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Birthday Sparkle

Birthday Sparkle

Someone with a birthday this month really likes glitter and sparkle, so when I was shopping on my birthday I saw the paper that I used as the back piece and immediately thought of them! I really do have a stash of paper that reminds me of certain people, stamps are like that also. Even if I only pull a certain set out once a year, I still love that whenever I see it I think of them.

Hearts and flowers

Hearts and flowers

In order to make sure that everything is going to fit correctly on my cards I generally make a mockup in my design space program that goes with my Cricut. I didn’t do that this time, I don’t know why I just didn’t. You can see what happens when I don’t, I lost part of my design due to overcrowding! Lesson learned!

Autumn coffee

Autumn coffee

Making myself feel really brilliant today, while I was working on figuring out the layout of this sketch and trying to get the measurements correct for cutting, all of a sudden I realized that the correct measurements are actually written on the sketch. I sware I spend so much time looking at the shapes on a sketch that I just didn’t notice that there were numbers, Well that made things easier. Geezes, Gina!

Linked hearts

Linked hearts

OK, I think I finally figured out the secret to the heart wreath stamp. Just use one color. Well, I am sure that I could go in with a fine tip pen and add a bit of more color at this point if I really felt the need, but I am thinking my problem with the stamp is that I keep trying to make it to complex and need to just keep it simple. It is beautiful as it is and I need to just let that be. read more

Birthday presents

Birthday presents

So, I picked up this paper pad at WalMart, where I normally don’t shop but my nephew wanted something from there so we went and I had a gift card from a settlement of some form so I thought why not. I loved how bright this paper was, and I love paper pads because it is pretty easy to assume everything basically goes together. This actually made me think of strips of wrapping paper from the presents as I was putting it together. read more

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