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Debra Charlesworth
Attended Michigan Technological University
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Suminagashi and Dahlia - marbled paper with stencils
Last weekend, I took a fabulous art class at the Copper Country Community Arts Center with visiting artist Pamela Olson .  She taught us the art of suminagashi - a japanese form of paper marbling.  At the end of the weekend, we were left with some fabulous ...
Last weekend, I took a fabulous art class at the Copper Country Community Arts Center with visiting artist Pamela Olson. She taught us the art of suminagashi - a japanese form of paper marbling. At the end of the weekend, we were left with some fabulous pieces of marbled paper, and I decided to ...
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Watercolor Christmas - a Club Scrap blog hop
I just love the Christmas stamps that Club Scrap releases each year, and this year is one of my favorites - a Watercolor Christmas.  If you found me from the Club Scrap blog , you are in the right place.  If you'd like to start at the beginning, then head b...
I just love the Christmas stamps that Club Scrap releases each year, and this year is one of my favorites - a Watercolor Christmas. If you found me from the Club Scrap blog, you are in the right place. If you'd like to start at the beginning, then head back to Club Scrap and I'll be waiting ...
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Transformations Blog Hop - Transforming the kit...
Welcome to the Transformations blog hop, featuring the latest Club Scrap kit .  I love the warm greens, browns and turquoise in this kit, and particularly fell in love with the buttons.  I decided to transform this kit into some cards that you might not thi...
Welcome to the Transformations blog hop, featuring the latest Club Scrap kit. I love the warm greens, browns and turquoise in this kit, and particularly fell in love with the buttons. I decided to transform this kit into some cards that you might not think of at first glance.
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Cantina Blog Hop - notebook for a fountain pen and cards
Thanks for joining me today on the Cantina blog hop which celebrates the July 2015 Club Scrap kit  - Cantina!  I hope you enjoyed hopping over to my blog from Hetty - if you want to start at the beginning, check out the full list of bloggers over at Club Sc...
Thanks for joining me today on the Cantina blog hop which celebrates the July 2015 Club Scrap kit - Cantina! I hope you enjoyed hopping over to my blog from Hetty - if you want to start at the beginning, check out the full list of bloggers over at Club Scrap.
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London Calling - cards with british techniques
I really had a great time being a guest artist for Club Scrap with the London Calling Greeting to Go set.  You can see all of my finished cards on the Club Scrap blog .  I'm going to feature a few here with some extra details on the techniques. My first tec...
I really had a great time being a guest artist for Club Scrap with the London Calling Greeting to Go set. You can see all of my finished cards on the Club Scrap blog. I'm going to feature a few here with some extra details on the techniques. My first technique features some cards made using a ...
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Have you seen my latest post?  It combines algebra and paper crafting.  I knew my engineering training would come in useful in lots of places!
I also have to admit that some of the ladies at Retreat didn't think algebra was useful in daily life, so I also took this a bit as a personal challenge to work math into my next project! The first puzzle to solve was how to use the envelope punch board to evenly space the tabs.
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Navigation blog hop - A junk journal for traveling
I'm not sure if this is a junk journal, hand stitched book, or something else, but my internet searching for inspiration turned up a lot of posts titled "junk journal," so let's call it that! Thank you for joining me for the Club Scrap blog hop featuring th...
I'm not sure if this is a junk journal, hand stitched book, or something else, but my internet searching for inspiration turned up a lot of posts titled "junk journal," so let's call it that! Thank you for joining me for the Club Scrap blog hop featuring the Navigation kit.
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Color Burst Powders - quick and easy cards
When I at the Club Scrap retreat this year ( registration for next year's is open now! ), one of my favorite classes was with the delightful Tricia Morris.  She introduced us to color burst powders . One technique we learned in class was to emboss a panel u...
I love these classes because I learn a technique in Wisconsin, and then I bring the panels home to finish making the cards with my own stamps and embellishments. Doesn't the white pigment ink look fabulous on the black paper? In order to use the card design I wanted, I needed to trim a little ...
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Woven Strands Blog Hop - a card collection
So, I've been working so much the past month that I forgot to say I'd actually be crafting something this month!  If you've stumbled across my blog (or magic adds me to the blogging list), you'll find loads of inspiration on the Club Scrap blog hop featurin...
So, I've been working so much the past month that I forgot to say I'd actually be crafting something this month! If you've stumbled across my blog (or magic adds me to the blogging list), you'll find loads of inspiration on the Club Scrap blog hop featuring the Woven Strands kit.
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Botanicals Blog Hop - Gelli Printed Cards
Welcome to the April blog hop featuring Club Scrap's Botanical kit.  If you're lost and want to find the entire list of bloggers, check out their post . This month, I was inspired by the stencil to get out my gelli plate and experiment.  I am also running s...
Welcome to the April blog hop featuring Club Scrap's Botanical kit. If you're lost and want to find the entire list of bloggers, check out their post. This month, I was inspired by the stencil to get out my gelli plate and experiment. I am also running super low on birthday cards, so I needed to ...
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Valentine's Day Club Scrap Blog Hop
Welcome to the loveliest day of the year!  Since there is a blizzard warning in effect, we are planning to stay home and make homemade ravioli for dinner.  Never a dull moment in our house! If you came here from Ann's blog , you're in the right place. If yo...
Welcome to the loveliest day of the year! Since there is a blizzard warning in effect, we are planning to stay home and make homemade ravioli for dinner. Never a dull moment in our house! If you came here from Ann's blog, you're in the right place. If you got lost along the way, check out the ...
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So cool to see a home decor project with sewing! 
  Welcome to my stop on the Club Scrap Wisteria Blog Hop! If you started on the Club Scrap Creates Blog, you are in the right place. If not, keep in mind that you can access the whole list of participants from there at any ti...
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Artist and University administrator
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Paper artist - if it doesn't move, I glue it.
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I am a paper artist (by night) and university administrator (by day).  I live in Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula, where the scenic beauty and long winters inspire my art.  Visit Lift Bridge Cards and Crafts for a peek into my artistic activities.
Education
  • Michigan Technological University
    Mechanical Engineering, 1989 - 1993
  • Northwestern University
    Biomedical Engineering, 1993 - 1999