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izbzee
The Mountainwest
I'm a wife, mother and grandmother, with a passion for crafting and creating.
Interests: Family History, needlework, reading, scrapbooking, crafts, computers and photography, jewelry making, papercrafts.
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Pinterest has been filled with lots of ideas using these dies and other similar dies. I fell in love with them and decided to create something a little different for my ministering cards this month. After several ideas just didn't... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2022 at Izbzee
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Latest fun on The Artistry is now up and ready for viewing. Let's Eat Cake originally started as a project to celebrate an upcoming 90th birthday and have every guest leave with a piece of the honoree's favorite pie. This... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2022 at Izbzee
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My Father in law has been asking to hear the songbirds. Sadly, they're not making a regular appearance as the bird feeders and bird bath aren't set out yet. However, in the meantime, I created this fun piece to hopefully... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2022 at Izbzee
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AC cardstock Tropical pack was the perfect collection of colors to create this interchangeable clock face for our Summer version. We used the same Layered Tree file. Added a slightly larger bottom layer to accommodate the longer clock hands we... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2022 at Izbzee
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Our HOME sign gained another interchangeable dimensional element. We've now got elements to take us through the month of August. Hand-painted using watercolor markers, inks and brushes. Love how it turned out. This 5-inch +dimensional sunflower was a perfect choice... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2022 at Izbzee
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I couldn't leave the spinner cards alone and decided to try another one - this one with a birthday theme. The Reindeer Spinner Card and the Cupcake Center Panel Card files are from Simply Crafty SVGs (links below). The candle... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2022 at Izbzee
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this was so fun to make after seeing something similar on the Chibitronics blog a while back. The lights under the wings of the bees is a perfect addition to the digital clip art from Creative Fabrica. You'll find the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2022 at Izbzee
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Making this card was a challenge for me. The circuit involved more than just copper tape, a battery and a light. This also involved some conductive thread which I hadn't used previously. I did watch a few videos to make... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2022 at Izbzee
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This wreath was a little out of the box for me. Who'd have thought the poinsettia file would work for this make? I really like the outcome. Three digital patterned papers are mixed up in each of the blooms. Details... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2022 at Izbzee
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Hats off to all the graduates of 2022 and those who may finally be able to walk the line after the COVID closures. Congratulations! This card using images from Creative Fabrica was fun to put together for a relatively quick... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2022 at Izbzee
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These are so fun and easy to make.... I whipped a few out the last couple of days after designing the pocket in SCAL 5 Pro. One piece for the main pocket and 2 bands to go around the top... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2022 at Izbzee
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We got a bit of a headstart on some Father's day pieces for next month. For this project we used files from SimplyCrafty SVGs and papers and embellishments from the Gentlemen Folk from NitWit Collections* . We LOVE the plaids... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2022 at Izbzee
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We have a BIG graduation coming up next year. It will be wonderful to see this journey come to fruition. So creating this explosion box will be her focus piece for the next few semesters as she finishes up and... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2022 at Izbzee
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and time to chill out with a cool drink! The old coasters we've been using were showing a bit of wear - and heck they were made of coated chipboard purchased from the $ store. New ones are needed and... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2022 at Izbzee
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Sandy's been a super support lately and I really appreciate her help with this project. I'm sure at some point the pitcher design will be in her shop -- so stay tuned! After perusing Pinterest a couple of weeks ago,... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2022 at Izbzee
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There's a lot happening around here. Our oldest grandson is graduating from high school this year and we are so happy for him and his family. College is on tap next year and he's excited to pursue a degree in... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2022 at Izbzee
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I know it's been a bit on the quiet side, but some things you just can't rush. So let's get started with post #1 for the week. Today is publication day for The Artistry. This one has been in the... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2022 at Izbzee
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I loved making multiples of this card, Congrats Graduation Card, designed by Sandy at Simply Crafty SVGs. I switched things up a bit... removing the diploma and adding another pop-up. The stamp set is from Simon Says Stamp and the... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2022 at Izbzee
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Graduation dates are looming and even a few have passed. We've been a little busy this year... and next year, we'll see a few more. For this box, I used the Graduation Explosion Box from Simply Crafty SVGs. The original... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2022 at Izbzee
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It's been a while since I've done much with mixed media, but this was a fun project and definitely something I'll be doing again. Way back when, I remember as a child building a cardboard TV with a scroll and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2022 at Izbzee
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This Round Teapot from Simply Crafty SVGs is a fun make. It's perfect serving as the focal point for a Mother's Day Tea. It looks like porcelain with the glossy photo paper panels and other details. The floral element printed... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2022 at Izbzee
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I was pretty excited to hear that an article was accepted and is now published on the IkonArt Stencil blog. You'll find it here: https://ikonartstencil.com/blog/airbrush-handmade-cards-with-ikonart-stencils/ It features a second grouping of cards made using a stencil with images from Creative... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2022 at Izbzee
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Another cold snap and even some snow this week! Sure makes this summer element look a little more enticing! You'll find the details on The Artistry! And don't forget that you can find all the details for the rest of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2022 at Izbzee
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I'm really hoping that June will bring lots of sunny days and we'll be indulging in some of our favorite summer treats this summer.... thus, the reason for this element for our indoor Home sign. You'll find all the details... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2022 at Izbzee
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This was a very quick make, which will be high on my list for a quick gift in the future. The FlipTop Box is from Simply Crafty SVGs. You'll find the box here. Assembly is easy - just refer to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2022 at Izbzee