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Archive for September, 2008

I’ve been having tons of fun these past 10 days, participating in an online technique class over on Creative Scrappers. The instructor, Natalie, creates some fantastic layouts and I am so happy to be learning some of her “tricks”!

To date I’ve been too chicken to make an actual LO using any of the 4 techniques we’ve learned so far, but I thought I’d share some of what I’ve done anyway.

The first lesson was about image transfers and I needed Mod Podge glue for that, which I didn’t have, so now I’m waiting for it to arrive from Germany – would you believe that I couldn’t find it on ANY Italian sites? Crazy. Anyway, hoping the Mod Podge will arrive any day now.

The second lesson was about stamping on spackle. Spackle, I kid you not! 😀 It turned out awesome and I think it’ll be GREAT on a LO.

Apparently it works best with foam stamps and the only foam stamps I own are these ginormous alphabet stamps. I inked them with distress ink (the O), with Adirondack acrylic paint (the M) and Making Memories acrylic paint (the I) and will use distress inks on the spackle itself when I make this on a LO.

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My nephew turned three years recently and I made this card for him. It is my first kick stand card and I used a sketch on Splitcoast for inspiration. I bought some new Magnolia stamps and this is the first time I had a chance to use any of them, so my birthday Tilda makes a debut! :)The papers are from BasicGrey’s Oh Baby Boy collection. The ovals are made with Nestabilities on my brand new Cuttlebug – YAY! It’s like Christmas! 😀

This pic shows the strip of Choo-Choo paper inside.

Thanks for looking! Ciao!

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I made this card using an old sketch on Splitcoast. I have tried my best to find the sketch again, but haven’t been able to. There are 200 sketches!

The card is for a friend’s daughter, Amanda, who celebrate her fifth birthday yesterday. Happy birthday!

I’ve used only scraps of paper here, always so satisfying to be able to do that! There’s Bazzill, Crate paper and an unknown pp as well. The stamp around the (computer generated) number is made with a Fiskars stamp using Versamark.

Thanks for looking!

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I needed a birthday card and whipped one up today. I used the sketch on Splitcoast and this is what I came up with. I love how quickly it came together and that I was able to use scrap papers for everything except the base card! The card measures 5” x 6”.

The flower is from Reprint and is stamped with Color Box ink and then coloured with Koh-I-Noor pens and blended with a Dove blender. I put a coat of Glossy Accent from Ranger on the flower and love how it glitters in real life. the picture doesn’t do it justice! 🙂 The bottom layer of patterned paper is an unknown one, but the vertical strip is from 29th Street. The sentiment stamp is an unknown clear stamp and is stamped using Color Box ink. The golden brads are from Reprint.

Thanks for looking! Ciao tutti!

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We celebrated our sixth wedding anniversary on the 7th of September and this year we were on vacation in Umbria at the time, so I am posting this now. I made this card for my wonderful husband, hoping it will convey how deeply I love him and how he is “still the one” after all these years (been together 13 years, although married only 6).

I CASEd this design from a fantastic cardmaker, whose blog I found the other day. I only wish I could have created even a fraction of the card she made. One day perhaps…

The colours are a bit off here, the base card is gray Bazzill, then follows a soft green pp from an unknown manufacturer (why don’t they all write the name on the back, WHY?). The strip of red Bazzill is matted on the gray from the base card. I’ve stamped on it with a flourish from Inque Boutique using Color Box’s dark brown ink. The sentiment is computer generated and around it I’ve stamped the same flourish as before. The brads are from Reprint.

Well, until next time! Thanks for stopping by!

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My little girl turns one year today and it is an intense mixture of feelings; pride over the beautiful toddler she’s become, sorrow for the baby she is no longer and bewilderment over how fast this year has flown by.

I made a card for her with a sort of letter inside to her, about the year we’ve experienced with her.

I also helped my 2.5 year old son make a card for her. He loves to sit by me and use my punches and scissors and make “cards” and yesterday I let him have some of my actual paper stash and this is what he punched out for her. He even put glue on them himself and only needed a little help to place them! Then I gave him a pen and let him doodle on the inside and took care to write an explanation next to his drawings. Hilarious!

Thanks for stopping by! Ciao!

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