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4.29.2010

Paperdolls Challenge #2

I went upstairs to clean but all I ended up doing was making this card for Meg's challenge on the PPD blog this week. I really love the sketch that she picked, so putting something together was pretty easy. Please stop by and view the blogs of everyone who's participating in all the fun!




Supplies {by PTI unless otherwise noted} 
Stamps: Sentiment from Round & Round anniversary set
Paper: white, acetate/clear, In Bloom patterned paper
Ink: Dark Chocolate
Other: Dark chocolate felt, Butterfly die (SU!), Flower (Martha Stewart),
Brown Candy dots (?), label punch (SU!)

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4.28.2010

If not me, then who?

Hi everyone! I just returned from the most amazing meeting I have ever been to. I attended the National Lung Cancer Partnership's Advocacy Summit, and all I can say is WOW. I met some pretty amazing people with the most touching stories. And I got lots and lots of ideas for organizing my Free to Breathe 5k fun run/walk!

I can't eloquently state why I do this any better than simply asking you watch this video. It brought me to tears.



Thanks for stopping by. I hope to post some crafts this weekend- my craft room is calling my name. :)

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4.21.2010

For Baby Lucas

Years ago I surprised my cousin with a batch of cards as part of her first son's Christening gift, and now that it's time for her second to be baptized, I thought I would see if she wanted more cards. She said yes, but this time I sent her a boatload of pics to choose from. She picked this card by Geny Cassady, with some minor tweaking:


I skipped the embossing and used the original Polka Dot Basics set. You're also kookie crazy if you think I was about to tie DMC floss into each button on each card. ;) I lost all patience with the glitter around the edges of the label-shaped layer in the center because I couldn't get it straight, and I switched the kraft out for white cardstock to make this lovely batch:




Supplies {by PTI unless otherwise noted}:
Stamps: Baby Buttons Bits, Polka Dot Basics I, Signature Greetings on the inside of card
Paper: Spring rain, New leaf, White, Bitty Dot Basics
Ink: Versamark clear, Spring rain, New Leaf
Buttons: Spring rain and New Leaf
Ribbon: White grosgrain from Michael's
Other: Labels 8 dies (Nesties), corner rounder (EK Success), Embossed curve border punch (EK Success)

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4.19.2010

While I was away


Looks like Eric and Teddy had a great time with each other!
This is my new favorite photo, I just had to share...

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4.16.2010

Proud member of the Papertrey Paper Dolls!

I am so excited to announce that a group of 15 of us have joined a group called the Papertrey Paper Dolls. I have never joined a blog group before, so I am really excited about it. Now all I need to do is get home (I am away for work) so I can get back to crafting! In the meantime, I have updated my sidebar with all the members. Have a great weekend!

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4.02.2010

Easter Egg

Thanks to everyone who left comments after Becky's Compose a Card Challenge. I was thrilled to be picked as one of her top three, and I loved reading all your notes!

The card that I sent to family and friends for Easter this year was very much inspired by a card that Lisa Johnson made for the release of the Asian Fusion stamp set. You can view her pink and flowery version of the card here.



I used up all of my Stampin Up purple cardstock for this one, since each card was 5.25 inches square. The white cardstock was run through my Cuttlebug using the PTI Tin Types impression plate. and the egg was made using their egg die. The patterned paper behind the vellum and used to make the egg are from the Pretty Pastels collection. The pearls are from Michael's and the ribbon is the 1/4 inch silk ribbon, also from PTI.



So what are your plans for Easter? It's going to be really warm here, so my family has decided to have a BBQ! I can't wait, actually. Have a fun weekend, everyone!

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