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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Why I Prefer Life Style Cutting Dies to Spellbinder Sets

1-They are lighter, thinner, more flexible and don't chip.

2-You get 15 in a set for about $25 compared to 5-7 in a comparably priced Spellbinder set.

3-Because they thinner and lighter they stay put on a magnetic storage page.

4-Because there are so  many, they nest in a way that allows you to make perfectly spaced frames by cutting several at the same time.

5-They sizing is so much closer that when you use one for a mat layer it barely peeks out from the main layer. No trimming it down.


Rainy Day

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Happy Mail

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Series of Cards I am Making

Stamp is Hero Arts and Die is from Memory Box.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Happy Graduation!

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Friday, May 25, 2012

Cased, but I don't have the source. Please let me know if you have that info.
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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

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Monday, May 21, 2012

Happy Summer, Chevron Style!


Supplies are from Market Street stamps.

Thanks!

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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Making Cardstock Look Like Embossed Metal

http://creationsbychristie.blogspot.com/2010/08/embossed-metal-without-embossing-metal.html

I tried it with very cool results. It does not look like dry embossing.

Having Fun Making Gift Bags

Gift bags are outrageously priced, imo. So I ordered a large box of 3 sizes of white handled bags from Ebay and am making my own with cards to match.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

SLICE machine and accessories For Sale

http://kpr.craigslist.org/art/3026391138.html
Another attempt.
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Friday, May 18, 2012


Inspired by JJ at PTI. I tried doing it differently and not nearly as nice as hers.
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Thursday, May 17, 2012

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Amuse and Fresh Ink (Impress) Comparisons


Here are the comparisons and I will also post pictures below the notes I have made here. If you click and enlarge the pictures hopefully you can read the labels (thanks, Nancy!)

Amuse Sky and Fresh Ink Island are close with Island being a teensy bit more green.
Amuse Bermuda is about halfway between FI Island and FI Pool.
Amuse Eucalyptus is almost identical to FI Steel.
Amuse Ocean is a bit darker and a bit more turquoise than FI Sky.
Amuse Blueberry is about halfway between FI Capri ( little more gray) and FI Freesia (a tiny bit of lavender to Freesia)
Amuse Navy is close to FI Gypsy with the Navy being a bit richer in color.
I dont own any FI that are close to   Amuse Seattle or Amuse Rialto or Amuse Lichen. or Amuse Grape or Amuse Blackberry or Amuse Orange. or Amuse Watermelon or Amuse Titian.
Amuse Slate is a tiny bit darker than FI Slate.
Amuse Fern is a tiny bit lighter than FI Tusan Olive and Fern is a tiny bit more yellow.
Amuse Sage is close to FI Pear with Amuse Sage being a tiny bit more yellow.
Amuse Grass is very close to FI Basic with the Basil being a tiny bit more yellow.
Amuse Evergreen is close to FI Mojito with the Evergreen being a bit more of a true emerald green.
Amuse Heather Is close to FI Silver Lilac with the Heather being a tiny bit richer.
Amuse Lemon Whip is lighter and a more vanilla color than FI Chamomile
Amuse Buttercup is very close to FI Chamomile
Amuse Lido is lighter and a little more yellow than FI Harvest (which is more gold).
Amuse Papaya is close to FI Mango, but a bit lighter.
Amuse Apricot is much lighter than FI Ginger.
Amuse Bellini is darker and oranger than FI Mango.
Amuse Burano is a bit more orange than FI Strawberry (which is closer to being a red).
Amuse Cherry is close to FI Strawberry but a bit darker.
Amuse Currant is a bit lighter than FI Merlot, but pretty close.
Amuse Shell is a little lighter and a little less pink than FI Sugar
Amuse Grapefruti is darker than Lemonade and a teensy bit oranger.
Amuse Bubblegum is  much more neon than FI Fuchsia (which is a deeper truer Fuschia)
Amuse Squash is darker and slightly browner, but pretty close to FI Harvest.
Amuse Nutmeg is slightly redder than FI Cocoa.
Amuse French Roast is a deeper brown than FI Cocoa.
Amuse Onyx is almost identical to FI Black Tea.
Amuse Pebble is close to FI Provincial but a bit less gray.

Additionally, I have these FI colors that I don't have a match for in Amuse Ink samples:

Melon (an orangey pink)
Sicilian (a light  blue slightly grayed blue)
Blue Sage (a gray  that is slightly blue)
French Lacender ( a true lavender) 
Honey which is a pumpkin color but a teeny bit brownish)
Peach (which is a true peach and darker than Amuse Apricot by quite a lot and oranger.

Forgot Amuse Wasabi and I have nothing close to that, and Amuse Pistachio which is a truer mint color than FI Pear which is a bit more yellow.

The pictures below show very true colors. The large roses are the Fresh Ink and the smaller flowers are the Amuse.




Tuesday, May 15, 2012

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Saturday, May 12, 2012

A Gorgeous New Blog I Discovered Today

http://whitehousestamping.blogspot.co.uk

Simple Gift Bag Decoration

Have a baby shower today and had no baby themed bag. I made this card last week and took some of the DP used on the card to do a simple strip to coordinate. The card becomes part of the decoration. I just ordered 75 bags in multi-sizes, all in white, to make my own gift bags from now on. I just cannot see paying $5 for the bag when that could be added to buy a nicer gift.

Friday, May 11, 2012

This was cased but I do not have the source. If anyone has it, please let me know.
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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Spring


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Replacement for PTI Cardstock--if you wish

Excellent comparison and I really love these colors:

http://littlemisslittleness.blogspot.com/2012/05/card-shoppe-by-bazzill.html?showComment=1336571523635#c9149701007780824427

Monday, May 7, 2012

Nordic Spring


http://heartshugsandflowers.blogspot.com

Saturday, May 5, 2012

HB Nathaniel!


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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Spring Window


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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

WMS Nordic Spring Butterfly


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This is just so amazing!

http://rgcards.blogspot.com/2012/05/flowery-thanks-cas-ual-fridays-cfc50.html

I have tried my own simpler version, but have not been 100% happy with the results.