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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

When you are feeling down.. handmade card

We don't have birds as pets but do have flocks that live in our patio and vine roses (finches mostly but I love them all).  Today is Love Your Pet day - and my passion for the four legged loves has us having created a small farm.  Today's card is also for my little girl who's missed mom (between traveling to Leadership Events, fighting her sibs for attention and homeschool mom she hasn't had solo time in a while) and a sweet card like this is to cheer my girl up.
A little sparkle and love goes a long way to helping our heart soar.
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My baby girl needs a little pick-me-up.  A handmade card can be mailed to your friends and family.. but starting with some love at home.. this card should lift her spirits.. 
~  Stamp the White Note Card and Envelope with the Tuxedo Black Memento ink pad and Bella & Friends stamp set.
~  Color in with our Stampin' Blends in Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight and Cherry Cobbler.
~  Add sparkle with our Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.

This one-layer card is a quick and easy one but for my animal loving baby girl.. it's a small work of art.
I write with sparkle as well.. loving my glitter pens - the green seemed to coordinate with our Old Olive blends - doesn't it?  The sweet size of this note card (2-1/2" x 4-1/2") and coordinating envelopes brighten my day.
Happy Love Your Pet Day.  I have a slew of pets.. from our koi pond, bearded dragon lizard, Russian Tortoise, Dog, Barn Cats and Goats.. we have our own personal zoo and my little bit of heaven.  Today's card is in honor of my dear pup, Tinkerbell.  She is a German Shepherd, St. Bernard mix and yawns, sounding like a cow - lol. My companion and baby girl... she's worthy of today's celebration.

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Who do you love that needs a little pick-me- up?  Making a quick card is so easy with our great coloring products like the Stampin' Blends.  I adore the shadows and depth that they create when you use the coordinating combos for each color!  I love, too, that wrapping this card up and placing it in my daughter's bed will give her some love that was made just for her when she wakes.  It really is the little things in life, isn't it??

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