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Online Card Classes: Spring Card Camp 2022

I signed up for the Spring Card Camp 2022 at Online Card Classes. It’s two weeks full of different cardmaking techniques. I’m looking forward to the challenge of doing things I don’t normally consider. Hopefully I don’t get discouraged or frustrated, as it is supposed to be fun!

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Step Birthday Cards

I made a few Happy Birthday step cards using a Sizzix set designed by Lori Whitlock. It has quite a few little fussy details. I used a paper pad so that I did not have to think about what looked right together.

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Sweet Sentiment Spring Break Continued

We made more cards, did more coloring, used alcohol inks, used a gel press to make backgrounds, made gift boxes, played bingo, laughed a lot, and more. It was a weekend packed full of fun. Here are more of the projects:

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Sweet Sentiment Retreat

This past week, I attended an in-person Sweet Sentiment retreat in Idaho. My friend Tonia joined me, and it was the first time I’ve seen her in person in over four years. It was such a treat! The retreat was full of so many fun things, and goodies were overflowing. The light up card was […]

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Sweet Sentiment Surf’s Up Retreat

This weekend I participated in the Sweet Sentiment Surf’s Up Retreat. I cannot say enough good things about Sweet Sentiment, and this virtual retreat was fantastic. Some digital images were provided, but the majority of the supplies were things I already had in my craft stash. The pacing was great. There were well-timed breaks throughout […]

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It’s a Numbers Game

Here are the most recent ATCs I finished for a swap called, “It’s a Numbers Game.” The only requirement of the swap is that the cards had to contain numbers somewhere on them. I love the vintage blackboard feel of the white ink on black cardstock. I realize the Pi girl is the odd one […]

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Sunflowers

Technique Junkies recently released this stamp of a sunflower in front of a rustic barn. I decided to color the entire image for one card, and just the sunflower on the second card. I like the end results of both cards. I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the image, and Spectrum Noir triblend […]

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Hello Again

It’s been quite awhile since I’ve touched this site, and I’m sorry for that. I left a full time job, started a business, took at part time job and left that part time job, was diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder, closed the business, and moved from the Midwest to the Southwest. Oh, we also adopted […]

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Custom Notebook

At work, I use my email, electronic calendar, and electronic task list to stay on top of my work load. I also use an old-fashioned paper notebook, especially in meetings. I’m tired of the regular blue-lined notebooks, so this morning I decided I’d create my own. I brought out my Cinch tool, trimmed some cardstock, […]

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Perfect Bows

Perfect Bows – YouTube. Everyone struggles with how to make bows, right? Here’s a great video on making perfect bows for greeting cards. Never be stuck with a catty-wompus bow ever again!

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