It’s never too early…

…to begin making your holiday cards!  I’ve been making all my holiday cards for the last several years.  After individualizing each one last year I thought I’d make it a little easier on myself this year by creating several cards of the same design.  Yeah…best intentions.  These next several cards you will note that the […]

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Mount Whitney

I’ve been slowly taking time to do a mix of scrapbook and project life pages.  It was part of my New Year’s Resolution to be better about documenting my year – ‘better’ being the operative word. 🙂  Eventually I’ll get around to snapping photos of my other pages from *cough* January. I have lots of […]

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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I originally made this card with the intent that the little mixers would be the focus of my card.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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