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Seattle Mariners Anniversary Card

Seattle Mariners Anniversary Card

TweetToday I’d like to share the custom card I made for one of my very favorite couples. A few months ago, my best friend and her equally fantastic husband celebrated their 23rd wedding anniversary. Like any good Seattlelite, they’re huge Seattle Mariners fans and celebrated […]

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Solar Eclipse of the Heart

Solar Eclipse of the Heart

TweetHappy Solar Eclipse Day!! I’ve always been fascinated by astronomy: constellations, shooting stars, meteor showers, solar flares, sun dogs and anything unusual happening in the sky! We had 99.1% obscurity at our house and my husband and I viewed the show through our special eclipse-viewing […]

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Instax Photo Greeting Cards

Instax Photo Greeting Cards

TweetDo you remember how fun it was to watch Polaroid photos develop when they were popular in the 1980s? Well, there’s a fun, modern throwback to Polaroids: Fujifilm Instax cameras and Instax printers! I received one of these printers as a gift a few months ago, and […]

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How to Make Your Own Magnetic Storage for Organizing Metal Dies

How to Make Your Own Magnetic Storage for Organizing Metal Dies

TweetIf you have different metal dies, thinlets and thin cuts from Spellbinders, Sizzix, Avery Elle, Mama Elephant, Simon Says Stamp, Close to My Heart, Stampin’ Up, etc. that you use in your Cuttlebug, Sizzix BigShot, Tim Holtz Vagabond, Anna Griffin, etc. die cutting machines, I can […]

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Remodeled Craft Studio!

Remodeled Craft Studio!

TweetHi guys! Things have been a bit crazy these last few months because of the remodel. I sold or gave away my old furniture; refreshed a few pieces I kept; and redesigned the room to look more aesthetically pleasing. It took a lot of careful […]

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VersaChalk’s Versatile Chalkboard Markers

VersaChalk’s Versatile Chalkboard Markers

TweetHave you used chalkboard markers? I’ve tried a few different brands, and I have to say that VersaChalk‘s are the brightest and boldest I’ve ever used. I love them! Here’s a video I made to showcase some of the different types of canvases they’ll work […]

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Father’s Day Tool Kit Card

Father’s Day Tool Kit Card

Tweet Hey, papercrafters! Are any of you thinking of making the really cute tool kit card featured in Cricut Design Space? Well, I’ve got some tips for you because I call the card instructions “a real head-scratcher.” It makes me wonder if anyone from Cricut […]

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Depeche Mode LED Lamp

Depeche Mode LED Lamp

TweetToday, I’m featuring a very talented local (Portland, OR) artist’s work. I stumbled upon the Ardent Iron Works PDX Facebook page a few months ago and got in touch with Joel, the creative genius behind the name. I was drawn to his industrial lamps and when […]

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Just Like Heaven

Just Like Heaven

TweetYesterday, I attended a bridal shower for a co-worker friend and a wedding reception for another friend. It was a very busy, but rewarding day. My co-worker friend and I have some overlapping music tastes, including a love for The Cure and Depeche Mode. She […]

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Dark Fleur-de-Lis Card

Dark Fleur-de-Lis Card

TweetToday’s card is a special fleur-de-lis card I made about three years ago, but forgot to blog it. This was made with my Cricut Expression machine by cutting two of the same swoopy square shape; scoring the top of the back/inside of the card; and […]

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