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February 2018

Hi Everyone I saw this great challenge across at AAA Cards Wow... now that made me stop and think. How do I create a card using only die-cuts - no stamping! I had such fun with this challenge and decided to make the most of some DSP and a couple of Dies. You might recognize one of the elements from my post yesterday :-) Here's a closeup of the elements from the two die-cuts I used - a sentiment and a butterfly. I took a piece of the fabulous DSP from Altenew - I love the big, bold, graphical images... Read more →


Hi Everyone. I have a card and a winner announcement for you in tonight's post :-) Firstly, let's start with the card. I'm down to my last two AECP classes and tonight's card is for the "Celebration Stencil Techniques". This is a fun class that is designed to give you ideas and tips and tricks on getting more mileage out of your stencils and dies. I was inspired by the lesson - create a stencil from your dies. I needed to make a Valentine's card for a very good friend... heck... why shouldn't we send pretty cards to our girlfriends... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. It's the fabulous Sandy's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a sketch for us: This is such a versatile sketch and I decided to take it in a more masculine route using some of the great Hey Dude masculine papers from My Mind's Eye. You've seen me use this set from My Favorite Things before. I really like the sentiments - and the die-cuts for the bottle and the wine glasses. I took one of the distinctive papers and used it as the horizontal element in the sketch, as well... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Saturday. Quick post for you this afternoon. I created this card for the AECP for the Easy Ink Blending Techniques class. I used two of the techniques in different lessons: Ink Blended Card Stock and Faux Watercoloring. I began by stamping the feathers onto a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock and heat embossing them with superfine embossing powder. I then die cut the leaves and then filled in the gaps between the embossed barbs of the feather with 4 different colors of green/blue inks. I didn't have the exact color of cardstock to complement the embossed... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Friday from a snowy Mn! yes, we a fresh fall of 6 inches last night and are settled in for about as much again tomorrow. It sure does look pretty outside though with the sun shining and sparkling on the fresh snow. I have another card for you tonight as part of my AECP 1st level classes. This card is for the class Clean and Simple Boutique Cards. Jen takes the class through some great ways to add that extra boutique feel to CAS cards to make them just a little bit more special. I was inspired... Read more →