. Got the new KaiserCraft paper I won during the Charity Wings event at CHA and I am going to experiment with it this weekend. Hopefully i will have something new to post this weekend. Hope everyone has a great Friday

Monday, February 14, 2011

400 follower blog candy at Lil Sweetpeas Place

Go to Lil Sweetpeas Place

CSN Giveaway @ Bug Lover Cards

There is a new giveaway at Bug Lover Cards. Check it out hereCSN Giveaway@ Bug Lover Cards

Happy Valentine's day

What a great day!!! I had a Dr. appointment early today but after that the day was mine. I spent some time with my mom and then Randy took me out to dinner. What a great way to spend the day

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Corrosive Challenge Entry

Has been a rough few days.

Had to work for a bit yesteday, unfortunately I missed blogging dang I hate it when I do that. So I am going to try and post twice today. Make sure you hop with Kinderstamp0 and Really Reasonable Ribbon. Wonderful projects on both hops.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Good morning!!!

Ok one of my goals this year was to blog everyday Today I am not sure when I will be home so am doing a short hi everyone and have a great day. Tomorrow is craft day I will be working on some cards and hope to post them. Any challenges y'all think I should enter please post em here.

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Well I knew it would happen I missed blogging last night. Late and busy night at work meant I got home later than usual. At least it was only one day. Came home to a burst water pipe. Thank goodness for friends that know how to do plumbing work. We now have water back on and pipes are good as new. Early morning tomorrow. Hanging with high school friends tomorrow night.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011




The cat we share with the neighbor,Buddy,decided to help me make cards one day. He would rather not have his picture taken. He soon jumped down from my table.
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Red Foil heart card



For another Friend at work
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This card I made for my freind Linda at work.
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Rustic valentine

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From the Heart Card

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Flower Soft TV Win

Hey all I signed up at Flower soft Tv to get news and tutorials for using their product. I didn't realize it but they give away something most fridays. I won a set of thier Sepia Harts & Flowers card toppers. What a suprise that e-mail was this morning almost put it in deleted bin. Thanks Noreen.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award

I am really honored to have been award the Stylish Blogger award. This was awarded to me by Sarah over at Simply Sarah Go check her out she does beautiful work and shares so much.

This is a pay-it-forward style award. Here are the rules:

1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this
2. Share 8 things about yourself
3. Pay it forward to 8 bloggers that you have recently discovered
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their awards.

8 Things about myself

1. I have 2 grown children 1 boy 1 girl.
2. I have 2 grandchildren 1 girl 11 and 1 boy 6
3. I own a baby Cricut and just purchased a Your Story have only laminated with it
so far. I'll let you know more when I use it to make a book.
4. I have 3 Pugs, Ashur,Lucy,and Pugman(we adopted him from a friend who
couldn't keep him.)
5. 3 full time cats Baby, Callie and Onion, and Buddy who we share with the
neighbors(he's really their cat but stays at our house most of the time.)
6 My Honey Randy and I have been together for 14 years.(no hes not my babies
daddy but might as well have been my daughters dad.) and he spoils me rotten.
7. I make jewelery when the whim strikes. Was pretty serious about it for a while
seems like I can use that skill in card making and scraping too.
8. I love music and Reading right now Laurel K Hamilton's series both of them
have me intrigued as well as any other vampire fantasy super power romance story out there such as Christine Feehan, Keely Armstron, PC Cast, LA Banks. and on
and on.

Now here is the hard part And I will really have to think hard everyone is so talented and I have only been blogging for a little over a month I have so many to choose from.

1. Jesi at Jesi's Things
2. Sherry at Macybella Designs
3. Jacqueline at Made by Jacqueline
4. Jessica at Overjoyed Scrapper
5. KM at Paper Fanatic
6. Renee at Paper Renee
7. Kricketts at Ricketts Cricuts
8. Tammy at Scrappy Critters

Imaginisce LOVE Give away

Click the Be Mine picture to the right to be taken to the Imaginisce blog and more details will be revealed.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Creating today

All righty got some inspiration this weekend Created 2 cards today looks much better than what I started out with. Will have to get them photographed and posted soon.
Daughter came over today and we went to the MALL lol Can you say ARCHIVERS and Books A Million? Have fed the craft monster and the book monster too Woohoooooo!!!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Fellow bloggers 300 follower goal & Candy

I am in a blog hop today and one of the hop members has a goal of reaching 300 followers please check out her blog and add her to your list. She has wonderful ideas. Click her to go to her blog

Friday, February 4, 2011


Its finally here, yeah for Friday. Going to be getting home late tonight so decided to make my daily post now. Hope everyone is safe and warm. Have a great Friday!!!!

Thursday, February 3, 2011


Darn it's cold here. Wind is blowing temps down to 0 tonight. going to make sure all my furbabies are in bed with us tonight. This week has just taken the Craft out of me. Hopefully this weekend I can get something done like more valentine cards. Need to make some 3x3 cards up for work. Happy hour after work tomorrow and boy do I need it has been one rough week. Hugs all think I am going to turn in and watch a little tv for a change.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Home at last!!

Finally at home sigh. I can get my jammies on and relax a bit. Randy had Homemade chicken noodle soup ready and it was delicious. Going to look through the blogs I follow and see whats happened today.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Cricut Cart giveaway

3 Birds on Parade Cart giveaway click here
Lovely site. Check it out. When she reaches 200 followers she will give the cartridge away.

Monday, January 31, 2011


Slowly getting worse outside. Supposed to have lots of ice in the morning. May or may not go into work. Buttttt I won 3 items in the CHA Charity Wings event this weekend so that Kinda makes up for the crappy weather. Hope everyone is safe and warm

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Card Creations & More by C Challenge

Hey everyone I joined a Card Challenge yesterday. If you would like to enter you only have to click the link button to the left.You will be taken to the blog that is sponsoring this challenge Card Creations & More by C.

Friday, January 28, 2011

CHA==For all of us Crafters.

I am so excited, The CHA Craft and Hobby association starts tomorrow and I will be there via the Charity Wings Organization via thier online link. You can still be there and get a goodie bag check out the advertisement a few post's down. Or you can just watch and see all the new lines for this year. I have my supplies I received for the 5 make and takes laid out ready to go, got my work area cleaned up and have the link room already saved to my bookmark so its one stop shopping tomorrow. I even have some flair from Charity wings to wear. Best thing about this is the cost. 48.00 and I dont even have to get dressed if I don't want to.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

One more day.

One more day and then I can get down to some serious playing with my crafty stuff.
CHA is this weekend and i got in on the Charity orgs. deal so will be doing some make and takes on sat. Sunday going to my friends house to do some viewing of whats going on there.
Have a wonderful Friday all and a marvelous Weekend!!!!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Hopping along

Thanks to all of you that are throwing blog hops. I am learning so much.
debbie_craine at hotmail dot com

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Wohooooooo I was chosen!!!!!!

I was one of the Imaginisce's "10 things you didn't know about the new DT members" prize pack give away winners. You can imagine my surprise when I saw my name up there. I am so excited. Heck I don't even know whats in the prize pack. I was just following along. Thank you so much Imaginisce. I am not usually lucky at all.

I can't belive I am up at this time

Darn dogs decided to wake me up so they could go potty. Now I am up for a bit. Thought I would post a bit here then head back to bed. Its still cold and we have a snow flurry prediction from the Weather man. Hope it doesn't take as long as yesterday(2 hours for a 35 min drive) to get to work. Hope everyone has a wonderful day.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

New Glitz Design Giveaway

Glitz Design has 3 new collections "Love Games" "Afternoon Muse" and "Laced with Grace" I love them all and hope to win just one My most favorite is Love games Good Luck. Debbie
Click here to go to Glitz design blog

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Cricut Your Story and Design Studio

Woohoooooo It arrived. I Have new toys to play with. had a wonderful sale (well the design studio was I could have went to HSN and got the Your Story with more covers in different colors and sizes for the same price. 24.99) I will be trying these out this weekend. I went to several blog hops today Happy Birthday Jess from Kinderstamp0 and Angelica from Market Street Stamps.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Just to say I did

Well so far I have blogged everyday. This one is to keep the momentum up.
Have a wonderful day today.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Who would like to be at CHA and do Make and takes but from the comfort of your own home?

CHA Registration is here
Would you like to go to CHA You know where all the papercrafting businesses go? Well you can attend through this link. Cost is $48.00 and you get $50+ goody bag sent to you at home. Nikki Sivils, Prima, Maya Road, Westcott scissors, Fabre Casteel, and many more will be included in your good bag.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

First album layout for 2011 Yeahhhhh


This is my Granddaughters first Christmas and My sons first Christmas as a father. I used SEI's Wintersong's Barn Door as the base, and some Kris Kringle for the trees and the journal box.
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One of my first Valentine cards for this year.
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Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Well I came home last night and did a layout for the SEI winter challenge, made a card for the Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge which I can also submit to Paper Playtime for their challenge. I have to work (that's such a bad word) and It's raining so need to leave early. Posted a new link for some blog candy last night so check it out. Have a great day.

Monday, January 17, 2011


Unfortunately I have to work, I can tell it is really cold out and I am not looking forward to stepping outside. I Loved the blog hops I took part in this weekend esp. Alex's birthday part one. Now its on to more challenges and taking part in KinderstampO's birthday celebration. I have learned so much from here these past 17 days. There are 17 more days left until her party.
Have a wonderful day everyone

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Card Creations & More by C Challenge

To enter this challenge go to this wonderful website.

I started with a small 2009 calendar
It is now a very mini album big enough to put a school picture in.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Blog Hops

I really had fun at Alex's birthday blog hop today was a great ustream live portion this afternoon. There were quite a few of the ladies whose blogs i follow. The are all great crafters and have taken the time to show and teach the newbies like me how to hone our craft. The live portion showed us just how funny they can be esp when they are together with crafting friends. WTG Alex and all the ladies that joined you on your hop.


Had dinner with friends from school last night, dang ended up not blogging. Oh well I posted twice on Thursday Ya think I can count one of those for Friday? Off to stroll through blog land and see what I can find to play with.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

New Card

I have a co-worker that closed on her very first house today. I made this card to celebrate. Haven't found a challenge that I could submit it for but that's the reason I took photo's. I didn't have a sketch I had the sentiment in my head and remembered I had the stamp at home (Joanne's clearance for .50 cents it has a quote to go with it and a row of hearts.) Enjoy

Entered into this challenge Stampavie and More: Challenge #124

Create with Danielle (new blogger site I just found)

This site looks really interesting. Danielle shows an idea to hide your journaling and make it part of the page design. She has some ideas on other Cricut uses as well. Worth a look. Click here to visit this site

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Lovely ideas I found today for using dryer lint that can save you money and time. She has other ideas check her blog out to see them all.
Click here to view

Papercraft star Challenge entry

Well I am really trying to hone this craft. I have submitted the my take on this weeks challenge which is a sketch. wish me luck.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

From KinderstampO's tutorial BD day 10

Jess just wanted to say thank you and Happy birthday. This is the card that I made while following you in your 3x3 note card and envelope tutorial. Since I didn't have any face stamps I changed the card a bit.
Once again you couldn't have posted that lesson at any better time for me.


Snow everywhere today. I am staying home. Lots of accidents on the highways i travel to get to work. I have seen some challenges and hops I want to check out and today is a perfect day for that. Wohoooo 11 days and I have blogged everyone of them. I am so proud of myself. Have a great day

Monday, January 10, 2011

Blog Candy

Stop by Touched by a Butterfly's blog she has wonderful work and is giving away some candy.


Giveaway Location :
The info reads:
We are continuing Give Away January with a Great Set of our Five new Glitter Crystals.

These are a different look from our standard glass glitter, Translucent Glass Glitter Crystals! This is what our glass glitter looks like without it's sterling silver coating. Use to layer over other colors or use on a white or light background for a pure, pastel color!

We will only run this Give Away for one week, so get your comments in to make sure you are in the running for this really nice set! The winner will get a package that include a generous amount of EACH of our five Glitter Crystals.

We have had these in our catalog for a while, but most people go for the more sparkly Glass Glitter, but you have to give these little Crystals a chance! Play with them, create something wonderful.

Got a blog and want to promote this give away? We'll send you a small sample to play with! Just re-post this offer on your blog this week and send me an email!

Crystals for all. And for one, a complete set! Leave your comments now to play along!

Back at work

Sigh I am back at work today, Glad I am no longer sick but sad that I can't be at home creating cards, layouts, snowmen, Christmas trees. I'll soon be home where I can play to my hearts content. Y'all have a wonderful day and keep me posted on any blog candy you find along the way today.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Scrapbook Challenges Blog hop and challenge

Hello everyone One of my resolutions this year was to make album pages. I have found a really great place that will challenge me to do just this. Check this site out. Scrap Book Challengs

There is a blog hop going on with all kinds of blog candy at Scrap Book Challenges you can start out here: Pamela's blog
If you would like to join us in this and any up coming challenges start here:
This is the current sketch challenge that ends Jan 9th at Midnight. You can do a One page or a two page layout I chose to do the one page.
The Sketch

My Attempt
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