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Polka Dot Party

I've felt the need to play with bright colors lately--maybe it's the California girl in me rebelling against winter or something.  Here are two cards I made yesterday after much staring and repositioning.  Do you ever do that?  It drives me crazy, but I do it all the time.  Then I end up not entirely happy with my results.  Take these cards, for instance...I'm not sure how I feel about them, but I do love the open polka dots.
You may recognize this layout...I just used some bright colors this time.  They are hard to see, but I also stamped polka dots on the onesie.  I just love that Bitty Baby Blessings set.  It's just the right style for me.

Now this one...Hmm.  I tried and tried and tried--different color combos and configurations, and I finally told myself to just stop it.  I wanted to use this blingy brad that Jenn gave to me (along with many other goodies) when I went to her house, and I thought it made a cute center for a Maya Road flower.  It all went downhill from there.  Nevertheless, here it is in its bright, happy entirety.
Card #1
Paper: PTI White, SU Tempting Turquoise, Gable Green
Ink: Versafine Black, PTI Fresh Snow
Stamps: Bitty Baby Blessings, Polka Dot Basics
Other: PTI Lemon Tart polka dot ribbon, dimensional tape

Card #2
Paper: PTI White, Berry Sorbet, SU Tempting Turquoise
Ink: PTI Fresh Snow
Stamps: PTI Polka Dot Basics
Other: Maya Road flower, blingy brad, PTI Lemon Tart satin ribbon
...and I am too lazy to figure out why sometimes this is double-spaced and sometimes it's single-spaced.  Any thoughts?
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  1. Love these cards! Hey can you sent me your addy... I want to send you a thank you card for the Raspberry Fizz paper you helped us out with! :)

  2. I love the flower polka dot card. It's unique and I love it!


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