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I have a really special image to share today. I found this information on my dear friend Lori Craig’s blog this image was created in support of crafter Katie Renz a vivacious, funny, caring and crafty mother of 3 was dealt a crippling diagnosis of inoperable gastric cancer.

This is my card created with the exclusive stamp designed by Becky Oehlers. It’s available as a clear stamp, digi and even SVG cut file. 100% of the profits from the sale of these items got to Katie’s fund to help her and her young family. In addition to the Keep Swimming Octopus, Marianne Walker and True = D Doodle Designs both donated digis that are for sale. Direct donations are also being accepted. Information central is HERE. This is a permanent page that will stay active at i {heart} papers with current info.

I felt like this was important information to share and pass along even to the few people I might touch. This could have been me it could have been any one of the amazing women that I hold personally dear. I do not know Katie personally but she will be in my prayers.

Thanks for stopping by and if you felt led to maybe purchase a stamp for yourself and pass it on.

I also have a tutorial going up at Get It Scrapped describing how to complete the background on this card.


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Hi all! Well I had a spectacular weekend with my parents in town! Pumpkin picking and a Zoo trip with new Imax, lots of laughs and visits. BUT our internet went down for the entire weekend so I missed posting the last three challenges for Outlawz that I had completed on Friday. 🙁 But here they are any way! The first is for the Greeting challenge very sweet and simple love it !

This second is for the Twist challenge of yellow red and green

The third is my favorite. CAS or clean and simple and use an old product. I have to be honest I do not have much old product have purged a couple times over the past year BUT I did find some older papers. I had a sheet of this wood grain that I love the texture on so I made a little door that swings open and…

Fun inside. These little guys are from an older sheet of paper as well, at least 3 seasons past. Thanks Outlawz for all the great challenges and the party!

Hugs all!

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One more challenge! i am squeaking in at least one more we’ll see if I can get to any others :-). This challenge was fall with a fancy fold at the Outlawz 1000 member challenge. So I have this cutie image from Tiffany Doodles colored in Copics. (E11, E13, E15, E41, E44, Y23, Y26, B21, YR14, YR15, YR16, YR18). The fold I just learned from one of the DT gals at Outlawz. How cool is this! You can see her example at her blog with some “how too”. Thanks Brenda!

I am including images of the card folded flat,








The card standing front view,






The card standing back view,







And this is an extra image to show you the measurements. I know sometimes it helps me to see a map. Feel free to print this off if it is helpful!





Hugs all!

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Copic-Dyed Rolled Fabric Flower (10/4/2011)

Hello all! i have a fun little tutorial on a card I made for one of the Outlawz challenges this week. There will be more coming so stay tuned. Also if you want to see how I died the fabric head over to Get It Scrapped there is a brand new Copic Tutorial over there by me as well!

Step One – you need your fabric and a Gluber yes it is the funest word in my vocabulary right now and I have a hard time not continuing to repeat it as I use it and pound them on my page. (not necessary but fun!)

Step Two – I tore two strips that are about 1 inch wide and 12 inches long. I also cut two leaves out of died fabric.

Step Three – I twisted my long strip and started spiraling it onto my Gluber like a cinnamon roll from the inside out.

Step Four – I had to use both strips to completely cover the Gluber to the edges, mine is a 2 inch Gluber.

Step Five – I attached my torn mulberry paper to my card base, used glue dots to attach the leaves, added the sticker letters to the bottom left and then to finish pounded on my Gluber happily sing-songing the word several times over. (Just ask my friends, yes I really do that!)

Hugs to all!