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Peek-a-boo Snail for Spring…

This snail guy by Savvy just cracks me! We get a lotta snails around here in the PNW… and even more slugs. Snails are cuter than slugs, tho, cuz of those little shell houses they piggy back around with 'em… *cheeky grin*

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(click on the pics to enbiggan)

I am also a sucker for a cute toadstool and when I saw these wooden ones by Prima Marketing, I think I actually got heart palpitations!

Of course, then the little voices started talkin'… and one thing led to another… and it turned out SOOOOOO stinkin' cute!!! *monkey clappin'*

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I need a stamp that says, "Have the slime of yer life!!!" BAH HAHAHAHAAA!!! I am totally serious. IT WOULD BE HILARIOUS!!!

I used a  1 3/8"square punch to line it up twice to make the rectangular window–but you could also use a larger punch or a rectangular die, of course. Toadstool stem was colored with a Faber Castell Big White Pen and then some red Copics on the "cap". I die cut the grass from vellum card stock and also tinted it with several shades of green Copics–love the variegated look it gives… I traced the window from the panel lightly onto the kraft card base so I'd know where to stamp and glue things down.  BTW, Ranger Glossy Accents is perfect for gluing down wood and other lumpier type embellishments, since it dries clear.

Have a Happy Easter! Love that Spring is comin' on–so ready for warmer temps and mebbe a few less rain storms… :)

1Julie

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CASE Study Challenge Blog, March 14

Can't believe a week has already gone by–it's time for another CASE Study–Yay!!!

This is the 2nd inspiration photo Chupa chose:

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Negative butterfly die cuts, ink splatters, earthy tones…

And, here's my CASE Study:

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Love playing with mists, and die cuts–only this time, I didn't use the negative space. Similar colors–but lighter/brighter and a modified layout that I had to add a touch of Washi to… Also used some sheets from a new 6×6" patterned paper pad I could not resist…

Check out what the other chicks did here: CASE Study Challenge Blog

Thanks for poppin' in today! Hope you get a chance to play, too–it is RIDICULOUS FUN!!!

1Julie

 

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On deck in the CLASSroom with a Hello, Monday video

 

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Hello, Monday 03.11.2013 – the CLASSroom

I don't know what it is about circles, but I love 'em. Always have, always will. I had so much fun with these designs!

BTW, the concept behind the Lifestyle Crafts "punches" dies is one I can appreciate because I have tendinitis in my right arm; any time I need to punch lots multiples of something I have to ask one of my kids to do it so that I don't aggravate this condition–that particular motion makes the tenditis flare up so badly I actually lose the use of my hand and arm. 

But with these dies, I can easily bust them out on my Big Shot!–YAY!!! Cuz ya'all know how much I adore my Big Shot! *mondo grin*

Happy Mundane!

1Julie

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