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izbzee
The Heartland of America
I'm a wife, mother and grandmother, with a passion for crafting and creating.
Interests: needlework, reading, scrapbooking, crafts, computers and photography
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I'm so excited to share the news! I've been selected as a member of the Mixed Media Supplies Design team for the next 6 months! You can find all the details about the team member here. I'm looking forward to... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Izbzee
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I wanted to do a little playing the other day and see if I could interest Mom in making some mono prints using the Gelli Plate. Umm, that didn't work, but I did have some fun making some prints using... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2017 at Izbzee
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I've always been fascinated with watercolors -- and a recent online class Whimsical Watercolor Garden by Joanne Sharp has sparked my interest again. I needed a stamp or two -- but after looking at the stamps in my collection, I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2017 at Izbzee
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The eCal2 software makes designing cuts for the eclips a breeze! A few years ago, we decorated our Christmas trees with paper snowman -- made using punches and die cuts and hand-drawn faces. I think it's time to make another... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2017 at Izbzee
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This project was a test -- a successful one if I do say so myself! I haven't done much in the way of dollmaking recently. But I did want to try my hand at creating something a little on the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2017 at Izbzee
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One of our grandsons has a birthday! I'm glad I have the privilege of making his birthday party invitations again this year. Happy 6th, kiddo! For this Pinterest inspired card I used: Designer paper from a Recollections stack (Michael's -... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2017 at Izbzee
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Just a quick post today. This idea has been on the back burner for a couple of months now. Last evening, I spent a couple of hours trying to finish it up -- and get ready for a trial cut... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2017 at Izbzee
oh, Mary. That's so sweet of you. I'm so enjoying using the options that Print2Cut Print and cut offer. You need to try it!
Toggle Commented Jul 27, 2017 on Please forgive me for the dry spell at Izbzee
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It's been a crazy summer so far! But a fun one overall. This Pinterest inspired card was created using eCal2 and cut with the eclips2. Love the software and now that I've finally mastered print2cut print, I'm going to be... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2017 at Izbzee
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Sorry about that. Lots of shifts, changes and I now have a new office and crafting space. Pictures to follow in a future blog -- however, there has been a little crafting happening around here - just not a whole... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2017 at Izbzee
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In honor of Mother's Day this year, I thought this card might be a good one. Let's get started: White Card base (A2 from my stash) Additional card stock Digital Image Super Duper Girl (Mo's Digital Pencil) Oval die (Spellbinders)... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2017 at Izbzee
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It's been a long time since I've dusted off some stamps pulled out the inks and stamped away! I had a lot of catching up to do. I'm happy to say that I think I've gotten a bit of stamping... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2017 at Izbzee
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Well, Andrea wanted to make a pair, but wanted to incorporate the eBrush into the project. So, here's her version! You'll need: eBrush and SP adapter Sharpies® Masking Tape Rubbing Alcohol White cotton canvas slip-ons Be sure to protect your... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at Izbzee
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A stencil from my stencil library is the basis for this quick and easy eBrushed home decor project featuring the color of Mustard Yellow this month. I think the deep blue sets off the yellow beautifully. You'll need: 2 (5... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2017 at Izbzee
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The Craftwell store is open for 50% off on EVERYTHING through April 16th! Happy Easter Shopping for the crafter! Be sure to use the promo code at the checkout!* Occasionally I receive free products from manufacturers to use on this... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2017 at Izbzee
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I've been wanting to make these for a very long time -- and even bought the Fall Pumpkin Blocks from MyScrapChick last Fall when it came out. I LOVE that the files go together as a dimensional project so easily!... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2017 at Izbzee
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Andrea here and I'm excited to make a second appearance as a guest blogger again. if you read my last post, you'll know that I enjoy seeing what I can find at a local thrift store. I found some lovely... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2017 at Izbzee
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This week's craftiness was lots of fun and is a quick project over all. So let's get started! You'll need: Heart Plaque (heart and back from Thoughts in Vinyl) Modeling Paste Gesso palette knife eBrush, siphon adapter and Marker adapter... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2017 at Izbzee
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Lia Griffin has a fabulous set of patterns for some succulents. I used the pattern from her site to create this mini. You'll need: paper (8.5 x 11 sheet) eBrush, adapter markers glue glue dots twine mini clay pot Spanish... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2017 at Izbzee
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Hi, Andrea here as a guest blogger! I was so excited to be asked to do this -- so let's get this started. I always find skirts that are long enough for me at the local thrift shops and they... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2017 at Izbzee
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Origami Hearts! These puffy vellum beauties are fun to fold, but even more fun to add color and embossing to. Let's get started. You'll need Vellum (4 inch squares) eBrush with marker adaptor Markers (Tombow for this project) LED Fairy... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at Izbzee
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These were so much fun! Print 2 Print, Foiling, and the eBrush and dry embossing were techniques used to complete these. Let's get started You'll need: cardstock electronic cutting Foil Transfer Sheets (iCraft) laminator eBrush Markers Embossing folder Cut-n-Boss laser... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2017 at Izbzee
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I was so excited to get to attend Creativation this weekend! OH Heavens! Crafter Overload! New products! Meeting friends I've only known through social media -- but never met in person! Feeling the crafting love for sure. I arrived in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2017 at Izbzee
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Our 23rd anniversary is just around the corner and I found this saying on CreativeFabrica.com and it's perfect for what I had in mind.... a not so mini way of sharing a bunch of photos we've taken over the years... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2017 at Izbzee
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Just a quick tip I've found really helpful. Once your cuts are made, there's more fun to be had. Prep your pieces of foil (I used Therm O' Web foil transfer sheets) Warm up the laminator and set as 5ml... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2016 at Izbzee