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Thank You Dots



Needed to make a masculine thank-you card and decided to go with a clean, mod design–I think this Hero Arts/Basic Grey background stamp really helped set the whole thing off!

Whenever I want/need a particularly deep, crisp (non-feathering) black impression, the ink I always reach for is Brilliance Graphite Black. Yes, it’s a pigment ink. Yes, it can be a little messier than most black pigment inks to clean up.  That’s because it’s a faster-drying pigment ink.  Usually, I just set it aside to air dry, or if I’m in a hurry, I will heat set it so I can keep moving.

You can emboss it if you don’t poke along and apply your embossing powder immediately after stamping. You can also use it on non-porous surfaces such as polyshrink, vellum and glossy card stocks; just heat set it.  Yup, you read right: A pigment ink you don’t have to seal with embossing powder on non-porous surfaces. BOOYAAAAH!!! *fist pump*

Everything about this design is pretty self-explanatory so I laid down a music track and cranked up the speed!



Hope you’re havin’ a fab day!



Baby Shower Humor



We were invited to the couples baby shower of the son of a friend of ours and I only had 5 minutes to whip out something before flying out the door to the party…

Having a baby is such an amazing, wonder-full experience and being a parent is such an important and complex job…  Along with those precious tiny fingers & toes, adorable gurgling noises, and the sweet, snuggly smell of a newborn comes sleepless nights, countless messy diapers, and a lot of work for the next 18 years, preparing that little bundle to venture out some day into the big world on their own.

I can’t help but want to interject a little humor when congratulating new parents… because I know what lies ahead… And, they’re gonna need it. ;)



Note: A Dymo Label Maker was used to create the sentiment. I took this shot with my iPhone before dashing out the door, so I wasn’t able to pick up the sparkly shimmer on the stars and baby bundle, courtesy of my Clear Wink of Stella Brush Pen. :)

Winner of free seat to Watercolor for Cardmakers

Sorry for the delay in announcing the winner of this Giveaway–life happened.


And the winner of the free seat to Watercolor for Cardmakers is:

Melania Deasy

Congratulations, Melania! An email has been dispatched to you and the lovely folks at Online Card Classes will help you get all hooked up! I hope you enjoy it–it’s my favorite coloring method and the class is going to be AMAZING!!!

Thank you to all that entered the drawing!


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