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Birthday snail mail

I love getting real mail in, you know, the mail. Not just circulars or bills. Letters from people who thought of me and then made an effort to do something about it. That is why I love sending mail too. (Plus playing with paper. There is that.)

I’ve been shopping (maybe a little too much […]

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DCWV May

So I already posted my May DCWV stack-a-holic layout challenge for this month. Today I have for you the card sketch challenge.

First, the inspiration sketch

And here is what I came up with using the Violet Leaf stack.

 

A pretty straightforward use of the sketch. Why don’t you give it a […]

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Two Birthday Cards

The DCWV stack-a-holic challenge for March is going on. I showed you my entry for the layout sketch challenge a few days ago. Today I have my entry for the card sketch.

I loved the rounded square grid layout on this one. I busted out my brand new DCWV watercolor stack. I won this […]

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Valentine’s multiples

I teach a card making class for kids. We are having a Valentine’s Day party this week so they can exchange cards.  I decided to also give each student a Valentine from me. However, I didn’t get to work on them until the last minute since I wasn’t feeling well this week. I’m not entirely […]

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DCWV Feb challenge

After the busy holiday and CHA season, DCWV is back with their monthly challenges. There is the usual layout and card sketches to give your crafting a design base. Check these sketches out.

Feb. Layout Sketch

Feb card sketch

And here is my take on the challenge.

I used the DCWV Blue Citrus stack, […]

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CHA 2016 Projects for DCWV

I am so excited to say that I was invited to submit projects to DCWV for their CHA 2016 booth! I ended up submitting 5 projects. I was provided with the products to use for their “existing product” displays. While I was was compensated for these projects, I happily use their products anyway and was glad to […]

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Watercolor backgrounds

Also known as using leftover paint.

I add color mediums to waterproof surfaces often to allow me to pick up the color easily with paintbrushes. There is always color leftover when I’m done using it. So I spray extra water over the color and basically mop it up with a scrap of watercolor paper. I learned this […]

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CASEd Chritmas cards

I subscribe to the Splitcoast Stampers YouTube channel. Most of the time the projects over there are not my cup of tea. But this recent video had me so excited. Mix watercoloring + technique tips. And bam. I’ve just CASEd (Copy And Share Everything) my Christmas cards for this year. The presenting artist’s skills are certainly […]

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Teacher Thanks in bulk

Remember when I posted my teacher thanks cards? As a reminder here is what I did.

This card was a challenge entry but it was also intended for my middle kid to give to her teacher. Only problem? She wanted 5 exactly like them to give to all her teachers. I didn’t have 5 […]

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Caring Hearts Card Drive

Last year I started sending in card donations to the Caring Hearts Card Drive. This event is put on in part by Jennifer McGuire. She and some other lovely ladies collect holiday cards and organize their distribution to nursing homes in the U.S., Canada and Australia. These cards are used to bring cheer to the elderly in […]

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