ETA: Thank you ladies for helping me out with the chocolate issue! I'm certainly going to try the "tempering" method to see if it makes a difference. I honestly couldn't remember what type I used(milk or dark) as I was in such a hurry I just unwrapped and thru in my double boiler! Soo, better luck next time:)
I finally got around to purchasing this cute little pirate set:) It's nice to play with some "boy-themed" cards and lay off the pink...lol This little guy reminds me of Nephew Aidan...he's going to keep his Mommy busy! I kept the layout pretty simple and used my nestibility dies for the focal image. The pirate is stamped on and colored with SU! re-inkers...these seem to be my favorite medium lately as they blend very nicely. The only extras I added were the MM vintage brads and some Crystal Effects on the sword, eye patch, and hook for a 3-D effect!
I wish the picture wouldn't have such a dark background. Its been a pain not being able to get shots I like...the sun has been absent here for a few weeks now! I feel like we are living in Alaska...lol