Hello You!

Hi there!  Well, I didn’t intend to take such a long break from blogging!  I was away for a month and had planned to have things to share, but blogging was way down on the list of priorities!  I’m back, trying to get my bearings again and get a routine of sorts for the kids before they start school in 13 days!!  I’m very fortunate to have kids who like LOVE school and they are excited for the school year to start.

While I was away, my big Making Memories wall cabinet/organizer/whatever you call it, fell down.  One bracket broke off and it rotated.  Luckily, I have a magnetic knife strip from IKEA underneath and it kept the shelf from falling completely off the wall.  So I came back to an even bigger mess in my craft room than what I left with.  I did some moving around and am trying to still get everything put away.

I made sure to leave a clear space to actually create at.   I had ordered the Avery Elle Petal Panel die and the coordinating additions dies and stamps.  I just adored everything that I saw with this die.    Yesterday, I sat down and played with it a bit and LOVE it even more.

Okay, seriously, I just adore this die!  Of course, I think of peacocks when I look at it, so I opted for a very striking color combo.  I cut my panel from True Black (PTI) and then used the coordinating Petal Panel Additions to cut Blue Raspberry (Gina K) and Grape Jelly (MFT).   Before putting everything together, I stamped Hello You from the Petal Panel stamp set in VersaMark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  Then I set to putting all of the “feathers” in to their slots.

When I first started out, I wasn’t intending to create a shaker card.  I decided I wanted to add in some shimmer so I cut fun foam with the Petal Panel to adhere to the back.  {Full disclosure: I’m not really certain how many layers I have back there, but there is a lot of dimension on this card! LOL!} One of these times, I will remember to buy some baby powder to use in my shaker cards to prevent my sequins from sticking to the foam tape!  I added a piece of Stardream Metallic Kunzite paper to the back and adhered it to my card base.

Challenge Submissions
AEIHeartUChallenge — #27 Embossing (heat embossing on the sentiment)
Alphabet Challenge — N for No designer papers
Sister Act Card Challenge — Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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