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Arigatolantern Arigato
Stamps:  Sushi, Nature Clear Sets (A Muse)
Paper:  Chiffon Pink 4 Bar Notecard (A Muse)
Ink:  Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink in Lime Pastel, Olive Pastel, and Rouge (Clearsnap); Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko)
Tools:  1/16" hole punch, crimper (Fiskars),  1 1/2" Circle Punch (EK Success)
Other:  Black Mini Brad (Doodlebug Designs), Silver Cord (May Arts)

Asian party lanterns are just such bright and happy decorations to have–so fun and colorful!  I haven’t had any time to stamp for days and days (and days and days and days!!!), and it really makes for a wretchedly craaaa-aa-aabby me!!!    Good thing this design turned out to happy me up, cuz I *shorely* needed it! 

Thank you for all the warm wishes for Hayley on my post the other day! You are all so kind!     Louise, "bittersweet" describes my feelings very aptly!

I’m a runnin’ again today, as someone, who seems to have gotten taller than his mama literally overnight, is havin’ a birthday today (12 already!!!  Yikes!), and there are presents to wrap in secret, a favorite dinner to prepare (OK, OK–order out! *snarf*), and lots of cake and ice cream to be had!


  1. Ok now this is cute cute cute Julie!!! I like the texture of the purse! Do they come in real life size?

  2. Your lantern so *perfect*, and I love the soft colors!!

  3. Julie – LOVE this little Asian latern card. The colours are fantastic. Love the photos from your son’s BD – too funny!
    Have a great week and thanks for the inspiration.

  4. A-dorable Asian lantern card..it is just perfection!


    I’m jones-ing for a trip to A Muse this morning…this isn’t helping!! :)

    Your layouts are too amazing.

    Also, when will you be teaching again in Seattle? My mom and I need a girls day of crafting! :)

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