Anniversary rings

You know, I just don’t know that I can do this stamp justice.  I have tried using it several different ways now, and I have really only been truly happy with it once.  It just always looks better in my head than it does on paper.  Well, I guess I just stick to that one way from now on.  I like how it works on the card, I just still think I am not making this stamp look nearly as good as it should, does that make sense? read more

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Foxy Thanksgiving

In the last couple of days, it has gone from just barely still needing the air on here to the temperature plummeting and now I am freezing.  Apparently, fall has fallen.  I am very much ok with that!  Well, I would like it to be a touch warmer, but that is as much my body being broken as anything else. read more

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Big book shelves

Sometimes you fall in love with a stamp set and only use one of the stamps out of it, and you are just always waiting for the perfect time to get to use the set. This is it! I fell in love with this set, and I think have gotten to use one stamp out of it. Then I saw this sketch and just knew! read more

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Winter wishes

Unforgotten technique to the rescue!  I opened my container of embellishment mousse and it was a bit dried out, but I really wanted to use it for this project.  Undaunted, ok maybe a bit daunted, I remember one of the methods was to use a baby wipe to apply it and I thought that might just restore the moisture.  Viola! read more

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Grumpy pets

One of the things that I don’t do all of that often, but have been trying to do more of, is mix stamp sets.  It’s kind of silly, I just have this fear that things aren’t going to go together if I mix them up.  I am pretty sure it stems from childhood and a whole Garanimals issue (why couldn’t the giraffe and the hippo just coexist). read more

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Overdue birthday wishes

For some reason, I am just really bad at doing this challenge.  I don’t really know why.  I think it has to do with the best of intentions just not being good enough some times.  I have a new system that will hopefully help keep things from falling through the cracks quite so much!! read more

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Purple floral thank you

When does a stamp hit a point of over use? I feel like I keep using this stamp because I love it so much, but I have only used it three times.  Then I think about when I started out and some stamps got used so much I hardly ever use them now.  There are other stamps that get neglected simply because I love another stamp a bit more, and yet I always want something new. read more

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Birthday balloons

I finally feel like this card really shows off one of the reasons that the oxide inks excite me so much!  It is so little, but the green balloon string that is stamped on top of the pink balloon, the fact that it doesn’t blend into the pink balloon but holds its own.  I could blend them, but they also can hold up on their own, that is just exciting (to me, and possibly only to me). read more

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A merry little

While going through my Christmas paper stash for the last card I made I came across the paper I used to make this card.  I kept thinking about it because it was something that I didn’t know how I was going to utilize, and then I saw this sketch and it seemed like they were made for one another.  I love that the timing was just perfect, that the paper was still in my head. read more

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Penguin tree

This is one of those times that I was going through my images to use on this card and came across one that I don’t know that I actually remember having.  I keep thinking up ways to be better at remembering which images I have, but I think no matter what it is a losing battle.  The truth is it can be kind of fun to find something like this to use. read more

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Happy autumn flower fairy

Color challenges are probably the most daunting for me.  I think it has to do with the fact that I already know that there is such a big variance in how color can be perceived.  Computer monitors are not all set the same, my color vision is ok but always suspect, even when I buy packages of cardstock I notice the same color will vary slightly from one pack to the next sometimes, and honestly not everyone agrees on what color mauve is anyway. read more

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