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Monday, February 16, 2015

Card Making: Shine

Hello! It's another week, and I'm SUPER excited because my friend Katelyn is coming down from Missouri to visit me! I know we will have a blast. It's so weird though. I honestly feel like we just talked about it (which was about a month ago) and BAM. It's already here. Time flies. I guess I'm getting old. LOL

EDITED TO ADD: Katelyn just texted me and told me it was NEXT weekend, not this weekend, that she was coming. Boo! Oh well, guess I'll just have to wait one more week for our fun! :)

In other news more related to craftiness, I have a new scrappy pen pal! Her name is Melissa and I found her through Studio Calico/ Instagram. We send happy mail once a month. Usually some scrappy items and a letter. It's so fun. I love sending and receiving mail. Always have. And she seems super sweet. 

Since I have ended my Studio Calico subscription, Melissa sends me bits and pieces of the current kit that she does not want and/or thinks I will like. She sent me part of the really cute stamp set from the Cirque scrapbook kit. Actually it's most of the set. She kept one of the phrases, but sent me the rest. She also sent me some of the papers from the current kit, so I used one of those on this card as well. 

It's really neat that Melissa sends me pieces from the SC kits because I feel like I still get the kit! :)

I heat embossed a few of the gem outlines and pop-dotted other gems to mix it up a bit. 

I went a little crazy with the black mist... I just kept adding mist, mist, and more mist to the card. Then I was like, oops. That's a little overboard on the black. But oh well. I couldn't think of a solution to fix it so I just went with it. So I'm just gonna embrace it. 

Who would you send this card to if you could? Leave me a comment! I love hearing from you! 



katie said...

I would probably send this card to my sister. ;) She loves anything with glitter or gems, haha. I should make some cards using these stamps I think they're awesome.

Also, your friend, Katelyn, spells her name the same way I do! So you have 2 Katelyn friends! :)

Melissa Marie said...

Glad you like the stamp set and the papers! The card is super cute! :)