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For Dad . . .

My Dad turned 68 yesterday. I consider my Dad, even at 68, to be one of the most all-around cool guys I’ve ever known.

An avid fly fisherman, he is incredibly talented at the art of fly-tying, and I’m so proud that his work has been on display in angling museums, and has been complimented by world-reknowned fly tiers themselves.

Gee, I think I’m bustin’ with pride a bit, here . . .

Anyhoo, this birthday card is a Limited Edition, 1 of 1, (chuckle), and was designed especially for him with a great deal of love.


All images and papers by Stampin’ Up!; Watercolor Wonder Crayons; AquaPainter; Staz-On Black & Encore Ultimate Metallic Copper Inks; Oval Clip by Stampin’ Up!

The ribbon or strip of artichoke colored paper that appears to be suede, is actually made of paper–using a bone folder, run a strip of dyed card stock (I have no clue if this works with “printed” or duplex types of card stock) against a bone folder in the same fashion that you would curl curling ribbon against your scissors.

This breaks apart the fibers of the paper and will enable you to separate the cardstock into “layers”. On the inside core of the paper, the texture resembles suede, and this is the side featured on the design above–a type of paper suede ribbon, if you will. Very cool.

Digital Scrapbooking . . .

Link: pine is here.: take small steps.

I am absolutely FASCINATED with this way of scrapbooking. My friend Pinefeather does an exceptional job at it and I peeked at her blog today to see what her latest adventures have been. WOW!!!!!

I’ve come to the realization that I’ll never be a “traditional” scrapbooker, but digital is highly intriguing to me. One Christmas, after I’d purchased our eMac, I created a digital slideshow in iPhoto, and then burned it to a DVD that we could watch in the living room, complete with sound track, etc. My family LOVED the show. I need to experiment more with that and learn more about all this cool digital stuff. I think it will be my saving grace with regards to scrapping.

Meantime, my most favorite thing to make, and, always will be, are hand-stamped cards! The “canvas” size is just right for me, being the instant gratification girl I am . . . (chuckle)

Wish I could find

a tote bag like this in real life!!!! I just love polka dots!!!!


All images and papers by A Muse; Colorbox Fluid Chalk Inks; Floral sequins by Doodlebug; Tiny safety pin by Queen & Co.; Ribbon by May Arts; Page Pebble by Making Memories.

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