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Alicia Merline
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More Hugs and Kisses
I've been having fun making love cards. This one features stamps from Hero Arts and paper from Little Yellow Bicycle. I inked the edges with Distress Ink in Soot to help define the edges and add dimension.  This one is going in the Mod Squad " Show your lov...

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Heart and Home
How about a love card that is not in the traditional shades of red and pink?  If you look closely you will see that the houses have tiny little hearts on them. Also, the polka dot heart was made with a die that cuts and embosses. Hard to see these details o...

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With You By My Side
It's love season. The challenge this week at Mod Squad is to "show your love." This card uses one of my favorite sentiments from My Favorite Things: "with you by my side anything is possible." Isn't that sweet? The Wednesday Challenge at Simon Says Stamp is...

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Just Breathe ATC
I recently had the idea to make an ATC inspiration deck for myself. The ATC format is new to me. Its difficult for me to do anything other than make them look like mini greeting cards.  This one uses the current sketch from Your Next Stamp . The colors sort...

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My Valentine
I made this card using the sketch from the latest Your Next Stamp Challenge .  Rather than use a half circle at the top, I used an arched embellishment to create the same shape.  The papers come from a Basic Grey collection called Kissing Booth. 

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A little bit of bling
Having made cards for Operation Write Home for two years, I am used to the rules of no glitter, no sequins, basically no bling. (These were not allowed because they could potentially make our troops visible to night vision goggles).  I'm still not comfortab...

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Be Mine
A very short, quick post today.  I made this sweet Valentine's Day card using Sketch 315 from My Favorite Things.  MFTWSC315 I had a banner sticker that was just the right size for this sketch. It's from Basic Grey, as is the striped paper on the left. I ma...

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hugs & kisses
February is fast approaching. It's time for love cards. This card uses a sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches  and paper from Little Yellow Bicycle.  The stamps are from Hero Arts as is the ink. 

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Great Day
This card layout is one of my favorite ways to use up bits of paper left over from larger projects. It comes from Operation Write Home sketch 154. This card uses paper from Crate Paper and some Bazzil cardstock as well.  The Monday Challenge this week at Si...

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Love Birds
Valentine's Day is approaching and love cards are in production.  This card uses Sketch 314 from My Favorite Things and paper I've been hoarding from Basic Grey. The "Kissing Booth" collection is one of my favorites and with Basic Grey out of business, the ...
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