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Inking Errors

Inking Errors, what do you do?? Start over, sometimes. But what about that shadow by that “Y” you see above…scrap it? Flip over the paper and use the other side…yes you could the reink. I keep it…yes. You do the cover up technique. Use a rinestone, or some greenery from a die cut out or just a little circle. Yes, circles are my friend.

Birthday Jubilee is my go to stamp set of late. It is great alone or you can get the matching die set. I went with the just the stamp set, wish I bought the matching dies… I am going to put on my wish list.

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Thursday and Life Moves On

Yes Life Stops for No One

Had alot of hard days of late. Can not do what I want to do when I want to do it. First it is Arthiritis and second little Money. Today I was to go to my doctor but to be honest I did not go cause I did not have the $35 co-pay, plus I already have a running bill. My life is not what I like, do what I can to be happy, move on and face it.

I love making these tags, simple and fun. The paper is old but I use what I have. Yes, I have to much. My storage space is not there, I am working on a system but a small 2 bedroom house, there is no space…just the way it is. I am thankful we do not have a big house, big house big taxes.

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The Flu While Trying to Create

Yes, I have been down. Under the weather. Yesterday, I had to get out after a week of being down. I was in a bad way, hurting so bad. Hopefully, better days ahead.

The cared I am sharing today is a little of everything. Yes, I do it often. A little of this, a little of that. Not all one company, not all the latest and add some bling.

I did use a current stamp set above with a little of squares of some of beautiful this and that paper. Yes, it creates a one of a kind card. Spread your wings do something fun, play. I did add a touch of vellum also and it adds a new texture.

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Tuesday Creating Fun with Arthritis

The day begins with lining up what to do? Yikes, so many things to get done before play time. Dishes and laundry. Yes, than figuring out dinner. Does not seem like much but live with arthritis is no fun. You can not do what you want to do when you want to do it. The body just hurts and does not move on call.

Here is a card I worked on…but I have to make Birthday, Sympathy and Get Well Card.

This is a technique I love to do. You use crumb cake card stock, stamp with black memento ink. You color with white water color pencil and than blend with blenders. Blenders are so cool cause you spread the color without water. I than used pink centers. I fussy cut the little extras and put on with dimensionals. The stamp design was from last years Sale a Bration. The stamp set can be any stamp.

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Big Shot Die Cutting on a Budget

Ok, today I am posting a video and my first video to this blog. Lets see how it goes.

The Big Shot is a Die Cutting and Embossing tool that saves time, creates beautiful embossed paper pieces. The Cutting is down with dies, that sit between two plates. The plates can add up quickly…well here is a technique I now use to cut with dies. Note: You still need 2 plates to emboss.

oh my to post this was so easy….enjoy!

Thoughtful Blooms and the Small Bloom Punch

Happy Tuesday! Are you ready for spring …it is only January. Sad face.
Isn’t it odd how we see dark nights, snow, cold etc as lovely and romantic when it’s pre Christmas, but once you’re the other side of the New Year… well, it’s just boring and old and we want sunshine!
Well my card today will hopefully bring you ideas of sun and warmth.

I’m using the new Thoughtful Blooms stamp set and matching punch, Small Blooms, which are both free during Sale a Bration. You need to order $150 worth of product and you get these lovelies free…Yes, free. I love that we can get really fantastic products for free!

This is an easy card to make, the Garden Green leaves are just one stamp behind each flower on a very vanilla note card. Yes, note cards save so much time and they are so appreciated.
The flowers themselves are stamped with rich razzleberry onto whisper white cardstock and then punched. I applied with glue dots, not dimensionals cause I did not want to pay extra postage. I kept things flat. If I was giving this in person, I would give more dimension or if I wanted to pay extra postage.
I used Crushed Curry in each flower center. I love this stamp set and punch.
Simple and Sweet!
Create Joy, Give Joy!

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Glitches But Pressing On

Working on this blog or web site is a new learning curve…. time consuming.

I am pressing on…. I am stamping and doing machine embroidery. Yes, my hands are having issues with arthritis and it is my way of life. Check out my Etsy store from time to time. I have so many doctor and hospital bills since 2018 and it is never ending. My Stamping and Embroidery ease the pain on my limitations. Yes, I feel so isolated at times.

I shared the photo above on my old blog/website. Isn’t it true. I have many things to do to get this going again.