Isn’t the first step admitting your problem? Well…..I’m addicted to Zaxby’s. See they just opened one across the street. And I think I’ve eaten there 4 times in the first week it was open. And I don’t usually eat fast food. Seriously, this is bad!

except I do not eat that sauce! Just BBQ for me!

For those of you who don’t know what Zaxby’s is – here’s a <link>. They have really good chicken fingers – they taste like homemade fried chicken. YUM! We used to go to Zaxby’s when we lived in Augusta, GA. I think it is a mostly Southern (or southeast) chain. I was SO excited when I saw that one was going in across the street. Before that, the close drive thru’s were limited to Burger King and Sonic. That gets old! And guess what?? The one across the street is the ONLY one in all of Texas! Dude! How did I get so lucky?!?!

But really, I’ve got to stop! I think my butt is starting to show the signs of too much fried chicken!

Anyway – I did get something made yesterday. It took forever because it just wasn’t turning out how I had envisioned. Don’t you hate it when you have an idea in your head and it just doesn’t turn out like you wanted? Well, I wanted to make a set of monogram cards for my stepmom since she had helped with the boys while I was in China. Debbie made some lovely monogrammed cards and I wanted to try some out too!  I had envisioned using my nestabilities to emboss a rectangle in the center of a white card and then put the monogram inside. Top it with ribbon and have a really elegant, simple card. Well, I just didn’t like how it turned out! So I ended up making 3 different designs – with a few of each – and giving her all of them.

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supplies: papertreyink Alpha and white cardstock; nestabilities classic rectangles and circles; taken with teal ink and cardstock; ribbon from my share; SU baroque background stamp and flourish image, and dimensionals.

I think I like the one using the Baroque background stamp the best. Her favorite color is teal so that’s why they are all teal. I think in the end, I liked having 3 different versions. And perhaps for a square monogram card I might like the simple way best. I don’t know – guess I’ll continue playing with it.

And in case you decide you like them and you would like to try it – I’ll warn you, embossing that lone square was not fun. It was quite tricky getting it aligned correctly without the paper moving. I tried using a tiny piece of tape to hold the die in place, but you can’t use SU white with that as it tears the paper. Even with papertrey white you had to be very careful removing it or you would tear the paper. I had a lot of trashed scraps after this project! Now I made them using the Nestabilities dies and the Cuttlebug – perhaps you know some tricks for making that easier that I don’t!