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12/25/11

Merry Everything

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Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy Hanukkah and Merry Everything! Whatever you celebrate I hope you will agree that this is a wonderful season for of joy and good spirits. This is the best part of our holiday...the cards & the special hand made cards from friends. My daughter takes pride in arranging them each year on our fridge filled with love. This year I didn't send ONE card (not happy about that) so I am hoping to send out New Year cards. I hope your home was filled with love and joy this season. Wishing you all the best and with love, Kathy

12/23/11

Markers on sale!! coupon code and Part 2. video

Hello Friends, I have some good news for you. The Le Plume alcohol markers are on sale at Simon Says Stamp. As promised I have Part 2 of my video coloring with these markers.



In case you missed it here is Part 1. with more simple coloring. A few of you asked me if you can mix the Le Plume markers with Copics and YES you can because they both are alcohol markers.

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Part 2. video demonstrates how I colored the flower. The flower center I mixed two flower softs with glossy accents.  On the Spellbinder flower pot I stamped and distressed. All colors on in the supply list. Please let me know if you have any questions.


Here is a coupon code to take 
$5 off your next order!! 
Just use the coupon code:WINTER12  (expires 2/29/2012)  Did you know- there's free shipping on USA/Canada orders over $75 & Worldwide over $300!

Sorry to be so short today I have to prepare a large meal for Christmas Eve. I will be back later to give you some warm wishes. Hugs, Kathy
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12/20/11

From simple to more detailed with Penny Black's new Valentines stamps

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Hello Friends, How is it going? I am gasping of the thought that Christmas Eve is in 5 days!! While I catch my breath I want to say a big "Thanks" for all of your positive feedback on my videos  I really appreciate it :) & I hope to have part 2 by Friday.  Today this first card is featured on the Penny Black blog. Since my cards can get pretty detailed I will be sharing a more simpler version of each card hopefully with each post. Below you will find the quick version & a mini tutorial on how I stamped the top card. 
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I admit I wet a little nuts with the gems and pearls but, I couldn't stop myself.  The rose is the same stamp (as the card above) and colored with the affordable Le Plume markers and a few Copics. YES you can mix them. I have to mention the Le Plume markers are on sale for only $ 2.39 for a limited time. To finish off my card I layered a soft pink vellum with this sentiment and then had some fun adding gems & pearls from Kaiser. The back side of the card I traced the edge with a bright marker. 
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I love this "stamping mask paper" that I use when I want to stamp something multiple times. I inked up my stamp on white card stock. Then I stamped it again onto the mask paper which has a slightly blue tint. I have already cut it out & placed the "mask" sticky side down onto my image. (don't worry it peels of nice and clean)
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Now you can see that I have stamped over the image with the masked paper on top two more times. 
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Give it a minute to dry and peel up the masks. 
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After I colored my images I used my this paper cutter to trim a line on each side of the flowers being careful to stop where I wanted to cut out the image. I held my face close to the trimmer and I could see where to stop the blade. Certainly a drawing a line with a pencil would work but, I admit that I am NOT so good at cutting out a perfect line with scissors. 
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Add some sewing perhaps and some layering. I am always reaching for these Spellbinder Edgeabilites for my cards and the sentiment banner is a Spellbinder too. Sentiment is from SRM stickers. I hope you will have time to see what's been happening on the Penny Black Blog and I am wishing you the best of luck this week as you finish off your last week before Christmas. (IF you celebrate Christmas) 
Hope to see you soon. Hugs, Kathy


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