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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

M&M's Card Bounty

I love my cousin Marilynn -- she was born just three months after I was and I enjoy repeating the story my mother used to tell that she and her sister, Stella (Marilynn's Mom), had both chosen the name of Martha as their mother's namesake if they were to have a baby girl. Well I came first so I got the name Martha and over the years I have always teased Marilynn that I have her name -- but in fact, she has mine (as a middle name). We have been very close and I now refer to her as my AZ SiS as she now lives in Arizona along with me. A year or so ago, she came to my house for a visit and I showed her my papercrafting studio -- the rest is history -- she is totally addicted! I recently traveled to her city to spend several days so we could play -- and we made 47 cards and still had a lot of time to visit, shop, and share ideas.

Here is one of my favorites from her designs. We made lots of these flowers using nestabilities.

Our favorite tools over this crafting period were cuttlebug folders and nestabilities.
Our favorite lunch: Wendy's frosty
my hand


Marilynn said...

Needless to say, hours and hours of patient instruction by my favorite cousin Martha helped me in my card-making endeavors. I had a great time working with you, Martha, and look forward to the next one.

stampinfrog said...

The cards are fantastic!The card at the bottom is gorgeous and I love the handmade flower!

Sue from Oregon said...

How fun! I love all the lined up cards too!!!

Sue said...

Geez, I thought the washer broke and you weren't in your stamping room....have missed ya.
Wow, that is a lot of cards! Love the flower and the lineup is wonderful.....welcome back.


Dain Q. Gore said...

What a wonderful post!!

Lynne Phelps said...

What a GREAT visit! Lots of beautiful stuff to show after a crafting frenzy - very nice!!!

Riet said...

So wonderful card Martha.

Hugs Riet.xx

custom silicone said...

How fun!So wonderful ....
The cards are fantastic!