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Card Patterns Sketch #126 & PTI MIM

I combined two challenges on this card; PTI's Make it Monday & CPS #126.

Let me start off by saying this card is so not me. I think it is really pretty and am happy with the way it came out, but it is just not me (kwim).
First off, I rarely use yellow, it is probably my least liked color (sorry yellow lovers).  I think my dislike of yellow goes back to my childhood, but that's another story.  Secondly, if I use glitter, it is never in such large quantities.  When I saw the sketch tho, I remembered this frame that I had glittered back when I first got the glitter.  Don't get me wrong, I love glitter, just not in large doses.Thirdly, the lilies .  I love lilies, just not white ones. The PTI challenge was to color using white ink.  I really enjoyed the process, but would like to try it with different colors.
I used my PTI Book Print IP on the top portion of the card. The card stock and ribbon are PTI also. The lilies are from SU's Fifth Avenue Florals.  I colored the st…

I got the tag done...

and a flower too.  This is to go along with the cards & notepad in my previous post.

 I made the flower into a pin and made this little tag to attach it to.

 Whenever Joann's has buttons half off I always buy extra, pretty ones to use in crafting..  I used one of those as the flower center for this flower.  It's a little sparkly and really pretty in real life.

 So here is the tag and gift all put together.  I just love it (toot, again).

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I hate to toot...

my own horn, but I love the way this set came out.  A friend of mine is celebrating her 65th (that can't be right, if you met her you might think she is late 40's) next week.  I am going to be on vacation next week so I am happy that I got this done before leaving.
I made this set of cards and a notebook for her.
my favorite, the notebook:

and each card:

I went to the Scrapbook store for inspiration.  I came home with three sheets of PP from Basic Grey, Hello Luscious, to make these.  I have tons of PP left over.  Of course I also used a lot of my PTI favorites.  On the notepad I clear embossed a new BG stamp on the cardstock and did some fussy cutting of the flowers from the PP.  I then added stickles and a few tiny pearls. On the flower details you will see die cuts using my 1 3/4 inch circle and one each of the beautiful blooms dies.  I love layering them this way. On the best wishes card I used my newish MFT mini rolled flower die.  I really like the way the flowers come out…

17 years ago today...

my first born came into the world.  Today is my oldest son's 17th birthday. 
I made this book for him as a gift.  It covers all of his experiences in driving; the lessons, tests etc.

 It's a small book about 3X8.
These charms are hanging from one of the binder rings.  The fake key came in the mail as part of a contest and I thought it was perfect.

 permit test
 driving lessons

actual driving test
 pocket for temporary license

I ran out of photos and still had a couple of pages left. so I added the "First Car" vellum page and left space to add those pictures when he buys his first car.

The back page
Hope he likes it!
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PTI Blog Hop

I am so happy to be participating once again in the PTI Blog Hop this month.  Here is the inspiration photo that was provided.  I have been wanting to do a layout about my love of Jane Austen novels for a while, I even bought PP for it.  For some reason, upon seeing this picture for the first time, the first thing that jumped into my head was Jane Austen.  It looks like a reading nook and the subtle colors maybe?  Not sure why, but Jane Austen it is.

So here is my layout. 

I wanted the books to look like they were on shelves.

This quote is from the PTI set all booked up.  I thought it perfect for this layout.
This is one of my all time favorite things I have made.  I think I am going to get a 12X12 frame and hang it up as a little tribute to Jane.  Hope you enjoyed.

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Good Morning!

Hi Everyone, I am once again participating in the Card Patterns Sketch Challenge