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Hello my crafty friends!! I recently hosted a "Rainbows & Unicorns" card swap on Splitcoast Stampers. To thank all of the ladies for playing along, I made them each a card featuring the adorable "Magical Friends" stamp set by The Greeting Farm. By now you probably know that I'm not... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2016 at Rainy Day Sunshine
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Hello crafty friends! I tried a new-to-me "fancy fold" this week, the WATERFALL. There are a lot of great tutorials out there, but I found this You Tube video very helpful. Here is my take on this fun fold: Supplies: Paper: Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Watermelon Wonder, Peekaboo... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2016 at Rainy Day Sunshine
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Hello friends! I was inspired by this card by Karen Barber to try the retiform technique with the Stampin' Up! Butterfly Basics set. I wanted to use warm, but bright colors ... you know, not quite Autumn, but not quite summer-time-pool-party brights. I photographed this card outside since the Seattle... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2016 at Rainy Day Sunshine
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I have been collecting loads and loads of washi tape, but I never use it! So, I did a search on Pinterest and found this card, which inspired me to create this card: Supplies: Paper: Stampin’ Up! Whisper White, Basic Black, Recollections 110# White CS Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Painter’s Palette... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2016 at Rainy Day Sunshine
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I broke out my Copics for this card and had so much fun coloring up this little Lawn Fawn foxy-pooh! Supplies: Paper: Recollections 110# White CS, Stampin’ Up! Island Indigo, Lawn Fawn Into the Woods 12”x12” patterned paper Stamps: Lawn Fawn Into the Woods Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Stampin’ Up!... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2016 at Rainy Day Sunshine
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Hello crafty friends! It's been a heck of a long time since I've posted to this ye olde blog! Today I bring you a cute little 4.25" square summer birthday card featuring Lawn Fawn's Happy Summer set! Supplies: Paper: Recollections 110# White CS, Authentique Cheerful 6x6 Pad, My Favorite Things... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2016 at Rainy Day Sunshine
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I made these cute little treat boxes to give to my co-workers for Valentine's Day. Each box contains two Ghirardelli chocolates. Num num for the tum tum!! Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2016 at Rainy Day Sunshine
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Hi there, I joined a Christmas card swap, and one of the themes was "vintage." Well, I'm sure if you look into my blog history, you will see that my style is not generally vintage (not that I have a style!). So, here is what I came up with ...... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2015 at Rainy Day Sunshine
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Hello there! I created this fun 4.25x4.25 square shaker card for a recent swap hosted by my girl, Karly1020 on Splitcoast Stampers. The theme was "Leaves and Trees." I made two cards for this swap - one featured autumn leaves, and the other was this super fun shaker card! This... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2015 at Rainy Day Sunshine
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Hello - after a bit of a blog sabbatical, I am back with another "Watercolor Wednesday" series installment. This was a fun (albeit messy) technique. I believe it's technical term is called "smooshing." So, what I did was I "smooshed" three Tim Holtz Distress ink pads (Tumbled Glass, Dusty Concord... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2015 at Rainy Day Sunshine
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Hello! I'm in full swing with all kinds of Christmas and holiday projects. I haven't had the chance to photograph every project I've done, but here's one I did a couple of weeks ago and was just tickled with how it turned out! I altered a wooden bird house I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2015 at Rainy Day Sunshine
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Disclaimer: If you don't like spiders or skeletons, you might want to skip this post altogether!! Hello and welcome to Dia De Los Muertos! I don't know why, and I promise I'm not obsessed with death and darkness, but I think Dia De Los Muertos is one of the most... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2015 at Rainy Day Sunshine
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Hello there! I try to make paper crafting an integral part of my life now matter how busy I get ... but unfortunately, this week I totally failed! I have a few more ideas lined up for Watercolor Wednesday, but I was not able to execute this week. Instead, I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2015 at Rainy Day Sunshine
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A while back when my stepdaughter and I were cruising Michael's, we came across a bunch of naked, brown paper mache Halloween pieces. We're not normally ones to go for witchy décor, but for some reason, those hats called our names (along with the wooden veneer sugar skulls). These hat... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2015 at Rainy Day Sunshine
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I can't help but get in the Halloween mood ... it's just everywhere! I've even already downed an entire bag of candy corn. Well, not by myself ... but between me and my immediate family, we downed an entire bag in less than an hour. We're pretty awesome when it... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2015 at Rainy Day Sunshine
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Hello there! Do you ever just want to make several of the same card because they are cute and simple to make? Well, if you have a Big Shot, or some other die cutting machine, then I totally recommend investing in a set of Sizzix "Flip It" dies. You can... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2015 at Rainy Day Sunshine
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Hello, friends! So, I joined a swap awhile back on Splitcoast Stampers that was for masculine cards, and there were several categories to choose from. I chose to make a "get well" card. Here is what I came up with: Hahahaha! Isn't that a riot? And, it happens to be... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2015 at Rainy Day Sunshine
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Hello! I'm back with the second installment of my Watercolor Wednesday Series! This time I used my Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi 36-Color water color set. These watercolors are VERY pigmented and rich. This was my first time using this product, and I really loved it. I had to get used... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2015 at Rainy Day Sunshine
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Hi there! I just love it when people are so committed to their blogs and YouTube channels that they make a series! So, I want to do one too! And, I've been in such a watercoloring mood lately, I thought, "how about a Watercolor Wednesday!?!" I have no idea how... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2015 at Rainy Day Sunshine
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Hi everyone, I thought it would be fun to play along with the current Merry Monday Challenge (#170). This week's challenge is to make a Christmas card using holly: I don't know where the challenge moderators find such lovely inspiration photos, but I just might use this floating candle idea... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2015 at Rainy Day Sunshine
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While I had the super fun paper out that I used to make my niece's birthday card from my previous blog post, I whipped up this cutie in probably five minutes. No joke. No stamping. Just my dies, my paper and my Big Shot. Thank you, Sizzix!! There are lots... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2015 at Rainy Day Sunshine
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My niece turned two years old a couple of weeks ago. She is the apple of my eye, the light of my life, the cherry on my sundae ... okay, I think you get it. I LOVE this kid. SO, I made her the best birthday card I have ever... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2015 at Rainy Day Sunshine
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Oh my goodness, I have the most fun news to share! Last Sunday, Lisa, one of the Dirty Dozen at Splitcoast Stampers messaged me to inform me that I, "tjacoby98," had been selected as the Featured Stamper of the week! Can you even believe it?? So, if you're not familiar... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2015 at Rainy Day Sunshine
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If you are not familiar with Stampin' Up!, it is a fabulous company, which depends on "demonstrators" as their primary sales force. I have been a "demo" myself (what they call a "hobby demo"), and it was a lot of fun and you get a reasonable discount on all of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2015 at Rainy Day Sunshine
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Hey guys! Hello from Seattle, WA! I know you think it rains here in Seattle all of the time, and maybe one day that was true. But, I have to tell you, I absolutely cannot remember the last time it rained here. Hang on a sec ... I'm going to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2015 at Rainy Day Sunshine