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Good Sunday to you! I hope that this card brings a smile to your face and it gets you excited to CASE away! I truly hope that you do. Have fun with different color combinations and have fun with a variety of sentiments

I told you that I thought that you were going to be happy with this weekend post….and here you go – today’s card is just stepped up a bit from yesterdays card! I must admit…there are weeks that I wonder, “Can I do another 2 day post”? Then I just sit down….do the 1st card and then think ~ how can I jazz it up?

I think that you are going to like this version….and I admit that it takes more time but it to me is well worth the time as the best way to sum it up is….

 

IT IS FUN AND REWARDING ~ A FUN PUZZLE!

I took the 4 colors that I used yesterday (Island Indigo, Pool Party, Pacific Point & Bermuda Bay) and then with the help of my favorite obsession, Stick It….. made this beautiful butterfly come to life with no stick fingers. You can click here to see a previous post that I did earlier about how this product makes it super easy to use different colors easily without the mess and frustration.

 

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Here you go “Side by side…you decide”!!! I know…I know, this is a terrible quality picture but I think that you can get the idea! I just love using all of the blues together as it makes such an impact. Below I will list the “stepped up elements”!

 

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On yesterdays card…you saw that the butterfly was in pool party. That was super easy to adhere to the very vanilla because I had adhesive (STICK IT) already on the back of it! You know that I love to make more than one card when I create as ….WHY NOT ????? You already have all of the products out that you need,

I cut out butterflies in all of the “blue colors” and also a bunch in Very Vanilla. I used my silicone mat to stick the butterflies to and then went to town placing the blues in the very vanilla butterfly!

 

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Here is a closer view and I think it is so fun! I was going to sneak some So Saffron on there but I am glad that I did not….the blue work great and the best thing is – I have a bunch of beautiful butterflies to have on hand to make cards when needed. Yesterday I used the White Gel Pen to add the accents on the butterfly and today I added 3 small pearls!

Did you see the glitter ribbon? You know that I am not a fan of glitter and glitz but I pushed myself to use it as I know that many of you would love this FREEBIE PRODUCT from Sale`A`Bration. and guess what  – I LOVE IT! I adhere a piece of it to a scrap of Very Vanilla and then cut it to a thinner width and PRESTO – a perfect accent!

 

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Here you go with a run down of the variety of products that I used today. I think that when you see it as I do in the below picture it helps bring it all together! To me, the extra steps were worth the effort. Every time I used the gorgeous grunge stamp to accent like I did today, I laugh. I can so clearly remember that when I saw this stamp set I thought it was the worst possible stamp set and wow, I was wrong.

I see thing very literally and straight forward and a bunch of abstract images….I did not see the beauty of it but I will say it is a go to when I want an accent in the back as it works each and every time!

 

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There you go…another weekend post with sharing and showing you how you can take a little extra time to make a different look. Once you get in the groove with the Stick It , you will “get it” and see the beauty and ease of it. I personally purchase it from Amazon but I was amazed that Amazon will not ship it to some states…it that happen to you, go to Simon Says Stamps….they also have it. (I am a huge Amazon fan because of the free shipping as getting things in 2 days)

 

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Yesterday was a fantastic day. The weather was not the best but it was not a wash out. Hannah was able to ride and even though she rode in the rain it was a very successful day for her! Sunday is to be a beauty of a day and it will be a great way to end this show circuit……after the fun is over…the dreaded packing up needs to become reality to me. (I am not excited about this). My posts for the next couple of days will be filled with some great highlights of how I was able to work and keep my blog going while I have been away.

I will be a long trek home and then a big adjustment getting back into the groove. I am not looking forward to the drive but knowing that I have Stanley with me, I take it easy and careful….there are a bunch of crazy drivers out there!!!!

I do hope that you enjoyed this weekend post and I hope that you will see the fun that this glitter ribbon gave to this project. It changed my attitude to glitter and glitz. You only have a couple more weeks to take advantage of this freebie!!!! I hope that you SHOP AWAY in your jammies…and jammie shopping is FUN!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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