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Had an absolute blast this weekend at I'm Impressed's Stamp Out Breast Cancer Event–a shout out to Pat for all her help in the morning when I discovered I'd forgotten a few things, and to sweet Janet and June for brain-storming with me to resolve the issue of the ribbon on the pivot card!  You gals are DA' BOMBS!!! *love you*

I forgot my camera, so I'm bummed I didn't get any shots of all the fun. Hopefully someone else got a few snapshots!


Isn't this a sweet get well card?  I love that the size of Leaf Frond 2 makes it a perfect "back accent" to any number of flowers I have–stamped or, as in this case, FELT!

I adore sky blue and sage together–but sometimes, I like to add a splash of red to the mix.  OH MYLAAAAANTA is it ever effective!  You gotta try it some time, if you haven't yet!  Gives me heart palpitations! *grin* The felt I die cut this flower from is called "strawberry dream", and it is YUMMY!!!

It's kind of a soft red, with coral undertones.  And, of course, as is my custom, I never leave m'buttons nekked. *wink*wink*


I embossed the front of the note card with my Swiss Dots embossing folder–you know, I've used that thing so much I've worn out the hinge–I had to use packing tape to keep it together!  Of course, I bought a spare so when that one finally goes, I won't be dot-less. *chortle*  Sanded the paper to reveal the white core and create a little more texture.

So…I always have these strips of card stock left over from cutting paper for my classes.  You might ask, what good are narrow strips of paper?  Why don't you toss 'em in the rubbish bin?  Well, they are good for at least ONE sumpin'.  Many A Muse sentiments are a single line, rather than stacked.  These strips are POIFECT for stamping them on and mounting to a card front, speedy quick!

AaaaAAAaaaand, looky how well this one happened to nestle down the center of this beautimous faux suede ruffled ribbon (celery) I found at Sharon's Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

The fussy cutting of the leaves did take a bit more time, so this would be more of a 10MQ, than a 5MQ.  But, think about it: 10 minutes + this pretty? Um ……………………. SCORE!!! 

So. How'd it get to be Monday already?!  Geeze, Loooooo-uise!!! Happy anyway to ya'! *wink*

Stamps:  Leaf Frond 2, Get Better Soon by A Muse Artstamps; Sky Blue 4 bar note card by A Muse; Ink: Versamagic Tea Leaves and Brilliance Graphite Black; Floral die by Sizzix/Big Shot; Strawberry Dream Wool blend felt from www.vintagevogue.com; Black button (source unknown); White Scrapper's Floss by Karen Foster; Faux Suede Ruffled Ribbon from Stamp Simply RIBBON Store

  1. Paper strip over gorgeous ruffly ribbon….you’re a genius.

  2. So simple, fresh and pretty! :)

  3. Sounds like a fun weekend! I love your card! That color combo is awesome!! Hugs!

  4. What a pretty card! Love the leaves and button flower!

  5. love everything about this card! The felt, the fussy cut stamp, and the color combo are perfect.

  6. Well I am inspired! I now am a proud owner of my first Sizzix/Die cutter..never thought I’d give in.
    Next, brilliant felt!
    Your cards are truly beautiful.

  7. Pretty ribbon on an even prettier card!

  8. LOVE IT!!!!!

  9. O My you did it again! This is Gorgeous! Love that strawberry red felt, might have to get me some! I’m swooning!

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