Monday, January 30, 2012

Red Grapes

Sorry I haven't been posting much lately, but have been busy with finishing up an order of cards and working at three days a week. The store has the new Cheery Lynn dies in stock and I have had so much fun demoing these delicate dies. We also have the double sided adhesive that is made for die cutting. The adhesive does not make your dies sticky and it sticks beautifully! The above card was made for SparkleNSprinkle. They came out with some new wine stamps the other month (when I was having computer problems) and I am just getting around to showing what I did with the stamps. I colored this one with prismacolor pencils and blended with Gamsol. I highlighted all of the "wet" droplets with Ranger's clear accents. You can go to to see many more views of the wine cards and to order the stamps. Have a great day!
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Friday, January 20, 2012

Happy Heart

Thought I would post another valentine card. The image is from SparkleNSprinkle. The image was stamped with white pigment ink onto watercolor paper and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I then used the Range distress inks in Spun Sugar, Pumice Stone, and the new Red from the Christmas pack. I started with the lightest color working my way up to the darkest. I used the blending tool to get a good blending of the colors. A white satin ribbon was tied around this and then layered onto charcoal cardstock and this was attached to red cardstock. Very easy card. You can buy this image from and it is one of the small sets so very reasonable in cost.
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Friday, January 13, 2012

Bee Mine

Sorry I haven't posted for a couple of weeks, but the most wonderful thing has happened! I am now working 2-3 days per week at Paper Ink on the downtown mall in Charlottesville, VA. This store opened a couple of months ago and is adding new stamps, cardstock, pens, etc. daily. I am so happy to be part of this team! I design cards using all of this new stuff and demo the die cutting with the Grand Calibur. I also teach card making classes. You can go to their web site at to see pictures of the team's work. After being off from work for a whole year, I am gradually getting my body back in shape to work three days a week. This is an opportunity made in heaven!! Anyway, I am going to try to upload cards more often now. For the above card I have used the Bee Mine stamp set from This is such an adorable set! I used a Cuttlebug folder for the background, a Fiskars border punch for the bottom row of hearts, a Memory Die for the corner flourish, and a Spellbinders circle heart for the pink circle. I used my Copics to color the pink butterfly. Enjoy!
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