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June 17, 2018

Seeing Double

Hello Stamplings!

I hope you are enjoying the weekend and for those of you where Father's Day is celebrated today, I wish you a wonderful day with your father or with happy memories of your father! Hammy has gone off for the day to be with his offspring and their families, while my little family will be celebrating next Sunday.

So that means I get to share a coupla cards with you!

Oh, boy, this one was fun and super QACAS. I got these cool emboss resist toppers a while back from Taylored Expressions and this was the first outing for one of them. Using my Clarity brushes I swept on a base of Oxies in fossilized amber and peeled paint. I added a die cut tree which was a gift from my friend Donna during my trip to England two years ago. I can't believe it was two years ago next month!

Before I added the tree, I sprayed the base with gold and silver shimmer spray. (Hammy is going to be upset with me when he finds out I shimmered without him cuz he loves to run through the mist and get all schparkly. Ssshhh.)

Donna gave me two of these sensational trees, so I made this design with the second one:
I used one of either Nancy's or Lolly's Magicals rejects from the ESCR retreat for the sky background and painted the grass with Twinkling H2Os. The tire swing is from "Set of Swings" by Memory Box. The whole card is schparkly with the shimmer of the silver matting finishing it off. Here is a closeup of the Magicals twinkle, although I'm not sure a closeup really does it justice either.
You have one more week to make your double TREE designs for the Twofer Card Challenge and I'd love to see your creations! This time we are seeing more unconventional designs, but remember you can just use your TREES as trees like I did here. 

Another Twofer

Otherwise known as our grandtwins Adam and Henry!
The boys are embarking on a camping adventure soon so they've been hiking locally to break in their new boots. A few days ago their Mom took the photo in the upper left while she was hiking behind them.

And then their Papa (the Mister) took them hiking on his own a couple of days after that and as he was walking behind them on the trail, he was struck by how often the brothers casually put their arms around each other so he took some photos, too. And then, of course, he had to get one posed photo in front of the sign!

I got all heart-warmed and teary-eyed when I saw the photo Rachel had taken because it reminded me of a favorite photo we took of Henry and Adam as wee toddlers holding hands on the way to the park. It took a while to find it on the computer, but I couldn't resist making this collage.
Henry on the left, Adam on the right.
 Isn't it spooky that the clothes colors are nearly the same?!

Don't get me wrong, as brothers they fight like cats and dogs some of the time, which makes the photos even more endearing!


Life is good. Hug your sibling if you can and enjoy your day! No, seriously, enjoy! LITS!*

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