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Card for a Girl with a ribbon bow tutorial

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This is a continuation of yesterday’s post about General cards for girls. Sandy Allnock, president of Operation Write Home, has put out a request for cards for kids that heroes can send home to the little peeps in their life.

My other cards had twine accents. I decided to use the ribbon bow tutorial that Sandy put up while at CHA. I love that this trick saves on the amount of ribbon I had to use – I can make two cards with the amount of ribbon I would have used on one if I’d had to carry it onto the back of the cardfront.

Wausau Fleck cardstock front, solid pink is from Core-dinations Botanicals pack, patterns from DCWV The Stack. Sentiment is Studio G Lynette Anderson Taylor in Memento Tuxedo Black. Ribbon is from Michaels. Ribbon ends secured with dotted tape. This also helps to conceal the holes that I punched in the card.

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General Card for a Girl

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After making some general cards for boys for Operation Write Home, I decided to make some for girls, using the same patterns in pinks.

Wausau Fleck cardstock front, solid pink is from Core-dinations Botanicals pack, patterns from DCWV The Stack. Sentiment is Studio G Lynette Anderson Taylor in Memento Tuxedo Black. Pink and white bakers twine from Pick Your Plum. Dot of Diamond Glaze over the knot of the bow to secure it.

Riley on Marketing and Food

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My local ABC station showed a YouTube video at Christmas that featured a little girl named Riley talking about how toys were marketed to children. She was not happy that girls only had pink stuff to pick from. Truly, a child wise beyond her years as she seems to understand the idea of gender stereotyping as a 4 year old.

Liked the video so much that I looked at other videos her parents had posted and found what is probably the best discussion of food I have ever heard. I know it’s long but the first 2:05 are the best, at least for me. Her facial expressions, hand movements and her pronunciation of various foods is yummalicious. It also explains why she’s holding a Fred from Scooby Doo doll in the marketing video.

“That’s the only thing they have on the menu for me, the only thing.”

Gahhhhh, now they’ve made a remixed version of Riley on Marketing. I’m putting this song on my iPod.

Guess Who

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The first thing I noticed was her hair. Long brown hair, freshly brushed and swinging back and forth against her lower back. Then I looked down and saw her rhinestone studded hot pink slingback heels. Her low rise skinny Guess jeans offered a naughty peek of skin both front and back, helped in part by her midriff baring hot pink fitted t-shirt.

She was walking with a woman who could have been her sister. But no, it was her mom. The same mother who dressed her 3 year old daughter in clothing that on a 20 year old would be provacative but on a toddler made my stomache turn.

Why the Hell does Guess make skinny jeans for toddlers? And the shoes. They didn’t even look like play shoes. This teeny girl was wearing 1″ high heels. Really. If my phone weren’t dead, I’d have a picture to back this up. I am so appalled by what I saw. Ewwwwwww, just ewwwww. Truly, this mom has decided that her daughter needs early training in the art of dressing like a hoochie mama.