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Do These Pleats make My Card Look Wide?


Today's challenge was to add pleats to your card. I added some ribbon and tried to add pleats to it. Big Mistake. One should pleat the ribbon, then add it to the card. The quote says "Better Living through Denial" and is from Too Much Fun Rubber Stamps. The people are from Amuse and the background is from Starving Artistamps.
Sorry for the absence from blogging, I never meant to be gone so long, but so many of you have abandoned me for facebook, I don't know why I am worrying. We had a fun weekend in Chicago and have been trying to squeeze in a last bit of fun before school starts next week. The kids have also taken over the computer, which leaves me less time to blog. Man, I hate when I can't get to the computer, all my friends are in here!
Chicago was so pricey! Museum admissions kill me and then to add parking ($19.oo) and special museum shows on top of that..Wowza. The Museum of Science and Industry had a special Harry Potter exhibit and the Field Museum had a special exhibit on the slave/pirate ship Whydah. It was a slave ship that was taken over by pirates after the ship off loaded the human cargo. It eventually crashed in a storm. I found it fascinating to learn about how pirate ships worked in the 1700's. I recommend both museums and special exhibits, but bring lots of money with you. We were very lucky to keep the gift shop costs low. I don't know how it happened, but it was a miracle we are thankful for.
The kids have friends visiting today and we made a trek to one of the larger parks in our area, Forest Park. Now everybody is chillin' with chocolate chip cookies and apple juice. Life is good.

3 comments:

crazed lunatic said...

so glad that you had fun in Chicago! :-)

BTW...OREO Cake Balls?? Genius!

lynn said...

I love Chicago! cute card too =)
by the way, please note I have followed my summer directions...read and respond =) I've enjoyed reading and responding, thanks for your wit, you make me smile and laugh!

Gina said...

We love Chicago too, my husband would live to live there. We are in Indiana this weekend! I have already beento Archivers and will visit Papertrix tomorrow!

Your card is cute, I never do pleats they end up looking like a wadded up mess.