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Meet Janice.  My cousin.  OK, really she’s my Dad’s cousin; we’re 1st cousins, once removed, if you wanna get technical (her grandmother was my GREAT grandmother).  Janice and her husband generously and graciously host our biennial (every two years) family reunion on my Dad’s side of the family, at their beautiful home.  And, it’s always a blast for both the adults and the kids! 

Anyhoo . . .

Julie–> <– Janice

Janice is responsible.  For the obsession I am now afflicted with.  All her fault, you see . . . (How it all began)

You should see us together in a stamp or craft store . . . Peas in a Pod *chinkle*  Good times!!!

Janice’s eldest daughter recently finished her degree and secured her first position as a sonogram technician at a hospital.  I wanted to create a fun card to congratulate her, but, I don’t have a stamp of a “sonogram technician” . . .

(I get the feeling such a stamp might be somewhat “uncommon” . . . ! )  Therefore, Dr. Blackwell is about as close as it’s gonna get.  LOL!  Somehow, I didn’t think she’d mind, tho!

These die cut labels by K & Co, are so fun to work with–just stamp a sentiment or an image that fits and you really don’t have to do much more–the edges and colors are so pretty–they come with an assortment of 10 each, of 4 different designs all in the package–40 labels!  I found more of them while out shopping with Janice, at a Michael’s store and stocked up . . . !

I must admit, I wouldn’t have tried to put these two patterns together without inspiration from the Beckster–she mixes and matches the A Muse patterns and colors of paper in ways that I would never figure out on my own.

I was afraid to color Dr. Blackwell–I *really* liked the way she looked on this particular label just as she was.  Once you go too far, ya’ know, you can’t always turn back, and if I were to “waste” the label, it would really send me off the deep end, considering my hoarding tendencies. ACK! (insert rolling eyeballs here)  So, I sat on my hands to avoid disturbing her "perfectness".  *chuckle*

But, I digress.

You know, Janice is also responsible for introducing me to other things, too.  Like appletinis. *grin*

Guess what she introduced me to this time around?  Raspberry Drop martinis . . . . . OH MYLAAAAAANTA!!!!  (I can’t remember who first coined this phrase, but, it’s become a new favorite, I’m a’feared!  LOL!) Pretty lip-smackin magnificent, too . . . aye yay yay . . .

Have a splendiferous day!

Supplies & Materials
Dr. Blackwell, “congratulations” (A Muse Artstamps)
  Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko), Colorbox Fluid Chalk Warm Red (Clearsnap)
  Cabana Blue Note Card, Cabana Blue Polka Dots and Tiny Dot Red Pretty Little Papers (A Muse Artstamps)
  Gingham by May Arts
  Die cut Label (K & Co.)

  1. Love the label, Jules… and your stunning combination of papers! ;) And like everyone else, I’m thrilled that Janice got you hooked on stamping!

  2. Can you post a picture of the packaging for the labels? I’ve been loving what you’re doing with them, but I couldn’t find them at Michaels and realized I wasn’t sure what I was looking for! Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration.

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