Friday, January 8, 2016

Peek-A-Boo

Hello Everyone!

So hubby and I are watching some television and he says 'Hey Babes, I need a baby boy card.". I say "No problem, when do you need it for?", his response "tomorrow". WHAT!!!!! You know these cards don't come out of a magic genie bottle right! So he puts on a movie I have no interest in watching which gives me exactly 132 minutes to design a card for him!! MEN!

So here is my speedy baby card which I debated even posting. Looking at it now, there's so many things I would change. Oh well, lesson learned. My response from now on will be "That depends..."



Not much to tell with regards to process or products. The paper is Maja Design and the image is from a vintage stock collection I picked up. Everything else is from my stash. No time for handmade flowers or texture pastes, but it did the job in a pinch and it was nice not spending two days making a card.









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Still wet and damp here, nothing new to report except that someone fished that trolley out of the lake and I was so happy to see that! But then I turned the corner and BLAM, there it was at the top of the stairs...DUUUUUUUDE!


The rest of the pictures here were taken on a different day. My first time going out before the sunrise. It was quite beautiful and such a good day for it, as the mist made for some very atmospheric shots! The world was so quiet, I could hear myself breathing! 




That big empty space at the end of those rocks is where the lake would be...if could see it! Man, it was like 'American Werewolf in London' kind of misty! Good thing I don't believe in werewoves...GULP!







It has occurred to me that photographers must be quite crazy!! You should have seen the very precarious stance over the water that I had to take in order to get this shot...I was wobbling back and forth and had to re-position a couple of times just so I could lift the camera up without toppling right over! It's a cattail Pam, we aren't winning a Pulitzer for this shot, so let's not drowned please! 

Totally worth it, look at how beautiful this is with the water drops on it!


That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. I read and appreciate every single one! If you have any questions, please let me know.



72 comments:

  1. Well I think your card is adorable and see nothing wrong with it. I would take a week to make a card like that. I love all the cool pics that you post. They are gorgeous! Thanks

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  2. I wouldn't change a thing Pamellia it's very lovely as it is. I know men !!!! I've got a species like that walking around here aswell. BUT couldn't miss him for the world. ;-) LOL
    Hugs, Veerle

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  3. Well I think your card is a masterpiece love the image surrounded with those sweet little flowers nice addition of the little blue pin and the teddy bear tucked away there. I think you have a second calling with all the beautiful photos you are posting LOL love seeing them

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  4. You do have magic fingers,Pamellia....a card in 132 minutes....wow! This is thecutest baby boy card ever. You have now given into this time limit...beware! Those photographs are a treat to the eyes.

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  5. If I were you I wouldn't change a thing about this card - it is fabulous. I love the vintage image. I would have taken far longer to create this as well so by the time I finished making it my husband would be in the dog house for requesting it at the last minute. He owes you - just saying:)
    Hugs!
    Cec
    Cec

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  6. Hi Pamellia,

    Well with so little time to do it you made a fabulous Baby card my friend, so gorgeous, I would certainly be pleased with it but we crafters are perfectionists and yes we Photographers are a little crazy lol! Although I am no where near as crazy as those who stand on the edge of a cliff to capture a bird or something. brilliant photographs all the same.

    Love & hugs

    jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. I wouldn't change a thing about this card. I think it is lovely and I particularly like the gathered lace around that sweet vintage image. It is a card to be kept as a treasured memory of the new baby boy.

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  8. A glorious new baby card Pemellia, my family spring 'need' cards on me last minute as well.

    B x

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  9. Pamelia ...what a beauty this is...in my eyes it is perfect...you really did wave a magic wand this time!!
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  10. Nicely done my friend! Love that little teddy bear peeking :)
    Hugs

    Samra
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  11. I'm loving all of the sweet details you managed to add in such a short amount of time. The baby boy image is perfect, and I love the twine and cheese cloth elements. Good of you husband to not to put in a good movie after asking you to give up your evening, LOL!

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  12. I wouldn't change anything, it's fabulous, Pamellia! Can't believe you created this beauty in such short time! Amazing vintage baby boy image and I adore how you used cheese cloth and twine! Stunning!
    Great photos, as always! I enjoyed reading your wonderful post, my friend!
    Huge hugs! Branka xxx

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  13. Lovely quick card Pamellia. .I can't see anything wrong with it. Men eh....they can't plan can they but we do love them. Your photos are very atmospheric and I'm glad you didn't fall in. Enjoy your weekend xx

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  14. Nothing wrong with this card Pamellia and to think you created it in less than 2 hours is amazing! Would have taken me days and still not have achieved the look you have. Love the sweet image and your little teddy embellishment peeking out. I hope you gave hubby a good talking to about short deadlines in the future :)
    Lorraine

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  15. Hi hun, it's beautiful and they will love it, no what you mean about men though, Jim does the same to me,lol

    Awesome atmospheric pictures, chilly and give me the chills too, EEEERRRRIIIEEE!!!!! and
    spooky, love the water drops one too, your so talented!!! hugs Liz xx

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  16. We are hardest on ourselves! I know anyone of your readers would be proud to have made a card of that caliber. Shooting in the fog is one of my favorite settings. Great captures!

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  17. Adorable card Pamellia! Love the sweet image and all the fancy trimmings!

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  18. The safety pin, teddy bear, and beautiful butterflies are just the right elements to make this a super creation, no matter how speedily created! Any new mom would be thrilled to receive such!

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  19. Oh to be able to make such a beautiful creation at the drop of a hat, what a lovely card to welcome a new life into this world! And love your pics, glad you didn't fall into the lake Pamellia :O) Deb xo

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  20. What a sweet, sweet card! Love the details, the color, the softness. Gorgeous work, as always!

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  21. Great card, I love it. Men!! Love the photos, I enjoy being out in the mist. Don't worry about werewolves, they only come out when it's dark. But I think vampires like morning mist....Hugs, Valerie

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  22. Hi Pamellia, the card request sounds very familiar Lol! Gorgeous set of photographs, love them and lots of inspirational shots too. Thanks for the visit to mine and happy crafting, Angela X

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  23. It's adorable and considering you did'nt get much 'thinking' time I think you've done a wonderful job, so lovely!
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  24. Hi Pamellia! Thank you for your last commet. It cheered me up, as I've been a bit in gray moods... May be because for our dark season here. Your card art is always very unique in desing of the sofisticated style. You've a great talent.
    Wishing you a happy weekend my friend xx

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  25. This is so pretty. I love it's vintage feel and the way that you've just used a hint of blue. It's gorgeous Pamelia x

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  26. Gorgeous baby card Pamellia and a beautiful keepsake for the proud parents.
    Happy New Year, Julie x

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  27. You came up trumps with this beautiful card Pamellia, it's absolutely gorgeous....big mistake...now hubby will think it's easy and give you even less notice next time :D
    Brilliant photos...so atmospheric and definitely a bit eerie!
    have a lovely weekend.
    Chris
    x

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  28. This took you 132 minutes?? My gosh, I couldn't have come up with something this gorgeous in 132 hours!! Pamellia, I absolutely love it!! Wow!! The image is so sweet!! You showcased it perfectly!! I love the layers and the adorable teddy bear peeking out!! You did a phenomenal job my friend!! I'm in awe!! A little sad there's no accompanying video, but I guess I'll get over it ;)

    Your pictures are incredible!! You should take up photography as a career...you have an amazing eye for shots!! My favorites are the first one of the foggy dock and the foggy bridge with the street lamp glowing...they are haunting and mysterious and amazing!! And the water drops on the ornamental grass...wow!! Since you're safe now, I can say it was totally worth the risk to capture it ;) I hope you have a great weekend my friend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  29. Men, what are they like. Amazing how you create such a beautiful card in such a short time. I love the delicate colours and the imagery is perfect as is that cute teddy bear. I love how,you out cards together. Have a lovely weekend. Tracy x

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  30. It is a gorgeous baby card and I am sure it will be treasured by the new parents.
    Take the thought, that your husband just knew that you could make him a stunner like this.
    Lovely photos today, stay safe taking them close to the water.
    Yvonne xx

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  31. I can't believe how fantastic that baby card is and in such a short space of time too!! A treasure for sure!! Great photographs even the "American werewolf in London" scene...that was a great 80's film though it scared the life out of my 15 year old self!! Thanks for the memory!! xx

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  32. Fantastic baby card Pamellia, you have made a stunning perfect card, I could never have done one in that short time, beautiful keepsake.
    Lovely photos, bit spooky for me out there, I would have waited for the mist to lift. LOL.
    Pam x

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  33. It may have been a speedy card but it is definitely a stunning one-love the delicate colour,and beautiful lace framed image-and more fabulous pics definitely American Werewolf in London!!!my son's friend once asked one morning for 4 birthday cards and when I said when for he said can I pick them up tonight??? luckily I had about 3 ready made which were perfect just personalised them
    Carol x

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  34. Pamellia there is absolutely NOTHING wrong with this card at all!!!! It's beautiful!
    Love your photos - and yes, when we see a good shot we are a wee bit loopy when it comes to getting the shot just so!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  35. So beautiful Pamellia, I like the baby the lace and the little bear peeking out wonderful card, great pics too
    Kevin xx

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  36. I must say, you work terrifically in a pinch! The card is beautiful!

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  37. Hahaha....I didn't realize I was going to get comedy relief when I came over for a visit, but reading your thoughts nearly had me peeing myself and your pictures are so freaking fantastic. I wish more people would face the risk of saturation to capture the world as you did. LOVE them and your Speedy Gonzales card is more precious than words!
    hugs,
    Lisa x

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  38. And yet, you still managed to create not only a fabulous beauty, but a keepsake the baby's family will long treasure! Such a darling little teddy bear and lovely soft blue theme! Hugs, de

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  39. Oh Pamellia, you can work your magic in any time span it seems, - gorgeous card, hubby and recipient should be pleased!! Wonderful atmospheric photos too, you live in such a beautiful part of the world!

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  40. SUch a beautiful cards and fab job in just 132 mins :) !! Yes I agree it feels nice when a card comes quickly rather that taking days to complete !

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  41. Hi Pamellia
    You said it "MEN " what are they like ? however a beautiful card you conjured up so don't be too critical on yourself .
    Your Photo's are great love the eerie mist ,however it does get you down if it lingers for a few days .
    Big hugs
    Elaine H X

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  42. It would have taken me a week to even think about making a card like this and you made it so quickly--amazing. It is so beautiful and has the cutest baby image ever. I am sure it will be treasure forever.

    Great photographs and such wonderful atmosphere. Pity about the 'you know what' but it sort of adds to the beautiful of the other photographs.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  43. Ummm, transfer the 132 to hours and I still could not make such a gorgeous card! I would not want to change anything about it at all, the picture is beautiful, the pin is perfect and I just love the little teddy bear. This is a card to be treasured for sure!

    Your atmospheric photos are fantastic, nice to see your surroundings in different lights and times - these are spooky, but in a good way! Hugs, Anne xx

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  44. Ha ha I've had that happen to me too! Isn't it amazing how people think that card making takes no time to do?! Beautiful card and wow those photos are a bit spooky
    Hugs
    Donna xxx

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  45. soo sweet, lovely and adorable!! Hugs, Kerstin

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  46. Beautiful and happy card, lovely colours my friend, and loving that image you chose.xx
     {aNNie}

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  47. You work VERY well under pressure, Pamellia :) This is stunning...lucky recipient! Positively dreamy with creams and blues! Hugs!

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  48. Pamellia, if only one of my cards turned out this pretty, even one that I spend days on! I'm not seeing what you see in terms of what you would do differently, but we are our own worst critics, aren't we? I love that adorable baby, the colors (!!!!)and those sweet butterflies! And the diaper pin is the perfect finishing touch! Hold your head high, and be proud! Well done pinched for time or not!

    Love those eerie photos, and I love that you were out before sunrise...that's my favorite time of day! What a pleasure to hear the sound of your own breathing (and not my husband's snoring)!

    PS NO, I did NOT use a black light to photograph my coffin. Just the usual OTT light and another incandescent light I have on my desk. No filters, or whatever they're called,either. Just my little ole' Mr. I! That Wilted Violet is wicked over gesso, isn't it? Big hugs!

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  49. So glad your husband needed this ! It has been a fun coffee break. I LOVE your lovely layers and layers of loveliness. A pure Little Treasure for this family. The image is precious.
    Your weather looks like what we had a week ago..and today 3 degrees, misty icey roads, 40mph winds and snow drifts. So no travelling yet today and trying to keep the house warm. With prayers we keep electricity, will use the oven today for some cookies and a pot roast.
    Enjoy a lovely weekend.

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  50. Oh! my goodness, you can even do Quick cards that look like they have been done over days, this is an absolute heirloom for the baby, I should think they will be overjoyed with it. It's so very beautiful.

    Great atmospheric shots Pamellia, really could be Werewolf in London LOL. Yes the cat tail really does look beautiful.

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  51. Adorable an just beautiful is this card and the misty atmosphere in your photos is brilliant! Happy weekend dear Pamellia!
    oxo
    Susi

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  52. I totally missed the safety pin looking at all the other lusciousness so had to go back and find it after reading comments!!! HEhehehehe - seems like I'm on a roll of "missing" things lately!!!!!! This is COMPLETELY WONDERFUL Pamellia. SWEET, CHARMING, ADORABLE... YOU DID SUPER FINE. I never would have known it was done quickly by looking and so glad you shared it with us too.

    As for your photos.... can you imagine how COLD that water was???? Makes me shiver to think of you landing in it... brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. On the other hand... I LOVED seeing that cattail up close... wow. Such a GREAT picture. Silly as this is... the picture of the "turtles" made me laugh... all shrouded in fog - forlorn and empty of little people on the backs. I really liked that picture. So glad the shopping cart was resurrected! Really wonderful pictures for sure. j.

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  53. Hmmm, this is a doozy of wonderfulness. It would have taken me a month! Hehe! Your hubby owes you big time. Wonderful card design and there is so much detail! How you do it? The peek a boo sentiment is the icing on the cake for this! Perfectly baby! Awww! Your pics with the fog look like the moors. Awesome sauce and so fun! Hugz to you muffin!

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  54. Oh it beautiful!! He's one lucky guy to have you create this so quickly! Love the image and all the little details. Great photos ... It looks cold!

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  55. OMG Pamellia I wish I could create something as beautiful as this in 132 mins, that image is awesome the embellishments and design is outstanding, truly a stunning piece. I love, love these photos you have captured so much atmosphere it looks really eerie, I know what you mean about the quietness, when I am walking Jess most of the time it is just her and me, it is quite calming and serene for me as I am not a lover of too many people and kids about, I always praise the Lord for giving us so much beauty.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  56. Why do our men always do that to us? You did a brilliant job Pamellia, your card is gorgeous, an adorable image and lots of lovely details as always.
    Pauline
    x

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  57. Hi Pamellia
    I do worry about you, out at all hours.......must be a very safe area, unless you're a trolley lol!
    Well, considering it didn't make you 2 days to make, I think it looks rather splendid. Beautiful image.
    If it makes you feel better, its genetic so all males think the card fairy conjures up all our creations.
    Ang x

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  58. A lovely card, and very inspirational how you accomplished it!! I have no doubt the lucky family will love it, along with their new little one. And hooray for the trolley! As well as your wonderful photos, Pamellia....you've a wonderful eye in all of your art! xxx Lynn

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  59. Beautiful baby card Pamellia. I'm sure your hubby's friend was thrilled to get it. Beautiful early morning shots. xx

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  60. Wow, what a GORGEOUS card! Nothing like the last minute ha? But, you pulled it together perfectly and seriously would take me forever to do and still wouldn't come out like this,lol! Amazing card~I love the gorgeous papers and beautiful photo! The details are amazing!! So inpiring!
    Sherrie K

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  61. Happy new year Pam. I really liked ur quickly whipped up card too. It's still got your signature style of layering and carefully chose details. It is nice to finish a card in a couple of hours than take days. I agree 😊

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  62. OMGosh! You have me laughing aloud at your comments!! And thank goodness you did not drown,but a lovely shot was gained for your efforts!!
    And holy moly!! Your 132 min card is just Priceless!! I am serious! Just gorgeous Pamellia!!
    hugs,Jackie

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  63. Your card is too, too cute! I love it. Your photography is quite stunning, too. I need to email you about the crew. I need some guidance, LOL!

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  64. Be proud Pamellia, this card is adorable. And you got to use blue! I've had several of those conversations with my hubby, with less creative outcomes. The vintage image and cute embellishments are fabulous. I love how you've prettified it all with the roses and lace.
    What a wonderfully peaceful time of day to be out and about. I used to love pre-dawn country walks when I was younger. Your photos are fabulously atmospheric and I'm glad to see the the trolley was rescued xx

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  65. You would never know how quickly this wonderful card came together because as ever it's an absolute stunner! I love the lace border around the little one. It's fabulous to see around your home area with all these fantastic shots too. Jenny x

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  66. Oh Pamellia its a lovely lovely card, I love the blue safety pin, its such a lovely touch. Well done you! Typical man!! (laughing!) xxxxxxx

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  67. I think you have done a brilliant job and I am amazed how quickly you got it done. The little photo is so cute and I love the idea of adding butterflies and roses to a new baby card, but they really work.

    More fabulous photos, and great shots in the mist. I cannot get over you being out before dawn, as a bit of a night owl, the only way that would happen with me would be if I had not been to bed yet

    Dionne xx

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  68. Well, I think sometimes we can be too hard on ourselves - this is a charming card by any standards, and almost unbelievable that it was such a speedy make. I agree that you need to discourage such last minute demands though. I think next time he doesn't get to watch a movie while you make his request - he should be there waiting on you hand and foot as you are creating, and bringing you cups of coffee to see you through!
    Alison xx

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  69. This card is so sweet and perfect for a new baby. So many lovely touches - you would never know that this hadn't been planned for weeks!! I love your misty photos, but Oh Pamellia! ….Do take care when out taking photos!!!! Hugs, Chrisx

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  70. He he he, yup, that's men. :D I can imagine mine doing the exact same thing. No, wait, he already has. lol So I feel ya. But nonetheless you created a fabulous card. I can't believe you debated whether to post a picture of it on the blog or not, you silly girl! I don't know what you'd change, because to me it looks PERFECT!
    I loved seeing the nature pictures you posted here. You made some great shots! And I can confirm your thoughts - photographers CAN be a bit crazy when they are trying to get a clear shot at something. I have 2 in the family ...
    Have a wonderful day!
    Big hugs! xx

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  71. This is just so ADORABLE! You create the most perfect items for every occasion! I love the shabby look and the little picture is so angelic!! xx

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