Thursday, March 10, 2011

Happy Bird-day

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This card was created with inspiration from two different design challenges -
the CR84FN Color Challenge and Papertrey Paper Dolls Weekly Challenge.

Papertrey Paper Dolls challenged artists to create a card using at least three Papertrey Ink items -
one starting with a P, one with a T and one with an I (PTI).

CR84FN Color Challenge is to create a card using only three colors -
Orange, Yellow and Kraft Brown.
P:  Papertrey Ink's Polka Dot Parade Patterned Paper
T:  Papertrey Ink's Tiny Treats Stamp Set and Twill Ribbon in Summer Sunrise
I:  Papertrey Ink's Vintage Touch Ink

The little birds were die cut and glued to the medallion.
The balloon was colored using pencils and sparkly gel pens.
The center medallion and banner were layered and each raised using pop-up dots.

Supplies:  All from Papertrey Ink (except glue, tape, pencil & pen, orange chalk ink)

Paper: Kraft cardstock, Orange Zest cardstock, Polka Dot Parade Patterned Paper
Stamp Sets:  Tiny Treats Birthday , Little Bitty Bird
Die Cuts: Little Bitty Bird
Ribbon: Summer Sunrise Twill
Felt: Berry, Harvest Gold
Ink: Vintage Touch, Lemon Tart

This is my first entry into any design challenge.  What do you think?  


So Long Dear Friends

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The Lenten season is upon us.  This year I decided to give up CANDY for Lent.  This is a BIG sacrifice for me - especially chocolate.  Chocolate is a dear, dear friend.  Always comforting. 

I have two people in my life to thank for my sweet tooth.  First, my dad who says, 'There's always room for dessert!' - and my mother always served dessert with dinner - every night without fail!  Second, my Uncle Joe who lived with us for a time when I was a child.  Seemed like every day he brought home a bag a penny candy for me!

So long, Hershey kisses - you sweet little nibbles.

So long, See's chocolates and Chukar Cherries  

So long, candied apples (wait, do you count as candy?) ...

So long, coconutty - marshmallow gooey Mallo Cups

(Yes, I do have an open box of Mallo Cups in my pantry.)
So long, licorice - my strawberry friend

My scrumptious buttery delights.

So long dear friends ... I'll see you in 40 days!


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