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BFF...it's been a while since I have referred to anyone as my BFF...LOL!! I received this award from Anne Marie at Did Someone Say Stamp. We recently found each other's blogs and have become quick BFF's :)!!! She's a wonderful crafter and such a sweet person!
So here are the rules:
1. Only 5 people allowed.
2. 4 have to be dedicated followers of your blog
3. one has to be someone new or recently new to your blog and live in another part of the world.
4. you must link back to whoever gave you the award.
My choices are:
1. Stephanie at Steph's Stampin Stuff. I know I nominated her for the last award I got too, but I just love her work. Please she's a fellow Coloradan which means she has to be super cool :D!!!
2. Julie at Addicted 2 Stamping. Julie is my SU upline and the reason I started blogging. I found her through it and immediately was addicted to this blogging world!!
3. Bev at All The Things I Love. I just found her blog today through a comment on my blog and all I can say is WOW! She immediately went into my blog roll. Bev, I love your work!! She counts as my other part of the world (United Kingdom!!!!)
4. Renee at Stamping For Sanity. Renee is another demo whose style I love!!!! Super talented!!
5. Tammy at Stamp Happy. She is another fairly new find for me. Well let me clarify, I've stalked her on SCS for a while and recently became a blog stalker too.
So those are my picks!! I love so many though, check out my blog roll for my complete list of faves!!!!
Thanks again for the award Anne Marie!!
But all whining aside I think I like this card. It still feels a little off to me but my hubby liked it!!! This is the first card I've made with this new stamp set from SU. It's called Dreams Du Jour and will be available in the new catalog. I choose Real Red and Black for my colors. I tried to make this a monochromatic card but added a little bit of green to the leaves, I guess it still qualifies. The polka dots are My Minds Eye and adorable!!! The scallop squares are from my Marvy Giga punch. I layered them behind the main panel and used my round corner punch to make room for the silver brads. I added the three along the side on black circles to make them stand out off of the paper. The ribbon was my last attempt to add the missing something to the card. I don't know, what do you think, am I to hard on myself or should I try again???
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After all the procrastinating on this card, I love the way it turned out. And it still feels like me. I used Tangerine Tango (two times in one week), Rose Red and a decorative paper I've had awhile (no idea who makes it). I embossed the tangerine piece behind the sentiment so it would qualify for this weeks Creative Corner challenge. The sentiment is from Verve's Floral Whimsy and the butterfly is from SU's Cause for Celebration. I cut the scallop oval with my Marvy punch and cut out the butterfly with my CM ovals. Everything was inked with Close to Cocoa.
The next card is another Birthday RAK. I made it using the same sketch just without the rounded corners. I used Pirouette Pink and Rose Red. The polka dot paper is My Minds Eye. All the stamps are from Verve's Floral Whimsy. I stamped the butterfly twice, once on the oval and once on the polka dot paper. I cut it out and added some glitter. Again I inked all the edges with Close to Cocoa. I like the shabby look of this card. Probably my fave of the two!!
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Sorry for the detour!!
The main panels were stamped with a little flower from Short and Sweet with my Versamark pad, they looked a little plain without it. Oh yeah, and the layout is the Splitcoast Sketch Challenge for this week too. I just flipped it vertical. Thanks for looking!!
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This is the cover of the album. I left it blank because I'm not sure what I am going to do with it yet. It will be super cute to add the name of the little one inside! I used SU's Chocolate Chip and Real Red on the cover too. The ribbon and jumbo eyelets are SU's too!! I threaded jump rings through to hold it all together and the ribbon runs around underneath the paper and ties the album shut.
This is the first pages of the album. I made the pocket on the left and place a mat in the pocket perfect for a first day of school photo. I used SU's Round Tab Punch for the tag on the photo mat. The right side isa 4x6 envelope that I covered with decorative paper to make it coordinate. This is a perfect place for school memorablia or more photos.
Close up of the envelope.
The brown cardstock was cut to size to cover the back of the envelope and is for more photos. The lined paper is intended to journal all about the little student. I used SU's Spiral Punch for the right side and stamped the "Authentic" on the bottom corner from the Stamp of Authenticity set.
Close up of the stamped journal page.
The next page is Always Artichoke with a acetate overlay. I added some of SU's retired rub-ons to the acetate.
Close up of the acetate and rub-ons.
I added little photo mats on the back of the Always Artichoke page and again used the spiral punch. I tied a tag from the kit to one of the mats. The right is another envelope. I used the friend stamp from Make it Count on the flap and the Sanded background for the rest of the envelope. The cut ribbon was in the kit. This would be a great place to collect all the photos of classmates.
The red cardstock was cut to size the fit the back of the envelope and is for more photos. The last page is decorative paper with a piece of red cardstock and a sticker. The cardstock isn't adhesed in the middle so photos or memorabilia can slip right underneath.
I'm waiting on my next shipment of cardstock. I love making this little mini albums. This one only took 2 1/2 hours to make. Can't wait to make more!!!
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