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I'm back--finally!

Seriously. What happened to me? November? I haven't blogged since November? Well, I suppose the Holidays did me in. And I don't even make my family's Christmas cards. Anyway, I really have been making plenty of things in my few spare moments, so I'll post them as I can.
This card is one of a set I made for my friend who got married last month. She is pretty amazing. I used their last name initial, then his on the left and hers on the right. I have no idea if that is kosher or not. It was difficult to capture on camera, but I used a rectangle Nestability to dry emboss the middle of the card. I then heat embossed the frame from PTI's Piece of Cake. Simple and elegant.
Paper: PTI White
Ink: Versamark, Versafine Onyx
Stamps: PTI Piece of Cake, Trajan Alpha, Simple Alpha
Other: Filigree embossing powder-silver, Rectangle Nestabilities

In other news: This is the picture we used for our Christmas card. Because we're ridiculous. We saw a portrait of Brigham Young this summer, and it was of the back of his head. Framed and on the wall and everything. We couldn't pass up that idea...Yes, I really do have 6 kids. And yes, that ugly statue is made of rebar. My husband tells me it can hold 8 hats. It has since been removed from the mantel.

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  1. Beautiful embossing on that card, Cheryl!! And what a GREAT photo of your family!! It's so unique and fun!

    Can't wait to see more of your creations in 2010!!

  2. I love how the little one's face is the only one we can see. That's pretty cute. And your card for your friend is gorgeous! I love the embossed swirl. It's so elegant.

  3. Lovely embossing on the card -- both with the nesties and the ep! And I love your family photo! Too awesome!

  4. WELCOME BACK Cheryl!! We MISSED you! I ADORE the card.. and your photo is so CUTE.. what a FUN idea!!!

  5. Welcome back. Such an elegant card. Love the photo!

  6. Very elegant card, and what a fun photo!

  7. I see you had one rebel peeking the other way. That photo is DARLING! Oh my goodness, send that little baby over this way, I'll sit anytime. And that is a nice card too. I can see why you do so much laundry and I'm amazed you ever find time to stamp.

  8. OMG! that photo is priceless. You guys sound like way too much fun. I love it.

    Your card is awesome too!

  9. LOL I love your family photo! How clever!!! Your card is gorgeous!!

  10. Beautiful card & cool family foto :)

  11. Love the card! I am a big fan of CAS cards. I really love your photo... the way the baby is peeping back... its adorable!

  12. Your card is simple and gorgeous! I love it! Your Christmas family photo is so funny--I love your littlest one looking at the camera, cute! The back of your hair looks great, btw!!

  13. I love it too! And I'm thankful you took that rebar statue down. lol

    Hugs! Happy New Year again!

  14. Cute card - and your Christmas photo cracks me up!!

  15. the monogramed card is simply elegant, the embossing really brings out the sophisticated look. Oh and the family pic is hilarious, I think I will ask the mister about doing that Lol though I'm not sure the kiddos would cooperate.

  16. Your card is very elegant and the picture is wonderful!

  17. Hey, that's my card! I clicked on your blog from facebook, and I was telling Cam that you were the one who gave us the monogrammed cards (we love them!) and lo and behold ...

    Also, I love the Christmas card. Do you think if I wait about 15 years and copy you, anyone will realize it?? :)


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