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2018-06-10; 1-0n-1 with Maggi; flowers in a cup and REVIEW!


Flowers in a tea cup.  I had seen a sample that used this color pallet and sketch design.  Using the supplies I had on hand I recreated the general  design as best I could.


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Hand cut banner and popped up tea cup.

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The flowers are from a set by Penny Black, Tea cup by The Paper Studio, Sentiment by SU, Leaf die by Spellbinders and the tiny grass image on the background by Commotion.

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And here is the REVIEW in case you missed any of our fun craft time….

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These kits took a while to prepare but I really enjoy playing with my friends!  That makes it worthwhile for sure.


2018-06-09; 1-0n-1 with Maggi; Chicken and the egg


Here is a fun card.  A die cut sponged, a little coloring and fussy cutting.

These images are from the set Hey Chick by SU.

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The beautiful thing about coloring these images is, you don’t have to know how to shade (which I don’t).  Just sketch in some colors and it will look like feathers.

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A side view of the  layers.  I added some excelsior grass behind the die cuts.
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and one more look at the card before you go on about your day…….
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One last card and that will include a review of all of the projects we made for our 1-on-1 craft day.

2018-06-08; 1-0n-1 with Maggi; impossible card


Just as we were scheduling some craft time together, Maggi suggested we try making the “impossible card.”   I know why it’s called the impossible card; it’s impossible to get a good photo of it!  😉

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We used various stamps to embellish the card base.  Here is a close look at this little piggy holding some foam flowers (snipped from a bunch in a vase on my desk) a top a medallion dotted with glitter glue.

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A 2nd medallion, also dotted with glitter glue.

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A side view  for you so you can see.

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and a 2nd side view.  Maybe I should have just taken an aerial view?
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See you tomorrow for project #4 of our 1-on-1 craft day.

2018-06-07; 1-on-1 with Maggi; watercolor garden


The new SU catalog came out on June 1st.  One of the first cards I saw as a sample was one that used a set called abstract impressions. Egad, I have a an old SU set that looks extremely similar. My set is called Watercolor Garden. The sample I saw was perfect for a stamp day with my friend, Maggi.  I had different supplies but the sketch design and color pallet are from the sample.

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Here is a close look at those close flowers.  Stamped in distress inks.  I used a stamp positioner to make the 2nd generation of images line up to be where I wanted them.
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The banner is hand cut and popped up

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Here are the layers; red mat, embossed wood grain white mat, scallop red medallion and finally the stitched white medallion.

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

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Thanks for stopping by.  Still more projects to see from the 1-0n-1 craft day, so be sure to come back!

2018-06-06; 1-on-1 with Maggi; Butterfly frame


Later this morning I’ll be meeting up with Maggi for some 1-on-1 craft time.  I’ve prepared all of the projects that we will be working on this afternoon.  I thought we would start with this butterfly embossed frame (Darice).  I used glitter glue and that takes a few minutes to dry, so if we start with the top layer we can come back to it after it dries to finish it off.

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Here is a close look at the  flowers.  They were sponged, molded a bit, glued down and then had glitter glue and seed beads dropped into the center.  The flowers and leaves are both Martha Stewart punches.

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Here are the layers.  The top layer will be popped up creating a 3-d frame for the sentiment and flowers.  The embossed dots and flowers were highlighted with chalk, sprayed with a fixative to hold the chalk in place and then dotted with glitter glue.

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I will have a choice of mini sentiments for Ms. Maggi to choose from.  I picked spring words 🙂   The sentiment is by Close to My Heart.

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I have 4 more projects that we will work on today, so be sure to stop back and see the results.

2018-06-03; Card from 2015 and the new card additions


In May 2015 I made this card at a stamp camp. I never finished it as I thought it needed more than just a stamped sentiment.

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Today, 3 years later I put some final additions on.

HERE is the original post. The card had the golden background paper and 3 velum flowers.

Today I finished it off by adding a row of adhesive backed bling, a gold embossed sentiment and a text stamped Recollections flower.



I could have added a lot more but that would have covered up the metallic gold background paper.  Out the door it goes!

2018-06-02; wreath builder – swimming fish & kitty


Kitty images by SU called C is for Cat.
I used a wreath builder template and stamped in a circle, then filled in a vine from by Art Impressions.

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Here are the layers I popped up the white mat and then ruffed up the edges.  That all over splatter is Elmer’s glue spattered on with a paint brush and then sprinkled with Campaign colored glitter.  That took this card from plain to glittzy fun.

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The sentiment is by The Cottage Stamper on a hand cut banner.

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I added a  few Nuvo drops.  Once dry, these stay nice and hard; not squishing flat during mailing.

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

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