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Hi all,

I look at this picture and I see my daughter’s energy explode off the paper. I see fun. I see beauty. I see youth. Most certainly, I see happy. And that was the inspiration for my layout this month.

I started out with a 12×12 sheet of the Irresistibly Yours Specialty Paper by Stampin’ Up! It has a glossy resist pattern that I thought could be fun. (Side note: This is one of the exclusive Sale-a-bration products that can be yours with a $60 order)

In my typical lazy style, I decided to “see what happen”

I squeezed some refill ink over the paper. Yes, it did go through the paper because I didn’t want to apply a layer of gesso over top of the glossy resist… it certainly wasn’t my smartest idea. After I realized that this wasn’t going to work without watercolour paper, I grabbed a baby wipe and moved the mess around.

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You know what? Crazier things have happened and this worked out.

So if you learn anything today… just… “see what happens.”

Next, I laid my picture down and tossed elements of the Artisan Embellishment Kit over the page. Lately, I enjoy using the whole package of embellishments. That didn’t quite work out this time but the effort was there.

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As always, I like to layer and machine stitch. Uh oh. I stamped upside down… that was a mistake. Yes. It “just happened.” And that’s why, I just re-stamped over top of it. Things have a way of working out sometimes.

I wasn’t quite ready to go to bed or put away my sewing machine.

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While I was stitching the vintage tea lace doilies to the cotton white ribbon, I cut out the “happy birthday” text out of my E-Cutter. Two Birds. One Stone. Thank. You.

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This banner was easy and very cute. Why not try it for Easter?

Cathy Caines, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator      St. John’s, NL


Supplies used are Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise stated: Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper, Artisan Embellishment Kit, Blushing Bride refill ink, momento ink, Remember rotary date stamp, So You project kit, Gold Soiree Designer Paper, vintage tea lace doilies, strawberry slush cardstock, cotton whisper white ribbon, machine stitching, Silhouette Cameo



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  1. Glenda Thorne Reply

    You made my day when you stated “just happened”. I don’t know how many times I’ve made mistakes and thought, Oh NO! do I have to undo, or start over? it is amazing how creative you can become and think outside the box. Love the layout. Thanks for sharing your talent and story.

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