An Itty Bitty

Itty BittySale-a-bration is over, but the Occasion’s catalog season is going strong through June 2nd. This is the perfect opportunity to share with you one of my Occasion’s favorite Specialty Bash designer series paper. It reminds me of great big rain drops…then again, my imagination is at a completely different level than anyone else in the world ( LOL).

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  • Colors that pop. Red card stock isn’t the only color that is used to add a pop to a card. Just look at the basic black floating amongst the sea of the rain drops. Tell me it doesn’t pop against that background!? Actually any color that is completely on the opposite of the spectrum can create a suave pop. Go on try it!

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This is what I used to make this card:

Unique Birthday for a Unique Lady

Have you ever sat in a meeting, a class, or  simply relaxing and you get a vision in your head of a drawing or something you want to put on paper?  It happened to me for the first time in ages.  I mean, I’m seriously not crafty, but people think I am because I make cards, coasters (out of tiles).  I didn’t invent them, I simply copy and share what I see.  Anyway, back to my sketch.  I was sitting a class a few weeks ago and I just had to draw a picture of a sketch that exploded in my head.  Well, it looks a slightly different, but it’s a good match don’t you think?

I used my sketch to put together today’s birthday card for my sister-in-law who is a very unique lady.  She has had the same job for over 20 years working for an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Feliciano S. Navalta.  I haven’t met someone else, besides my dad, who has worked for the same employer at the same location all these years.  Wow!

People often comment to me about how crafty I am.  It actually makes me laugh because I don’t consider myself crafty.  I can’t even draw stick figures to save my life… LoL.  That’s when I get really excited about sharing my love of making cards and other crafts.  I love the feel of paper, I love cutting, snipping, and shaping paper to make it come together.  I’m not so good with color combinations though.  You can say I have a cheat sheet, it’s called a Color Coach.  Stampin’ Up! makes it so easy with their Color Coach.

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■ Includes 55 double-sided cards with removable metal post fastener
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■ On individual color cards, one side shows color, the other side lists coordinating colors
■ Card size: 2-3/4″ x 4-1/2″

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Handmade Card Ingredients

Stamp Set:  Itty Bitty Banners, Mixed Bunch
Paper:  Real Red, Subtles DSP, Soft Suade
Ink Pad:  Soft Suade, Whisper White Craft
Accessories:  Scallop Edge Circle Punch, 1 3/4 Circle Punch,
Basic Rhinestones, Paper Piercing Tool

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A Simple Teen’s Birthday Indeed!

A week and a half ago my daughter from another mother (me) became a teenager.  She’s not a typical teenager, nor a girly girl that needs to have the make-up, nor the heels, nor the fashion named clothes.  She prefers jeans, t-shirt, and sneakers… and I love her bunches!  She reminds me of myself and no matter what she doesn’t fall into peer pressure.  That’s my girl, Leila.  Now lets go play paintball again!

It wasn’t until this week that I realized Leila’s birthday is one day after my military anniversary.  I was beside myself when I shockingly remembered that July 28th was my 23rd anniversary since joining the 1% club.  WoW!  I’m still in shock… I was in the reserves for 16 of those years and so far I am still LIVING THE DREAM.

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Handmade Card Ingredients

Stamp Set:  Itty Bitty Banners, Make a Cake
Paper:  Real Red, Whisper White, Bashful Blue
Ink Pad:  Real Red
Accessories:  1 3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch

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A Masculine Happy Birthday

You asked for it… you got it!  Another masculine birthday card!

I’m pretty excited about the new products that will debut June 1st.  I just wanted to give you a peak at an awesome Itty Bitty Banners (126257) stamp set that will have a matching Framelits (page 191 of 2012-2013 Catalog).  The brad is from the Antique Brads Collection.  Do you have your new catalog yet?

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