Blended backgrounds

I’ve been playing with a mix of watercolor and ink blended backgrounds, for other examples on my blog you can look here or here. ūüôā Using a background stamp from Simon Says Stamp I stamped it on an A2 panel in Versamark ink. ¬†Versamark ink is clear and sticky and allows you to pour embossing […]

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A Little Birdie Told Me

I love the artwork of Charley Harper, a modernist, whose nature drawings were based upon shape, color and pattern. ¬†Amazing stuff. ¬†The bird on this tag is from a Wplus9 set called ‘Happy Birds’, that brings to mind his work. ¬†To make this tag I die cut a Reverse Confetti tag in gray card stock […]

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Easter tags

Using Reverse Confetti tag dies I made two Easter gift tags. ¬†The tag on the left is from Avery Elle. ¬†I stamped it in Memento ink and colored the image in with copics. ¬†To add detail I used a combination of Glaze and Jelly Roll pens. The other tag¬†uses a combination of new and older […]

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Easter Cards

This Easter I made two cards and two tags using a variety of stamp sets.     This first card uses a lot of background stamps and the new chirpy chirp set by Lawn Fawn!  First I die cut a Polaroid frame from Mama Elephant.  Popping the inside piece out I die cut it with Lawn […]

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Sadie’s book: month 4-7

Sadie’s book covers her development, initially in weeks and then in months. ¬†For earlier posts on Sadie’s book go to the ‘Album’ in the menu bar or click¬†here¬†or¬†here¬†to see the first several weeks! ¬†I’m going to keep this post short and just explain which stamps I used for each of the cards. ¬† 4 months: […]

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Sadie’s book: week 3&4

Week 3: Using a Memory Box stamp set, I stamped the bunny and flowers in Memento ink onto mixed media card stock. ¬†The flowers were stamped again on patterned paper, fussy cut out and then adhered to the panel. ¬†The bunny, wheel barrow and ground were all colored in copic markers. Week 4: The card […]

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Sadie’s book: week 1&2

My cousin is a shutterbug, one of the few I know who actually manages to make it in family photos too! ¬†When she announced that she was pregnant I began to plan a project life baby book for her. ¬†The challenge of this book being, her and her husband did not find out the sex […]

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sending love your way

Over on the Create a Smile website they are searching for a¬†February guest designer. ¬†They will be selecting a designer on the 17th of this month and I thought I’d join in the fun! ¬†This project uses one of their several adorable digital stamps that you can get free on their blog ūüôā To begin […]

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Polaroid tags

This cute polaroid frame by Amy Tangerine is 3″x4″ and perfect for tags! ¬†I cut out two pieces of Canson paper slightly larger than my die cut and stacked together them before running them through my die cutting machine. ¬†The top paper cut perfectly while the bottom paper¬†was essentially embossed. ¬†This second layer was used […]

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Harry Potter and friends

Short story: Smart phones have ruined my life…made it super-easy for me ¬†to see stamp products being sent to my email, all of which seem to have a time-limited, off-the-chart cuteness, must-buy-now quality. The Greeting Farm sent me a deal for the Secret Santa set (below). ¬†I might have been able to resist if not […]

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