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Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Easter Blessings! Ferrero Rocher Chocolates! Crepe Paper! Oh My!
Good Wednesday Morning! How have you been? I hope as you are proceeding through Holy week you feel the strength and peace that only comes from the Holy ONE! Life is busy, I have been working but on things that have been such a whirlwind I have not been on the computer for over a week! I created a baby gift for one of my daughter's coworkers, our own daughter's birthday is today, working on tags for my other daughter's work related Easter thank-you favors, and phew, my husband retires exactly one month from today! Favors, table decor, some wall items all need to be completed! I keep thinking of that little train engine, you know the one, I think I can, I think I can! I know I can! Wish me luck, (I need plenty of it!) Today I did squeeze in an Easter gift I am taking to my sick friend who is battling cancer. They have now diagnosed congestive heart failure due to complications with drugs. Please pray. I want to talk about the crepe paper used for the flower and tails. Years ago, and I mean many, many years ago, I used to play with crepe paper! I made tissue flowers, bows, twisted and taped it, decorated and loved it all. But through the years I've been disappointed with the quality of the crepe paper streamers and papers out there. They lack body to twist, do not hold any form, and just frustrating to use. But hold on, the crepe paper from The Stamp Simply RIBBON Store I used on this project is super, just like I remembered. I used my new LaBlanche stamp! Have you tried LaBlanche stamps yet? I wanted to show you how cool they are! Here is how they are packaged, and I was so curious about all the white? It is a dense softer foam base that is so gentle to use! Can I say WONDERFUL! Here is the actual stamp on the underside. The details on these stamps are incredible. The Stamp Simply RIBBON Store is carrying them and I can't wait to get my hands on more! I used Memento Rich Cocoa ink and added touches of color with Copic Markers. I have to scoot! But I'll be back to talk about the crepe paper flower, tails and how I ruffled the edges on the crepe paper used on the chocolate container. Have a blessed day!