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2020-06-05; Acetate over-lay in shades of blue & green


Today I have 2 cards.  Each of these are the same print on the acetate over-lay.  One in a green and one in blue.

A closer look at card 1.  I added flowers to this one as the sentiment did not take up as much space as the acetate opening.

This close look shows dollar store flowers and some punches (fern & leaf) to fill in.


And card #2.

I again filled in the larger open space with some paper flowers.

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2020-06-04; Acetate over-lay – Lord bless you


Today’s sample of the acetate over-lay’s.  Thankfully I found another pale patterned scrapbook paper for the card.  I like these so much better with a slight pattern.

Here I brightened up the contrast so you can see the card.

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2020-06-03; Acetate over-lay – All things grow


Another acetate over-lay.  I really like this one because of the pretty pink flowers.  I happened to find a pale pink patterned paper that went perfectly with it too.



Wow!  Love these flowers.

And one last look at the card before you go on about your day….

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2020-06-02; Acetate over-lay Yellow, enjoy the sun


This is a photo of a  KC Company acetate over-lay assortment.  Kind of mangled, but I thought you should see what I started with.

For the next couple of day’s I’ll show you my samples.


Here is the first card.  Very yellow.  I tried to look for a pale yellow patterned paper that I could possibly have on hand, but no luck.

A good look at the sentiment.

And one more look at the card before you go on about your day…

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2020-06-01; Art Journal, Page 5


Today, I have the fifth page finished in my art/quote journal.



A close look at the quote; which I find to be extremely true when it comes to finding treasures on my craft desk among the detritus.


There is a 2nd quote, also quite true.

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2020-05-31; Shiplap background & Ivy


I’ve run low on thank-you cards so I’ve been trying to build up my on hand stock.  Today is a try at a shiplap background; which turned out to be way easier than I thought.

I took this first photo just before I finished working on it, so that you could see the die that I used for the ivy vine.


I’m not happy with how I fit the sentiment on, but it’s handmade so I’m going to roll with it.

Here is a close view so you can see how I colored the ivy leaves.  I started with white card stock, colored with an alcohol marker and then sponged the edges with Broken China Oxide ink.

I finished off the inside with a mitered frame and then added some more of the ivy vines for decoration.  I die cut the sentiment because you guessed it, I messed up the 1st stamping.

And one last look at the card before you go on about your day…


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2020-05-30; Down by the Dock


Today’s sample was made by the use of masking and sponging color.

This close view shows that I ended up moving the bird to another of the posts to fit in with the size of my card.  I actually stamped a seagull in the upper left, but it turned out poopy so I covered it with the sentiment.

One last look at the card before you go on about your day….

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