Happy Halloween

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Holy Moley.  November tomorrow.  How is that possible.  Work has been stressful.  A good friend is having a hard time.  I’m sending her a card …… Just Breath.

Background is all kinds of dark blues and black soot on watercolor paper.  Then I did sprinkles of some pearly white paint.  White embossed a Cas-ual Friday stamp set called Breathe on the front.  The inside is very simple … It will be okay.


Halloween cards are sent.  Now, on to Autumn/Thanksgiving.  And, of course, the newest Online Card Class, Holiday Style, starts on November 9th.  I can’t wait.  Yes, I succumbed.  I ordered Tim’s Scribbly Christmas stamps.  And yes, they’re sold out already.  What a surprise.  This is a long class and I’m very excited.  Sad, though, that Jennifer isn’t one of the main teachers this time, she’s listed as a “guest” instructor.

Happy November, everyone.  Here’s your Christmas Countdown link — 54 days and counting.



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!