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Happy Easter!

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I wanted to wish everyone a happy holiday and share the Easter cards I made for my family.  In no particular order, here they are:

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I made a batch of egg-shaped sugar cookies, too.


Thanks for stopping by.



Have a Donut!

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I needed to make a card for my honey’s 80th birthday.  I used the sketch from Technique Junkies challenge to create my card (I flipped the sketch):

Dick Birthday

My dear one is a donut lover and so when I saw this Birthdays and Donuts stamp I had to buy it in anticipation of his birthday.  I separated the donuts from the sentiment so could create  a background without masking.  Tip: I drew three straight lines on the back of the stamp before I cut it.  That way I can easily line it back up if I want to.

After I stamped the background, I stamped some extra donuts.  I colored the donuts with alcohol markers.  For the extra donuts, I used regular hole punch to cut out the holes and 3/4″ circle punch for the donuts.  I used tiny pieces of foam tape to mount the extra donuts around the card.

Not shown on the inside, I used Donuts Happy Birthday.

I hope you like the card I created and join me in wishing Dick a very happy birthday!


Happy Halloween!

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I enjoy giving little gifts to my family and friends for Halloween.  I’ve been playing with creating projects with my WRMK Envelope Punch Board, there are so many great videos on You Tube.  I came across this one for treat mugs and decided to make Halloween mugs and fill them with candy.  Here are four I made:





Here’s the back of the dark mug.  You can see the handle better.


I made cards, too:




This last photo is of two of the mugs with the treat bags I made for my grand kids.  I made tags for each and attached them with curling ribbon to the bags.


We’re going to give the kids their goodies after Tristan’s football game.  Go, Lumbermen!


I hope everyone has a happy Halloween weekend.  Stay safe, thanks for visiting.

I entered my Witchy Legs card in the Witchy Woman challenge at Carte Blanche.


Learning with Creative Chemistry 103

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I’ve spent the last few days learning and creating along with Tim Holtz in his online class, Creative Chemistry 103.  I’ll be sharing my samples from each day in the next few posts.

I created ATCs instead of tags like I had done in past classes.  I have a plan for using them in my reference book, I’ll share that later (if my idea pans out).

Here are my Day 1: Distress Accessories samples.

Day 1 DIY Ombre 8-6-2016 5-51-54 PM - Copy (2)

Distress DIY Ombre

Day 1 - 2 Highlight Stamping 2 8-6-2016 5-52-10 PM

Distress Highlight Stamping

Day 1 - 3 off-set stamping 2 8-6-2016 5-53-15 PM - Copy

Distress Off-Set Stamping

Day 1 - 4 washed watercolor 2 8-6-2016 5-55-23 PM - Copy - Copy (2)

Distress Washed Watercolor

Day 1 - 5 micro-glaze resist 1 8-6-2016 5-57-37 PM - Copy - Copy (2)

Distress Micro-Glaze Resist

That’s it for my Day 1 creations.  Thanks for stopping by.


Happy 4th of July!

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The Summer of Creative Chemistry continues with Creative Chemistry 102!  This week’s challenge is to create with three or more colors of Distress Paint.  I used two of Tim’s techniques to create some cards.

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I used the monoprint technique with Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans and Candied Apple Distress Paints to create the background for this card.

Paint monoprint 7-2-2016 10-39-51 PM

The same paint colors and marbling created the background for these three cards.  I used one piece of paper and cut it apart to make the cards.

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marbled 2 7-2-2016 10-40-11 PM

This last one has stars stamped with Brushed Pewter and sprinkled with Pumice Stone Distress Glitter.

marbled 1 7-2-2016 10-40-01 PM

I’m having fun going back and visiting the techniques from past Creative Chemistry  classes and looking forward to Creative Chemistry 103.

I hope everyone has a safe & happy 4th of July.  God bless the U.S.A.


Creating with Tim!

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Tim Holtz is having the Summer of Creative Chemistry going on at Online Card Classes.  Reviews of Creative Chemistry 101 & 102 are going on right now, CC 103 will begin August 1.  As part of the reviews, Tim has been issuing challenges using techniques learned in the classes.  This week the challenge was to use Ranger Archival Ink.  I created these three note cards:

tim - yupo & ai background cards 6-26-2016 6-25-00 PM

I used Tim’s technique featured over at the Ranger site, using alcohol inks on Yupo paper to create the background.  I had recently purchased some Yupo and decided to give it a try.  I followed Tim’s instructions including stamping (and embossing) using Archival Ink but then finished off my cards a bit differently.

I love how they turned out.  They are ready to add a personal note inside, pop in an envelope and mail to someone in my thoughts.

I’m adding these to the Summer Of Creative Chemistry week 4 challenge gallery.

Thanks for stopping by for a look at my latest creation, your comments make me smile.




Happy Father’s Day!

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I made a card for my son.

Jeremy Father's Day 6-18-2016 7-01-07 PM

It’s been so long since I’ve done a blog post, I’ve created some art but didn’t make the effort to share.  I hope to get more posts done in the future.

As always, I love reading comments.


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