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Hi Everyone.  Happy Tuesday.

As I said in my post last night, I've been watching the new classroom videos from Jennifer McGuire.  The topic is his and hers cards.  Taking elements of a card and making a masculine version and a feminine version.  Tonight I am showing you three versions of the feminine card.  I'll be back later in the week with the masculine version.

I knew that I wanted to use the new Mosaic Madness set.  It has very feminine lines and has mix and match shapes.  I decided to create a card using Crisp Cantaloupe (a real salmony pink) and pair that with Pistachio Pudding and the 5th In Color "Baked Brown Sugar".  (I really do love the freshness of these In Colors!)  I created a simple version and decided it needed a little something.   I added some glitter and it came out like this.

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Sorry, but the glitter is really hard to capture!  So, here's a closeup for you

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The glitter is really makes it more feminine and adds a pretty touch. 

However, I decided it wasn't quite right, and needed a little something extra, so I brought out my bling.

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That is better... just the addition of the pearls and rhinestones added more feminine appeal to the card.  I mean, who doesn't like a little bling?

Then, I thought...mmmm... how about I move those rhinestones and pearls around and try something different....

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After I  had done all of that, I couldn't make up my mind which I liked best!   So, I am going to ask you.   Which do you prefer and why?  I'd love to hear from you.  I asked Lou but he said he liked them all!  So, I'd really appreciate it if you left me a message and let me know what you think.

On a personal note:

Whilst I was cooking the other night, Charlie was taking a nap.  He's generally never far from my side.  Whilst I work he sits on the chair in my office.  Which is great, except he turned over and fell out of the chair whilst I was on a call this morning.   Thump!  Poor thing, he picked himself up off the floor and looked around to see who had pushed him from the chair.  I think he was a little embarrassed!   As I write this blog post, he is curled up fast asleep on top of the cat climber that has become a permanent fixture in my craft room.    When I'm upstairs cooking - this is his favorite spot



Is he comfortable, or what?  He's made the cushion into a perfect hammock.  I have to go and beat the creases out of the cushion every morning, though!   It pains me to think about someone dumping him in the middle of the corn fields.   He was very lucky that Lou found him.  As for us, well, we are so glad that we decided to keep him.

Talking about dumping.... it reminds me of a story I read on NBC news yesterday.  I'm not sure if any of you caught this story.  If any of you have read the book by Temple Grandin called "Animals in Translation" you will appreciate this story even more.   If you have an autistic child, or know someone with an autistic child, you will also appreciate this story.    If you are a dog lover, you will appreciate this story.   Go check it out.....Xena the warrior puppy.  Once you have read the story and seen those photos of that poor puppy, I think you will understand why I want to catch the person that dumped her.  I know exactly what I want to do to that person.    It's a wonderful story, though.

As always, thank you for visiting my little area of the stamping blogosphere.  Warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.



Card recipe:  All ingredients Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:

  • Card stock:  Very Vanilla, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding
  • Inks:  Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe
  • Stamp:  Mosaic Madness.   I stamped the images multiple times using my Stamp-a-majig.  Sentiment:  Papertrey
  • Tools:  Stamp-a-majig.   Glitter.