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Saturday, June 30, 2012

You're getting up there...

My baby brother's birthday is Monday.  He's been a space junkie all his life and has taken flying lessons, to the point of solo'ing.  I think he just needs to log more hours to get his license, and it's rather pricey so it's going to take awhile.  Anyway, isn't Mo Manning's adorable little aviator just perfect?  I colored him with Prismacolors and Copics and used Teresa Collins World Traveler 6x6 pad paper.  Very simple card, but I think  it will tickle Don.

Have a terrific weekend, my dear friends.


The Kraft Journal - Anything Goes
Wags 'n Whiskers - Use Craft
Moving Along with the Times - Birthday
PaperPlay Challenges - Flags/Pennants/Banners
Simon Says Stamp - Sporty
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Stars
Make it Monday - Challenge #95
Mo's Challenge Blog - Straight from the Heart

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Spread your wings

Sweet niece Hillary just graduated from high school and in a few months she'll be headed off to university.  She's been very anxious to spread her wings and now it's going to happen, so a special card was in order.

Here it is folded for mailing.

I went looking for inspiration.  Have you noticed just when you think you've seen absolutely every possible folding card technique, up pops a new one?  I'm always up for learning new fun stuff so when I stumbled upon this one at Marriannes papirverden blog I couldn't wait to give it a go...plus I had just received this SB floral oval die set which she uses on her card.  She names her tutorial simply "folding card" but that could certainly get confusing in my tutorial favorites folder, so I'm calling it a winged oval folding card.
Here it is with its wings spread. 

Pretty unique.  I like. 

Bazzill cs; MME Miss Caroline Dolled Up dp; SB Floral Oval and Classic large oval die, Recollection Pearls, MS butterfly punch, Paper Smooches sentiment stampler stamps, Sharpie white poster paint marker, Stickles, foam dots, ColorBox chalks.