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Busy Inking

My days have been busy inking and stamping.  Most of what I have made I have pictures of....some I just plain forgot...sorry

Friends stopped by with some snacks for the kiddos, so
I created this card with a "grocery bag" on the front!

Played with the chick to make it look kind of like
a baby bird.  Maybe I should just stick to a chick!

Ah....The big day for Son #4 and his bride to be is
Friday, March 31!  Not really a traditional wedding card,
but it is kind of "them"!

A lot of time went into making this gift box!  It was for D #3's 22nd
birthday.  This year instead of trying to shop for the big kids,
I resorted back to gift cards.  Not my fave, but they get to do their
shopping on my dime!  (they have better taste than I do anyway!)

I really had no idea of what I wanted to do, I just knew that I
wanted to make a gift box.  So, I ended up spending 2 hours making it!
But it was fun to play!!!!
This is another one of my favorite sets to play with.  It is
so versatile.  This was another one I found on Pinterest and put
my own "twist" on it.
I created this for our Youth Pastor's wife's baby shower.
I made it to resemble the invitations that were sent out.
This is the cover to a notebook I made.  Sorry I forgot to turn it
upright!  This was a fun project also! 

I used a scrap paper for t he flowers and box band.
I saw a card on Pinterest and just had to re-create it with my
twist.  Loving the Stampin' Up! water color pencils!  The cards
look like Easter eggs, but that was not my intent. 
Love this set!  It is the first set I reach for when
wanting to make a card. 
Too much fun!  I am really loving the watercolor
pencils and paper!


D #7's fish, Prickly, had celebrated his one year birthday from date of purchase.
Had to make him a birthday banner!





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