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Patterned Paper Framed Die Cut Card

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Patterned Paper Framed Die Cut Card You all are clamoring for Patterned Paper videos and ideas! Last week, Dream Team Member, Allison Cope shared a video tutorial talking about Patterned Paper, how to pick colors, patterns and how to portray the mood for your card with colors and patterns. Allison must have been reading your minds, [...]

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Shadow Stamping – Whimsy Stamps Release

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Shadow Stamping - Whimsy Stamps Release I'm excited to be sharing a fun technique and a new stamp set from Whimsy Stamps!  This little leaf is the perfect stamp for this technique. View the video tutorial to see how this card was made: I tried green, pink and blue...what color would you try?  Which is [...]

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CASE: Watercolor Smooshing & Butterflies

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CASE:  Watercolor Smooshing & Butterflies StampNation Dream Team Member, Allison Cope, plays this game with members and I love it!  It's actually where we got the idea for the CASEing Christmas class this fall! What better way to get creating than to CASE (Copy and Share Everything) a card you love? When CASEing, I like [...]

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Plaid Backgrounds with Copic Markers

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Plaid Backgrounds with Copic Markers StampNation Dream Team Member, Kristie Goulet, did an awesome trends article this month on Plaid.  I was so inspired that I started plaid-in' it up in my stamp room! I am tickled with how these came out!  The colors, the mix of plaid and flowers and sentiments. With a technique [...]

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Masked and Faded Stenciling and the Spectrum Sparkle Pen

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The Technique Toolbox:  Creative Stencils and Mediums class is still going on over at StampNation, so I haven't put my stencils away! For about 5 bucks a pop, stencils are an inexpensive tool to play with and they can be used to create so many different looks and backgrounds. This card has several techniques:  masking, [...]

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Ink Smooshing and Clear Emboss Resist with SOA

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Ink Smooshing and Clear Emboss Resist with SOA I giggled the other day when someone on Youtube asked me how the Stamp of Approval Young at Heart release went - she said I was all excited, then I made no mention of it!  She follows me on Youtube only, so she hasn't seen my chatter [...]

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Mixed Stenciling with Young at Heart SOA

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In today's video tutorial, I'm trying out a brand new to me product made by Shimmerz.  Stacey (the sweet owner) just sent me some samples of her product to try and I am seriously digging their pastes. Of course I had to couple the paste with the Harleen Stencil from the Young at Heart Stamp [...]

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Creating a Sunburst Background

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Let's give a warm welcome to StampNation Dream Team member Allison Cope!  She has a fabulous guest blog post and I've been on pins and needles waiting to share it with you! Howdy all! I’m Allison Cope and I’m known over on StampNation as “thecircleguru”! Today I’m going to show you how to create a [...]

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SOA Young at Heart Collection Release BLOG HOP and Giveaway!

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It's been almost two years since the idea of a collection was born.  For a long time it was just a dream. If you tuned into my Periscope last week (which you can still catch here- but do the blog hop first!), I mentioned that it took building a team of (mostly) women who support [...]

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SOA Young at Heart Release Week #3: Crooky Cake!

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SOA Young at Heart Release Week #3:  Crooky Cake! Welcome to Day #3 of Release Week for the SOA Young at Heart Collection!  If you missed the first two days, click here for Day #1.  Click here for Day #2.  If you watch all three videos, you'll see all the items that are in the [...]

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