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When I first set up this blog I called it Life Keeps Surprising Me but, since it has now become more about papercrafting, I changed the name to be more reflective of what is going on here.

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Friday, May 7, 2010

.........................................I'm Back


Well, it has been awhile since I have posted anything. So much for my resolution to post at least once a week. Here are my latest projects.
 A pop up birthday card.
 Birthday card for DH. Pete is a licensed private pilot, loves planes, especially WWII fighter planes.
 Card I made for a swap.
 2 page LO remembering an absolutely wonderful afternoon and evening courtesy of our sons, Phil and Eric and their wives, Shannon and Amy. We are so blessed.

This is a "Theme" LO I did for a Scrap From Your Stash cybercrop challenge.

I really want to get so much more done. Our granddaughter, Madison, was in her school play (Annie) and I want to do a LO for that. Pete took a photo of our grandson Leo sitting in PopPop's homebuilt 1/2 scale Corsair. Pete photoshopped the photo so it looks like Leo is actually flying the plane and giving a thumbs up after shooting down a Japanese Zero, another WWII fighter plane. I have so many LO's that I have mapped out in my head, now to just get them done.

Watch this space.


  1. Love what you've been doing. I know those cupcakes drove you up the wall, but that card is soooo cool! One of the best birthday cards I've ever seen.

  2. wow! where did you get the idea for the cupcake card? LOVE it!!!

  3. Aw, thanks guys. Melissa, I have a book that shows how to make pop up cards and since I needed to make a birthday card I just decided to use the Cricut and Once Upon A Princess cart to make cupcakes. The card in the book was a Christmas card with pop up Christmas trees.

  4. Beautiful cards and layouts! I really adore the sleeping layout! So precious!

  5. I really love your cupcake card. Great idea!

  6. Love your blog Bonnie!!! Your things are beautiful!! : )