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A great project from Kay…

You all rock.  I can't tell you how much I appreciate all the kind comments for Kay.  And yes, she is as amazing as she seems.  I love her madly.  I leave in the morning for CHA… but Kay and I have the week planned – lots of fun coming your way.  Here she is…

Bonjour! It’s Kay here, with your daily dose of creativity… and a twenty percent chance of fun! Today I was messing around with some photos and a bottle of purple paint – never a good idea, considering my history of finger stains – when I found IT. The best stamp ever, the best greeting, something that rings true to every person in America. Here’s what it says:

"You & dessert are the best things in life." (a Stampabilities stamp)

This was a hidden treasure, un-inked and un-used, like many of Mum’s stamps, and I felt it was my duty as a card-maker to use it in a special project! I used it to make a picture book about our family for my granddad. I gave it to him tonight and he absolutely loved it.

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The booklet has three green alcohol inked butterflies on the front (alcohol inks – also a messy product. At least now I don’t have to paint my nails 😉 ) and a purple painted background that was painted with an Adirondack Paint Dabber in Eggplant. The greeting was stamped on white cardstock mounted on green paper, on top of twine that was glued down to the paper. The pictures are 4 x 6 pictures glued front to back showing pictures of our family, and the booklet is held together by holes punched by a…. hole puncher, actually and more twine. The background purple cover isn’t any type of special paper, it was just white cardstock with paint.

The pictures were soooo pretty. They were taken at around Thanksgiving by the great Cathy Blackstone and I really do love it.

But really, I was just playing around. That’s the beauty of card-making, everything turns out to be beautiful, and sometimes even you’re surprised. It’s beautiful, the creativeness and spontaneity that shows up when you’re just playing.

Now that I think about it, it’s kind of like the Audreyisms.

Well, until the next beautiful card, may you be as happy as my dog Roxie chasing a squirrel.
Kay