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Where have I been for the past month and a half you ask?

Trying to decide which piece of furniture is the most comfortable to spend your day lolling around on….the couch or the bed. HA!

No but seriously, the short answer is not feeling well.

If you’re interested the longer, more involved answer is on the page called I’m a Medical Mystery!

I am so thankful for my laptop and wireless internet! I may not have been able to make any pretties myself, but I was still able to visit all of my favorite places and I did try to comment on the days when I could actually sit up for long enough to type. I will admit though that I did not leave my blog address with my comments because I was not posting here and I was embarrassed that I was being a bad blogger.

I’m back into the swing of things, for now though….

Birthday card for my BFF

Birthday card for my BFF

I made this card for my BFF Tammy on her birthday. It is a case of a beautiful card by Leslie Miller. I love to study Leslie’s cards. Her blog is called Running with Scissors and the card I cased is called Silhouette Revealed.

Now in my defense on this card I am not a seamstress. In fact, if it wasn’t for the fact that the sewing machine was already threaded the sewing would not have happened! You see hubby does the sewing on of the scout patches, etc., not me! He-he! So the wonky corners and missing stitches – I lay claim to them, but at least there is thread on this card!

Oh, and the four holes in the corners, that’s because I caught the sewing machine needle on the corner of the card as I was yanking it out of the machine to cut off the huge mass of thread that magically accumulated on the underside of the cardstock like a rootball – what the heck?!! Anyway, I decided to just poke holes into the other three corners to make them all match.

I used the TP Technique on the cameo coral cardstock in cameo coral ink then stamped the butterflies from Beyond Basics in both cameo coral and ruby red. I love the TP Technique it gives the cardstock a nice suede look in real life.

On the old olive layer I stamped French Script in old olive that I stamped off first and then the three leaf stamp from Petite Patterns in old olive. I tore it at an angle and sponged the edges with old olive.

The ruby red layer is also done with the TP Technique in ruby red.

For the main image the flower pot is inked in cameo coral and rocked in really rust. I stamped this three times and cut two of the images out to pop up on dimensionals.


Stamps: Watercolor Garden II, Fun Filled, Friend to Friend, Petite Patterns, Beyonds Basics, French Scripts BG

Paper: Watercolor, Old olive, Cameo Coral, Ruby Red

Ink: Cameo Coral, Really Rust, Garden Green, Ruby Red, Old Olive

Accessories: Corner Punch, swirl copper paper clip, ribbon, thread

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It’s hard to believe that my baby is 15 years old today. Time seems to go so fast, especially when you’re not paying attention! My little chicklette has blossomed into the most beautiful butterfly, thus she was my inspiration for her birthday card.

I didn’t want to use a lot of background stamps or papers, but I did want texture so I used the TP technique from Leslie Miller’s wonderful blog Running With Scissors. Of course, we are running low on TP because I forgot to pick some up from the HEB store so I had to improvise with a cotton round. It’s like a cotton ball, except it’s flat and round like a silver dollar. It did the trick. I scrunched the cotton round up and loaded it up with the Apricot Appeal ink then pounced it on the Apricot Appeal cardstock until it had a nice sueded look. I wish you could see it in the picture.

I sponged Apricot Appeal around the edges of the cardstock, stamped the butterfly outline from Sweet & Sassy in Pumpkin Pie ink across the bottom of the panel and stamped Happy Birthday! in Basic Black. I used the same TP technique on the green panel using Certainly Celery and sponged around the edges. I stamped the Lavendar Lace panel repeatedly with the Fluttering Butterflies from Beyond the Basics in Lavendar Lace and sponged the edges.

I stamped the Daisy outline stamp three times on White cardstock then used a template to draw a frame around each flower with a black fine point pen and went over that with a basic black marker. I colored them in using Stampin’Up! markers in Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery and Lavendar Lace. I put a little tape on the layers to hold them down while I sewed them together.

Last I stamped the Butterfly outline from Sweet & Sassy three times on White cardstock and colored them using my aquapainter and Apricot Appeal and Lavendar Lace reinkers. Then I cut them out and used glue dots on the bodies to put them together. The bottom butterfly is glued down by the wings.

Here’s the supply list:

Stamps: Petal Prints, Sweet & Sassy, Beyond the Basics, Friend to Friend

Paper: White, Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal, Lavendar Lace

Ink: Basic Black, Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal, Pumpkin Pie

Accessories: Markers; Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal, Lavendar Lace, Basic Black, Aquapainter, SU! Reinkers Apricot Appeal and Lavendar Lace, Michael’s Dotted ribbon, Fine Point Black Pen

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