Father’s Day

I’m officially returned from vacationing and it is time to blog!  First up is my ‘prepared weeks in advance but still sent late’ father’s day card.  Luckily my dad falls into the ‘just happy I received something’ category and hasn’t disowned me. 🙂   Using the ‘Three amigos’ stamp set from Mama Elephant and ‘You’ve […]

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A Moose For You

My grandfather adores the ‘noble moose’.  In honor of that, I made him a birthday card using this cute Lawn Fawn moose as the focal point.  I stamped the moose and other images in Memento ink on Neenah card stock and colored them in with copic markers.  To create my ground I used 4 different […]

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Fairy hello

These sweet fairies are from Lawn Fawn.  This card uses a number of techniques to make these fairies stand out on the otherwise busy background.  For starters, you’ll note that the fairies are placed using the rule of thirds.  Additionally, the fairies are in color and all the other stamped images are in grayscale.   […]

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House warming card

One of my best friends just bought a house; she just happens to love bright colors and pineapples…well, look what I have here. 🙂  I’ve been experimenting with different types of backgrounds and this card is no exception.  The tricky part is not letting a background this bright detract from the focal point of the card. […]

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Bake me a cake

I originally made this card with the intent that the little mixers would be the focus of my card. Just.didn’t.happen. Sometimes, your project has to evolve for you to end up with something you like. I measured the mixers, a stamp from a Lawn Fawn set, and did math (yes, I actually calculated it 🙂 […]

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Beach babe ;)

This little beach baby is from an older Penny Black stamp set.  I colored her months ago with copic markers and finally used her on a card.  When I create water color or blended backgrounds I tend to make multiple at the same time.  This ensures I can play with multiple color combinations, account for […]

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At the beach

This poor kid has a squiggle face that always make me think he’s a natural red head standing in the sun without any sunblock on.   😳  I’ve been toying with backgrounds and this card is no exception.  It is a combination of ink blending, stencils, and copic coloring.     To begin I stamped […]

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Skating by to say ‘happy birthday’!

I’ve been playing with my stencil collection quite a bit recently.  I love the resulting bright background but the trick seems to be not letting it overpower the focal point of my card. To make the background I used a stencil and covered it in distress ink starting with picked raspberry then fossilized amber and […]

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Hey there!

I must say….I had an opportunity and passed it by.  My husband saw me stamping these Reverse Confetti pups for the umpteenth time and asked what happens when they no longer cling to the acrylic block. Actually said:  You just clean them! 😉 Should have said:  That’s it….I have to buy new ones.  😔 Products […]

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Cactus!

I like cacti.  Living here in San Diego they are part of the natural flora.  Better yet, they resist my black thumb.  🙂 Products used: Main Image: Hero Arts Sentiment: Simon Says Stamp die cut ‘wishing’ Background: Simon Says Stamp heart die cut Stencil: Simon Says Stamp Watercolor: Distress ink in Salty Ocean and Blueprint […]

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