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July 6, 2015

In addition to having some stamping fun today, I’ve been true to my word and am using each of my new 2015-2016 Annual Catalog items before putting them away.  Today I’ve used the Lots of Labels Framelits Dies, the new Greetings Thinlits and the Wild about Flowers stamp set.  And if I had the new Updated Essentials Paper Piercing Pack I’d have used it!


Wild about Flowers (138728) $21.00

This version of my card is missing something!

When I know I’m missing a little something on the card I step back and have a look wondering what if this and what if that.  Today my ‘what if’ concluded with a little bit of grunge from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.  I also decided, right or wrong, not to center the die cut, stamped layer in the middle of the card.

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I think I’m going to be using the Wild about Flowers stamp set far more than I thought I would originally.  I like the size of the flowers and stems as well the versatility for color.

Wild about Flowers (138728) $21.00

It’s been one of those days!  I’ll be back after dinner with the final card details.  In the meantime, thanks so much for checking in.  Yes, it makes my day even better.


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