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Friday, July 1, 2011

Something New from Something Old

Long, long ago, before Magnolia, before Copics, before Cricut, I made a card intended for my young nephew. Well, when I finally had it all put together I took one look and went BLAAAAH!!!! This is UGGGGLY! Needless to say, the card went in the "Black Hole" of  I Wouldn't Send This to My Worst Enemy, and there it lay, forlorn and abandoned, gathering dust. Recently I found that stash of half-finished cards, colored images and other pieces of flotsam and jetsam known as the junk box.- and here it was, in all it's ugliness. Since I was working on some Edwin cards this caught my eye and I thought "Oh I'm so glad I didn't throw this away" and immediately disassembled the card, rescuing this cute critter in the process. That's the story behind Edwin's adventure at the zoo today, his first day as Junior Zoo Keeper. This time I managed to produce something worthy of any young man with a passion for exotic animals and cleared out some space in the junk/mystery box at the same time. Good for me!


The background was embossed with Tim Holtz brick wall folder, very lightly distressed, then embellished with a Sizzix branch, a wrought iron gate cut from one of my Cricut carts, and this darling dimensional sticker from Jolee.  I used Jungle Edwin, minus the machete, and this is the result. Unfortunately, in the meantime, my nephew kept getting older and and has now moved past the zoo keeper stage into video games and soccer. Next step - GIRLS. Oh well, I'm sure I'll find someone to give Edwin and his friend a new home. When I do, they'll be here, waiting.

17 comments:

  1. Awwww - this is so cute Sue. Love the embossing and the gate!
    Big smiles
    Sandy

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  2. How cute is this? Oh my goodness, I love this! I have that cartridge, but haven't used it yet. Seeing your card has got me thinking! LOL. Edwin is adorable, and your giraffe is just too cute! Great job, Sue!

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  3. This is such a cute and fun card!

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  4. Oh ,Your giraffe is so cute and he looks just gorgeous there in the zoo with Edwin. Great card !
    Hugs Julie P

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  5. this is cute! lol, Sue, your story is always fun to listen to! :-) Maybe you have to make a card like.. edwin being surrounded by girls (mini tilda) in disco tech or something WHEN his NEXT stage comes! ;-)

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  6. I like this card Sue & the fence is a perfect finishing piece. blessings, Betty

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  7. Adorable Eve. Love this card. You have done a great job.

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  8. This is so adorable!!!!! Love that fence!!!! Great job!!!!

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  9. The scene you created is priceless!

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  10. This is toooooo cute! I love the layout.
    Precious...
    Hug.s

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  11. Just toooooooooo cute!!!! Love the way you salvaged an ugly card and turned it into a thing of cuteness (beauty)!
    Great job!
    Huggeroonies,
    Kathy

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  12. Oh, Sue, I know just what you mean about those cards that find their way into the black hole! I have several myself. You redeemed this one beautifully. How cute is Jr. Zoo Keeper Edwin with that giraffe with attitude! Super cute card and perfect for a guy card!
    Hugs,
    Barb

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  13. Fantastic boys card Sue. I will have to go through my UFO (un-finished objects) box now to see if there is anything I can rescue..LOL..LOz

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  14. Love the sweet zoo keeper Tilda and the fun giraffe. Cute card :o)
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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