Happy Thursday…….

Hey Everyone….Hope you’re continuing to have a WONDERFUL week!!! Mine is fantastic!!!!  Me and my new bestest buddy…..My Black Cat Cutter…..the Cougar….are having LOADS of fun getting to know each other!!!!  She does SUCH A BEAUTIFUL job on “clawing” the paper!!!! She takes her sharp claws and slices some of the prettiest designs you can imagine!!!
So I needed to make some bookmarks for a Book Mark Swap in my ARTHaven group…..I KNEW I wanted to use my new" “kitty”….and I wanted to use some of Monica’s intricate border files……Have you checked out her website….OMG IF you have NOT…..you are REALLY MISSING OUT!!! She does some of the most breathtaking designs……..  Here’s her site if you’ve not been there……

WARNING……Be prepared to have LOTS OF TIME on your side….cause you’re GONNA NEED IT….Your mouth will water with all the GORGEOUS files she’s designed!!!!!!  Be sure to leave her some blog love too!!!! She CERTAINLY deserves it!!!!!
Ok…now back to what I MADE using HER designs……..I SO hope the person receiving these loves them as much as I do……
Check these out…..


Now… I just have to give you better close up images…..I LOVE all of the detailed cuts….and YES My new Black Cat Cutter……”kitty”…..(haven’t found the perfect name for her yet)…….did with just a regular blade……..







Doesn’t my “kitty” “claw” the paper SO PRETTY!!!! LOVE them….  You can find each of these pattern designs on Monica’s website…here…..
I think it only fair if you’re interested in them you go directly to the source….as she is SO GRACIOUS to freely share these files……..
The  first Bookmark I used a LOT of ribbon but absolutely LOVE how it turned out…and yes…a bit labor intensive…….but the outcome I think is AWESOME!!!!
The second Bookmark I used some Tim Holtz paper from the Vintage Shabby paper stack then distressed a bit with a bit of a resist technique and some distress ink pads and embossing powder……and a wee bit of water……then added the sheer ribbon & brads…….
The third Bookmark I cut from just regular ole’ white 110# cardstock…then colored with TH Distress Inkpads and ink blending sponges….then coated with Perfect Medium and coated with clear embossing powder and embossed…..the I used heat fixed Rhinestones using my utility tool
with a flat heat element tip on it…(I much more prefer using this tool because it has tons of multi uses as apposed to a rhinestone setter).. and threaded the ribbon with a ribbon slide at the top……LOVE the impact of how this turned out…….

So…Do you like these?????  Didn’t my “kitty” do an AWESOME JOB!!!!  I sure hope you like them…

Now I need to go work on my youngest son’s corsages for his upcoming prom…..I finished his Graduation Announcements this past weekend…was VERY HAPPY how they turned out…….wanna see?????



I used my PDC Graduation Cap file and then also drew the PDCTassel File to hang off the cap with some embroidery floss…..attaching it to the cap with a black brad….well…..I didn’t have enough black brads on hand so I just took some silver ones and colored them with a black sharpie and they worked perfectly!!
I didn’t actually have the shield as an image….but my son had gotten his cap and gown last week and the collar he’s to wear has the school shield….So I took my Tablet Phone and snapped a picture of it then made it into a useable file……I think it came out pretty darn good….printed everything with my color laser printer……then added the Graduation cap with the Tassel to the front of the card with a bit of foam tape…..just to give the card a bit of pop……
I also included one of Dylan’s Senior pictures inside the invitation…..Here’s one of my favorites of my cutie patootie!!!!!  I’m SO proud of him….

and as always…I want to THANK YOU so much for stopping by to visit with me…….It always touches my heart and makes me SMILE when I know you’ve stopped by…..I so hope you’ll come by again…..I wish you all a VERY Blessed remainder of the week!!! Until next time…..

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