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Monday, July 16, 2018

MIM # 329 Creating stencils from Die cuts

A new Make It Monday is up on the blog, you can check out Melissa's video HERE.
this is what I used to make this card:
PTI Mix & Mat Pretty Brackets
PTI Pop Up Butterflies 
PTI Life is Beautiful
PTI Stemmed Sentiments (sentiment)
PPP  pink blush sequins 
We are going for another record 100 degree day friends...this is three in a row and several prior to these in the high 90's!  Too bad I have a  2 1/2 hour seminar on total joint replacement right in the middle of the day!  Otherwise I would just stay in my room with the fan blowing on me and play all day long!  Hope you all are keeping cool and safe!  Now I am off to bring a lunch and dinner to my 97 + year old dad, who by the way is still living at his home, alone!
Melissa's card:
Heart Hugs, friends!


  1. You are the first entry and I was the second. Lol... This is so pretty Col. I was thinking of butterflies but decided on flowers.

  2. HOW LOVELY!!!! LOVE the butterflies & that stenciled background together! BEAUTIFUL JOB!!!! ;)

  3. This is SOOO pretty Colleen! LOVE the soft stenciling and those lovely butterflies with the pink dotted frame around them...GORGEOUS card my friend!! Stay cool (we're only in the low 90's this week) and hope the seminar went well. All this humidity is really giving me grief with pain and swelling in my knee...gonna have to do something at some point. You be the guinea pig and let me know how it goes!! Take care my friend!! :0)

  4. Your stenciling is lovely, Col, and boy were you quickdraw getting this beauty done! And I can top your temp. We're in the hundreds for days, and so hard to do anything outside. Anyway, cool card (a little humor), and praying all goes well with the seminar. How's dad doing? Think of you all and smile. Take care!

  5. This is adorable, Colleen! So many beautiful elements including your lovely background and those pretty butterflies. Beautifully done! Heart hugs!

  6. This is beautiful Colleen! The soft stenciling in the background and those lovely butterflies make the perfect pair. So glad to hear that you dad is doing well. So amazing and such a blessing! Sorry I've been MIA lately. Summer has been super busy and this week I'm at VBS. I hope I find time to play along with this challenge. Everyone's projects are so pretty. Stay cool, my friend!

  7. So very pretty Colleen. Love the soft stenciling behind your pretty butterflies. 100 degrees ... yuck!!! Try to stay cool. How is your dad doing?? xx

  8. Such a pretty design Colleen! The subtle stenciling and beautiful butterflies framed with those pretty pink polka dots create a gorgeous card!


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