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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 first started making these cards in 2011. Over the years, I've changed them a bit - However, I really do like this new iteration -- and part of that is because I'm able to use the scans from some... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Izbzee
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Life gets a little crazy around here with birthdays in the spring and with 10 grands I need to come up with something a little different for each. Since I started the year with Holden's interactive card, I figured I'd... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2019 at Izbzee
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Vinyl is making a comeback! And I was excited to see some creative pieces recently showcasing them. Die-namics has a cool set of dies -- but they were too small for the 6 x 6 card I needed to make..... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2019 at Izbzee
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I'm happy to be sharing this post with CraftwellUSA as a guest blogger this week. This can be addicting! Prep your paper - apply a very thin layer of gesso and let dry. I generally Gesso several full 8.5 x... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2019 at Izbzee
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I'm excited to be able to share a project I've been working on for the last few weeks. It's a paper quilt project! I'm also excited to post as a guest designer on the CraftwellUSA blog -- showcasing their eBrush.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2019 at Izbzee
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These have really been fun! Rather enjoyable! Here's a peek at week 3's Skitch a Day (from the Gourmet Quilter) doings. Once again these are all done in paper. I used the eclips2 and eCal3 to cut the "appliques." An... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2019 at Izbzee
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Another week of creative play using the eclips2, eCal3, the eBrush and Tombow markers. and let's not forget to throw in a background stamp and a mini dotted stencil just for fun! These were fun and I enjoyed coloring them... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2019 at Izbzee
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Just a quick post to share all 7 of the completed sections for the Skitch-a-day quilt class. These were so fun to "paint" using Craftwell's eBrush. Tombow markers are used in this project. I created this simple mat for display... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2019 at Izbzee
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Okay, I bit the bullet and purchased the SkitchADay class from the GourmetQuilter. At first, I was wondering if I'd bit off more than I could chew on this one... but I'm thinking it might just be doable -- even... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2019 at Izbzee
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This file has been in my digital cutting file archives for a very long time. I was happy to re-discover it and put it to good use. The file is from Paper Piecing by Nikki (PPBN). It was a fun... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2019 at Izbzee
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but at our house we'll be celebrating a little early. I'm so excited that the eclips2 and eCal3 software was able to do the "fussy cutting" for me! There's no way I could have tackled that after last week's fall... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2019 at Izbzee
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I had to spend a couple of hours looking for something that was appropriate for a couple of friends experiencing losses in their families. Pinterest, the eclips2 and eCal3 to the rescue once again. I've created a short stack of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2019 at Izbzee
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My first projects for the new year are a couple of cards... This interactive peek a boo card using Lettering Delights Bee Knees was fun and easy to accomplish. Jennifer McGuire's card was the inspiration. I just translated it into... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2019 at Izbzee
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2018 has been a full year. Lots of good things have happened overall and even the not to great stuff wasn't all that bad when you think about it. I've really enjoyed my creative time so much more this year.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2018 at Izbzee
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This year, I decided to expand on the gnome ornaments I created last year. A quick hop over to 123rf.com for a fun black and white background image filled with 5 different gnomes. I duplicated the file, cropped each of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2018 at Izbzee
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Simply Crafty SVGs has the cutest file for a 3D gnome. Thought I would drop in and share this with you in a quick post. You'll find the svg file here. All pieces were cut using the Sizzix eclips2 and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2018 at Izbzee
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This cute box is from creatieve papier uitspattingen, a European company specializing in 3D paper crafts. Corina has created some beautiful files and is easy to cut using the eclips2 and eCal3. The box is large enough to hold a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2018 at Izbzee
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Loving the layers in this card - the last version of our cards for this holiday season. Created in eCal3 and cut with the eclips. The flower measures an inch! You'll need: eclips2 eCal3 White cardstock for all the cuts... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2018 at Izbzee
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I saw this idea on a Gelli Art video shared recently on their blog. I just had to make a few. I love gelli printing and figured it was worth the price to get a couple of small circle plates... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2018 at Izbzee
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This card inspired by this Z-fold card made by Lisa (found here) is our primary Christmas card for this year. I love how it turned out. I didn't have the dies for the label or anything I felt was quite... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2018 at Izbzee
Last chance to get your submissions for consideration in. We are looking for a few Amazing Mixed Media Artists to showcase our rubber and digital stamps along with mica powders. If you would like to apply please send an email... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2018 at Izbzee
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Thanksgiving is just around the corner... I saw this cute and whimsical wood cut in an ad and figured why not? :) I think it turned out pretty cute. The turkey has his own personality... Love the eyelash yarn I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2018 at Izbzee
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Dreaming Tree recently released an Autumn kit! Loved the Scarecrow Gift Treat box most of all and decided to make a couple. Love how they turned out. You'll need: Cardstock (see the Supply list - look in the details above... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2018 at Izbzee
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The 12 Tags of Christmas Challenge has come to an end. Over 60 tags were shared on the eclips/eCal FB page. I hope you've taken a few minutes to browse the album and take a peek at all the creative... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2018 at Izbzee
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My final tag for this series is another prim looking tag. This prim tag was very quick and easy to complete. Using the basic shapes library, create 2 snowmen and add the facial features using the print2cut print feature. Create... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2018 at Izbzee