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By request I made a thank you card for a co-worker to give to her trainers.  I’m not a gym type person but have to wonder how incredibly awesome the program she’s doing is if she’s thanking the people that are dragging her butt out of bed at 5 a.m. to work out?

I had lots of fun colouring this little cutie from Whipper Snapper – it really is time to place another order.


I used some super-lively patterned paper from DoodleBug – I couldn’t help but related the rulers to a measuring tape.   I’m hoping the numbers are also appropriate – surely they count reps????

The leotard matches the cardstock much better in real life.  If this woman’s hair was shorter (and black with turquoise foils) it would look a lot like me!

I was brave (for me) and used some white embossing powder on the sentiment.  I’m not good with embossing but I love the look of white on darker cardstock.

My scalloped trim (if you can see it bridging the two patterned papers) is actually a heart border die from PTI…couldn’t help but notice that the top of the row of hearts could double as a scallop if I only let a tiny portion of the die peek out from behind the papers!  I love it when I find a duplicate use for dies/punches. (FYI, the no-longer trendy photo corner punch from SU! is great for notching tails on banners)

I’ve been really busy making Halloween treats and Christmas ornaments lately – most of the Halloween stuff is a variation on things you’ve already seen so I won’t bore you with that but I will show you some gingerbread ornaments as soon as I have time to take pictures etc.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend – I have to go make muffins for our lunches and wash the hallway floor – lots of evidence of beagle-ownership on the laminate!