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06 June 2009

The weekend

What a day it's been! Up early with Aidan; Chris off on a ride for fallen brothers of his club for nearly the entire day; the boys just wound up because it's the first official day of summer vacation. My nerves are frazzled! I've been doing laundry all day & trying to keep my house under some semblance of control. I think I've succeeded...sorta. I did manage to make a card about 30 minutes ago & I thought I'd share it with you.Don't you just LOVE this paper?!? Credit goes to Wade, The Craft Guy, over at Ben Franklin for turning me onto it. The background paper and the image (there are 12 to a sheet) are both by Graphic45 & the line is called "Fashionista Collection." I ADORE the vintage Vogue look. I could easily see myself in one of these dresses, sitting at a streetside cafe, sipping coffee or lemonade. {always did say that I was born in the wrong era...} Paper flowers are from Prima; antique pewter brad is from JoAnn's; base is tan pre-made A2.Inside I used some black paper ribbon from K&Co that I picked up on Clearance at Michaels.
And to pull it all together, I used more of the paper ribbon on the envelope flap. I love the lacy look of it. Very yummy!

I also wanted to share a freebie with you from The Angel Company. It's a set of paper dolls, designed by Melanie Montes de Oca & they're just precious! Here's how she decorated hers, so you can get an idea of how to use them...The clothes are pieced with TAC papers, ribbons, stamped trims, tiny buttons, & other embellishments...She used one of the larger boxes that our stamps come in to make pretty storage for her dolls.Pastel twill for the handle...Brads hold the paper to the box AND become cute little "feet." What a clever lady & so generous of her to let us share this sweet gift with you!

I'm off to make supper, get these rowdy boys into bed, then work on some sample cards that one of our senior Angels mails out to new Angels. She did this for me & I'm replenishing some of her stock in return. I'll show you what I make before I mail them to Ohio. Thanks for stopping by & have a great rest of your day!!


DeeDee said...


I am a huge fan of graphic 45 it is so my style...I love your card and the paper dolls...Hope your crafting slowed your day down from the boys...check out my blog for a forum that is all graphic 45....lots of ideas in the gallery there..

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOWZER!! I just love your vintage style on that first card!! How gorgeous!! The paper dolls are such an adorable set too!! :)

Sharron said...

I adore the Graphic 45 punch outs & papers too, Sis......in fact I have a similar set with a navy background! LOL Too funny........'course I'm sure you guessed it since we're so much alike! LOL

Love the card & the extra embelling you did! What a fab job!!! Love it! Love that black "lace" too!

And the paper dolls are adorable. I had Vera Miles paper dolls when I was young (shows my age LOL) & I adored playing with them.

Hope those boys keep themselves entertained so you can play some more cuz I sure love to gawk at your creations!

Huggies & Lovies ~

Andrea said...

Ooooh! Love the paper dolls. The vintage card is gorgeous!

BlueRose said...

OMG girl, I want a BF by my house.....I just love your card very gorgeous and very yummy. Great job.

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