Category Archives: Techniques

Watercooler Challenge Sunday

It’s time for another Watercooler Challenge – and this one’s a good one! Ok – they’re all good. I’m having so much fun with these challenges! This one is an “Iris Fold” Challenge. I had to look up the directions for this … Continue reading

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Watercolor Smash

Here’s the “Watercolor Smash” technique I tempted you with in this post.  It’s really easy and fun, and makes lovely backgrounds.  They’re all “one of a kind,” too! Here’s how I did it.  With classic ink pads, add ink to … Continue reading

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Stampin’ Spritzers

I am loving the new Stampin’ Spritzers in the annual Stampin’ Up! catalog.  They’re a great size, and you can add classic refills to any liquid to create your own spritzer.  I used about 20 drops of refill, then filled … Continue reading

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You Just Never Know

This month… Extra $50 in Hostess Dollars in June & July  Demonstrator Starter Kit with Patio Party Suite for $99 in June I love working with bleach, partly because you can never be 100% positive how things will turn out. … Continue reading

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A Little Vintage “Faux” You

This was a technique on splitcoaststampers.com recently, and I thought it would be fun for technique class Thursday.  It’s called “Faux Patina.”  (And for those of your who play Words with Friends or another online Scrabble game, “Faux” would be … Continue reading

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Penciled Kindness

As promised…here’s a “blended watercolor pencil” card.  It was a little difficult coloring the flowers with pencils, and I got my basket a little too blue, I think.  But I love the way the chair turned out.  Take a look … Continue reading

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Distressed and Blue but not Sad!

We had a great time at the technique class today!  Our techniques were distressed flowers and color layering with watercolor pencils.  I love, love, love our watercolor pencils, because they blend so beautifully.  You can get any color you want … Continue reading

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Tissue Box Card

Even though I make covers for my tissue boxes, I still tend to pick tissues in pretty boxes.  And the latest box kind of matches the gnome cover I made for the January blog hop.  When I got it out … Continue reading

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So Many Techniques….

…I don’t know where to start!  My stamping goodies came all week; I’ve had a package every day.  But I’ve been so busy, I just didn’t have time to even look at them.  My afternoon appointment was canceled today, so … Continue reading

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Black Satin

I finally got a chance to use my new Basic Black satin ribbon.  Oh, wow!  It’s so rich looking.  I’m going to have to make a black & white card, but for this one, I used Blushing Bride and Sahara … Continue reading

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