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Happy Thanksgiving!

Acorn on Kraft WEB1


It didn’t hit me until just now, but I guess this could be considered a form of “brushless” watercolor, because I didn’t actually use a paintbrush at all on this! *chortle*

There are no mind-blowing techniques involved–just some gold embossing with a bit of spritzing/splashing.  But, it was so relaxing and soothing… just to play… I didn’t know if I was even going to end up with an actual card when I started, LOL!

Acorn n Kraft WEB2


The video is high speed, set to music; I just left it on while I played with my Stains… :)



Wishing y’all a Happy and peaceful Thanksgiving…

*mondo squishy hugs*



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‘Tis The Season: A plethora of ideas…

Tis season grp WEB

One of my favoritest–truly–stampy things to do is take a set and develop a bunch of different ideas with it. These have all been rolling around in my head for ‘Tis The Season and  it was really fun to make ‘em real!  And, I tried to film ‘em in the process.  Well, you know what they say about the road to Hades being paved with good intentions… I won’t tell you about my week, but suffice it to say that there were numerous interruptions to the mojo that ultimately led to me not realizing I hadn’t turned the camera back ON, after each interruption.   Yeaaaaaahhhhh.  In the grand scheme of life, this is nothing, really, but it does make a girl cranky… #cursewords  Keepin’ it real, folks… Just keepin’ it real…



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Tis he knows WEB1

(Not in the video).  This is a speedy quick 4 bar size card (3.5 x 5″); stamp the two sentiments inside a kraft note card, wrap it with twine and Bob’s yer uncle!

Tis he knows WEB2

Perfect for those who are more the “no fuss, no muss” type. ‘Nuff said.

Tis car WEB

I love that little car…. The camera was off on this one…. *sigh*  Stamp with bleed-proof ink, watercolor it, die cut it, white emboss a greeting, and slap it onto a woodgrain card with a messy thread nest and sequins. Swipe some Stickles on there, and call it a day.

Tis lights WEB1

Again, camera was off. But, I love.  LOVE!!!

Tis lights WEB2

The tangle lights were clear embossed over black pigment ink, colored quickly and die cut. Masked off a section on the top panel and sponged ink, allowing it to fade as I moved towards the top. I seem to do a better blending job on Bristol than Neenah Solar White. Hard to tell in the pic, but I brushed a little Wink of Stella over the tops of the bulbs for some subtle sparkle.   Did I say I love this card?


Tis sweater WEB

Camera was on for this one. *insert rolling eyeballs* I love making my own tags with the WRMK Angle Corner Chomper; no limits to size, and the thing can punch through multiple layers of card stock at the same time! *fist pump*  Wish I were skinny enough to fit into that sweater… *sigh*

Tis Santa WEB

In the video. I forced myself to use some Lawn Fawn patterned paper I’ve been hoarding….

Tis ginger WEB1

Yay! Ginger made the video! I think the glittery stripes helped set the whole thing off…

Hope these inspire!



Happy Friday, An Announcement + A Card

Wonderful Time teal WEB1

The winners of the Essentials by Ellen Holiday II release have all been posted over at the CLASSroom blog–be sure to pop over and see if your name is on the winners’ list!

I have a quick share today–the brush script sentiments in the Holly Jolly set make me so happy–they are big enough to take center stage all by their onesies! *grin*

I watercolored a quarter sheet of watercolor paper with Distress Stains, added some droplets of water, let it dry, prepped it with the powder tool, and then white embossed over the top.  There’s only two cute brushy trees in the set, but I stamped the smaller one again so I could have a trio.

Wonderful Web2

After trimming down and mounting to a standard A-2 card, glued on my beloved Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins and then added Silver Stickles along the edge. My friend Stephanie, who owns the Paper Garden, taught me how she adds Stickles to the edges of her hand-made invitations and wedding announcements and I’ve been practicing to get as fast as she is at it–I think my jaw hits the floor every time I watch her do it!

Next Hello, Monday over in the CLASSroom, I’ll show you how on a different card I created. :)

Have a fab Friday, and hope your Halloween tomorrow is spook-a-licious! ;)




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