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When I first saw the Layering Rooster Stamp from Hero Arts I gasped.  My mind started racing with all the color combinations I could create for these beautiful stamps.  A Rainbow of roosters would be so much fun.  I am one of those people who just simply likes chickens and roosters.....and it didn't hurt that there were adorable little coloring layering chicks included in the set. I decided to start out with a more traditional combination of colors that Hero Arts suggested.  I created this cute and whimsical good l…

Mistake or Opportunity?......Garden Trellis Card featuring Altenew Beauitful Day

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I am absolutely in love with the Beautiful Day stamp set from Altenew.  It works wonderfully for pretty one layer cards when you mask off different stamps to create a lovely layered effect.  That was my initial intention when I started making this card but then this happened!

A big, huge smudge right where the sentiment needed to go.  You all know when you mask and layer it takes time.  This happened right after I finished my last stamp :(  
The stamped edges looked so beautiful so I set about determining how I was going to fix this boo boo.  It's like we all say there…

I can't get enough of these dies!

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Individual dies...one of my faves.  Some I just can't get enough of.  I want to figure out every little trick I can do with those dies.  Well in this case a set of 3 dies, Caprice Heart dies from Birch Press Designs.  These dies are perfectly symmetrical from front to back so you can actually layer them in the front and the back as well.  Really pretty for banners and ornaments for a Christmas tree.  I hope Birch Press comes out with more of these types of designs soon :)  But I digress from the task at hand, Valentine's cards for my spouse and daughter.  Here we go…

Flowers, A Frame and A Smile :)

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I don't know about you but I spend a lot of time (maybe too much) watching YouTube videos, browsing Instagram and checking out the Facebook groups for beautiful card ideas.  Bing........ I see something, I must have it! Can you relate?
This particular a-ha moment involved the amazing Honey Bee Stamps Zen Bouquet set.  I had to have it.  So versatile, so fun to color.  I could hardly wait.  Fast forward to delivery day and then the day I get to play.... screeeeeeeech....wait I can't make cards that look like the other beautiful cards…