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Pop up card

I love how this turned out! It's my first ever pop up card and I'm sure not the last. Colored with alcohol markers and decorated with glitter. FUN!


Thanksgiving 2007- Mystery Turkey

I'm just playing around with uploading to Utube and this blog.
Here is a video from last year's Thanksgiving celebration. The kids had us rolling with this "play" they put on!


from belated, to really early!


After all those belated cards I thought I'd better get a jump on some Christmas ideas. Used a single snowflake stamp in various colors to create the wreath design. Thanks for looking!

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faux carnival glass


This entry is for my cardin' friends, so to my friends and family, just enjoy the view and ignore all the technical stuff, OK?
Here's a few trial samples of this technique I learned at my LSS. It's hot melted ultra thick embossing powder, overlayed with fantasy film, then stamped. We used glass, a melting pot and a craft sheet, but I used chipboard and a toaster oven/parchment paper to melt the UTEE. If you try this technique, you'll need to melt multiple layers of UTEE so it is nice and thick. While the UTEE is still hot, quickly lay on the fantasy film and stamp immediately. Lift your stamp when it has cooled. Trim off the excess embossing and fantasy film with a scissors, and you can further finish the edge by melting it on the hot surface (my cookie sheet with parchment paper overlay), or using a metallic finishing tape on the edge (soldering supplies). Change the overall look by selecting different colors embossing powder and fantasy film colors. Endless possibilities as the heat also changes the fantasy film surface. Let me know if you try it!
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It's a little "pasture" birthday


Another belated card. This one went to my Dad. What can I say, it was a busy summer!
Colored with alcohol markers and colored pencils with the magic colored pencil blending technique. After I did all that coloring I realized I should have let the kids color it for Grandpa. Maybe next time!
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