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5MQ: Christmas Peace

I know.  I should prolly be making Halloween stuff.  But, this idea for a Christmas card came to mind, and there was no squashing it. So.  There ya' have it. *wink*

Plain white cards like this are my favorite . . . I just love the look!

Made a video, too, with just a little trick or two. Enjoy it here or on YouTube!




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WCMD 2011: Floral Thinking of You

FloralThinkingOfUje1 *click on the pics to enlarge*


Happy WCMD!!! I'm so excited I got to PLAY and actually make a card for today! *grin*

I have a challenge for today going on over at the CLASSroom, in honor of the day–if you haven't been yet, go check it out!  Then, get inky!!!  Ellen Hutson is sponsoring some pretty AMAZING prizes!!!

I'm loving this color palette of late–can't seem to get enough of it!

I actually stamped over the Manila version of this Basic Grey 6×6 Paper, but the Memorandum 6×6 Tiny Tablet (currently in my shopping cart!!!) has some very similar papers that could be swapped in perfectly, as well!  Which is why it's in my shopping cart! LOL!

These pretty flowers remind me of the rosemaling my mama used to do years ago!  I am totally sending this card to her as I know she will flip! :)


I gotta point out some cool things about this lovely Floral stamp set by Hero Arts/Sizzix! I ADORE the look of things fussy cut and 3D  mounted for dimension, but I have tendinitis in my right hand/arm, so sometimes fussy cutting can really wear my arm out.  This darling stamp set banishes that issue for me and I can pop up the flowers to my hearts content, because the set comes with matching dies!

The stamps are cushioned with cling mount foam, and the dies are unusual in that the cut line is smack along the inside edge of the die itself, which enables you to get a very "tight" die cut edge all around your stamped image. Easy, beautiful results!  *monkey clapping*

I finished off the card by highlighting the centers of the popped up flowers with my Black Glaze pen–love that thing for quick, glossy dimension!

(arms wrapped 'round self, deep chortling!)

Enjoy WCMD!!!



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My Heart's a Stereo . . .


Music is such a universal language . . . it's funny how often a card I design is inspired by something I'm LISTENING to, as opposed to looking at. Was bee-boppin' to "My Heart's A Stereo" on Pandora, and all of a sudden, this idea popped into my head when I was looking at Kim's "Boob Tubes" stamp set.  Call me nerdy, but hey, when sumpin' sparks ya', well . . . sometimes, ya' just gotta run with it. *chuckle*

I used a slightly different punch than listed below, but I listed that one because it can produce similarly sized tiny hearts.

One thing I wanted to point out that I forgot to mention in the video, is that you can avoid smudging of chalk pencil work from fingertips, etc., by sealing it with a fixative, such as Krylon Matte Finish.

 Enjoy the video here, or on YouTube! And, thanks for watchin'!





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