Mailchimp

This post is not a project, but I am dealing with the email subscription that is now obsolete here on Blogger. Those of you who also have blogs will know about it.

For the sake of those that don't blog, but are email followers of my blog, the service that sent you those emails will no longer function at the end of this month. So in order for you to keep getting my blog posts in your email, I have had to migrate the list to Mailchimp, the new service that I am using.

All of you that were active email users, I have migrated you to Mailchimp. If you no longer wish to receive my blog posts by email, you can unsubscribe through the link at the bottom of the email.

I would appreciate if you could leave a comment on this post or reply to the email to let me know whether or not you received this post by email.

Thank you for your patience while I get this worked out.

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Monica

My new Brother

So who is my new Brother - well a printer, of course!! Our old printer had been going astray for a while and it had got onto my last nerve. Also, it would not take any thicker paper, so true one layer cards were not something I could do. So when needing a new printer, the ability for it to take thicker paper was a must. I wanted a laser so I could foil and so that I could print digis and use water based mediums. So yes, I had a laundry list of requirements. But I found one that filled them all. The Brother HL-L3290CDW. After initial setup and testing, the first thicker paper to test was watercolor paper and it printed my digi beautifully through the through pass for thicker paper.


For this project, I used the Bouquet Sketch digi by Alex Syberia Design. After printing out the digi, I colored it with my Arteza real brush markers. I only used 4 colors for this image, namely pink, green, purple and brown. All the shading is done with water. So I put pigment in the shadow areas and then blended it to the lighter areas with water. As you can see, there is no printer ink bleeding.


After I had colored the flowers, I fussy cut them out and ran a black marker along the cut edges. My card is a black cardbase with a black panel that I embossed with a Darice embossing folder. I glued the focal image to the top part of the card.


I added a die cut sentiment in gold glitter cardstock with a black shadow to the card and added some hearts punched out of the same glitter cardstock and arranged them on the card.

I am sure you will see some more projects like this now that my Brother can help get all my beautiful flower digis onto watercolor paper.

Supplies Used
Canson Watercolor
Canson Watercolor
Black Tombow
Black Tombow
Platinum 6
Platinum 6
Craft Tweezers
Craft Tweezers
Bitty BuzzWords
Bitty BuzzWords
Aleene's Tacky Glue
Aleene's Tacky Glue
Scor-Tape 1/8
Scor-Tape 1/8
Nuvo Deluxe
Nuvo Deluxe
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Bertha's Baking

Happy Monday! Today I have my creation for the Outlawz Progressive Challenge to show you. The sponsor is Dr Digi Stamps and the image is called Bertha's Bread Baking Bonanza.


Go Fly a Kite

Hello Bloggy Friends. I am still writing to you from, at times, a chilly South Africa. My scheduled return to the US is in two weeks from yesterday. I know someone there who is counting the days.

Today I am showing you my play with this month's Imagine That Digistamp Progressive Challenge image called Go Fly a Kite. I opted to use the mouse and create a CAS card.


Mother's Day

Hello, here I am writing to you from the southern tip of Africa! I apologize for the delay in getting to visit your blogs, but the last week has been rather crazy with a long journey and some official stuff I had to get taken care of. But here I am with another project for a challenge between BożenA and I. It was her turn to name a topic and she decided to go with something that I could easily do while on the go - make a card for Mom.


My flower book

I recently invested in a Dylusions Creative Journal as I wanted to start a flower book. I was inspired by Vicki's "A Year in Flowers". My first double spread needed to be dedicated to the Rose - one of my favorite flowers.


Teal and purple

Today I am here with my card for the progressive challenge at Outlawz. I love playing along here. This month the sponsor is Bugaboo and the image is this little girl. She comes pulling and Easter cart, but I cropped that out as I only wanted her on my card.