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I appreciate you!

Well, that is the sentiment on my latest card.  But I also wanted to say thanks to Eva, for keeping up the blog, making so many beautiful and creative crafty things, and inspiring me to actually use my supplies (but then buying even more things too!)  I can't believe I lasted a year, even if I only managed to make things sporadically.  But it has actually been a pretty productive year for me...recording it all on our blog has been motivational.

Anyhow, I can't believe I didn't look at all these challenge blogs earlier, especially the sketch and color combination ones.  They help me out a lot with design ideas...I am the crafty-challenged one on this blog, I mostly enjoy the cutting and pasting parts, not so good at the creativity part.  Let's just say I'm lucky this is not my day job.

Anyhow, I'm playing along this week at the Play Date Cafe... 
 It's basically all PTI...cardstock, polka dot paper and stamp set, and Spellbinders...labels and tags.  I did cut the border with a Hello Kitty sizzlit border.
The ribbon was probably from Michaels.  I added some to the ends of the tag and stuck it down with a glue dot which was kind of difficult to place, I should probably try a different adhesive next time.
 I used the Bow-Easy again, somehow my bow ended up a little twisted.  I might end up gluing part of the tails down.
OK, after I saw the photo, it looked like the sentiment tag was too high up.  Luckily I didn't use much adhesive and could take it off without ripping any paper.  So I moved the tag down just a little, there was still old adhesive there so I couldn't really go any lower.  Was that being too picky?  That's why it takes me forever to make things too.

Have a nice rest of the weekend!


donna mikasa said…
Such a sweet card, Cheryl! Love the sketch and colors. You and Eva are both lucky to have each other to run the blog! Happy Easter!
eva said…
wow, 2 challenges in one! i like that color combo--it's very pretty. i like the ribbon through the tag too. you're so not crafty-challenged! i like to use color combo ideas and sketches too--it helps a lot.
Vanessa said…
Super sweet card! Love these colors so much. Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns this week!!!
Georgiana said…
Great card. Good luck with the challenge.

Carson's Creations
Such a sweet card! I like your sentiment panel tied up with little bits of cute. Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe!
Andrea Ewen said…
This card is so sweet, Cheryl! Love what you've done with the colors and your Card Patterns sketch is right on! That flower is adorable and I think your sentiment placement is perfect!Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!
Jaclyn Miller said…
Love that you used a Hello Kitty border! :) That frame is super cute with its gingham ribbon. Thanks so much for playing along at The Play Date Cafe.
~amy~ said…
Darling the mix of challenges! Thanks for playing with us at Card Patterns!

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