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A quick card June 15, 2012

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I should be in bed but as you can see I am not.  I am about ready to head there, but thought I would do a quick post.  I didn’t have time to do any card making today but I keep some photo’s of things I’ve made in reserve so that I always have something to post.  I went to Tomah today with Lady Di to her doctor’s appointment and then we went over to Walmart to do some shopping.  I needed to pick up some more aqua spray paint, and hopefully the weather will be cooperative so that I can finish up that project.  It was too windy this afternoon when I got home to spray.  We had a delicious lunch at the Chinese buffet.  We like to eat there when we go to Tomah.   Have a wonderful Friday!  Elaine

Recipe: Stamp Set, PTI:Script Sentiments, SU Eyelet Border Punch, Tim Holtz border die, Thrift shop Baker’s Twine, Card stock and DSP SU.

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Make it Monday #69 June 7, 2012

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Good Morning!  It is time for another challenge at Papertrey ink!  Here is the link to the post if you would like to play along or watch the video.   http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/2012/06/make-it-monday-69-inspiration-into-unique-sketches.html   Nicole talks about how she uses every day objects as inspiration to make sketches.  There are several sketches to choose from this week and this is the one I chose to use.

This sketch is based on the scrapbook page she saw on the left.  This is a pretty easy sketch and could be done so many different ways.  For this week’s challenge, you need to use at least one Papertrey ink product and one of the sketches.

I try and use as many Papertrey ink products as I can when I participate.  I decided to use the PTI bookmark die for the banners.  I flipped it upside down on the card and then put brads in where the die cuts the hole to thread a ribbon or cord through the top of the bookmark.  Adding the brad to the bookmark banners immediately changed the look, and I don’t think anyone would realize it was a bookmark  unless you own it!   I also  free hand, paper pierced around them .  The sentiment “Just because” is from the PTI stamp set Script Sentiment.   I sponged around the sentiment with some Pumpkin Pie ink.   I also used PTI aqua mist card stock for the base (I am so in love with this color)  and I used the Flower Fushion #1 and #12 dies to make the paper flowers.  I cut stacks of  flowers out with the flower dies and old dictionary paper then poked a hole through them and added a brad to hold them together.  Then I crumpled each layer up in the center, one by one, till they were all covering the brad.  While they were still crumpled, I took a sponge dauber and Melon Mambo ink, and inked the edges, and I  used the dauber to curl and shape the petals at the same time, then I opened the petals back up.  I love how they turned out!   All other products used were from SU except for the brads.

I am headed to Flowerbuds this afternoon with a friend.  Make it a great day!  Elaine