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So did you hear the one about the mommy who knew her son was into boy/girl fairies, but didn’t associate that love of fairies with the awesome fairies at Paper Makeup Stamps? That mommy is hoping to be forgiven…someday LOL

Dang, I was a bit nervous making this card, it’s been a few months since I picked up the ol’ Copics. Sadly, I picked up a couple too many Copic Sketch markers that are too far from each other in the color spectrum and, therefore, don’t play/blend well with others. The result is I probably do more fussy blending than most.

Anyway, this card is for the CR84FN Color Challenge, which I wouldn’t have known about if it weren’t for the awesomely talented AmyT!! When I saw the colors, my brain nearly did the happy-pop-off dance, ever seen that?! I’ve been wanting to make a super cool card for a friend of mine who’s having a boy, and the colors in the challenge happily screamed ‘boy’ to me. Then I figured I could combine the colors with one of my fave Paper Makeup Stamps, Birthday Lauren {btw, who doesn’t love Lauren Meader???!!!}. The gift wrapped in red corresponds to the red heart on the sentiment, so by that silliness I’m implying that new baby Madix is being given the gift of life and love.

I’ve kinda been wondering, so do you have an opinion on this: Should people always put their card recipes somewhere in their posts? I’ve just never been sure that anybody cares about mine, but I also don’t want to be a jerk!!

Frameabilities Classic Frame, GinaK Pure Luxury kraft, Prima 3D roses, ekSuccess branch punch

Sure do absolutely love how graceful and precious these PMS fairies are…*swoooon*

This isn’t very easy to admit, but I’ve had this Kirsten Fairy stamp from Paper Makeup Stamps for much too long without giving her a proper inking. Holy moses, she’s beautiful and I neglected her. Will Tina ever forgive me?

I’m not sure if I mentioned previously that my son ~ yes, my son ~ loooooooves fairies and thinks that they’re absolutely beautiful. I think he’s going to be one of those kids who makes friends with girls, gets along with them best, gets interested in the things they’re interested in, and two of his BFFs are girls. Believe it or not, I hadn’t put things together and associated my stamps with Bee’s interest in fairies. Sometimes I’m a bit too dim for my own good. Now, Tee is the one who wanted Kirsten colored exactly the way she’s colored, her choice!

First I stamped Kirsten with black VersaMark ink on GinaK’s pure luxury 80lb paper, heat-embossed her with a mixture of clear and bridal {more glittery} embossing powder, then cut her out with a Nestities labels 7. Then I pulled out my Koh-I-Noor pencils and odorless mineral spirits {OMS} and got to work on her coloring. I also used a sketch from The Sweet Stop, and it’s wonderful to showcase images AND use up some scrap ribbon!! I made the background for this card by pressing Cat’s Eye ink all over the “bottom” side of a Cuttlebug embossing folder, then placing a backside piece of SEI Jolie paper in the folder with the “good” side toward the just-stamped part of the embossing folder, then running it through the Grand Calibur. After that, I sprinkled clear/bridal embossing powder into all those embossed nooks and crannies, then heated. I think that taking time to do all that gives the paper alot more pizazz and depth.

The Sweet Shop sketch for this card

I left the stamped image in the Labels 7 die so that I could sponge the edges first; love how it turned out

I stamped, heat-embossed, and fussy cut another wing for Kirsten to look more 3D

I honestly just can’t get over how perfect this little project is for a onesie! The long piece of paper, which gets wrapped around the little box on the bottom of the inside, measures 5½X11, and that 5½” is the height – perfect for a rolled up onesie! Remember the sock monkey BinaB that I made for the friend who received the diaper cake? Well, his too adorable 3yo daughter Adria saw the BinaB and declared it her own after the onesie was removed. My friend watched Adria walk into her bedroom, place the BinaB on her dresser, stand back and admire her placement and say “Yep, it’s just perfect right there.”

This BinaB, and others that I’m making for her, is for a friend of mine who I met when I first started working at IBM. We were hired into deskside support, which made all of us Tier III computer support for the entire IBM campus in Boulder, CO. Holy moses, we had such a great time, and I was too stupid and naive to appreciate it while it was happening. Anyway, she and I were just two of five women who worked in a support branch of 33 men, most of whom were just out of college so wow, it was sort of like working in a testosterone factory. But she and one of the other women in the branch were the two who helped me grow a spine, almost literally, when my ex-mistake was trying to bulldoze me into submission. I owe those two so much!! When I started being my own advocate to ex-mistake’s face, he insisted upon knowing what had happened to the “old” me ROTFL.

I have completely forgotten the name of the paper manufacturer, not that it won any awards or anything

I sincerely cannot get enough of this PMS Swirlie Tree, I am absolutely smitten with it


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