Drivin’ With The Top Down!

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Wow!  I think today was a record-breaker of a day weather-wise in Newfoundland.   It was just shy of 26 degrees (Celcius!) which, if you’re familiar with NL weather, is pretty darn good for May 22nd!  I don’t know if it got much hotter than that all Summer last year.  We’re supposed to have good weather this year and I’m looking forward to it (as long as it’s not too hot – I’m not used to hot temperatures)

In honour of the lovely May weather, today’s card features something you see very rarely in St. John’s:

People here DO have convertibles but they don’t often get to drive with the top down!

I used some new Echo Park paper (A Boy’s Life), a scrap of yellow PP from another pad (can’t think which one), some new Mr. Huey mist (the white paint – it’s fun!), some MME twine and a button from my stash.  I also used an ancient piece of Marigold Morning cardstock.

The stamp is Paper Smooches.  Kim Hughes’ stamps are so cute – I wish I owned them all!

Stud Muffin

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I *think* I haven’t shared this card yet but I could be wrong.  This one was made prior to injuring my back.

I dusted off some Greeting Farm stamps during a little craft room purge in April and realized that my Greeting Farm stamps haven’t seen much love.

This little guy was fun to colour and the title of my post comes from all the silver flat backed pearls I used on the card:

I believe the paper is Basic Grey Oliver and the layout is just one of my “go to” layouts.  I tend to angle the sentiment when I use my oval punches just because I think it’s more fun that way.

A quick, easy boy card for my stash!

It’s Been A While…

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I thought this would be an appropriate card to post after my unexpected absence.

I hurt my back in March (torn disc) and I’ve been having problems off and on ever since.  Unfortunately, that makes it difficult to do pretty much anything – let alone lean over my craft table colouring images etc.

I made this card just before I damaged my back to welcome a coworker back to the office:

I’m going to guess that it’s a CASE from Alice Wertz…I love how she uses big panels of white on her cards.  I don’t want to make this style of card all the time because I’m all about the patterned paper but I think the white has a big impact.

The image is an Anna Wight stamp and the sentiment is computer generated.  MME paper and Basic Grey buttons – it was great to be able to use a few of the clear buttons – I have trouble integrating them on my cards for some reason.

Hopefully, I’m back in the saddle now but I have to be careful that I don’t re-injure myself and I am so far behind on house projects now that cards are going to take a bit of a back seat.

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