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Back to Basics Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to the Back to the Basics! Technique Blog Hop where we will be showing you a variety of basic techniques that highlight a few of our new Seasonal Expressions products!  If you have come here from Haley Dyer’s blog, you are on the right path! When you are finished reading, you can click on the link at the… Continue reading Back to Basics Technique Blog Hop

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It’s in the Script! Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to the It's in the Script! Technique Blog Hop where we will be featuring a variety stamp sets & penmanship projects that highlight a few of our new Seasonal Expressions products!  If you have come here from Haley Dyer’s blog, you are on the right path! When you are finished reading my post, you can click on… Continue reading It’s in the Script! Technique Blog Hop

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Creating a Fall Blessings Card for Color My Heart Dare

It's a Tic-Tac-Toe challenge at Color My Heart Dare, and, this week, we are asking you to use up a few of those leftover supplies as we create with retired CTMH colors.  As you will see, I chose to use some "non-typical" fall colors to create a Fall Blessing card.  Before I show you my… Continue reading Creating a Fall Blessings Card for Color My Heart Dare

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Happy Father’s Day with a Gift Card

Most of the men I know would love a gift card for Father's Day, especially when it comes in a handmade card. Today, I am going to show you a simple card you can make♥ using a pattern from our MIFYH Card Pattern How-To Book and the You're Awesome stamp set. Our Make It From Your… Continue reading Happy Father’s Day with a Gift Card

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T-Rex Valentine Hugs

Creating cards for boys can be a challenge, especially ones who are 6.5'+ bearded bears who find your "mom feelings" a bit too mushy for their taste. The other challenge, when creating these Valentines, is to make sure they aren't too frilly and have a slight sense of "dad humor" added.  Yesterday, I posted my… Continue reading T-Rex Valentine Hugs

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My Favorite Color with the Love of Color

One of my favorite colors in the fall is Flannel. Yes, I said flannel. Unfortunately, I sometimes look like a lost lumberjack who should be wielding a bloody ax, but it is still one of my cozy, comfy favorites in the fall.  Hence, the need to create this layout. I wanted a reason to use… Continue reading My Favorite Color with the Love of Color

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Masculine Color Dare Card

Have you ever had one of those days where no matter how much you try to get something to work, it refuses to cooperate and becomes the bane of your existence?! Well, that is exactly how I felt when I was trying to create a card for this week's Color My Heart Dare Challenge. This… Continue reading Masculine Color Dare Card

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Color Dare Create Card

Hello, my friends! As you know, I truly enjoy the weekly challenges from the Color My Heart Dare blog and this week we were challenged to a Tic-Tac-Toe where we were to choose three colors in a row/diagonal from this color palette.       I chose to use Peacock, Eggplant, and Saffron for my… Continue reading Color Dare Create Card

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Going.. Going.. Gone

It feels like our Annual Expressions and Seasonal Expression catalogs just recently arrived full of fresh, new, desired products. Yet, as the seasons change, so will our products and we will make way for the new Holiday Expressions.  I must admit, there are a few  products from these catalogs that I will miss.  Thank goodness… Continue reading Going.. Going.. Gone

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Maker’s Color Dare Card

Convention is over, I am "almost" unpacked, my craft-room is still not finished, and, yet, I am still able to create. I have been amazed by how little I need to make a card and how many things I have found as I have unpacked my collection like the Originals Idea Book from Close to… Continue reading Maker’s Color Dare Card