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Warbler and magnolias

Warbler and magnolias

I think this card turned out to be really pretty.  I don’t think the punches that I did show up very well, but that is ok.  The design on this card is Warbler and Magnolias.  When I was water coloring the magnolias I used some victorian velvet to start with a strong base color and then I mix in a bit of picket fences and then finish coloring out the petals.  It gives it a nice orchre effect.

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A mice day

A mice day

This was a monumental card for me.  You see in a way it all started with this mouse.  A year ago I made my first card with a digital stamp: Happy Birthday Mouse.  I have learned so much in this past year!  Today, however, I seemed to just be stuck on the lesson that things don’t always work out and just need to be in the recycle bin.

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Easter eggs and butterflies

Easter eggs and butterflies

There are at least three versions of this card in my recycling bin right now. I just couldn’t get things to work the way I wanted them to. I am not sure that I am completely satisfied with the way this version looks, but there is definitely a point where I am pretty sure I am just being overly picky. Sometimes I suspect that the act of scraping a project in and of itself is part of the art.

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Happy spring flower

Happy spring flower

I totally overlooked the first day of spring coming because of it not being on the calendar I use for birthdays, and it being so close to St. Patrick’s day. I must admit that we have several calendars hanging up in out house so it really is just a case of which one I happen to look at. I also have at least three on my computer/phone/tablet. You would think I would be better at not missing dates, but the truth is it is still kind of hit or miss. I also have to admit that for friends and family instead of asking a lot of the time I play ‘private detective’ and try and figure out dates by using social media, I don’t know how accurate I am or how many I miss that way. It’s already hard enough trying to get everyone’s address.

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Miss you mouse

Miss you mouse

Again I feel like I just have had my second occurrence of being pointed at something I need to add to my crafting arsenal. This time I need to go find some flowers to add to my cards. I think especially now that it’s starting to get a bit more spring feeling I am going to want to play with them more. Well, all I can say is I already was planning a trip to the craft store, but then again when am I not?

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