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Sue
Interests: learning, upholstery, reading, painting, sewing, teaching, papercrafts, to name a few
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Sometimes I see a card in the gallery on Splitcoast that just makes me smile... The featured stamper for today's challenge is Becky (SCS name bpnaz), and her gallery is LOADED with beautifully colored people and animals on some of... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at random.on purpose.
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Skating under the wire here again... This fortnight's Jingle Belles challenge was to use washi or other decorative tape to make a holiday card. I've had some decorative packing tape for several years and never used it for anything, so... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2015 at random.on purpose.
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True to my resolve to be brave this year and a) try new things and, b) do things that I've put off for too long and, c) do things that I used to enjoy but haven't done for far too... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2015 at random.on purpose.
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In my enthusiasm for yesterday's project, I failed to notice ALL of the information for the Free For All challenge. It was supposed to have a St. Patrick's Day theme and use a tutorial...oops! I remedied the situation last night... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2015 at random.on purpose.
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I don't know if this post will make those of you in the frigid northeast feel better or worse, but here's the project du jour: Springtime in a (mini) pizza box! Today's Free for All challenge was to do one... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2015 at random.on purpose.
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Hello again! I took some time this morning to make a card for yesterday's Splitcoast challenge to use numbers on a card, and today's challenge to use three or more of these colors: Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2015 at random.on purpose.
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Good morning, and happy Friday the 13th! I'm hosting the Queen for the Day Challenge again today over on Splitcoast, honoring redlynny. I discovered her just after Christmas, and LOVE her style! I added this card to my favorites folder,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at random.on purpose.
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On a roll, apparently... Here's today's offering: The challenge was to incorporate music into a card. I've had this wheel f..o..r..e..v..e..r... It's Jazz, from Stampin'Up!, unmounted now, of course, and it retired eons ago. Ditto the Quirky Alphabet (also SU!)... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2015 at random.on purpose.
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I told you I'd be back! I considered waiting until tomorrow to post this since I posted earlier today, but the deadline to link up for the Jingle Belles challenge is this evening and I missed last week, so here... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at random.on purpose.
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I had this post ready to go yesterday, but forgot to hit "publish" instead of "save as draft" - doh! I'll probably be back this afternoon with more, but here's this, in the meantime... I was cleaning up after making... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at random.on purpose.
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I started the week off right - TWO challenges in one card! Behold: The Clean and Simple challenge was rainbows, and the Try a New Technique challenge was embossing folder stamping. The tutorial for that technique is HERE. I may... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at random.on purpose.
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Hello, again! Did you miss me? I missed a LOT this past week or so - crazy busy! Anyway, here I am again with a couple of cards I managed to make in the midst of the madness: The "ways... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2015 at random.on purpose.
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...and Luanne, as in Luanne Ford, who is this week's Queen for the Day over on Splitcoast. I'm actually hosting that challenge, so I got a jumpstart on making a card. Luanne has a lovely gallery, and I selected this... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2015 at random.on purpose.
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This past Friday was a "visual inspiration" for the Free For All challenge on Splitcoast. Here's the inspiration photo: (photo source) And here's my interpretation of it: (Stamp: unknown; Ink: Stampin'Up! Raspberry Ripple; Paper: Stampin'Up! Raspberry Ripple, Pretty in Pink,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2015 at random.on purpose.
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Two challenges this week that I incorporated into one card - a challenge to make something representative of a resolution we've made for this new year, and a color challenge using Pacific Point, Marina Mist, and Crisp Cantaloupe: I've made... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2015 at random.on purpose.
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...on love, that is! Sunday was the Featured Stamper challenge on Splitcoast and we were honoring Claudia, aka cjzim. Lovely gallery, and I was taken with the mat/border punch/image trio on these cards. Here's my version: (Stamps: Penny Black Garden... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at random.on purpose.
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...and be inspired by it, too! The Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoast this past Saturday was to be inspired by the MOD Weddings Board on Pinterest. Here's my card: (Stamp: Stampendous Elegant Borders; Ink: Versamark; Papers: Recollections white, Stampin'Up! Sage Shadow,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at random.on purpose.
I know that I've promised you a tutorial, but life this past week hasn't gone as planned (does it ever?), so unfulfilled promise so far... I haven't even had time to do anything creative this week, so I'm recycling a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2015 at random.on purpose.
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It will be February and Valentine's Day (alternately known as Singles Awareness Day), so I've started with the lovey-dovey stuff: Today is the Featured Stamper challenge over on Splitcoast, and we're honoring Dockside this week by CASEing a card from... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2015 at random.on purpose.
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The Jingle Belles challenges run for two weeks each, and I've decided that this year - when I can - I will make a card each week, even though it's a duplicate challenge. With that thought in mind, then, here... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2015 at random.on purpose.
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So...this morning I'm standing in my living room, coffee cup in hand, staring out over the balcony. I notice a cloud of gnats, flying in and out of the sun and shade, and just sort of milling about. As I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2015 at random.on purpose.
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I mulled over the coming year and debated whether or not to get back to blogging and, in the end, decided I'd begin and see where it went... Last year was one of flux and relocation and general chaos, so... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2015 at random.on purpose.
You may have noticed (all three of you) that I've been sporadic (at best) and largely absent (at worst) from this blog. I thought - when I did the cleanup and reorganizing and starting to post again - that I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2014 at random.on purpose.
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We finished our five-week push to fix up the fixer-upper that Greg's daughter bought so she could move in, so now we're working on our own abode. We have a gravel area in front of our deck/porch that I always... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2014 at random.on purpose.
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The weather here has been getting considerably warmer. We've been sleeping with the windows open, but it's still been a bit on the warm side. Last night we had a band of terrific thunderstorms blow through (my favorite!), so we... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2014 at random.on purpose.