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Friday, November 20, 2009


Gorgeous is the best word to describe this paper from graphic 45. Wholly smokes it is so beautiful. I had a hard time giving it a cut. The paper is from their Renaissance Faire Collection and I wish I could remember what company the purse is from. First I made a template to make sure I cut in the right places so the girls faces wouldn't be cut in half. As you can see, I was able to get the two larger images onto the front and the back of the purse.

I added some delicious Prima flowers centered by some cute buttons that I had picked up at JoAnn's. If you don't have a button shank remover, you don't know what you are missing!

I used some left over paper and more girls from the 'one' sheet of paper to cover the inside. I added plenty of ribbon and lace and now don't know if I want to part with this beauty. I had planned on bringing it to my next craft fair to sell, now I just may keep it.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Christmas Cards In the Pink, and Blue too

Today's card was created for the Pals Paper Arts In the Pink Challenge PPA14 to recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Karol Harris, and her loving daughter (and PPA Design Team member), Kris Kilcoyne.

I'm also dedicating my post to my very dear friend, Betty, who is also fighting this battle. I have no doubt that she will win. She is one strong cookie!

The only requirement for this challenge was to use pink, so I made my first pink Christmas Card. I must confess, I did case someone out there in web land for the above card as well as the one below.

But I do hope that I've added some of my own touches to the cards so I can call them my own. I think it was achieved because my silver stickles just happen to be not put away and it was screaming at me to use it. Hence, the silver glitter on both cards that show much brighter in person, of course.
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