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Hello! I've missed you! Not only am I glad to be back to blogging, TODAY IS MY FIRST ANNIVERSARY!!!! One year ago today, I posted for the first time with an entry to the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop. I have learned so much over the past year from all of you. So much inspiration, so much encouragement to keep trying new techniques, colors and styles. Many of my smiles have truly started with reading the kind comments you have left for me, so today's card is just for you! Thanks for sharing the celebration with me.
Are you wondering if I am offering a little anniversary gift? Why yes, I am! A $25.00 Gift Certificate from Papertrey Ink will be given to the lucky duck whose name I randomly select from the comments on today's post. I will announce the winner on Thursday, June 28 by noon, CST.
Here's the Inspiration Photo:
Today's inspiration photo immediately took me to the newly released Natural Beauty stamp set. What a fantastic stamp set! The options seem limitless and the images are gorgeous. (Thanks Nichole!) Since I'm not a big fan of lace and ruffles and such, My focus was on building a beautiful floral background similar to the largest pillow, and the puffy yellow pillow in front. Both the background mat and the sentiment frame are popped up on foam adhesive. The yellow circles are coated with fine crystal glitter. I adore these colors!
Here's my card:
Thanks for all the smiles! Leave a comment, 'cause I want YOU to get the gift certificate!
Thanks for stopping by,
Supplies: All PTI unless noted
Card stock: Lemon Tart, Aqua Mist
Stamp sets: Natural Beauty, Fancy Flourishes, Fillable Frames #10
Ink: New Leaf
Dies: FF #10
Other: Martha Stewart fine crystal glitter, trim (gift from a friend), 1/8" Scor-Tape, Dimensional Foam Adhesive
P.S. Did you notice that I have a new header? Karen Baker at http://thebalddragonfly.blogspot.com/ did a great job-exactly what I asked for. If you are looking for a new design, she has lots of examples under "Custom Blog Designs". Check it out!