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First I'd like to share my CARD with you. Purple is my favorite color, so I was thrilled to be able to use it today and as a matter of fact, the person I have in mind for this creation also likes purple! And, since she doesn't follow my blog (too busy with 15 grandkids to be internetting, LOL) I don't have to worry about her NOT being surprised come January!!!
In this close-up, you can see that I have added a little purple chalk to the upraised portions on this beautiful Marianne (DS0908) embossing folder. The chalk I used is Pebbles Inc. Jewel Tone Pearlescents.
Items used on the card & box are:
Papers: White cs, Deep Purple cs, K&Co. (Floral Bouquet) designer paper
Stamps: Penny Black (card sentiment), Inkadinkado (box sentiment)
Accessories: Spellbinder Classic Circle Dies, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punches, Cheery Lynn Designs (DL103) Italian Flourish Doily Die, Kaiser Lavendar Pearls, Deco Art Glamour Dust, Quickie Glue, Ranger purple embossing powder, Michael's ribbon
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Here is my card & box set! Didn't they turn out beautifully! I am SO PLEASED and I know my friend will be thrilled too! (items in bold print were purchased at Joan's Gardens) If you've never visited Joan's Gardens ... now's the time! She (along with designer, Selma) not only has a fabulous challenge every Thursday ... but Joan has a wonderful selection of crafting products and she only charges what it costs her for shipping!
Card Makin Mama - Punches (butterflies)
Inspire Me Friday - Anything Goes
Lily Pad - Bling
Raise The Bar - Things with Wings (butterflies)
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenge - Things with Wings (butterflies)
Pixie Dust Studio Pixie Challenge - Circles (on lid of box)
Rainbow Lady's Challenge - White Space
Southern Girls - Anything Goes
Digistamps4Joy - Anything Goes
Flutter By Wednesday - Use a butterfly
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Dies and/or Punches
Well, it's the last weekend before hubby goes back to work after being off for 3 weeks on vacation. WOW ... that time went by SO FAST!! We didn't do any fancy trips but we did get a lot of projects done around the house (inside & out) and enjoyed our time together. Being able to sit out on the deck and enjoy coffee in the early morning ... out to eat at some new restaurants in the evening ... and just spending time together discussing our plans for his upcoming retirement in April was wonderful!!
Have a wonderful weekend!