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Debbie (aka debbiedesigns)
the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, USA
I am a wife and mother who loves to make beautiful things.
Interests: music, drawing, rubber stamping, stained glass, cooking, reading, graphic design, mothering!
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Hi, Dorene, I have emailed you twice in the last two days to explain how to unsubscribe; would it be possible to check your spam folder for those emails? When you have subscribed through Feedblitz as you did, you can very easily unsubscribe by simply clicking "Manage My Preferences" or "Safely Unsubscribe" at the bottom of each emailed post. I have removed you from my end of the list, but it would be awesome if you could **click the link ONCE that is at the bottom of every email that you have ever received from Feedblitz, to unsubscribe yourself.** This is the best and fastest way to be removed from a third party email list. Hope this helps! Debbie
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Welcome! Today I'm playing along with the My Favorite Things MFT and Friends challenge. I hadn't played with the Birdie Brown Frightfully Sweet stamp set during the release, and I knew that I wanted to try this one for sure! Yes, it's a Halloween set, but I have another use for my card: my son is home for about two more weeks before he goes eight hours away to college. He's already spent six weeks there this Summer, so I've already had a trial run of the empty nester thing. . . You know--that time in life when you check your phone every five minutes for a glimpse into your missing son or daughter's world--a simple text message! And, yes, I confess that I even have a special message tone for him that Rick and I both listen for. Anyway, I made this card for him, because we realize that... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Thinking Inking
Hi, Linda Ann, Which reinkers? I have Copic reinkers, Distress ink reinkers, and MFT ink pad reinkers. Since I mentioned the Copic reinker storage in the post, I'm guessing you mean either the MFT ink storage, or the distress ink storage. Both of those are just little plastic drawer units that I purchased at Shopko. You would probably find similar ones at any big box store. If you mean the little acrylic cubbies that my MFT reinkers are stored in, those are scavenged from ink pad holders that I purchased many years ago for Stampin' Up inks, but it was not through SU. It's been probably 15 years ago at least, and I don't think those are available any more. Sorry that I can't be more helpful there! Debbie
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Hi, Diane! We are headed to The Workshop in Stouffville, Ontario. We have some other possibilities in Canada, but they would not be this year. Hope that helps! Debbie
Toggle Commented Aug 9, 2018 on We're Coming To Dallas! at Creative Color Café
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Welcome! It's August Release Night for My Favorite Things Stamps! I paired the new Fluttering Friends stamp set with Distress Oxide inks for tonight's card, creating a birthday card. Using detail white embossing powder, I heat embossed the dragonflies on watercolor paper. Next I lightly mashed four colors of Distress Oxide inks on my paper and then misted with water. I used a paint brush to move the inks around just a bit. After the background dried, I die-cut it and added Nuvo Jewel Drops on the heads of the dragonflies. Finally, I heat-embossed and painted my little floral swash to decorate the end of the sentiment strip. All of the new August products are now available, and the links below should all work. Each of the MFT Design Team members will have projects to share tonight, so please check out the MFT Stamps Blog for many more cool projects... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2018 at Thinking Inking
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Welcome to Day 2 of the My Favorite Things Stamps August Release Countdown! At 9pm Eastern time on Tuesday, August 7, the August release will be live, and all of the new products shown in the past few days will be available. Today I chose the new Rolled Roses Die-namics to feature, pairing it with the previously release Mini Rolled Rose Die-namics and a sentiment from the new Fluttering Friends stamp set. These felt roses were simple to create with the rolled Rose Die-namics; in fact, I probably spent more time trying to decide exactly how I was going to arrange them than I did making them! I did a simple airbrushed background with a couple of my Copic markers, but kept most of the background clean and white. In addition to the ones that I've shared here, there are several fabulous new products being showcased today; I hope you... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2018 at Thinking Inking
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Welcome to Day 3 of the My Favorite Things Stamps August Release Countdown! I chose the Pure Innocence Tu-tu Sweet stamp set, paired with the In the Spotlight stencil and the older Floral Fantasy background. For the spotlight, I airbrushed Copic YR31, then masked that yellow area and airbrushed Copic N4 on either side of the light--simple airbrushing. My Tu-Tu sweet girl is colored with the Copic markers listed above. I hope you get a chance to visit the MFT Stamps Blog for a complete list of designers using today's new products AND to enter for prizes! Remember that while all MFT products that I used are linked below, the NEW product links won't be live until release time--that's late Tuesday evening (August 7) at 9pm Eastern time. All other links should work now. Thank you for stopping by today, Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2018 at Thinking Inking
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Welcome to day four of the My Favorite Things Stamps August Release Countdown! I chose the new Mandalas--both the Die-namics and the Stencil--to showcase tonight. I also couldn't resist using one of the Painted Poppies again, paired with a sentiment from the From All of Us stamp set. I began by airbrushing Copic G43 and BG01 through the Captivating Mandala Stencil, then simply layered up from there with a die-cut Mandala and a watercolored poppy and sentiment. I love the little iridescent bubbles for a finishing touch--they're fun to use! While I have linked all products that I used below, the links to the NEW product links will not be live links until release night, 9pm Eastern Time, Tuesday, August 7. All of the other links should work now. Be sure to check the MFT Stamps blog for more August Release inspiration AND for a chance to win some great... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2018 at Thinking Inking
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Welcome! It's Day 5 of the My Favorite Things Stamps August Release Countdown. Today I'm sharing the Painted Poppies stamp set and coordinating Die-namics, along with the From All of Us sentiment set. The stamp sets showcased over the next few days will be available on Tuesday, August 7, at 9pm Eastern time. I stamped my images in Versamark ink, then heat-embossed with detail black embossing powder on watercolor paper. Next I quickly watercolored the images with Distress Ink Refills. After watercoloring a simple background, I used foam tape to pop my poppy garden up and added an embossed sentiment. Again, while I have linked all products that I used below, the links to the NEW products will not be live links until release night, 9pm Eastern Time, Tuesday, August 7. All of the other links should work now. Be sure to check the MFT Stamps blog for more August... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2018 at Thinking Inking
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Hello, creative coloring friends! We are BACK! Fall is fast approaching, and we are lining up several weekends of our Concepts in Coloring classes from as far north as Canada all the way down to Texas. First up is DALLAS! We've always had wonderful classes in the Dallas, Texas, area,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2018 at Creative Color Café
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Welcome! Today I'm playing along with the My Favorite Things Stamps Birthday Project Challenge. This week's Birthday Project Challenge involves using confetti in or on the birthday card. I chose the Heart Balloon Shaker Window and Frame Die-namics in part because it had a confetti die with it. And the "You Make My Heart Take Flight" sentiment from the Love Bugs stamp set was a perfect fit for the heart balloon shaker! I used a glue pen to tack my cotton string in place since I wanted to give the balloon a real string tail and bow. To give it a bit more sparkle, I added a sprinkle of glitter to the balloon frame I hope you get a chance to go see the other Birthday Project Challenge pieces and play along with us--remember that there is a chance to win awesome MFT products, but only IF you play along!... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2018 at Thinking Inking
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Welcome! Today I'm participating in the My Favorite Things Stamps Sketch Challenge, WSC394. When I saw four squares on the sketch, I decided to use the Die-namics Gift Shaker that I hadn't had a chance to use yet from the July release. I turned the sketch upside down so that my gift could sit closer to the bottom of the card, but other than that, I followed the sketch closely. The sentiment is from July's Safari Friends stamp set, and the paper on the gift is from the Birthday Blowout Patterned Paper Pack. This one was easy-peasy! Would you like to play along on this challenge with us? Visit the MFT Stamps Challenge and Inspiration Blog for details, the sketch, and a chance to win a gift certificate! Thank you for visiting, Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2018 at Thinking Inking
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Welcome! Today I'm playing along with the My Favorite Things MFT and Friends challenge. I had a chance to use the Painted Prints stamp set when it was released as part of a kit a couple of months back, but I hadn't used it recently and wanted to do so. Painted Prints is such pretty set and very easy to layer as well--forgiving if you don't stamp the layer parts exactly right! I chose an older background stamp, Wood Plank Background, painting it with aquas rather than browns to go with my bouquet. Because the Painted prints flowers are so easy to stamp and die-cut, the trickiest part for me is figuring out how I want to arrange my flowers. ;-) Would you like to play along with us? Then check out the blog post here. Thanks for stopping by! Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2018 at Thinking Inking
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Welcome! Today I'm playing along in the My Favorite Things Stamps Just Add Color challenge. I colored several of the images from the Birdie Brown Saddle Up and Celebrate stamp set so that I would have them to use on future cards. I used three of them on the card above, but I haven't used the other three yet--they'll be ready next time I'm in a pinch though! Aren't these the cutest images? They were definitely fun to color. All of the Copic markers that I used are linked below. Be sure to check out the MFT Stamps Challenges Blog for more color inspiration! Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2018 at Thinking Inking
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Welcome! It's July Release Night for My Favorite Things Stamps! I used the little lion from Safari Friends for tonight's card because I had in mind a special little guy for this card. I'm home from South Carolina now, but when I made this card, I had only one patterned paper pack with me. I still had the yellows left because I had used mostly white backgrounds with birthday colors earlier in the release--another good reason to chose the lion image! ;-) Shown above are the Copic Sketch markers that I used to color the Safari Friends image. All of the new July products are now available, and the links below should all work. Each of the MFT Design Team members will have projects to share tonight, so please check out the MFT Stamps Blog for many more cool projects and products, as well as a chance to win fabulous... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2018 at Thinking Inking
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Welcome to day three of the My Favorite Things Stamps countdown! Today I chose the Pure Innocence Birthday Cuties stamp set. She was fun to color! I paired her with printed papers from the MFT Sweet Celebration 6" x 6 paper pack. Shown above are the Copic Sketch markers that I used to color the Birthday Cutie image. I hope you get a chance to visit the MFT Stamps Blog for a complete list of designers using today's new products AND to enter for prizes! Remember that while all MFT products that I used are linked below, the NEW product links won't be live until Release time--that's late Tuesday evening (July 10) at 9pm Eastern time. All other links should work now. Thank you for stopping by today, Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2018 at Thinking Inking
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Welcome to day four of the My Favorite Things Stamps July Release Countdown! I chose the Birdie Brown Saddle Up and Celebrate set to feature tonight--it's darling! I had recently ordered an older background stamp, Wood Plank Background, and thought that it was the perfect background for a western theme. I'm visiting my family in South Carolina and didn't have my Copic airbrush system with me; so I colored a simple background of sky and dirt, softening the edges with Colorless Blender. Loved those little cacti too! For my Copic friends, I will have a Just Add Color post on Wednesday evening, July 11 at 9pm Eastern time with all of the colors for these Saddle Up and Celebrate images and several more. Thanks for your patience! While I have linked all products that I used below, the links to the NEW product links will not be live links until... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2018 at Thinking Inking
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Welcome! It's Day 5 of the My Favorite Things Stamps July Release Countdown. Today I'm sharing the Playful Peacock stamp set and coordinating Die-namics. The stamp sets showcased over the next few days will be available on Tuesday, July 10, at 9pm Eastern time. I colored the peacock with the Copic Markers shown in my supply list below. My layout is really simple: I've been visiting my parents and I brought the bare crafting essentials with me. I'm convinced that we have no idea how many supplies we use on EVERY card until we are wishing that we had access to all of them! Again, while I have linked all products that I used below, the links to the NEW products will not be live links until release night, 9pm Eastern Time, Tuesday, July 10. All of the other links should work now. Be sure to check the MFT Stamps... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2018 at Thinking Inking
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Welcome! The My Favorite Things Stamps July Release Countdown begins in just a few hours, but I wanted to share one card before that--a birthday card for Kim, the Queen of MFT! The Crown Die-namics and the sentiment from Queen for the Day are from the upcoming July Release. I'm pretty sure that you will learn more about these sets later today at the MFT Stamps blog. :-) Patterned papers are from the Sweet Celebration 6" x 6" paper pack. Kim is a special lady with a very big heart--she rocks the crown! Join me in wishing Kim a very happy birthday. Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2018 at Thinking Inking
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Welcome! Today I'm playing along with a My Favorite Things Stamps Sketch Challenge, MFTWSC392. I moved one element from the right to the left, but I stayed with the sketch closely for the most part. I stacked three or four layers of cardstock for the grateful sentiment, and I coated it with glitter before attaching it with foam tape. The background paper is from the Pastel Roses All Over paper pad. Would you like to play along on this challenge with us? Visit the MFT Stamps Challenge and Inspiration Blog for details, the sketch, and a chance to win a gift certificate! Thank you for visiting, Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2018 at Thinking Inking
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Welcome! Today I'm playing along with the My Favorite Things Stamps Birthday Project Challenge. This week's Birthday Project Challenge involves using bears on the birthday card. I chose the Birthday Bears set; it's an older set, but I've always loved the way the little bear is looking so expectant toward the big bear--kind of a tender moment there! Shown above are the Copic marker that I used to color the bears and to airbrush the background. I hope you get a chance to go see the other Birthday Project Challenge pieces and play along with us--remember that there is a chance to win awesome MFT products IF you play along! Thanks for stopping by, Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2018 at Thinking Inking
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Welcome! Today I'm playing along with the My Favorite Things Stamps WSC390 Sketch Challenge. I chose the Gill Friends stamp set to play with since I'd colored several fish during the release a couple of weeks ago! The background in the squares is airbrushed with Copic BG13 nearer the top, and B05 nearer the bottom. After airbrushing, I stamped the Whimsical Waves background with Summer Splash Dye Ink. I had posted these colors earlier, but I'm sharing them here again today so you know exactly which Copic markers I used on which fish. Finally, how about an alternative? I had a scrap of my airbrushed and stamped water that I had used behind the fish, so I thought I would try it as a bottom border on my card. Usually I know right away which option I like if I'm looking at options, but this time I couldn't decide. So... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2018 at Thinking Inking
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Welcome! Today I'm playing along in the My Favorite Things Stamps Just Add Color challenge. I colored several of the fish from the Birdie Brown Gill Friends stamp set so that I owl have them to showcase on future cards. I used three of them on this card, but I haven't used the others yet. Shown above are the Copic markers that I used to color the Gill Friends images above. (All are linked below to MFT's website.) Be sure to check out the MFT Stamps Challenges Blog for more color inspiration! Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2018 at Thinking Inking
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Welcome! It's June Release Night for My Favorite Things Stamps! All of the new products that you've been seeing online for the past few days are now available. I saved my Toucan Do It card to share tonight because this was such a happy set. I airbrushed the background with Copic BG01 and G14, then both stamped and layered die-cut leaves from the Toucan Do It set to make a little jungle window. All of the new June products are now available, and the links below should all work. Each of the MFT Design Team members will have projects to share tonight, so please check out the MFT Stamps Blog for many more cool projects and products, as well as a chance to win fabulous prizes. Also, just a reminder that there is an awesome EXTRA free-with-$60-purchase set this month, Happy Hello. It is in addition to the normal free-with-purchase... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2018 at Thinking Inking
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Welcome to Day 3 of the My Favorite Things Stamps June Release Countdown! I chose the Pure Innocence Beach Cuties stamp set because I wanted to color her. :-) I enjoyed airbrushing a sunset in the background with my Copic markers too! For the waves, I used Glossy White Nuvo Crystal drops and then sprinkled microfine glitter onto the glossy white waves while they were still wet. I hope you get a chance to visit the MFT Stamps Blog for a complete list of designers using today's new products AND to enter for prizes! Remember that while all MFT products that I used are linked below, the NEW product links won't be live until Release time--that's late Tuesday evening (June 5) at 9pm Eastern time. All other links should work now. Thank you for stopping by today, Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2018 at Thinking Inking
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