Online Card Class Rainbow Maker – Day 3

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I wasn’t going to make a card to submit.  Really.  I wasn’t.  BUT I was watching a video of Jennifer’s and inspiration (in the form of TOTAL case’ing) hit me.

This is a very very simple card.  Simon Says Stamp Floral Burst Collage Die in  Rainbow order (okay, I used RV’s instead of R’s, YG’s instead of G’s and BG’s instead of B’s).  And I used Gina K’s lovely little trick of scoring a line at top and bottom and one of Gina K’s sentiments.  The flowers are all stacked 3 high and covered with Wink of Stella.

This has been an awesome class.  I’ve enjoyed every day of it.  I’ve made tons of panels and a couple other cards, but they’re flat out copies of class cards.


Art Impressions Glitter and Shimmer

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Can I just say how hard it is to photograph “glimmer and shimmer”?  That’s the challenge this week.  Glitter & Shimmer.

That said, this gave me an excuse to get out my new Halloween Try-Fold.  I decided to make it a single layer cardfront with some masking.  Wasn’t bad at all.

Then I decided to watercolor instead of copic color (although I stamped two, I can now attempt the copic one).  On top of the watercolor is so much silly sakura glitter pen and wink of stella that it’s ridiculous.  I wish the photo did it justice.  I also did glossy accents on the sweet pumpkins.

Hopefully this week my local Tampa store will have the two new sets in – the barn and the covered bridge.  I can’t wait for those!


Have a wonderful weekend everyone! -k

Online Card Class – Heatwave

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Well, here I am again.  At the mercy of Jennifer and Kristina and Laura.  Did I think I NEEDED to learn about heat embossing?  Not particularly.  But it’s an online card class.  So – yup, here I am again.

Please note – for the record.  I haven’t looked at Day 3 yet.  But I did learn a couple nifty things on Day 2.  And I just love listening to Laura chatter on.  She makes me smile after a very long day at work.

I had a plan to make a very good friend of mine (who shares my love of a nice glass of wine – or two – after work) a birthday card.  I had NO idea what.  But it had to do with wine.  Here’s my submission.  Embossed background on Gina K. Edible Eggplant (looks like a dark red wine, yes?) with a lovely Impression Obsession wine glass that I colored with copics and then TRIPLE clear thick embossed over the whole thing …. to make a wine glass.  Okay.  I’m silly.  But it makes me happy.  I hope it makes Sonya smile when she gets it.  Last year?  I gave her one of the new Tervis wine glasses.  You know – the ones that hold 1/2 a bottle of wine at a time.


Have a lovely evening.  I’m looking forward to Day 3 of class while I’m relaxing in my tub – with a glass of wine! – k



Online Card Class – Holiday Style – Day 1

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Yes, already I’m in love.  I will admit that Debby Hughes is a talented crazy lady.  She has the most beautiful cards that she calls clean and simple – but holy moley – they seem complicated to me.  But.  She came up with idea that I absolutely LOVED.  I purchased the SSS Circle Sayings and when I got them when – um, what do I do with these?  Well, Debby CUT the circle and molded it to a “swoosh” … brilliant.  I’m so glad I have a MISTI.  I had to laugh at Laura Bassen this week – she finally caved and got one.  They’re SO awesome.  Okay, done rambling now.

My card is a loose take off of Laurie Willison’s from class today.  Just beautiful (hers….) ….. I needed to send a friend at work a thank you card.  He makes the most wonderful eye of round fresh jerky.  I’m going to send it to my son in Greenland – and believe me, I’ve had to put them in a bag and put them in a box.  I want to eat every piece …. delicious.  So this is my thank you card for my friend Paul.  I kept a theme.  Everything I used is from Gina K.  Stamps are Basket Additions by Melanie Muenchinger.  I love the fact that you don’t NEED the basket to put them in.  The journaling is from Gina’s Harvest of Wishes Mini Stamp Set.  I colored with Copics and used background paper from Gina K from I think 2 years ago.


Thanks for stopping by.



Hogs & Kisses

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Okay, I had a dream about this card.  It was very quick.  Very simple.  MFT Stamps set The Whole Herd (Birdie Brown) has a sweet little pig.  Hogs & kisses.  Makes me giggle.  The black mat underneath is from one of my favorite Blueprints #20.


Okay, time for a bubble bath and then bed!  Thank God tomorrow is Friday … the new sneaks from the My Favorite Things October release start in the morning.  I need my sleep so I can get up early and start making a list.

Color Burst Microfine Powder Ink

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Holy Moley.  So between the Online Card Class – Watercolor for Card Makers (Exploring Mediums) and Sandy Allnock and her Go for the Gold Class this week, I decided I had to try and play with my new and unused bottles of Color Burst Inks.

I decided to start small.  I cut 2″ squares that will fit in to the coin pocket pages that I use for my sample colors.  After watching the Online Card Class video today by Lydia Fiedler made me realize that I might need to samples for each – one wet on dry and one dry on wet.

So, I started out with 2″ DRY squares, puffed some ink on and then spritzed with water for the first row.  For the second row, I WET each card and then poofed the ink on.  I tried hard NOT to blot.  I wanted it to be “natural.”  Not all of the inks spread the same.  It was very odd.  The colors are so vibrant it’s crazy and all of them aren’t just “a color” … the Yellow Ochre has red and blue and green in it.  It’s just beautiful.

Colorburst Chart

Now I have to go try to make a real background for a real card.  Sigh.  EVERYONE should go watch Sandy in the Go for the Gold – she mixes these with different gold mediums.  So beautiful.

Have a lovely day!


Greenland, Here We Come

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My son is in the Air Force.  Has been for a very long time.  When he joined, they evidently gave him a “pick where you’d like to be stationed” questionnaire.  He picked Greenland.  The base is in Thule.  Yeah, I think he didn’t know the named it Greenland as a trick.  Should have been named Iceland.

Anyway.  I’ve decided I’m going to do an OWH “thing” … when I send him cards, I’m not going to write in them.  I’m going to try to “theme” them and he can give them to fellow Airmen who need to send cards home to their loved ones.  Yeah, I’m a one person show (although Sandy Allnock is all in if I give her his address!  I just love her.)

This particular card went in the second box of “surprises” I sent him.  The next one will contain – of course – Halloween stuff – they’re supposed to have decorations for their rooms.  He’s just going into “night all the time” there … I can’t even imagine how it would be — that cold and night all the time.  I guess I’ll find out when he sends me pictures (that I WILL be scrapping).  There’s no high speed internet.  No cable TV.  I may be sending him all of my dvd’s so he can leave them there when he leaves and they can put them in the library.

Jeremy Card #2

Okay, off to make another card.  Have a wonderful week everyone!

Oldie But Goodie

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I needed to make a birthday card for a very old friend who I think of often, but haven’t seen in a very long time.  I’ve always love the Who’s That Girl sets.  My husband is confounded – she has no head.  Honey, none of them have heads.  He just shakes his…..

This is the Bunches of Birthday Wishes set.  I used several different dies, double stitched circles, the matted panel was from a Blueprint – I absolutely love how the piece/parts of the Blueprints are so versatile.  I love them all.

I colored the balloons and paper pieced her dress on top of a piece of water color paper that I had in my stash from when i was trying to make “sky” – I think it just fits the bill here.  I confess, the “floating by” comes from a set from another company – it was just too perfect though – for the image.


Have a wonderful week, everyone.

Happy Birthday

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My best friend’s birthday is today.  We had lovely day at My Favorite Things In Eustis, Florida.  Sarah and Rusty were there today and we spent a good 4 hours wandering around the new (huge) store amazed at what we already own and – gasp – what we still need.   Yeah, let’s just say we both got the 15% discount.  We had breakfast at a sweet little cafe in downtown Eustis called Magnolia’s (very sad that their latte machine was broken).  After shopping we were very hungry – just plumb worn out – so we ate a very late lunch at a wonderful Mexican place called Cabana Mexican Bar & Grill.  Leese is doing the no gluten thing and Mexican is very non-gluten friendly!  Rounded the trip out with a visit to Beautiful Bamboo because she’s thinking of buying some for her front yard.

I made her a card (yes, of course a la Jennifer McGuire) using the fuse.  I simply couldn’t put a real gift card in it – she would have had to cut it open and I knew she never would.  So I put a (wait for it) MFT Gift Certificate in it.  I had such fun making it.  I’m considering making another for a wonderful woman who owns a scrapbook store in Lutz, Florida.  Her name is Denise and her shop is Scraporium.  She needs more samples – I so understand that — Lord knows I copy everything.

I took a stamp storage pocket and made a card with my fuse (you can see Jennifer’s instructions for this here).  I covered it with My Favorite Things Birthday Wishes & Balloons DieNamics.  Fused it with a bunch of glitter and glass beads inside (did I mention we used to have a bead business?) and the MFT gift certificate inside.  Tim Holtz made an appearance with the Happy Birthday greeting.  I absolutely love it.

Alisa Birthday 2015


Have a wonderful week everyone!

More Watercolor-ish Trees

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I finally did get the two stamp sets that Sandy Allnock used.  But they’re giving me fits.  I’m going to have to practice ALOT.  But this beautiful Stampin’ Up set – which is called LOVELY AS A TREE, not Sheltering Tree as I put in my last post (SMH) – came out just beautiful and I thought it would be lovely as a Happy Retirement card for a co-worker.

Just as a note, I get all of my Stampin’ Up supplies thru Darlene DeVries sister – there’s a link on Darlene’s home page.  She donates money from every sale to charities that support foster children.  I think that’s a nice thing.

Happy Retirement