Going In Circles

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Hello Everyone, first of all let me just say how appreciative I am for everyone that is participating in my challenge.  I expected more in the giveaway but it is what it is and I am excited.  I have gotten so many entries that I would like to say that I am trying to comment on each and every one but if you have word moderator turned on I may not comment  because I have never been able to conquer those things on the first try.

Anyway has anyone had a day where you thought all you did was go in a complete circle?  Okay let me start by saying that I left my home with the intent of going to the pharmacy to pick up a prescription.  I reached the parking lot and was interrupted by a phone call from a friend asking if I would meet her and a couple of other friends for lunch at a new restaurant. Of course I said no problem, and pulled out of the pharmacy parking lot and headed off to meet my friends thinking I would swing back by the pharmacy after I had a bite to eat.

So I drive about 5 miles up the highway and meet up with my friends only to find out that this new restaurant is 5 miles in the opposite direction, so I get back in my car and prepare to follow the convoy.  After about 3 minutes of turning and driving I realize that we have just passed my neighborhood.    Funny I thought to myself...I just made a complete circle.

Well we continued and after about another minute or two we pulled into a very familiar parking lot.  I exited my vehicle and looked around noticing a small but welcoming little restaurant and would you believe my pharmacy.  I said a few words of choice and started laughing because this is the parking lot I was in when they called me.  Now everyone thought I was nuts, which was okay because once I tell them my story they'll understand why I feel like I've just completed a full circle.  Talk about going in circles...believe it or not I have my very first "Circle Card" to share with everyone.  Remember I said this is my very first one.

It turned out to be a circle easel card that is actually a shadow box.

I used a Paper Studio paper pack for my designer paper and a tutorial I discovered on my favorite University Site...... of course I am referring to YouTube University.

I fuzzy cut the sentiment from the paper, adhered it to chipboard and used foam dots to pop it up on the page.

I added ribbon around the outside edge of the  shadow box as well as the inside edge (not sure you can see the inside ribbon).

Using the Martha Stewart butterfly punch (the small punch) I added a few butterflies to the card.  The banner at the bottom I stamped and then curved the paper before adhering it to the card.

This is the back of the card...yeah I just wanted to hide some of the errors I made during the construction of this card.

I typically don't stray away from my comfort zone but every once in a while it is good to try something new.  Some of this new stuff though is quite interesting and frustrating at the same time.

Well my friends...hope you enjoyed my blog.  If you haven't already entered the blog, please do so and enter the challenge as well.

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As always thanks for stopping by


MaxineD said...

I am still giggling at your circle story Lesia - I am sure the others appreciated the story once you told them :-).
Love your circular shadow box/easel card. Very pretty.

Trina said...

So sounds like me! ;D Gorgeous card!

Mary J Scrapper said...

Thanks for the laugh. Your card is fabulous.

downrightcrafty said...

oh how gorgeous just love this one
Hugs Kate xx

Berni Cuttino said...

Wow, this is amazing, love it. Simply gorgeous and stunning.

UTs Hobby Time said...

Beautiful card. love the soft colors.

Sheila H said...

Funny story, Lesia! Your card is lovely :)

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