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Sunday, May 6, 2018

Mission Inspiration May 2018

I've been lurking for a long time at the Mission Inspiration Facebook group.  This is my first submission.


I also created a video on my YouTube channel.  Enjoy!





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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Happy Birthday to ?


I have been wanting Anna Griffin's Fantastic Flip Cards Cricut cartridge for a long time.  This morning, I decided to plop down my money (okay, my credit card); now it's mine!

This card is my second attempt.  It only took about six hours.  Hopefully practice will shorten the production time!






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Monday, February 19, 2018

Happy Birthday, Becca

I made this card for our daughter-in-law's birthday earlier this week.  I am still loving the Simon Says Stamp card kit that I bought way back in October.




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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Heavy Metal



There's a new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge ... Heavy Metal! My creation is far from heavy, but it's not lacking in the metal category.

I am hooked on Mike Deakin's You Tube channel, and I recently watched a video where he made a steampunk canvas.  Boy, did I want to make something similar!

Starting at the top, I glued mesh topped with string and then a bicycle paperclip.  Going further down the left side, there's a lightbulb from my son's fan as well as other goodies.  The DP and dp on the canvas are my initials.  I added a number of buttons, a key, a feather charm, and many other goodies from my stash.







After gluing, I added a coat of black gesso to make everything uniform.  That's when the fun started!  I used Finnabair's Patina Effect Paste in very liberal doses to make it look as old as it could be.  There wasn't a lot of shine, though, and I couldn't let that happen.  Tim Holtz' Distress Stain and Paint in several metallic colors added that je ne sais quoi to make it shine.


 

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Thinking of You


Yikes! This photo did not turn out very well.  I can assure you that the card is so much prettier in person.  Unfortunately, I had to get it out in the mail asap, so I didn't have the card available to take a better shot.

I love the color combination (weathered wood, rusty hinge and gathered twigs along with mowed lawn for the stamping).  I am so glad that I purchased a MISTI ... that stamping of the thinking of you would never have happened prior to having it.  Isn't that butterfly beautiful?  It's a Cheery Lynn Design, and I smooshed some copper ink over top.  I love those wildflowers; sister sent the dies to me a while ago, and I've used them several times.


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