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June 27, 2013

How Charming!

We have to use charms for the challenge this week.  There are so many cute ones that it is hard to decide which to use.  I had to keep my project simple this time.  In fact, I will be in Phoenix as you read this.  I had limited time to get my project done, so I relied on one of my favorite layouts to make this card quick and easy.

I used Little Heart Vase and colored the image with Copics.  The charm didn't photograph very well, but it says "thank you".

It is supposed to be 118 degrees in Phoenix on the day this posts.  Wish me luck!  I might melt!

Card measures 5.5" x 4.25"
Cuttlebug Paper Lace 2 embossing folder set
charm from the wedding section at Michaels
ribbon from my stash

June 13, 2013

Father's Day Funny

The challenge this week is Dad, Daddy, Father.  Does that challenge give you an anxiety attack?!  It does me.  There is nothing harder than trying to design a card for a guy:  no bling, no frills, no ribbon!  How does a woman cope with so much stress. =P

I looked through my library of images and just wasn't coming up with any ideas.  So I hit the shop and had a look around. Of course I found my perfect image!

I used Bear Butt and colored him with ProMarkers.  Why not my Copics you ask? I started coloring with my E71 marker, it went completely dry!  And of course, I had no refill on hand.  I printed a new image and found some colors that would work.  I used my favorite color combo for a masculine card.  The upper right corner seemed the teeniest bit empty.  Normally I would put gems or pearls, but since this is for my hubby, I pulled out these great metal embellishments by TPC Studio.

I also have to share the inside of the card.  Not because it is fabulously decorated, but because it is punny!

I am willing to bet it will make my hubby laugh!  (UPDATE: In fact it did!  Long and loud. =P)  Both sentiments were printed on the computer.

Card measures 4.25' x 5.5"
Cuttlebug Forest Branches embossing folder