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Entries from March 2013

Happy 1st Birthday, Jacob!

March 26th, 2013 · 4 Comments

Jacob celebrates his first birthday today, just a little over a month after his cousin E.J., so he gets a card with the same cupcake image (per DH’s request). My inspiration came from Viva la Verve! Week 3, both sketch and picture. Thanks for stopping by! Stamps: With Love (Verve Stamps) Paper: Garden Green, Barely […]

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Tags: clean & simple

Pattern Play Day 5

March 23rd, 2013 · 3 Comments

Yay! I’ve been able to make a card for each day of the Pattern Play Online Card Class this week. Of course, this is a total CASE of Kristina Werner’s gorgeous card, using the quilted strips technique she demonstrated in her video. I received this cute teddybear image from the Oh Baby! stamp set in […]

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Tags: fun & frolicky

Pattern Play Day 4

March 22nd, 2013 · 7 Comments

Day 4 in the Pattern Play Online Card Class was all about altering patterned paper. I slightly altered the Cheerful Treat DSP by adding Dazzling Details to the green dots on the paper. The sketch I used was SC422 on With such spring-like colors, I’ll be sure to enter this card in the “Voorjaar” […]

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Tags: simply delicious

Pattern Play Day 3

March 21st, 2013 · 3 Comments

Kristina Werner of Online Card Classes had some great tips on using bold patterned paper on your cards. One of her techniques was applied on this card: the patterned paper was cut into 4″ x 3/4″ strips and adhered to the card base. I didn’t want to cover up this striking background, so I finished […]

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Tags: clean & simple

Pattern Play Day 2

March 20th, 2013 · 3 Comments

I’m learning so much about using patterned paper in this Online Card Class! Doesn’t this background look striking? I stamped the bold Baroque image onto light blue patterned paper with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with clear powder. Then I rubbed Wild Wasabi ink all over the paper and wiped off the excess ink […]

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Tags: truly elegant