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Sew much

Sometimes I put together a card and realize that I am not exactly sure what I think I am doing is translating very well, but then I love how the card looks so I am not always sure that it really matters. I mean art is all about how you (the viewer) interprets it and if you enjoy it, and these are many times mini artworks right?

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Birthday banner

Ants agh! I have been battling them this morning. I am happy it has finally started to warm up, but I am less than happy that that means the ants have returned. They seem to especially like my desk for some reason. Normally I have a desk spider that helps keep them in check, but right now she doesn’t seem to be doing her job. Now that I think about it I haven’t seen her in a couple of days.

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Dalmatians

This book is one I haven’t actually read. I do however have it on my to check out list right now since it also works for the reading challenge that I am working on right now. I tried to focus on the cover for the inspiration for this card. I actually made the card twice since I didn’t like how the white turned out on the first card and had to go buy a new white stamp pad.

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Sparkling smile

Well, I seem to be making a lot of butterfly cards right now. I guess I am just in a butterfly kind of mood? I have been wanting to try the technique I used on this card for awhile and I keep just not doing it. Well, today was the day (thanks to a bit of a nudge from my nephew) and I love how it turned out, but I have a couple of things still to work on with it.

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Cup of love

  y love affair with coffee started early in life.  I think I was probably three or four when I started getting my own cup, mostly because I liked dunking my cookies in it.  Awhile back I was on medication that made coffee...

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Butterflies and roses

Second guessing myself, something I do a lot. I had the idea for this card in my head, and I had to get it out. I think it turned out kind of cool, but I have been second guessing myself about it quite a bit. The thing is that I have a weird feeling that I have seen something similar to the background roses somewhere else. One way or the other it was a fun card to make!

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Pretty mother and family

Finding the right place to use things seems to be a huge challenge, and as much as I love having my paper squares from pads they don’t always fit nicely. I am always so excited than when a sketch comes along and I just can tell it will work. Especially when it allows me to incorporate the matching paper and/or stickers with it as well!

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Cheers to another year

Making this card I was thinking about the fact that we are coming up on our twenty-year mark this November. My nephew and I were talking about marriage and I told him we found someone who we were friends with, but the most important thing was realizing we are better together than we ever were apart. We compliment one another even if we don’t always agree on everything.

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Monster medicine

The sentiment on this card is something that I think is actually pretty true! Not that I don’t think that it’s a cure-all or the only medicine one should use, I do think it is one of the best. If I didn’t have a sense of humor, especially about my disease, I would have lost it a long time ago.

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Get your Santa on!

When I saw that part of the Christmas challenge this month was hat I knew this Santa was the guy for the job. I think a big part of the reason I fell in love with him was the amazing hat that he is wearing. The thing is that while I was making this card I realize that he looks a bit like a wizard as well. Now I have other ideas of how he might get used…

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In hot water

Some stamps, I love and I end up using all of the time. Some stamps I love and I seem to wait for the perfect card to come along to use, and then they may never get used. I try very hard not to let that happen, even if it does take me way too long to use a stamp sometimes. I have always loved the quote on this card and need to use the stamp more often!

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Mother and babe

Whenever I look at the image on this card I can’t help but think that she is trying to smell all of the baby goodness that she can. I mean I know I have been guilty of doing that on at least one occasion. Those sweet little heads can just smell so good!

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Colorful crayons

If you look at the tools I used on this card you might be a bit confused. One of the things listed is little pom poms. See, I saw a polka dotted background that I was trying to emulate and I was having problems making it work. The blending tools make to big of dots and I don’t have a stencil (I could have made one I guess) so I was looking around for something that I could use to make the right size dots. Then I saw the stash of pom poms from Easter.

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Sweet baby elephant

Sometimes I think the universe has a way of making me feel like I just need to stop questioning it. I try very hard to listen to what it has to tell me, but I must admit I am bad at second-guessing. The strip of paper on this card was in the baby section of paper at the store and I thought, well ok, it seems a bit more like anniversary or valentines. I came home and added it to my stash in the baby section thinking it would probably get used elsewhere… Look how perfect it fits on this baby card though.

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Target hit

Lately I have felt like the world is giving me little gifts of happiness in a weird way. See, I love mythology. I still have the opening of the Odyssey memorized. I had a teacher actually realize that she couldn’t test me on mythology and since the test, she gave needed updating had me write a new one for the class instead. I am strongest on Greek and Roman but I know quite a bit about Norse and have dabbled in any others that I could as well. Anyway, a challenge that has mythology as its base is just awesome, and that was only one part of the option! Oh and I discovered a reading challenge that has me excited as well!

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Teachers Count

This is one of my favorite stamp sets that I own. I really love all of the wonderful messages, and the apple has come in useful in a couple of different places.

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Mother’s Day wish

Is it wrong that I am a bit jealous of the dress of the girl on this card? It can be kind of fun to live vicariously through the subjects that I am working on for a bit. For a moment I get to be a princess trying to figure out the colors of my perfect dress. I think it is where reading and crafting have a bit of a blending point for me as well.

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