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Serene Watercolor

My computer was running very, v-e-r-y slowly the other day (Comcast gives “high speed internet” a whole new meaning. “You keep using that word.  I do not think it means what you think it means.”)  Anyway, instead of sitting there, tapping … Continue reading

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Sail Away

I saw this background idea on Susan Horr’s blog yesterday, and I had to try it. It’s so simple!  Just take a stamp pad (the new firm foam pads work well for this) and slide the side of the ink … Continue reading

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I Like You

This is a new hostess set, “I Like You.”  Now, you have to understand that Mike & I went to see the local summer music theatre production of Man of La Mancha a few weeks ago, so whenever I see … Continue reading

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June Technique Class

For technique class this month, we’ll be using Blendabilities to color images, ribbon and rhinestones, and you’ll learn how to make your own embossing ink!  (Sadly, I used a set that’s no longer available for the flowers.  Why did I … Continue reading

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Technique Thursday

This card uses both techniques we’ll be doing at class this month.  One is partial embossing on vellum and the other is a paint chip design. Neither of these is an original idea, but I don’t know who to credit.  … Continue reading

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Dyeing to Make Cards

Yes – another flower.  The weather still has me bummed out.  I was supposed to get my Stampin’ Up! order today, but, of course, it was delayed because of the weather.  Bleh.  It was last spotted in Richmond – so … Continue reading

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Faux Dip Die Technique

Here’s a great video from Stampin’ Up! that shows how to do a faux “dip die” technique.  It’s an easy way to get that “ombre look” without a lot of mess. You can order any of the products used in … Continue reading

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Two Techniques in One

I was playing around with a couple stamping techniques tonight.  The first is the flower panel on the card using the Happy Watercolor set from the Occasions catalog.  I washed Pistachio Pudding, Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral and Bermuda Bay ink … Continue reading

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You’re Amazing

This is the card we made at Technique Class Thursday.  The technique was using the Stampin’ Up! clear blocks to create backgrounds or borders, then stamping inside the border with another stamp.  I used the new Lovely Romance set with … Continue reading

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Rainbows and Flowers

This is another Stampin’ Up! sketch challenge.  It’s not “officially” endorsed by Stampin’ Up, but a group of demonstrators create a sketch each week for us to use in a card or scrapbook page layout and post it on the … Continue reading

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