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Updates & Giveaway!

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Hello everyone! I felt that the blog has been neglected during the past few weeks. So I’m popping in to share a few good news and then a giveaway! 1.  Waving hello from my little corner of the world~~~ This blog  was visited by people from 181 different countries in 2013! Wow! Thank you for stopping by! 2. I was notified recently that my cards will be on magazine covers! Woohoo! For both CARDS and Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking. These are my two favorite magazines and they both offer digital subscription – you can read them no matter where you are!… Read More »

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Santa Shaped Card – Merry Christmas

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Hello everyone! For today and the next few days, I will share one of my published cards per day and hope that it will bring a smile to your face. Merry Christmas! The card for today was published in Paper Crafts Holiday Cards & More Vol.8. And here’s the link to a digital sneak peak. The Santa is a digital cut file from Echo Park for Silhouette. Isn’t it the cutest santa ever?! Stay connected via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube!  SUPPLIES *EH – Ellen Hutson Online Store; SSS – Simon Says Stamp Online Store Echo Park Santa Lawn Fawn – Bows and Holly Stamp (EH|SSS) Lawn Fawn –… Read More »

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Grayson Card Drive + A Winner

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Hello Everyone! I had some time this morning and made a couple cards for Grayson and his brother Aydan. You can read about the card drive Danielle started here. These are simple cards but I hope that they will bring a smile to the boys. I used the new Hero Arts Gold ink on the building silhouette in the super day card. I am a little disappointed about the gold ink. It is watery (like the rest of the shadow inks) and is more like a light kraft color with some glitter in it than a solid pigment gold ink… Read More »

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RIC #43 – Friends Forever Card

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Hello everyone! It’s time for another Runway Inspired Challenge! This one is very hard for me. I am not a big fan of grid patterns with lines so far apart. But I took a literal approach: I stamped the banner, masked and stamped the leaves. I then cut the top portion to square and used a ruler and a marker to draw the grid pattern: Som glassy accents to add some shine to the leaves. I also diecut the banner with the matching die to create a shadow like the design on the model’s pants. Click on over to see… Read More »

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[Guest Design] Folk Art Hello Card for Lawn Fawn

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Hello everyone! I am guesting at Lawn Fawn Blog today. Squeal! Lawn Fawn has always been a special company to me. My first photopolymer stamps were from Lawn Fawn. My first published card in CARDS was using Lawn Fawn products. My first project in a company catalog and displayed at CHA was this card for Lawn Fawn. I have had several wonderful guest design opportunities because of this card I entered for Lawn Fawn CHA Winter 2013 Contest. I like what Kelly said in one of her videos: make cards that make people smile. I guess that is why I… Read More »