Category Archives: Techniques

A grateful heart

It happens so often:  you’re not totally wild over a new stamp set, but a stamper shows you some amazing work with it.  You’re sunk.  And, yes, it makes sense to buy the bundle and not just the set.  See … Continue reading

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Celebrate plaid

You’re expecting something in a buffalo check, right?  No.  Today I’m sneaking into the holidays with this Jingle Jump card from earlier this month: I love this little set, Nothing Sweeter, on page 25 of the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Holiday … Continue reading

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Medallion Friend

What to do when you need a piece of patterned paper, but you don’t have just the right colors?  Make your own! This was made with four different colors of ink, two blues and two greens.  Perfection is not important … Continue reading

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Joseph’s Coat Inside Out

This card from yesterday’s Stamp Review Crew blog hop uses the “oldie but goodie” technique called Joseph’s Coat Inside Out.  Have you tried it? It’s really simple, but a little time consuming as you layer inks to create this dramatic … Continue reading

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Stamp Review Crew: Tropical Chic

Hello, stampers!  It’s time for another Stamp Review Crew blog hop, with all kinds of inspiration from one stunning stamp set:  Tropical Chic, from the Stampin’ Up! 2018-2019 Annual Catalog.  Yes, we have had tropical weather here in north central Illinois … Continue reading

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Big Shot Embossing Mats from Stampin’ Up!

In June stamp camps, we used the new Big Shot Embossing Mats (on page 221 of the Stampin’ Up! 2018-2019 Annual Catalog). For our project, we used the beautiful detailed butterfly die from the Springtime Impressions Thinlits set. If you … Continue reading

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Springtime Foils duo

I think this is the last of my Sale-A-Bration projects.  Actually, I have two final cards — these are simple and so we made five cards instead of the usual four in camp this month.  Here’s the first, colored with … Continue reading

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Because winter is not finished with us yet

Not everyone read that last weekend’s Inkspiration Saturday was my last all-day event, so you’re seeing the announcement again! It was a wonderful day (you may have seen the short Facebook Live Video here when the day was just beginning), … Continue reading

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In honor of George

You may be surprised to know that I have a small collection of George Washington memorabilia. Vintage postcards, sheet music, souvenir plates of Mount Vernon — all these go into a Presidents’ Day display in February. Well, some years; this … Continue reading

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Fall is a beautiful thing

Life, too!  We have finally had some significant rainfall here to green up the grass and freshen up the flower gardens.  Now it’s time to get the rakes out and start that process.  Luckily we have a little boy here … Continue reading

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