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Birthday Girl

I recently made this birthday card for a very special 4-yr-old.  I thought the image looked just like her, so I was excited to make this unique greeting for her. 
I was also in the middle of moving, so I only had about 1/2 my scrapbook supplies on hand (how did I make it through without my goodies, you ask?  It wasn’t easy!)
I had no access to buttons, brads or ribbon, so I had to be a bit creative.  🙂 
I went a little Stickles crazy here and then embellished the card with tons of flowers and rhinestones.  The scalloped ovals and swirls in the corners are from the Storybook Cricut cartridge.
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These layouts are "POE"sitively fun!

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,

While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
“‘Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door –
They must be bringing me a new My Mind’s Eye layout!

Ok ~ so I took some liberties there.  🙂 

I’ve been having so much fun with the new My Mind’s Eye Haunted line!  I made both of these layouts this week using lots of colorful Distress Ink, along with Prima and Petaloo goodies.

I used kind of a collage technique with both pages and added TONS of crystals (all by hand) on the second page.

I used the new Happy Hauntings cartridge by Cricut to make the photo frames for both layouts.
I also enjoyed using lots of my Vintage style goodies (I have a tendency to hoard them).
Hope these two pages give you lots of ideas!  Thanks so much for stopping by, and happy crafting!
XOXO
Gen