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Awash in Beauty – How to use the Designer Series Paper

I love getting new Designer Series Paper. New Designs sometimes means finding new ways to use the paper or creating a new sketch for a card design, especially when it's paper like this. The same design is on both the top and bottom edges.  You could just cut it horizontally across the middle, and do… Continue reading Awash in Beauty – How to use the Designer Series Paper

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Cup of Tea Card & Treat!

I meant to get this out earlier in time for Mother's Day as I thought it would make a great card with a little something extra, but our internet was out for several days.  Our neighbors put in a new deck and in digging a hole cut their cable/internet line.  When they had someone come… Continue reading Cup of Tea Card & Treat!

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A Fun Fold with Old & New In Colors – Part 2

As promised I am back to share Part 2 of this Fun Fold Card. In Yesterday’s post I made this card with several of the now retired 2020-2022 In Colors.  You can see that post here - A Fun Fold with Old & New In Colors - Part 1. The cards I am going to… Continue reading A Fun Fold with Old & New In Colors – Part 2

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A Fun Fold with Old & New In Colors – Part 1

It’s always an exciting time when a new Annual Catalog comes out because that means, new stamps, new dies, new embossing folders and new In-Colors.  But on the other hand it can be a bit sad as some of the older In-Colors will be retired…in this case the 2020-2022 In-Colors of Magenta Madness, Just Jade,… Continue reading A Fun Fold with Old & New In Colors – Part 1

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Shiny and Bright Rainbow of Happiness

It’s Wednesday….the middle of the week or as some call it “hump day”.   Today I have another card with a little bit of happy shine to help get you over the hump and spur you on toward the end of the week.  My “hump” is actually a rainbow… The stamp set I used is… Continue reading Shiny and Bright Rainbow of Happiness

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Rainbow of Happiness

Do you know someone who could use a little mid-week pick me up?  Maybe someone who is under the weather or just having a tough week?   This card would fit the bill! I used one of the new Rainbow of Happiness Bundle that is in the January-June 2022 Mini Catalog to stamp and die… Continue reading Rainbow of Happiness

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

I have one last Valentine card to share today....because it's Valentine's Day!  I have more card ideas rolling around in my head, but not enough time in my day to get them all out and onto card, so I'm going to have to save them for next year. This card is a great way to… Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Patchwork Hand-Penned Cards

Today I have something a little different to share with you. It’s a fun way to make a set of four cards using a patchwork of Designer Series Papers.  It’s actually a very simple technique.  You will need four pieces of Designer Series Paper, each a different pattern, and each cut 4” x 5 1/4”.… Continue reading Patchwork Hand-Penned Cards

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Easy Valentine Sampler

I make quite a few Samplers.....I have a whole gallery on the wall in my craft room, plus a few scattered around my house, but I mostly make them as gifts.  I made two of these for Valentine's Day.  They are quick and easy and you can make them in about 15 minutes.  My first… Continue reading Easy Valentine Sampler

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Awesome Otters – Totally Awesome!

Are you ready for some cuteness overload?  I just love these little critters!  Everytime I go to an aquarium, I look for the otters.  They are so fun to watch as they frolic and play.  I could stand there and watch for hours.  And I could spend hours playing with this stamp set too!  This… Continue reading Awesome Otters – Totally Awesome!