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Happy Holidays to You & Yours

December 23, 2011

Hello! Today I want to take a moment to wish you and yours a wonderful, fun, laughter-filled holiday season with friends and family. No matter what version of the holidays you celebrate! Inspired by childhood memories When I was little, our church decorated every year for the holidays. There was one area, where they put […]

Make a stunning mosaic alcohol ink background!

November 14, 2011
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Hi there! Today I’d like to share a quick and easy way to make a stunning mosaic tiled alcohol ink background for your next card or project. Step 1: Apply alcohol inks Take a piece of glossy cardstock and apply alcohol inks using the polished stone technique. Start by placing a piece of gloss paper […]

Use stamped collage to create unique embellies

November 11, 2011
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Hello! Today I’d like to share two special, long, mixed media cards that I recently made. What I like most about these cards is that I created the leaf embellishments from stamped collage – for a truly one-of-a-kind look! Step 1: Stamp a collage To make the leaves, I started by creating a collage background […]

Watercolor Musical Thank You Card

September 9, 2011
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Hello! Today I would like to share a card that was inspired by my friend, Jan, of Far North Designs. She challenged me to create a “double score” card that had both physical scoring and included a musical score. The background is patterned paper by Kathy Griffiths for ProvoCraft. I scored lines 1/4″ in from […]

Crayon Resist Birthday Card

June 10, 2011
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Hello! Today I’d like to share a birthday card that I made, using the crayon resist method. Made this card for a friend who just moved back to the beach. Wanted it to be cheerful and have the colors of the water. Stamped Hero Arts S5032 DesignBlock Stencil using a Tsukineko Memento Dew Drop in […]

Recognized in the Hero Arts Social Club!

April 14, 2011
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Hi there! Just wanted to share some good news! I’ve been recognized in The Hero Arts Social Club today, along with Darlene and Alexandra! Layered Thanks Card I made this card from watercolor paper, that is mounted onto a white reporter-fold card base. To make the background, I placed a piece of 140# cold-pressed watercolor […]

You’re So Special Card

December 27, 2010
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Hi there! The background of this card is made from watercolor paper. To make it, I applied several colors of Distress Ink (Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade, and Peeled Paint) directly to my non-stick craft sheet. Then I dipped my Hero Arts S5317 Starburst Lace stamp into the Distress Inks on the craft sheet, so that […]

Let’s Catch Up Whale

December 8, 2010
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Hello! The background for this card is Ranger gloss paper, stamped with Stampendous CRR166 Geo Bubbles cling stamp using a Tsukinenko Memento Dew Drop (dye ink) in Bahama Blue. I used the white crayon resist method to highlight certain areas of the design. Then I used Ranger blending tools and foam to swirl on Tumbled […]

3 easy steps to white crayon resist tags

October 13, 2010
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(Click here to view a larger version.) Hello! Today I’d like to share this set of stunning white crayon resist tags. Traditionally, white crayon resist is done after first stamping with black ink, but I wanted to change it up a bit, so I used a dark color of ink but not black. How I […]

4 steps to pretty watercolor tags with Perfect Pearls

October 6, 2010
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(Click here to view a larger version.) Hello! Today I’d like to share how I made the pretty watercolor tags shown above, using Distress Inks and Perfect Pearls. How I made my tags To start off, I got out some manila shipping tags that are 4 3/4″ x 2 3/8″. I removed the twine and […]