I used Creative Cuts and More and Creative Play Stamps on this card. The main image is from CPS's Swirl Garden. It's a beautiful set and includes this swirl, a few butterflies, and a pretty flower. I stamped it in Brilliance Chocolate and embossed in Ranger's Holographic, which is a combo I use very frequently. The crooked rub-on is Basic Gray. I can usually get things pretty straight, but not this time! Oh well, it looks like a human being made it, and I'm fine with that. I know I'll be hearing from some of my more anal retentive pals on this one. HI NOELLE! (She's my sister, this will make her crazy, crazy, crazy! That's just one of the bonuses of my imperfection!) I also dragged the edges of the punched piece through the same pad and embossed. It adds a very subtle sparkle. I drew around the top layer with my 2-way and sprinkled on MS glitter in brownstone-just call me Rainman, I dig the sparkle!! All the paper on this card is Cosmo Cricket Love Notes, except the top layer, it's CC&M.
Speaking of CC&M, this is the THIRD project I got out of my ONE cupcake box die cut, talk about value! This is the cut-out from the lid of the box. They send you a piece of acetate to put in its place, but they also send you all the cut-outs. This is out of my favorite Caramel Stardream, and there was no way I was going to toss it! It's one of the prettiest papers I've ever seen! If you haven't tried CC&M yet, please do give them a try. It's so fun and easy, and the selection is amazing! I'm especially poor at patterns so CC&M is a real godsend for me, but even if you are good at patterns, give yourself a break and let someone else do all that figuring and cutting! Then all you have to do is make it pretty!!
BTW, the cruise was wonderful! I was very pleased with Royal Caribbean, and the Bahamas are beautiful!! I have cornrows, which I love! How did I go 44 years without them? I also got a fake tattoo, it's a tribal. I did love the shocked look on 17 & 14yods's. I think they only believed it for a few seconds. DH didn't fall for it at all. I have loved the curious and slightly shocked looks I've received here in the Panhandle since my return. I'm pretty sure most of the English teachers around here don't have cornrows and tattoos. I wore a very short sleeved shirt to church yesterday, and not one person said a thing, except DH. He said, "You wore that on purpose, didn't you?" I said, "Of course!"