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Painting Christmas gift

Watercolor, watercolor, watercolor. I think I am obsessed.

My husband likes lighthouses, so instead of buying him a Christmas gift, I made one instead. I wanted to play with a freehand drawing, which quite honestly scares me. I don’t consider myself a “fine” artist, meaning I can’t do representational drawing very well. I’ve done a […]

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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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Share Handmade Kindess

Perhaps you have heard of Jennifer McGuire. She is a crafter who is very active on YouTube and on her blog. She is a very sweet and generous crafter. In order to encourage us to use our own crafty generosity, she is hosting a project called Share Handmade Kindness. Each week of November Jennifer will provide a challenge […]

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Hedgehugs

Normally I don’t go for the really cutsie images (read: inanimate objects with smiley faces). But the Lawn Fawn hedgehogs really spoke to me for some reason. I think they are really cute creatures in life so the stamp set felt more realistic and less over the top cute. I have to admit that it […]

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Final CKC

The last class I’m showing you about the CKC convention is Home Grown Cards with Basic Grey. Check out the YouTube video on the class presentation. For the most part I just followed right along with the instructions. There were a few techniques like using glue dots with micro beads (far right pear card), using […]

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Homemade ink pad

I’ve seen this done a million times and have tried it a couple of times but wanted to try again.

Task: Use a baby wipe and re-inkers to create your own ink pad. My take: Tried to use colors to get a rainbow effect. Results: The inks didn’t mix as well as I thought […]

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Fun foam stamping part 2

A few days ago I showed how I was doing a challenge to die cut some materials to use as stamps. Fun foam was the example and I didn’t have any at the time. But a trip to the craft store, for something entirely different, lead me past the fun foam isle! Plus, my first […]

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Velveteen Stamping

I’ve never done this technique before and wasn’t sure how it would work.

Task: Stamp a background stamp using white pigment ink on white cardstock then overstamp with images to get the background stamp to “bleed through” the images. My take: I did just that. Results: Interesting. I wonder how different it would look […]

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Faux embossing

Task: Adhere die cuts to same color background to mimic embossing. My Take: I did just that. Results: Looks pretty good. My only issue is that my die cut machine cutting plates are a bit thick for the wafter thin die I was using and I got some unintended impressions from the die.

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