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Pink n Green

Pink n Green

I can’t seem to get enough of fun colors lately. Yesterday I picked up some fun stuff at Joann’s to make an apron and a few items to put in my studio for the SOMEDAY that I get to decorate it again. (Too many walls to patch and stuff to repair in the meantime.) I love this color combo! This is a belated birthday card (standard A4 size) that I made for my sister, Elizabeth. Colors are White Daisy, Sweet…

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A Friendly Challenge….

A Friendly Challenge….

So I have this friend, Alisha (who has been COOKING UP A STORM on her blog lately), and was the brains behind the Fantabulous Girlfriends Swap ages ago, and I was telling her that my Creative Muse has been AWOL….. well it appears that my Creative Muse has been visiting Alisha up in Oregon for the past who knows how long & has been conspiring with Alisha’s Creative Muse (see her blog)… lol! I was complaining to Alisha about this…

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Multi Fold {Flip, Flap, Fold} Card Tutorial

Multi Fold {Flip, Flap, Fold} Card Tutorial

As promised, here’s the tutorial for the Multi Fold Card I posted with the Sketch Challenge…. Adore Stacked Flower Card(aka Flip, Flap, Fold Card)by Erin Grotegut 2008web: www.inkysmiles.blogspot.com {Click on any photo to view larger} Materials Needed:• 2 pieces of coordinating patterned paper (I used My Mind’s Eye- Adore)• Coordinating solid cardstock (1 dark and a couple of lights)• Nesting circle dies (I used Quickutz) and a die cut machine (I used Cuttlebug)• Glitter, glitter glue or other sparkly embellishments•…

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Thoughts for Thursday w/ Artwork

Thoughts for Thursday w/ Artwork

“What do we live for; if it is not to make life less difficult for each other? ”—Mary Ann Evans (pen name George Eliot; 1819-1880), novelist I love this quote. I know, I say that about all the quotes I post on TFT’s and throughout the blog, but it’s true… quotes and thoughts are not going to make it here unless I really like them 🙂 I read this quote the other day and thought, “gee, that’s so true… or…

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Elegant Floral Card – for Sketch Challenge {008}

Elegant Floral Card – for Sketch Challenge {008}

Simple, yet elegant card based on the sketch {008} . It’s sharp and clean and screams feminine to me.Techniques – 2 step stamping/2nd Generation stamping, cuttlebug embossing.Stamps: Elegant Floral-CTMH, For Every Occasion – CTMHInks: CTMHOther: Cuttlebug Textile folder, Stickles-icicle This card is a simple and fast card. Once I had the colors picked out the whole thing took maybe 10-15 minutes in production, well, plus a little dry time for the Stickles.

Thoughts for Thursday – Merry & Bright

Thoughts for Thursday – Merry & Bright

Last night, as I was laying in bed after a LOOOOOOOONG day of work (I have to go back today to finish up some accounting) and a super long evening of Christmas shopping with my sweetheart, I was thinking, “What on earth am I going to talk about for a TFT tomorrow???” Then this am I woke up and checked my email and the Foundation for a Better Life (FBL) saved my tired bum again! YAY! This cool little quote…

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Belated Thoughts for Thursday, Perfect Pearls, Cuttle Bug

Belated Thoughts for Thursday, Perfect Pearls, Cuttle Bug

“ Only the curious will learn and only the resolute overcome the obstacles to learning. The quest quotient has always excited me more than the intelligence quotient. ” – Eugene S. Wilson (1900–1981)Dean of Admissions at Amherst College I love this quote! There is something special about the journey when trying something new. Tonight I went on my own “quest” and learned something new… sorta. I PLAYED with something new!!!! So I am a Technique Junkie and I am always…

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Happy Birthday Sadie!

Happy Birthday Sadie!

Today is the birthday of my beloved furrbaby, Sadie. No, I am not the crazy dog lady… well, ok, maybe I might be …. just a little bit. I made this little card in honor of her bday. I used American Crafts paper, CTMH chalks & inks, and the stamp is from Stampin’ Up. We were feeling baby hungry a few years back, 6 ago this Nov 5th to be precise, and took a little window shopping trip to the…

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