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Summer Swirls


I'm taking a bit of creative liberty with the Stylin' Stampin' INKSpiration theme for today ~ Summertime!  Continuing with my focus on the Swirly Bird stamp set, I created a card using this week's Mojo Monday sketch.  The bright yellow reminds me of Summer, so we're just gonna go with it, okay?



I started with a Whisper White card base measuring 3-1/2" x 11", scored at 5-1/2".  Next I layered a strip of Neutrals Designer Series Paper (black polka dots) measuring 3/4" x 5-1/4", along the left side of the card.  I stamped Crushed Curry swirls onto a 2-1/2" x 5-1/4" piece of Crushed Curry card stock and layered it next to the DSP.  I die cut the swirly strip from Basic Black card stock and adhered it along the top of the card.



The banner focal point was stamped with an amazing new greeting stamp called Layering Love.  As a finishing touch, I added some die cut Crushed Curry card stock swirls.  I hope you are starting to fall in love with this stamp set.  You'll be able to start ordering from the new catalog on Wednesday.  The wait is almost over!



On the home front.....the reality of her brother being gone has settled in for Bella.  She came to me last night in tears and told me that she really doesn't like being the only child (at home).  We had a good, long heart-to-heart talk, and I let her get all of her feelings out.  It just breaks a mommy's heart.  That is the strange thing about his departure....there have been many emotions surrounding his leaving, but I haven't gotten sad about his decision to enlist.  I know that he is doing the right thing for him.  Just keep us all in your thoughts and prayers.  These emotional moments keep popping up at the most unexpected times.

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