Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Sorbet Mother's Day

I started with Berry Sorbet cardstock. I then layered on a rectangle of SU! Summer Sun, then used the Mat Pack to pierce the holes in the bottom of the panel.

The images are from SU! Merci, stamped onto Whisper White with Adirondack ink and colored with copics. The buttferfly was stamped on Cryogen White shimmer cardstock. I punched them all out with a circle punch and matted with a larger Basic Black circle.
The images were then placed on a panel of Cool Caribbean cardstock. I used the corner rounder to make the scallops along the bottom. I then tied the black gingham ribbon around the panels.
I pierced the Berry Sorbet base just under the Summer Sun panel. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from PTI Women of Life with Adirondack ink.
This one is going to my sister for the big day.
Cody's first t-ball practice went well and he may be playing second base this year. All the kids are so cute and I love watching them. After a bit, they all got bored and started playing in the dirt or chasing each other. So funny!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

A Few More Scalloped Note Cards

The base for these cards is River Rock. I then stamped the background with SU! Embrace Life with the same color ink.

The images from SU! Embrace Life were stamped with Adirondack ink onto Cryogen White shimmer cardstock, then colored with copics. The sentiments were punched out with the Word Window punch.



Time to head to T-ball practice and the grocery store. We are out of everything and I am not looking forward to lugging all that food home. However, it must be done. Cody is on a new team this year and I hope he gets enjoys it more than he did previously. He was always stuck in the outfield and often got bored.
I can hardly believe that there are only 4 weeks left until the end of the school year. The time sure flies! Cody will be a second grader!!

Prehistoric Luggage Tag

I made this for Cody's bag so he would be able to distinguish his from ours. He loves dinosaurs, so I used SU! Prehistoric Pals. I stamped the dinosaur image with Wild Wasabi ink, it was then masked and I then stamped the tree trunk with Close to Cocoa, the tree tops twice on each trunk with Wild Wasabi. I used the tree tops stamp to stamp the foliage at the bottom of the panel. It was stamped with several green colors. Lastly, I sponged very heavily all over the panel with several different inks. It was matted on a scrap of Wild Wasabi cardstock and inserted into the name badge holder I got from Wal-Mart. I stamped the back of it with another dinosaur and his name in much the same way so I won't bore you with it.

I was able to stamp a bit yesterday; I didn't realize how much I had missed doing it. I got two more Mother's Day cards done. Yippee! I need to get started on Christmas cards, maybe next month. This year, I hope to send more out than last year. Of course, I will not be doing bumpy cards because of the cost of mailing them, holy cow!

Well, off to print and send resumes..the job search begins!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Daytona Beach vs. The Boy

We went to Daytona Beach while we were in Florida, just a day trip. Cody had been swimming and in the sun for a few days by then and had gotten a bit of a sunburn. A sunburn even though he had been slathered with sunscreen. Ah well, we are fair skinned people and even our best efforts for sun protection fail.

We watch Animal Planet and many more nature shows. Cody was giving a lecture on the dangers of swimming in the ocean all the way to Daytona. He was NOT going in for fear of sharks and jellyfish and advised us not to venture into the water. Sometimes I think these shows are a detriment. *wink*

Anyway, the saltwater irritated the sunburned skin and he was certain that a jellyfish had stung him and he was going to die. He insisted that we take him to the nearest hospital for anti-venom. LOL He sat in the back of the Jeep for about 30 minutes until I lured him onto the beach to collect seashells and to see how fast he could run on sand. Ah, the tricks we play!

Once he got back out on the beach, he was easily coaxed back into the water. He chased seagulls and jumped waves for hours. He had a blast and didn't want to leave.

Just Because Scallop Card

This is another of the cards that I included in the tin for the benefit auction. Same premise as the one I posted a few days ago. I used a flower stamp similar to the one SU! has. Once I stamped it, I used a glue pen to highlight random areas and then sprinkled some glitter on it.

I also stamped the card base with the flourish from SU! Priceless.

The sentiment is from PTI Simple Little Things and I punched it out with the Word Window Punch.

Boy, the rain is really coming down out there. It's a good time to get some sleep, right?!

Need A Hand?

I made this card the day we left for our trip.



I used Jen's SFYTT for this card layout. I started with Aqua Mist cardstock. I stamped largest circles from PTI Polka Dot Basics with the same ink directly onto the base.

I stamped the Berry Sorbet cardstock with the polka dots from the same set. The Whisper White layer was done the same way, but then I stamped some random dots on the panel. I then tied the Aqua Mist twill ribbon around the panel.

The octopus is from Gina K, it is stamped with Adirondack ink and colored with copics. I sponged lightly around the image with Aqua Mist ink. I then die cut the image and the scalloped layer with nesties. The image panel was adhered with dimensionals. Lastly, I added the googlie eyes.

Well, my job search begins today or tomorrow. I wanted to catch up on some sleep today PLUS it's raining. Although I hate looking for a new job, it was time to move on.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

We're Back

We made it safely to and from Orlando. We arrived home at about 7:30 p.m. and are anticipating sleeping in our own beds! We had a great time and I'll share more about our trip later.

I had several posts planned, but had too much trouble connecting to the wireless connection at the resort, so I just gave up. Hope I can get them posted tonight and/ or tomorrow. I also am looking forward to seeing what I missed!

Well, off to take a shower and get some sleep!!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Hello

This is one of the note cards I included in the tin I posted a few days ago; there are two of each of the designs.

I used Purely Pomegranate for this one, die cut with Nestabilities. Those dies are wonderful and make it so easy to create something unique. Then, I stamped the background using the large flourish from SU! Priceless in the same ink color.

I cut out the circle for the image again using Nestabilities. The image from PTI Out on a Limb is stamped onto Cryogen White shimmer cardstock using Close to Cocoa, Purely Pomegranate, and Wild Wasabi inks. I then dotted each berry with a Sakura clear glaze pen. The sentiment is from PTI anniversary set Simple Little Things and is stamped using Adirondack Pitch Black ink. Lastly, I sponged Soft Sky ink on the image panel for a little depth.

Duke's son came over on Wednesday night to spend a little time with us. We rarely get to see him, so it's always nice when he visits. I made dinner for him; he or his fiancee know how to cook; although he is better at it than she is. I know he appreciates a home cooked meal every know and then.
We are on the road and stopped last night in South Carolina. We' re getting ready to hit the road again and should be at ou destination by 5 p.m.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Happy Happy Mother's Day

The card base is Sweet Blush and the background stamp is from CHF, stamped in the same ink. The striped dp as well as the reverse side is from Amy Butler for K & Co. I tied the Aqua Mist satin ribbon around this strip.

The large sentiment is from Clearly Wordsworth and is stamped with Adirondack ink on Whisper White. I colored it with copics and then used a glue pen around the outline and then sprinkled glitter on it.

The sentiment is from PTI Women of Life and it was tucked under the first mat, then I added the black mat.

The final sentiment as stamped directly on the card base with Adirondack ink.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

You Make Everything Bloom

I started with a Real Red card base, I love that color! I then added the panel of Cool Caribbean and the Offray sheer red polka dot ribbon, then adhered.

The images are from PTI's Spiral Bouquet, they are stamped with Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, and Garden Green (?). The panel was then matted with Basic Black and adhered to the card front. I added the red self-adhesive rhinestones to the upper left of the image panel.

The sentiment was stamped with Adirondack Pitch Black ink right on the Cool Caribbean panel. I used the SU! Large Oval punch to punch out the word Bloom; it is then adhered with foam squares.

I went yesterday to get my pedicure, I love them! I was going to get some nails, but decided against it. It is so difficult to make the time to get them filled. Even though I have been getting them done since my 20's, I get them filthy when I craft.

Duke and I are shopping for tennies today, we are in desperate need of them. I have had mine for over 5 years and they are completely worn out. I am also getting some flip flops once we get to Orlando. I can hardly wait to go shopping.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Make a Wish Cards

You might need sunglasses for this card, I used the Bold Brights family of cardstock. This is the same layout as the card a few posts ago. So simple and easy to assemble especially for card sets.

I started with a Brilliant Blue base, then stamped an image from SU! In the Spotlight on the top part of the card base.

The dp is from The Paper Studio and it is matted with Yoyo Yellow cardstock. I then tied the yellow and orange polks dotted ribbon around the card base through the channel made by the Horizontal Slot punch.

The image is from Stamping Bella and is stamped using Adirondack ink onto Whisper White cardstock. I colored her with copics and used Stickles as the icing on the cake. I masked her feet and stamped the Amuse oval. She was then matted on Only Orange cardstock and adhered using foam squares.

The sentiment from PTI's Mixed Messages with Only Orange ink, I then stamped the circular image from PTI's Boxes, Bags, and Tags using Brilliant Blue ink. I then punched it out and matted it with Only Orange and a Yoyo Yellow scallop circle. I used a paper piercer in the center of each scallop. It is adhered with foam squares.

I made four of these with coordinating envelopes. The school is having the auction on the 5th of May. I hope they are able to raise enough money to cover medical expenses for the recipient and her family. I am thankful that I am in a position to help.

We are getting the car ready for our trip this week. We are adding frion, hatch struts, and the portable DVD player. I also have to clean it up; Cody is a slob.

I may miss blogging a few days here and there in the next week, so please don't forget about me. LOL I will try to share some photos of our activities.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Top Loading Tin

First, thanks to you all for all the well wishes, I truly appreciate them.

This is one of the mini tins from Provo Craft. I covered it with the dp, unsure of the manufacturer. The ribbon around the top is American Crafts. The ribbon around the handle is from my many ribbon scraps, most from American Crafts though.
I will be donating this tin filled with scalloped note cards for the auction that the school is having. One of the parents of a first grader is ill and the school is trying to help out to assist with medical expenses. I will share the note cards with you in the coming days.

The image is Teachabella and she is stamped with Adirondack ink and colored with copics. I used Nesties to cut it and the mat out. I also used a 1-inch circle punch to allow the image to go around the latch.
I did not decorate the inside because it has a pretty gold interior. I also did not include envelopes.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Oh Happy Day

I made these a few days ago; they will be going as part of an auction item. I think I'll be making two sets of 12 cards in a tin, hopefully they will go fast and for lotsa money!

The dp is from The Paper Studio and I wish that I had gotten more if it, I think it's very pretty. Anyway, the Berry Sorbet cardstock is almost a perfect match for it. Although I think that the Berry Sorbet color is pretty, it is quite hard to match to the dp that I have on hand. I am trying not to buy any dp until my stash is down at least by half....that means I have to wait a very loooonnnnggg time. LOL

So I started with Berry Sorbet as my card base. I used PTI's Polka Dot Basics on the top of the card base; I stamped with Berry Sorbet ink. I added the small dot in the center of some of the open circles. The dp was cut into 4x4 squares and matted on Certainly Celery cardstock. I used the horizontal slot punch to make a small channel for the ribbon to be threaded through on the fold of the card. I chose white grosgrain ribbon for this card.


The image from Stamping Bella was stamped onto Whisper White with Adirondack Pitch Black ink, then colored with copics. I used a clear AtYou spica glitter pen over the shirt and hair for a bit of sparkle. I also masked her feet to stamp the Amuse oval. I totally suck at this and will be more careful next time to cut closer to the image. The image was then matted onto Barely Banana cardstock and adhered with foam squares. I then added the clear faux dew drops with Zip Dry glue.


The sentiment from Amuse was stamped with Berry Sorbet ink and then punched out with a 1" circle punch. I used a 1 1/8" circle punch for the Barely Banana layer, a 1 3/8" circle punch for the dp, and finally the scallop circle punch for the Certainly Celery layer. I also used the paper piercer for the center of each scallop. The sentiment was then adhered with foam squares.


I have suffered a great loss and have had a few rough days, if you believe in prayer, please say some for my family. Thanks!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

An Auction Item

I whipped this up earlier in the morning. The dp has been in my stash for some time, I have no idea of the manufacturer, sorry. I covered the front and back as well as the inside. The black gingham ribbon is from Wal-Mart.

The title panel is stamped using Ruby Red ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock; I used PTI's Trajan Monogram set. It was then matted onto Basic Black and Ruby Red cardstock and adhered.



The flowers were punched using the 3 for you punch box. I pierced a hole in the center of each flower and inserted a brad in each. Some are adhered with glue dots, some with foam squares. I used a black flower in the center of the "O" as well. They are arranged randomly around the title panel.

I also used microbeads for the RSVP pen. Simple something that I hope someone bids on at the auction.

We have Cody's bag packed and I'll be working on ours during the week. I don't want to rush to get it done, and given the fact that it'll be a crazy week at work, I will need to do it in pieces. I can hardly wait for the Florida sunshine and the cuban food. The guava pastries are simply delectable and I love them!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Just Because

The card base is PTI's Aqua Mist. The image I used for the background is from their Anniversary set; it is stamped with Aqua Mist ink.

I tied the Aqua Mist satin ribbon around the Barely Banana strip and adhered to the card base. The main image is SU! Embrace Life. I stamped it onto Very Vanilla with PTI's Spring Moss ink. I then used the Mat Pack to pierce the holes along the edge of the image panel. I also stamped this image on the Spring Moss cardstock mat. I sponged the image with River Rock. The image panel was then adhered to the card base with foam squares.

The sentiment is from the Anniversary set as well and is stamped with Adirondack Pitch Black ink; then I punched it out using the Word Window punch and adhered to the image panel with small foam squares.
We have had some bad storms overnight and are expecting snow by Monday....can you believe that?

Friday, April 11, 2008

Yippee, It's Here!

I went to the PO to pick up my Anniversary Set from Paper Trey Ink yesterday and it is fabulous. The images are gorgeous as usual and very versatile; and it comes with every sentiment you can think of.

The school is having another auction to benefit the mother of a student. I don't know many details beyond that unfortunately. I am glad the school does what they can to help the community. Cody's teacher, again, asked me create some things to auction off. The only bad part of this whole thing is that it is the first weekend of May. We start our vacation on the 19th and don't return until 10 days later which doesn't leave alot of time for me to do much. She is hoping they push it back in order to get as many donations as possible as well as spread the word about the benefit. I'll be able to get a few things to her by then, and hopefully they will make a difference.

For this card, I used more scraps. I started with a Pale Plum card base. I then adhered the harlequin dp. I matted coordinating strips of floral dp with So Saffron. The image is from PTI's Beautiful Blooms, stamped with several inks on Cryogen White shimmer cardstock and matted on Perfect Plum. I finished it with faux dew drops.

I have made an angel food cake for the lovely strawberries Duke brought home from the orchard. We just love berries and the angel food cake just goes so well with them. It was very refreshing! We also used the grill yesterday for the first time this year. We have had some great weather, but rain and storms are on the way. Hope it doesn't last long.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Happy Hellos

I started with Groovy Guava. The polka dot dp is from DCWV Nana's Kids and is matted with Pink Passion.

The image is from PTI's Women of Life, the stems stamped with Green Galore ink. I stamped the flowers individually with Pink Passion, Lace of Lavender, and Ballet Blue inks. I then used Groovy Guava as the centers of the flowers, I sprinkled and heat embossed Ranger Holographic EP to make the center sparkle. The image was then matted on celery dp. I tied the American Crafts ribbon around the image panel and then adhered.
The sentiment from SU! SAB set (the name of it escapes me right now) is stamped with with Pink Passion and then punched out with the small tag punch. I matted it with Pink Passion cardstock by punching it out with the large tag punch. I punched a hole with my CAD, set a hot pink eyelet, and then threaded American Crafts ribbon through the hole. The sentiment was added to the card with pop dots.
Thanks for stopping by, hope you are having a great day. I am totally ready for the weekend.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Thinking of You

I started with a Groovy Guava card base. The Marcella by K dp is matted with Barely Banana, I used the ticket corner punch on both layers. I then used SU! All in a Row with Groovy Guava ink on the top and bottom edges of the panel.

The next panel is sheets of dp from the same paper pad, I again used the ticket corner punch on each corner. I tied the shoestring ribbon around the panel and adhered.

The image was stamped onto Cryogen White cardstock using Taken With Teal, Groovy Guava, and Sage Shadow inks. The stems are from PTI Women of Life, the flowers are PTI Beautiful Blooms. The circle from PTI's Polka Dot Basics was stamped with Brilliance Moonlight White ink. The image was then double matted with Basic Black and PTI Spring Moss...again, ticket corner punched. The image was then adhered with foam squares.
The sentiment was stamped with Groovy Guava onto Cryogen White cardstock, I then used the Word Window punch to cut it out, adhered with foam squares.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

My Craft Space

Here are a few pictures I took on Sunday after I got stuff out of drawers and onto my shelves. The shelf houses all stamps, some embellies, nesties, punches, etc. There are also two binders that have sketches and templates for boxes, bags, etc. on the bottom shelf.

I still need to get labels on the CDs that hold my clear stamps. At this point, I'm not sure this is how everything will stay or if I will do more shifting, but so far I am liking it.



Here you can see the small filing cabinet that I have my 8.5x11 and smaller paper in. On top of it is my Wizard cutting system. Then under the table is my 12x12 papers. I love the rack for the SU! ink pads.




The multi colored drawers I use for adhesives, stickers, rub ons, and other small tools and embellies like stickles, puffy paint, and chalks.
The red storage cabinet on the table is for brads, flowers, dew drops, etc. All are categorized by color. You can see some of my markers on top of this container.

The white plastic drawers will house alterables and the like. So, that concludes the tour of my small space.

Here is the card I made. The card base is Chocolate Chip. The dp is from The Paper Studio. The colors of the papers and ink are Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red, and Whisper White.
I used SU! One of a Kind set with the matching punch. I can't quite get my punch lined up; in my opinion there is too much white around a few of the flowers. I twisted and turned it, but I get white around at least one of the flowers no matter what. Is that how it's supposed to be?
All the flowers are pop dotted. I used the Mat Pack to pierce holes under the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by, hope you are having a great day!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Hey Cupcake

I used a sketch from SCS for this card. I'm trying to use up my scraps so you may see the same colors for the next week or so. I'm also working on increasing my card stash. When we head out on vacation, I'll be taking some cards with me and giving them to Duke's aunt.

The card base is So Saffron. The harlequin dp paper is matted with Pale Plum. I used the Mat Pack to pierce holes along the top and bottom of the mat.

The images are from Stampendous Hey Cupcake clear set. The cupcake cups are stamped with Adirondack Pitch Black ink. The frosting is stamped with Bashful Blue, Rose Red, and Pale Plum. The images were then punched out and matted with coordinating colors. I then punched out some Certainly Celery circles and then added them to the card panel.

The sentiment was stamped with Adirondack Pitch Black ink. I used the small heart from the same set as an accent by the sentiment.

Duke helped me get my shelf together yesterday, FINALLY!! I took pictures of my space, only after pictures- none before. I'll share those tomorrow. It feels good to have everything out and in its new home. I am still trying to see if it will work for me the way that I have it, but I think it'll be beneficial. Now, I don't have to dig through drawers to find my stamps and punches.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Love You This Much

I started with a Groovy Guava card base. The polka dotted and strip dp from Making Memories is matted on Chocolate Chip cardstock. The American Crafts ribbon was wrapped around the panel and tied in a knot on the front.

The image is from C.C. Designs-Itzy Inkies, and was stamped onto Very Vanilla with Adirondack Espresso ink. I colored the image with copics and then matted it with Chocolate Chip and Wild Wasabi. I used the Spiral Punch on the Wild Wasabi layer. The image was then adhered with foam squares. I added the Bazzill Bitty Bloom with a glue dot once I inserted the silver brad.
The sentiment from the same set was stamped with Chocolate Chip ink onto Very Vanilla. I then punched it out and double matted it.
I need to finish up my laundry and straighten the house up today. We may head back to the store to get some flowers and plants for the deck.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Huggybellas

I used Jen's Sketch for you to try for this card. The card base is PTI Sweet Blush. I then matted the floral PP from The Paper Studio with Creamy Caramel cardstock. I used the ticket corner punch on all four corners of each panel. I used Ruby Red for the strips under the image.

Huggybellas was stamped onto Whisper White with Adirondack Pitch Black ink, then colored with copics. I, again, used stickles for the shirt. They add tons of sparkle. The image was then matted on Chocolate Chip cardstock.

The plastic flowers are American Crafts. I used chocolate brads as a center and then adhered to the end of the strips with glue dots.
Getting ready to go to the grocery store, bank, and video rental. Then, home to clean and do laundry. Yippeee....NOT! Hope you're having more fun than I am!!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Cosmobella

I started with PTI's Sweet Blush cardstock. The dp is Amy Butler by K&Co. and is matted with PTI's Aqua Mist.

Cosmobella is stamped with Adirondack Pitch Black on Whisper White. I then colored her with copics and used Stickles on her shirt and her drink. She was then matted with PTI's Spring Moss and Aqua Mist. The image is adhered with foam squares.
I used SU! Horizontal Slot Punch to make an opening in the fold of the card to thread the ribbon through. I used PTI's Aqua Mist Top Notch Twill.
I added the clear faux dew drops purchased at Michael's in the top left corner. They are adhered with Zip Dry glue.
The sentiment is SU! Many Happy Returns, it was stamped onto Spring Moss cardstock with matching ink. I went over it with a sharpie since it was too light to read. I pierced holes on either side of the sentiment and inserted the chocolate brads. I used small foam squares to adhere the sentiment.
I am happy that the weekend has arrived. I might take a trip to Target over the weekend. I haven't been shopping in a while and I really need to look for some things for vacation. I may check out Michael's as well.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Embrace Life

I totally love this set, but it sat uninked until the early morning hours yesterday.

I used a sketch from SCS for this card. I started with PTI's Spring Moss cardstock for the base. I stamped the branches with Spring Moss ink on the card base.

I then cut squares of Groovy Guava and stamped them with the flower bundle from SU! Embrace Life with Groovy Guava ink. They were then matted with Sahara Sand.


I stamped the flower with Jet Black StazOn on Very Vanilla. I used a water brush to color it and then cut it out. The scallop and circle were die cut and embossed using nestabilities. I then adhered the flower with a foam square.


Lastly, I added the sentiment to the bottom right with Adirondack Pitch Black ink.


I am not sure that the colors work, but they will have to do.


Duke made a great dinner last night; roast pork, asparagus, fried potatoes, and garlic rolls. YUM. I am fortunate he is a great cook. I totally love it when dinner is waiting for me when I get home.
I think someone is coming to paint in the coming days. We are redoing the paint color for the living room and then giving the kitchen a fresh coat. We may go ahead and paint the master bedroom and bath while we're at it. I am just thankful that I don't have to do it; I HATE to paint.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

You Lucky Duck

I picked this clear set up at my LSS the other day. They had some cute ones but I resisted most of them since I know that the quality isn't the best, so I ended up with just this one, it was too cute to leave there.

I used the Sketch For You To Try 032908 for this card, it can be found at I {heart} 2 stamp. I started with a Chocolate Chip card base.
For the Groovy Guava panel, I used the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder. I used the Mat Pack to help me space the holes for the brads.

I punched the tiny Real Red flowers with an EK Success punch, then used a piercing tool to puncture it to place the chocolate brad. The panel was then adhered to the top half of the card.

The strip of Sahara Sand cardstock was then adhered to the left of the flowers.

I stamped the polka dots from Paper Trey's Polka Dot Basics onto the Wild Wasabi panel. It was then adhered to the bottom half of the card.

I used a strip of the polka dot paper from Making Memories to cover the seams. The sentiment is stamped with Adirondack Pitch Black.

The image was stamped onto Whisper White with Adiondack Pitch Black, then colored with copics. I used Nestabilities to die cut the image and the Real Red scallop mat. A piercing tool was used to pierce the holes in each scallop.

Our vacation is coming up and we are ALL getting very excited about it. I just hope that it is sunny and warm because I am tired of the cold weather. We hope to hit the beach a few days as well, and I am certain that we'll get to see Sea World. Cody is an animal/ mammal freak, so that is the one attraction I am pushing for. Of course, I love it too.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Teachabella

I am filling a SU! tin with cards for Cody's teacher to use. It will be a year end gift for her, I will miss her terribly.

Teachabella was stamped onto Whisper White with Adirondack Pitch Black ink, then colored with copics. I highlighted small areas with AtYou Spica glitter pens. The image was then die cut with nesties as was the Groovy Guava scallop mat.

SCS sketch #77 was used for this card. I started with a Soft Sky card base. The Making Memories dp strip was matted with Chocolate Chip.

The coordinating dp from the same paper pack was matted with Wild Wasabi. The image was then adhered to this panel. A brad was added to the center of the American Crafts felt flower and it was then adhered to the top left of the image panel with a glue dot.
Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from Billboardabella to the bottom right of the card base with Blue Bayou ink.
Cody had a great time on his trip to Gatlinburg. Hopefully he'll go straight to sleep tonight. LOL
I left work early today because I am not feeling well. I think it may be allergy or sinus issues. In any case, my head feels like it's going to explode. I hope that a good night's sleep helps.

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