Category Archives: Techniques

Follow your heart

Have you followed the trend of tricking out vintage campers?  Once in a while a magazine features one of these campers, perhaps made into an art studio or even a mobile boutique.  I’d never actually do this, but I admire … Continue reading

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5-step stamping!

Don’t let the title of this post intimidate you!  Stamping multiple layers of images to create one composite image is easy with Stampin’ Up! photopolymer stamps.  I found that when using the stamp set Watercolor Wings, beginning with the darkest … Continue reading

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I think you’re great!

As you may know, Stampin’ Up! demonstrators are permitted to order selected items from the 2015-2016 Annual Catalog before it goes “live” to the public.  So you’ve probably seen this image from I Think You’re Great around the web — … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Bokeh

You’ve been seeing this technique everywhere, so I thought it would be perfect for a February camp card.  Bokeh (pronounced BOH-kay or BOH-keh) is the out-of-focus blur in a photograph, especially from points of light.  (Think of a lit Christmas … Continue reading

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Double-time Painted Petals

I’ve been busy with preparations for the upcoming Inkspiration Saturday.  It’s just 2½ weeks away, so the paper is flying!  I’m so happy to be working with an excellent Design Team for this event:  many heads make great ideas, and … Continue reading

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Tiger Stripe Heart

This card has been a big hit a camp so far this month.  The sparkle is amazing, achieved with Heat & Stick Powder and Gold Glitter.  The instructions on the Heat & Stick Powder are simple to understand; here’s what … Continue reading

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A whole lot of wonderful, paper piecing version

The September camp technique is paper piecing.  It’s simple and enjoyable, if you like fussy cutting!  Here the image was stamped on a Whisper White panel, then again (after re-inking) on the Moonlight DSP.  Each vase was cut out of … Continue reading

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What in the world — ?

When I was stamping projects for last Monday’s Stamp Review Blog Hop, I stamped the center of this flower with the delicate image and got this instead!  I was shocked!  Do you know what happened? I won’t make you wait … Continue reading

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Awesomeness!

This July camp card gave me fits!  I knew I had to use the Kiss & Twist technique on the flowers, but I couldn’t perfect my technique.  So I called it a night, and the next morning, bingo, I got … Continue reading

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A hostess gift

Since returning from vacation in early May, we’ve had multiple social events nearly every weekend.  Once we drove over 125 miles for an engagement party at 1:00, then 140 miles to a retirement party at 5:00.  There was a lot … Continue reading

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