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Two of my favorite blogs to follow are Pixie's Crafty Workshop and Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge. When I can make one card that fit the criteria for both I am extremely happy!
Today....I am extremely happy! But before I share that happiness, I want to say thank you to everyone who has been commenting on and joining my blog. Yesterday a young lady named Jean joined as a follower. What makes me so pleased is Jean said she wished she could follow me via email. Thank you Jean for pushing me into trying to figure out how...And guess what, I can't believe how easy it was. I'm from the generation of don't push buttons you don't know what could happen. Well, this button made me very happy and my machine did not blow up! (giggling here). So again, Thank You Jean!
Now back to the challenge(s) at hand. Mrs. A's challenge is to make a card using stripes and dots. So, this is what I made. These are all scraps from an album I made using Graphic45 Secret Garden collection. I just noticed this....even my ribbon has stripes...I used the ribbon to mute the pattern behind it. My dots are sequins that I've had for quite some time. I think, though they are light in color, they add dots of sparkle on this card. Even the little butterfly got into the act. She too is sporting sequins. The graphic was a happy accident. It is actually the reverse side of a piece I'd originally thought about using as my background. If you click on the photo it will enlarge and you can see the sequins much better. And I really like the wording on the graphic. Di's challenge is to use up scraps and even the ribbon was a scrap,
Now, on to the inside....
Valery and Di always give me reason to use bits and pieces. I have to say, sometimes it's a challenge to use up those snippets and not cut into a full sheet. I must say I'm also challenged to use patterns that I would not think would work together, but you know what? I think they do. In addition to being brought up in the don't touch that generation. I've also been brought up to not mix patterns. Hey, if the Queen can do a photo bomb....I can mix patterns! Love this photo:
Well, that's it for me today. I'm going to try to get a card done for Rudolph Day....If that's going to happen, I'd best get my act together.
Hugs from me to you,
AKA: Glitter Grammy