Beate’s inspiration piece this week is a child’s room.  The thing that caught my eye was the lions, monkeys and other animals.  They

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brought Africa to mind.  Now this may be because my son’s girlfriend just returned from spending a month in Africa.. Madagascar to be exact.  And did she ever have a unique and wonderful surprise for me!  She brought me stamps.  Not just any stamps but handmade stamps.  She said that this vendor in Antananarivo had a book from which you could choose a design.  He would then proceed to carve that design into the rubber.  She picked out a couple of chameleon images.  I made my card for Beate’s challenge today with one of these awesome stamps.

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The raffia on the card is also something that she brought me.  It is so fresh that it is still green.

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These stamps are such a special gift.  I just LOVE them!

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Thank you SO MUCH, Elise!

Be sure to check out the other inspiration challenge team’s blogs!

Jennifer Buck
Charmaine Ikach
Silke Ledlow
Danielle Lounds
Dawn McVey

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Inspiration Card

Stamps: Handmade Chameleon from Madagascar, Africa; SU! ‘Happiness is a Journey’

Papers: SU! Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, Whisper White, DSP ‘Patterns’ in Bali Breeze and ‘Haiku’

Inks: SU! Really Rust, Old Olive Markers; Versafine ‘Onyx Black’

Accessories: Raffia, GG Ribbon, Sun Eyelet, Cuttlebug, Circle Nestabilities, Brad

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Today is one of my sons’ birthday.  Gosh I think he is turning a quarter of a century today or 2-1/2 decades.  How can this be?  If he is that old then it makes me REALLY old especially considering that he is my 3rd son!  lol  I love the sentiment used on the inspiration challenge.  So here it is again.. and again.. and again.

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Happy Birthday, Gary!!

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Birthday Card

Stamps: SU! ‘Happiness is a Journey’

Papers: SU! Basic Black, Whisper White, Riding Hood Red

Inks: SU! Craft Whisper White; Versafine ‘Onyx Black’

Accessories: SU! Circle Brad, GG Ribbon, VersaMarker, Clear Embossing Powder, Cuttlebug, ‘Distressed Stripes’ Embossing Folder

 

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