Some of my projects ...

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It is what it is ...

I have a close friend at work that always uses the phrase "It is what it is." I thought that it would be a fun idea to make a plaque with the saying on it for him to display in his office as some sort of motto or mantra.

I love the "top note" shape and was delighted when I found it in a wooden plaque. Although it is a favorite shape of mine, I found it hard to work with as the base - especially being a wooden base.

The plaque was bought from Hobby Lobby and then painted brown. The pattern paper is Crate Paper. The letters are cut with the Alphalicious cartridge. The ovals were cut with the George cartridge after being sized and shadowed in Design Studio. I hope you enjoy it. (I hope he appreciates it too.)

It's always hard to make gifts for men with papercrafting supplies and work to make it appealing to the eye but still keep it masculine. I struggle so much with projects for men!

Just a Quick Card

Sorry I've been MIA for so long!! I've actually been quite busy creating and working on projects. The problem is that most of them have been for swaps that I'm right up to the deadline on so I get them out as soon as I finish them instead of taking the time to take pictures of them. I always remember that I forgot to take pictures after I've already mailed them. Once I get them all back, I'll have to take pictures and show what I worked on.

So anyway, this is just a quick card I made for a friend's family.

The darker paper is actually a vibrant blue color (sorry for the crappy pics - they were taken on my Blackberry). I Cuttlebugged the final layer of white with the Swiss Dots folder and then I Cuttlebugged the 3 strips of white with the Snowflake folder. The scallop circles are from Mini Monograms cut at 2 1/2" and 2 3/4" and then layered. The paper strips and the scallop cirlces are attached with pop dots.

Hope you enjoy!