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September 17, 2018

Reminder ~ Twofer Card Challenge #9 ~ LEAVES

Hello Stamplings,

I hope this finds you doing well as you start a new Monday! We had absolutely gorgeous weather on the West coast of the US of A, just the opposite of the horrors on the East Coast. Again, my thoughts and prayers are with everyone still dealing with the storm.

We've turned chilly here, in spite of the calendar telling us it's still summer, so out came the long pants, cardigan sweaters, and fuzzy robe and slippers. I think I told you a few years ago about how the Mister's father called his robe and slippers, "blipdah-blapdah" when he was a toddler. Some things are just too darn cute to forget and get passed on through the generations. That's how nicknames happen, right?! What is your family's 'blipdah-blapdah' story?

My cards today are reminders for Twofer Card Challenge #9 where the prompt is LEAVES! This prompt is very popular right now and the cards some of you have already entered in the gallery are really incredible! Mwah!

Here you go.
The die I am featuring is the Mighty Oak die from PTI. It came out a long time ago and I haven't played with it for ages, so it was great fun returning to it.

The coloring here is more springtime than fall, but it will be appreciated by all my friends on the other side of the world. I cut the oak leaves from a very bright alcoholic ink glossy paper background in the my stash and pieced them into a white card base negative. The sweet sediment is from GKW.


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I noticed the Mighty Oak leaf die pattern had a cluster of leaves that looked like a flower; you can see it near the upper left in my Onefer. So for my second card I mimicked the formation, again using AIs on glossy paper, and then arranged a few petals falling. I add the sediment which I think is from Penny Black to an MFT flag. Hammy only recently got his lips back to normal from his last schplatterama with a straw, so I took a turn this time. Stop laughing. I know I'm not as good at it as he is and now I appreciate how hard it is! 

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