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Even an Elephant Sometimes Forgets

Having a thriving stamping business can sometimes put you in a tailspin, and this is something I have to deal with. When trying to keep business(es), family, and home happy, prioritizing is imperative.  Sadly, my blog has suffered the most this last year (or a little more than a year).

For I believe I totally forgot that today was my 6th anniversary of this current blog.  Last year I should have done something special for a major milestone of 5 years; alas, that didn’t happen.  So let’s celebrate 5+1, ok?  Don’t tell the blog gods I messed up AGAIN.

I’m known for my love of punch cards and punch card classes.  Animal Adventures is now part of my summer repertoire…and because I “ALMOST” forgot, here’s my Edwina the Elephant!

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Zoo Babies – Rubber Band Alligator Card

I recently participated in a technique swap with one of my online stamping groups.  I created this fun birthday card using the rubber band brayer technique.  It is such a fun and easy way to make a background!

Zoo Babies-Rubber Band

Here’s how you do it:

  • Find several rubber bands – better results with a variety of widths
  • Wrap the bands around a rubber brayer
  • Ink up the bands over an inkpad  and roll on a piece of card stock
  • Reapply ink and go over it in another direction

I used a neutral (Very Vanilla) card stock, but you can use colored card stock too for a tone-on-tone look.

I colored the gems using Blendabilities markers.

The arrow is from the new What’s Up! punch!

 

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Zoo Babies Hello Alligator Card

See ya later, alligator?  Not today – we’re saying “hello” instead!  This is a swap card I made over the summer with one of my favorite returning colors, Pear Pizzazz.  I do love to combine Pear Pizzazz with Early Espresso and Very Vanilla…yum, sounds like dessert!

Zoo Babies-hello alligator

Ok, now you can say it – see you later, alligator!

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Zoo Babies Midnight Giraffe

Well, the kids are back at the zoo, I mean school.  Just kidding of course.  I’ve still got a little “stamp crush” on Zoo Babies.  This time, I paired the giraffe with Midnight Muse, Cherry Cobbler, and Garden Green.  Such a simple card but great to have in your card stash for babies, birthdays, and other celebrations.

Zoo Babies-Midnight Giraffe

 

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