Sunday, May 30, 2010

RRR June Club Assortment and a New Challenge!

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Hello!  I hope you are all having a fabulous weekend!  I've had lots of fun so far:)  I got to go see Sex in the City 2 with some friends and it was hilarious!  Yesterday I went to the Scrapbook Expo here in Orlando and bought lots of new goodies :)  I also got to meet a blogging buddy of mine~Wendy!  Hi Wendy!!!  Today we are heading to the beach, but I wanted to show you a picture of the new June Ribbon Club assortment now available at Really Reasonable Ribbon!  You get all this for $9.00 and that includes shipping!!!

I also wanted to tell you that Really Reasonable Ribbon is starting their own challenges!  Challenges will be posted on the 1st and 15th of the month on the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog.  Make sure you check out our first one on Tuesday!  While you're there you may want to sign up to be a follower of the RRR blog because everyday there is a new post by one of the DT members which shows you new ways to use your ribbon!  I have learned LOTS from these talented ladies!!!

One more thing!  Check out this blog candy that Michelle is giving away:



Aren't these so cute and fun!!!  Go HERE to find out how you can win!  Have a wonderful day:)

Kerri


Thursday, May 27, 2010

Verve Project Parade Sizzlin' Summer Fun!

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Hello!  The Verve Project Parade is going on right now, and of course I had to play along!  The theme is Sizzlin' Summer Fun and here is what I came up with:

One thing you always need when playing out in the sun is sunglasses!  I thought I would create a little gift box that was the perfect size to house a pair of sunglasses :)  I think this would be a fun summer gift!



See~ they fit perfectly!  I created my own version of a 2,5,7,10 box.  I scored an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of cs at 2, 5, 7, and 10 then cut off the top so that the sunglasses would fit inside.  I then made a lid for it.  I cut a piece of cs to 5" x 4" then scored all the way around at 7/8".  I added a punched border and it was complete!  For my box, I used some dp from the Cosmo Cricket DeLovely mini deck and added this fun sentiment from the Verve Relax set.  The flourish and flowers are from Happy Days.  I also added a little stitching around the border.  Here is the top:




I used some gorgeous yellow striped grosgrain ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon found HERE,  and a sentiment from the Verve set Big Wish.  Hopefully I've inspired you to create your own Sizzlin' Summer Fun project:)  Thank you so much for stopping by and have a fabulous day! 

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Verve Relax, Happy Days, Big Wish
Paper:  SU Pumpkin Pie, Cosmo Cricket DeLovely Mini Deck
Ink:  SU Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Memento Rich Cocoa, Copics, Pretty in Pink
Accessories:  Circle Nestabilities, Sewing Machine, RRR Yellow Striped Ribbon, Making Memories Button, PTI Twine, Dimensionals, SU Border Punch, Spellbinders Tags Trio


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Your Next Stamp Challenge #17~Border Punch!

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Hello!  It's time for another fun Your Next Stamp Challenge!  This time the awesome Starlet Maylee challenged us to use a border punch!  We all love our punches, right?!  I used this super adorable Flower Bouquet Fhiona image and this really pretty dp that I found at Joann's called the DCWV Linen Closet paper pad.  I just love these colors together!  I decided to cut some of the edge off the front of the card, and I added this pretty heart border that I punched with a Martha Stewart Punch.  I added a strip of the soft blue to the inside edge so that it would show throught the punched border when the card was closed. 

So did you notice that pretty Just for you sentiment?  This is a sneak peek of one of the new sets that will be released on June 8th called Elegant Greetings!  Don't you love that pretty font?!  There are 11 sentiments in the set, which you will be reaching for all the time!  Karen has been showing a few sneak peeks on her blog as well, and she has a Sneak Peek Contest going on!  You can win a special New Release Surprise Package just by going to her blog and taking a guess!!! 

You also have a chance to win just by playing along with our border punch challenge!

Winner – one lucky winner, chosen by random.org, will win $10 in YNS Stamp Bucks (to spend on YNS stamps) and the Winner Blinkie to proudly display on their blog!


Top Pick – one lucky entry, chosen be Maylee, will win $5 in YNS Stamp Bucks (to spend on YNS stamps) and the Top Pick Blinkie to proudly display on their blog! (You must use a YNS stamp on your creation to be eligible to win the Top Pick prize).

Make sure you stop by the YNS Challenge blog to see what the other Starlets created, and have a fabulous day!!!  Thank you so much for stopping by :)

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Flower Bouqet Fhiona, Elegant Greetings
Paper:  Kraft, DCWV Linen Closet DP
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  EK Success Retro Flower Punches, Pearls, MS Border Punch, Oval and Rectangle Nestabilities, Sewing Machine, Stardust Stickles, Dimensionals, SU Modern Label Punch, SU Kraft Ribbon, PTI Linen & Canvas Impression Plate~used to give flowers texture

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop!

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Hello!  Welcome to the PTI Blog Hop!  This month's theme is to use felt on our projects.  I used a fun flower die that I have and came up with this:


I have not tried the PTI felt yet, but I definitely plan to add some to my next order!  I used some felt I had laying around and punched flowers out of it using a Sizzix Bigz die.  I added a PTI Raspberry Fizz button to the center.  I also used the PTI butterfly die to cut my butterfly, then stamped an image from Butterfly Dreams onto it with Raspberry Fizz.  The sentiment is also from Butterfly Dreams, and I attached it to some Raspberry Fizz ribbon using a jump ring.  I used the Cute Carton template found HERE for my box, and the dp is from the Cosmo Cricket DeLovely paper pad.  Thank you so much for stopping by, and enjoy the hop!!!

Kerri


Another Happy PTI Card

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Hello!  I have been busy working on some DT stuff, and working on a baby girl chipboard album for a friend, but I wanted to show you another card I made using the PTI Up, Up, and Away set.  This time I used the kite image, and I paper pieced it with some October Afternoon Fly A Kite DP.  I also used the PTI set Blooming Button Bits for the flowers~so cute!  The landscape and cloud are from a Perfect Presentation cut file which you can find HERE!  Ok, I'm super tired so I'm off to bed.  Have a wonderful night/day!  I'm hoping I can crank out something for the blog hop later on!!!

Kerri

Friday, May 21, 2010

PTI Balloons

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My new PTI goodies came today!!!  I know the card world will soon be flooded with these adorable balloons LOL!  I almost didn't order them~I thought I was going to go with the Just For You set, but in the end I just couldn't resist their cuteness.  Don't they just make you happy?  I also got the Linen and Canvas Impression Plate which I LOVE!!!  I used that on the clouds which I cut using an awesome new cut file from Leigh Ann Baird!  You can find it HERE at The Wild Flower Patch Shop.  It's a lot cheaper than buying the PTI die, plus you get a landscape shape too!!!  Leigh Ann has added a few new cut files so make sure you check them out!  I'm off to watch a movie with my hubby, but I will leave the complete recipe below :)  Have a fabulous weekend!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  PTI Up Up and Away
Paper:  SU Melon Mambo, Kiwi Kiss, Soft Sky~retired, Cosmo Cricket DeLovely DP
Ink:  Melon Mambo, Kiwi Kiss, Soft Suede, PTI Summer Sunrise
Accessories:  PTI Summer Sunrise ribbon, Circle Nesties, CB D'vine Swirls EF, PTI Linen and Canvas Impression Plate, Dimensionals, Perfect Presentation Cloud svg file, Sewing Machine


For the Graduate

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Hello!  Wow, I can't believe it's Friday already!  I wanted to share a graduation card that I made for my hubby's little brother who is graduating from High School this year!  When we got married, he was only 7 years old and now I have a 7 year old!  Scary!!! 

I used this fab graduation set from PTI called For the Graduate.  I really love this label image, and the sentiments in the set are great too!  I used Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #74 for the layout, and after I punched the scallops, I thought it would be a perfect place to add 2010.  I created the Argyle pattern using the school colors with the My Time Made Easy set Argyle Amazement.  I also embossed the Scarlet Jewel panel with the PTI Wood Grain Impression Plate. 

I hope you have a wonderful weekend planned!  Not much going on around here which is good because I have a baby girl chipboard album to work on for a friend!  Hopefully I'll be able to share some pictures next week:)  Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!!!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  PTI For the Graduate, MTME Argyle Amazement
Paper:  Scarlet Jewel, Summer Sunrise, SU Basic Black
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Scarlet Jewel
Accessories:  Sewing Machine, Summer Sunrise Ribbon, Dimensionals, PTI Wood Grain Impression Plate

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Divine Divas Inspiration Challenge #27!

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Hello!  It's time for another Divine Divas Inspiration Challenge :)  Who wouldn't be inspired by this beautiful bag?  I just love the bright pops of color against the white background!  I used yesterday's Sketch Challenge on SCS once again and came up with this:


Everything on my card is SU besides the buttons which are PTI :)   I used this awesome grass image from Inspired by Nature, and the flowers are from For All You Do.  I stamped the flowers with Rich Razzleberry and Melon Mambo which I thought were similar colors to the inspiration photo.  The dp is Razzleberry Lemonade DSP and the sentiment is from the set Short & Sweet.  I added some Melon Mambo ribbon and some stitching, and it was complete!

Make sure you check out what the rest of the Divas created, and if you decide to play along, just use DDIC when uploading to your gallery:)


Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Kerri

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

SC281 Birthday Wishes

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Hello!  I had a chance to play along with today's Sketch Challenge on SCS.  I actually made two totally different cards, but I will show you the second one tomorrow for the Divine Divas Inspiration Challenge :) 

For this card, I used this adorable C.C. Designs image called Cupcake Kiki.  I truly just adore her!!!  The dp is SU Cottage Wall DSP and the sentiment comes from the Verve set Big Wish.  This is also for the A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge this week~Cute and Girly :)  Thank you so much for stopping by and enjoy your night!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  C.C. Designs Cupcak Kiki, Verve Big Wish
Paper:  Rich Razzleberry, Cottage Wall DSP
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, PTI Spring Moss
Accessories:  Rich Razzleberry Ribbon, PTI Button, Twine, Dimensionals, Stardust Stickles, Pearl, Sewing Machine




Tuesday, May 18, 2010

CASEing Cathleen and Pics Of My Craft Room!

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Hello!  I made this card on Sunday to play along with the Featured Stamper on SCS.  This week's FS is the super talented Cathleen Torina aka ctorina.  Her gallery is AMAZING, and it was hard to decide on a card to CASE, but I finally chose THIS ONE.

I really love how Cathleen made the frame out of the Labels 8 and Circle Nestabilities.  I thought it would be the perfect little perch for this super sweet Magnolia image~Tilda With 3 Flowers.  I finally broke out my Webster'sPages dp, but I actually had to turn it sideways so I wouldn't cover up the pretty butterfly :) The sentiment is from the My Time Made Easy set So Sentimental.  I really love the font! 

I thought I would show a picture of my crafting space.  When we had child #3, we decided to get rid of our formal dining room and turn it into our office. 

I got one of these ScrapBox units a couple of years ago.  I leave it open all the time because that's where I sit to craft, so I added some dp to the doors to decorate it a little bit:) 


I found these paper units at Staples. I bought two of them and stacked them on top of each other.

I found these ribbon shelves at Michael's on clearance.  I bought two of them and put as many spools on there as I could LOL!  I still have tons of ribbon in my big ScrapBox drawers.  I got the little jars at Hobby Lobby for my PTI buttons.  One day I'll have all the colors...

Finally, our desk.  Don't mind all the wires, etc. under there :)  I have my Cricut, and my sewing machine on there for easy access.  They are plugged in and ready to go. 

Well, that's my little creative spot!  I hope you enjoyed the tour :)  Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful rest of your day!!!

Kerri

Monday, May 17, 2010

Fun In The Sun!

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Hello!  I hope you all had a fabby weekend!  We had a busy but fun weekend :)  It has gotten HOT down here in Florida, so we had some pool time and went blueberry picking down at a friend's farm which the kids loved!  I even got to go wedding dress shopping with a good friend of mine, and we found her the PERFECT dress!!!  It was so much fun! 

Speaking of fun, I had a blast playing with my new Verve stamp set called Relax :)  I made this for the Embellish Magazine Color Challenge to use Sea Foam, Brown, Green, and Terracotta.  We were also to add dimension to our projects, so I cut out and popped up the sun, the palm tree, and the sentiment panel.  The dp is October Afternoon Fly A Kite and the layout is this week's Sketch Challenge on SCS.

Thank you so much for stopping by, and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Verve Relax
Paper:  PTI Kraft, Vintage Cream, October Afternoon Fly a Kite
Ink:  Memento Rich Cocoa, Copics, Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, PTI Aqua Mist, Ranger Antique Linen and Tea Dye Distress Inks
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Edge Distresser Tool, PTI Rustic Button Twine, Sewing Machine, Dimensionals, Rectangle Nestabilities, Kaisercraft Chocolate Pearls

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop!

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Hello!  Welcome to another Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop:)  Today I get to show you some projects I made using ribbon from the May Ribbon Club assortment!  Hopefully you came here from Susan's Blog, but if not, then start at the beginning which is the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  Make sure you complete the hop for your chance to win the May Ribbon Club assortment!!!  This month's ribbon club theme is pink and brown, so I decided to make a baby girl gift set:


Here is a closer view of the card:

I used this adorable image from The Greeting Farm Oh Baby stamp set.  The dp is SU Sending Love Specialty, and you can see the fabby piece of ribbon I used down the center from the May Ribbon Club assortment.  I used Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #73 for my layout. 

I used 2 different ribbons on my baby buggy that I made using the My Time Made Easy Baby Buggy template.  I just love that gorgeous brown organza ribbon, and the adorable ric-rac.  I also wanted to make a couple of baby bows to go inside my buggy:



All 3 of these fun designs come in the May Ribbon Club!  Love them!!! 

Your next stop on the hop is the fabulous Trudy!  Thank you so much for stopping by and enjoy the hop!!!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  The Greeting Farm Oh Baby
Paper:  Pretty in Pink, PTI Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream, SU Sending Love Specialty DSP
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Chocolate Chip, Copics
Accessories:  Pearls, Prima Roses, Really Reasonable Ribbon May Ribbon Club Asst, Circle Nestabilities, Sewing Machine, Dimensionals


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Your Next Stamp Challenge #16~Cut It Out and Pop It Up!

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Hello!  It's time for another Your Next Stamp Challenge, and this time Maureen challenged us to cut it out and pop it up!  I love this challenge because it's something I do all the time :)  Isn't this giraffe from the Your Next Stamp Giraffe stamp set so super CUTE!!!  I'm not sure why I tend to associate giraffes with baby cards, but I do:)  The dp is from the retired Basic Grey Oh Baby line, and the sentiment is from the SU set Short & Sweet.  I will leave the complete recipe below. 

Make sure you play along with us for your chance at winning one of two fabulous prizes:

Winner – one lucky winner, chosen by random.org, will win $10 in YNS Stamp Bucks (to spend on YNS stamps) and the Winner Blinkie to proudly display on their blog!



Top Pick – one lucky entry, chosen by Maureen, will win $5 in YNS Stamp Bucks (to spend on YNS stamps) and the Top Pick Blinkie to proudly display on their blog!  You must use a YNS stamp on your creation to be eligible to win the Top Pick prize.




Now head on over to the Your Next Stamp Challenge blog to see what the rest of the Starlets created for this challenge!  Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day:)
 
Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Giraffe, SU Short & Sweet
Paper:  PTI Summer Sunrise,  Basic Grey Oh Baby~Boy
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, SU Kiwi Kiss
Accessories:  CB Swiss Dots EF, Spellbinders Tags Trio, Rectangle Nestabilities, SU Kiwi Kiss Ribbon, Sewing Machine, Dimensionals, Making Memories Buttons, PTI Rustic Button Twine
 

Monday, May 10, 2010

We All Have Bad Days

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And today is one of them :(  My day started out by being pulled over on the way to dropping my daughter off at school this morning for a totally bogus reason.  The cop who pulled me over knew it too, which is why he gave me warning and not a ticket.  There is nothing like the embarrassment of standing by the side of the road while you feel like every person in town is driving by, staring, and smirking at you.  The whole situation inspired me to come home and ink up this super cute Kraftin' Kimmie image~Lillith.  I used dp from SU Sending Love Specialty, and the fab ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon and came in the May Ribbon Club pack.  If you haven't checked out the Ribbon Club~you must!  So many beautiful pieces of ribbon for a great price!!!

I made this for the All That Scraps Challenge to use Pink and Brown and I used this week's Sketch Saturday layout.  Thank you so much for stopping by, and hopefully your day is going better than mine:)

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Kraftin' Kimmie Lillith
Paper:  PTI Dark Chocolate, SU Sending Love Specialty DSP
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Pretty in Pink
Accessories:  Really Reasonable Ribbon Ribbon Club asst.  Nestabilities Labels 8, Circle Nesties, Sewing Machine, SU Scalloped Border Punch, Dimensionals, Sponge Dauber, CB Swiss Dots EF

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Divine Divas Inspiration Challenge #26!

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Hello!  Today's inspiration picture comes from a company called The Inglenook Decor~exciting decor for your urban cottage :)


I pulled out some of the colors as well as the butterflies to create a Mother's Day card for my MIL:


I used this gorgeous dp from the Making Memories Wedding paper pad.  The paper has such a pretty sheen to it, and it reminded me of the pearlescent shells in the inspiration pic.   The sentiment is from the PTI set Delightful Dahlia, and the butterflies are from the PTI set Butterfly Dreams.  I used Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #72 for my layout. 

We hope you'll have a chance to play along with us!  Just use the code DDIC when uploading to an online gallery :)  Now check out what the other Divas created this week:


Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  PTI Delightful Dahlia, Butterfly Dreams
Paper:  SU Going Gray, Blush Blossom, PTI Vintage Cream, Making Memories Wedding dp
Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  PTI Butterfly Die, SU Scalloped Border Punch, CB Swiss Dots EF, Square Nestabilities, Dimensionals





Wednesday, May 5, 2010

SC279~TGF Maria

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Hello!  I have sooooo much to do this week, but I have been dying to ink up one of these adorable Wild Sprout images from the Roll Call set that I won during the TGF Royal Battle!  For those of you that voted for Team MACCK, I just want to say THANK YOU once again!!!  Today's Sketch Challenge on SCS is a nice, simple layout, and I decided to keep my card pretty CAS as well.  I used this adorable image called Maria, and the dp is from October Afternoon's Fly a Kite collection.  I will leave the complete recipe below, and I hope you have a fabulous day!!! 

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  The Greeting Farm Maria
Paper:  PTI Kraft, October Afternoon Fly a Kite
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  Ribbon, CB Swiss Dots EF, Dimensionals, Stardust Stickles, Martha Stewart Doily Lace Border Punch


Monday, May 3, 2010

Quick and Easy Teacher Thank Yous

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Hello!  I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!  I had a girl's weekend at the beach, and we had a BLAST!!!  Unfortunately I'm very behind with my to do list this week, and I need some Teacher Thank You cards for my son's 3 teachers tomorrow, so I sat down today, and came up with these:) 

 I used this adorable school house and sentiment from the Your Next Stamp set Fhiona's School House.  I decided to make circle cards, because they are usually pretty quick and easy :)  The dp is from the DCWV Grade School Matpack.  I added a spiral edge border, some ribbon, and a couple of  brads and called them complete!  I will leave you with a couple of pics from  our wild weekend LOL:

These are 3 of my good friends~Rhonda-left, Theresa-middle, and Randy-right

My BFF Delinah-left, Me-squished in the middle, Lori-right

Have a great night!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Fhiona's School House
Paper:  PTI Pure Poppy, DCWV Grade School Matpack
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  Circle and Large Scalloped Circle Nestabilities, Brads, Ribbon, Dimensionals, SU Spiral Edge Punch

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop!

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Hello!  I have some VERY exciting news to share with you today :)  I have been asked to be a Ribbon Club Designer for Really Reasonable Ribbon!  Today they are announcing the new Design Team, and we are celebrating with a Blog Hop!!!  Hopefully you came here from Susan's Blog, but if not you may want to start at the beginning which is the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  Onto my project:



I broke out my Bow Easy to make this fun double looped bow!  Love it!!!  You can find the Bow Easy HERE!  Really Reasonable Ribbon also has a fabulous selection of gingham ribbon which you can find HERE:)  I used this adorable image from The Greeting Farm called Madelynn and the sentiment is from the Verve set Big Wish.  I used the Perfect Presentation Gift To Go template for the box, and I decorated it with a tissue flower and a butterfly from the PTI set Butterfly Dreams.  The dp is Basic Grey Green at Heart. 

I love the idea of the Ribbon Club!  If you sign up you receive a large shipment of assorted ribbon each month!  You get 10-15 yards of gorgeous coordinating ribbon for $9.00 which includes the shipping and handling!!!  You can read more about it HERE

Ok, it's time to move on to Trudy's amazing blog, but don't forget to stop by the Really Reasonable Blog and enter to win some awesome blog candy!!!


Thank you so much for stopping by, and enjoy the hop!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  The Greeting Farm Madelynn, Verve Big Wish, PTI Butterfly Dreams
Paper:  PTI Kraft, Basic Grey Green at Heart
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  Tissue Paper, PTI butterfly die, Circle and Scalloped Circle Punch from SU, Nestabilities Labels 8 die, Gingham Ribbon, Dimensionals, Sewing Machine, Perfect Presentation Gift to Go template

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