Aug 17 2017

CCMC471 Wood Words

It’s Thursday and time for another Create with Connie and Mary challenge…it’s a fun color challenge!  I originally made this card for this challenge…and loved it SO much that I just had to use it in my Wood Words Bundle class earlier this month!  I did adapt it a little by using the Wood Textures DSP for them instead of the Pinewood Planks Embossing folder, as that DSP was part of their class.  But, it’s just so fun and the colors are just SUPER cute and really lighten up this set which I tend to think is more rustic!

 

 

Here’s my card:

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Thick Whisper White cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • The 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Smoky Slate cardstock was embossed with the Pinewood Planks Embossed Folder.
  • At the bottom is a 2 x 5-1/4 piece of Lemon Lime Twist that I stamped several times across with the floral image in Wood Words Stamp Set.  I love that I can make “designer paper” in any color!
  • A length of Bermuda Bay 3/8 Mini Chevron Ribbon was added across the front and adhered in back.
  • I stamped the little images in Wood Words with Smoky Slate or Bermuda Bay Ink on Whisper White and cut with the Wood Crate Framelits.  The tag was stamped with the greeting in Memento Black Ink and cut with the Tag Framelit.  A 1/8″ Hole was punched in the top of each of the shapes.
  • I added a length of Linen Thread on top of the ribbon and threaded each of the shapes thru, then secured them in place with a Stampin’ Dimensional.  An extra length of Linen Thread was tied in a bow and added to the front with a Mini Glue Dot.
  • The Hello Friend greeting was stamped with Memento Black on scrap Basic Black, then rounded the corners and tucked it under the ribbon.
  • A few Glimmer Dots were added to the star and to the background for a little “glam”!

 

OK…did I say how much I really LOVE this card?  lol!  Check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did over on Create with Connie and Mary!

AND…it’s not too late to join our our August 2017 Mini Session!  We have a BONUS project with purchase using the Carols of Christmas stamp set, available now to customers…that you will LOVE!

August2017collageThe brand new AUGUST Mini Session is NOW OPEN!  We are featuring products from the NEW Annual Catalog!  Check out the FREE 3D Bonus project, too!

  • Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:
    • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
    • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
    • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
    • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.  All for only $8.95 US!

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Aug 12 2017

Saturday Blog Hop – Favorite Designer Paper

It’s Saturday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop! Our design team theme is featuring “Favorite Designer Paper” either from the Annual Catalog or the upcoming Holiday Catalog for their cards this week.  And, trust me…this was REALLY hard for me!  There are SO many packages of the designer papers that I love!

 

I went with a new one in the Holiday Catalog called Year of Cheer Specialty Paper.  I actually picked this DSP package as one of the prizes in the Hospitality Suite in Thailand because I love the gold and silver snowflakes!  I wish this photo did the gold and silver metallic cardstock more justice…it is SO pretty in person!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Thick Whisper White cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Silver Metallic cardstock
  • The 3-1/4 x 4-1/2 piece of Year of Cheer DSP is layered on a 3-1/2 x 4-3/4 piece of Gold Metallic cardstock and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Across the front is a 1 x 4 piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamped with the greeting from Holly Berry Happiness in Memento Black Ink.  It is layered with a 1/4 x 4 piece of Gold Metallic cardstock along the bottom.
  • Two of the snowflakes from Colorful Season thinlits were cut from Gold Metallic cardstock and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper (take the backing of the DD Glimmer first to make it easier to cut.)  They were adhered to the front.
  • Two of the lightest Glimmer Dots were placed in the center of the snowflakes.

 

OK…check out what the rest of the Design Team did with the Favorite Designer Paper theme on their cards by taking our Saturday Blog Hop! Next up is Create with Connie and Mary website to find out more about our August 2017 Mini Session.  We just OPENED yesterday and it’s not too late to join!  Or go backwards to visit Melissa Davies!

 

 

 

 

 

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Aug 10 2017

CCMC470 Eastern Beauty

Well, today is THE day…I could use some positive thoughts and many prayers today!  I’m having total knee replacement on my right knee.  I’ve endured over 2 years with a painful knee and am finally doing it! Hopefully my recovery will be QUICK!  I’m looking forward to walking again easily!

 

I’ve had sunflowers on the brain for the past week or so, and then I saw the sketch for this week and just knew I had to incorporate a large sunflower!  I love the ones I’ve seen using the Eastern Beauty Bundle…so here’s my version.

 

 

The sketch looks more square, but I went with the traditional rectangle shape for my card.

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Daffodil Delight cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White cardstock.
  • Down the left side is a 1-1/2 x 5-1/4 strip of Painted Autumn Designer Paper (LOVE!)
  • The greeting from Eastern Beauty was stamped with Early Espresso Ink.  This greeting seems to fit perfectly with the sunflower “face”…and seeing them always makes me smile!
  • The sunflower was made with two of the Eastern Medallions cut from Daffodil Delight cardstock and layered together.
  • The center was stamped with the circle in Eastern Beauty stamp set, then punched with the 2″ Circle Punch.  It was embossed with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.  It was added to the “petals”, then to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The “leaves” were made by stamping the Eastern Beauty image with Old Olive Ink on Old Olive cardstock, then separating the petals to form the leaves.  They were tucked behind the sunflower on the front.
  • A bow of Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine was tied in a knot and added to the center of the flower with Mini Glue Dot.
  • Yellow Glimmer Dots were added in the background.

 

I LOVE how this card turned out!  OK…check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week with the sketch over at Create with Connie and Mary!  I can’t wait to see!  AND…check out our August 2017 Mini Session that OPENS TOMORROW!  We also have a BONUS project with purchase using the Carols of Christmas stamp set, available now to customers…that you will LOVE!

August2017collageThe brand new AUGUST Mini Session is COMING SOON!  We are featuring products from the NEW Annual Catalog!  Check out the FREE 3D Bonus project, too!

  • Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:
    • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
    • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
    • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
    • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.  All for only $8.95 US!

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Aug 05 2017

Saturday Blog Hop – Fun with Reinkers

It’s Saturday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop! Our design team theme is featuring “Fun with Reinkers” for their cards this week.  I’m sure our Design Team will have some FABULOUS ideas this week…so many different technique from coloring to backgrounds.  What will they do?

 

I was SO happy to see Glossy Paper made it back into the Annual Catalog this year, but hadn’t had a chance to try out any of my old “standby” techniques with it yet!  Of course, first thing I thought of was Polished Stone background.  But then, what colors to use?  I decided to go with Crumb Cake and Soft Sky, thinking I’d do a water card, or something similar.  But…Daisy Delight was calling my name and decided to do some blue flowers!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • First I made the background.  I added a few drops of Crumb Cake and Soft Sky reinkers individually to the Silicone Sheet.  I used a paper towel (for the texture) and wet a 4 x 5-1/4 piece of Glossy cardstock with Rubbing Alcohol.
  • Next, I dabbed the wet paper towel in the Crumb Cake reinker and pounced on the wet Glossy cardstock, then did the same with the Soft Sky reinker.  Each time I make these I get a different look.  While I had the materials out, I usually try to do at least a full sheet of Glossy so I have backgrounds to use for future!  Let dry.
  • I cut a 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 sheet of Soft Sky cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded to form the base card.
  • I cut a 2-3/4 x 4 piece of the polished stone background and added to the bottom of a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White.
  • The seam is hidden with a length of 3/8″ Shimmer Pool Party Ribbon, adhered in the back.
  • The daisy from Daisy Delight stamp set was stamped with Soft Suede Ink on Soft Sky cardstock, then colored with a sponge dauber and Soft Sky Ink in the center.  Punched with the Daisy Punch and layered both together.
  • The center is Crushed Curry ink stamped on Crushed Curry cardstock, then hand-cut (or use a 1/2″ circle punch) and adhere to the center.
  • Two leaves were outlined with Soft Suede Ink, then filled in with Pear Pizzazz ink and hand cut.
  • The daisy and leaves were added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Thank You from the Daisy Delight stamp set was stamped with Soft Suede Ink above the daisy.
  • Finally, a yellow Glimmer Dot was added to the center.

Isn’t that PRETTY?  I think so!!!  OK…check out what the rest of the Design Team did with the reinker theme on their cards by taking our Saturday Blog Hop! Next up is Create with Connie and Mary website to find out more about our August 2017 Mini Session and then onto Mary Brown or go backwards to visit Melissa Davies!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Aug 03 2017

CCMC469 You’re Priceless

It’s Thursday and time for another Create with Connie and Mary Challenge.  We’re doing a color challenge this week with TWO of the new In Colors!

 

 

Here’s what I came up with using a new stamp set, You’re Priceless!  I love the gemstones in it and the fun greetings!  Watercolor wash backgrounds are SO popular right now, so I decided to use the Fresh Fig and Powder Pink inks in my background for a soft look under my gems.

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Fresh Fig cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White, I used an AquaPainter and the Fresh Fig and Powder Pink Ink Pads with lots of water to scribble the “washed” colors.  Let dry.
  • Stamp over the wash with the gemstones in Powder Pink and Fresh Fig inks at the top and bottom diagonally.
  • A 1/2 x 4 piece of Night of Navy cardstock was cut with flag ends and placed across the front, then a 1/4 x 4 piece of Powder Pink cardstock across the center to soften it.
  • You’re Brilliant was stamped with Night of Navy ink.
  • The diamond outline was cut from Dazzing Diamonds Glimmer Paper and the detail cut from Silver Glimmer Paper with the Eclectic Layers Thinits.  It is popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • A few Glimmer Dots are randomly placed on the background.

That’s it!  Make sure to check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week with the color challenge over on Create with Connie and Mary.  AND…check out our August 2017 Mini Session that is coming soon!  We have a BONUS project with purchase using the Carols of Christmas stamp set, available now to customers…that you will LOVE!

August2017collageThe brand new AUGUST Mini Session is COMING SOON!  We are featuring products from the NEW Annual Catalog!  Check out the FREE 3D Bonus project, too!

  • Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:
    • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
    • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
    • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
    • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.  All for only $8.95 US!

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Jul 27 2017

CCMC468 Lemon Zest

After seeing SO many cute cards done with the Lemon Zest and punch, I decided that I needed to buy it!  I’ve used it on my Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge card this week!  It’s a fun sketch challenge!

 

 

Here’s my card:

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Wild Wasabi Cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White, the lemon slice was stamped randomly in the background with Daffodil Delight Ink.
  • Two squares were cut from the Pick A Pattern DSP (2-1/4 and 2″ squares) and added diagonally to the front.
  • A 3/4 x 4-1/2 strip of Wild Wasabi cardstock was stamped with the greeting in Tuxedo Black Ink, then added across the front.
  • The lemon and lemon slice were stamped with Daffodil Delight Ink on Whisper White, the leaves with Wild Wasabi Ink.  (I must admit I forgot to use the punch…I hand cut them out!  lol!)  They were added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Two yellow Glitter Dots were added to the DSP for a little sparkle!

 

Make sure to check out the rest of the challenge team over on Create with Connie and Mary to see what they did with the sketch this week!  LOTS of great ideas!

 

 

 

 

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Jul 22 2017

Saturday Blog Hop – Beach Theme

It’s Saturday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop! Our design team theme is featuring “Beach Theme” for their cards this week.  Since I’ve just recently returned from Thailand and the awesome beaches there, this challenge was really fun!   We went snorkeling one day and saw some pretty, bright-colored fish which were my inspiration for this card!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Tranquil Tide cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White.
  • On a 3-7/8 x 5-1/8 layer of Whisper White, Crumb Cake was sponged along the bottom, then Tranquil Tide Ink around the edges and sea floor.  Pool Party was sponged in the center.
  • The seaweed was stamped with Night of Navy Ink and colored with Garden Green Marker.
  • The starfish was stamped with Calypso Coral on the bottom of the ocean.
  • The fish were stamped with Night of Navy ink on Whisper White, then colored with Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party, So Saffron and Calypso Coral Markers.  They were cut out and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The greeting was stamped with Night of Navy Ink.
  • The fish were colored with the Clear Wink of Stella and Glitter Dots added for the bubbles.

 

OK…check out what the rest of the Design Team and the Beach Theme cards by taking our Saturday Blog Hop! Next up is our Create with Connie and Mary website to find out more about signing up for our July Mini Session, then onto Mary Brown, or go backwards to visit Melissa Davies!

 

 

 

 

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Next up on our Blog Hop is our Create with Connie and Mary website to find out more about our new JULY MINI SESSION. Time to sign up! Then continue onto Mary Brown or head backwards to Melissa Davies!

Items we are using in the July 2017 Mini Session:

  • Crafting Forever
  • Pocketful of Sunshine Bundle
  • Delightful Daisy Bundle
  • Wood Words Bundle
  • Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • Only $8.95 US!

 

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Jul 20 2017

CCMC467 Beautiful Bouquet

It’s Thursday…time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  The color challenge today just called for flowers in my mind!  So…that’s the direction I headed…I pulled out my Beautiful Bouquet stamp set.  I’ve only used it for a swap and a couple of the greetings…so time to see what else it has!

 

 

Here’s my card.  I used a Create with Connie and Mary sketch from several years ago…I think it worked out great!  After I finished, I thought the blossoms sort of looked like fireworks!  I’ll have to remember that!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Thick Whisper White cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • A 4 x 5-1/4 piece Pear Pizzazz cardstock was added to the front.
  • A 1/2 x 4 strip of Island Indigo cardstock was added across the top, then a 2 x 3-1/2 piece of Fresh Florals Designer Paper was cut with a flag end and added on top.
  • The stems of the bouquet were stamped with Pear Pizzazz Ink on Whisper White and the blossoms with Berry Burst on Whisper White cardstock.  It was cut with the largest Stitched Shapes oval Framelit.
  • Several of the blossoms from Beautiful Bouquet were stamped with Island Indigo Ink on Whisper White, then cut with the Bouquet Bunch Framelit and added to the bouquet with Mini Glue Dots.
  • The bow from Beautiful Bouquet was stamped with Island Indigo Ink on scrap Whisper White and cut with the Framelit, then added to the stem with a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional.
  • Thanks a bunch greeting from Beautiful Bouquet stamp set was stamped with Memento Black Ink in the bottom corner.
  • Glitter Dots were added to the 1/2″ cardstock strip and the center of the bow for a little bling!

I can’t wait to play with this stamp set some more!  Check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did over on Create with Connie and Mary this week! Then play along! And…don’t forget about our JULY MINI SESSION which opened last week!  Don’t miss out! Make sure to sign up today!

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Items we are using in the July 2017 Mini Session:

  • Crafting Forever
  • Pocketful of Sunshine Bundle
  • Delightful Daisy Bundle
  • Wood Words Bundle
  • Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • Only $8.95 US!

 


Jul 13 2017

CCMC466 Garden Girl

It’s Thursday…time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  This is a cool sketch challenge this week…I’ll be using the sketch again, I know!

One of the first sets I ordered was Garden Girl…she reminded me of my grand-daughter and I thought I’d use it for her.  Then I didn’t see many samples, and I was wondering how to use her!  I made several watercolored samples with Watercolor Pencils and Inks in different colors and they were laying on my desk…so decided to try one with this sketch.

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Thick Whisper White cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • A 4 x 5-1/4 piece was cut from the Fresh Florals Designer Paper in the Berry Burst color.
  • A strip of Tranquil Tide Ribbon was cut and wrapped around to the back of the DSP to adhere.  Then that panel added to the base card.
  • I cut and angled a 3-1/4 x 3-1/2 piece of Whisper White cardstock, then added a 1/4″ strip of Basic Black cardstock behind it on the left side.  It was popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The Garden Girl image was stamped with Basic Black Archival Ink on Shimmer White and watercolored with the Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen.  She was cut out an added to the front of the Whisper White panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The greeting from Beautiful Bouquet stamp set was stamped with Basic Black Archival Ink in the bottom right corner.
  • A couple Glitter Dots were added to the front.

 

Such a sweet card, I think!  Check out the fun with the rest of the Challenge Team over on Create with Connie and Mary this week! Then play along! And…our JULY MINI SESSION just opened! Don’t miss out!  Make sure to sign up today!

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Items we are using in the July 2017 Mini Session:

  • Crafting Forever
  • Pocketful of Sunshine Bundle
  • Delightful Daisy Bundle
  • Wood Words Bundle
  • Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • Only $8.95 US!

 

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Jul 08 2017

Saturday Blog Hop – Favorite New Catalog Set

It’s Saturday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop! Our design team theme is featuring “Favorite New Catalog Set” for their cards this week.  I wonder if it will be as difficult for the rest of the Design Team to choose just ONE set!  I love a LOT of the new stamp sets in the catalog!  But, I narrowed my selection down to Coffee Cafe.  Really…it was the first set in the new catalog that I knew I just HAD to have, even though I have every other coffee set that Stampin’ Up! has ever made!  lol!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Pool Party cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • A 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White cardstock is placed on top.
  • The Coffee Break DSP piece is cut to 1-1/4 x 4 and added across the front.
  • Three different sized Stitched Shape circles were cut from Old Olive, Pool Party and the coffee bean pattern in Coffee Break DSP, then adhered to the front.
  • The large Coffee Cup image was stamped with Early Espresso Ink on Crumb Cake, then the greeting stamped inside with Early Espresso Ink.  It was cut with the Coffee Cups Framelits and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The lid was cut from Whisper White and the stopper heart was cut from Berry Blast cardstock and tucked on the lid.  It was added to the top of the coffee cup with Stampin’ Dimensionals on the front of the card.
  • The little hearts were stamped with Berry Blast Ink randomly and a few scattered rhinestones were added for a little sparkle.

 

OK…check out what the rest of the Design Team and their Favorite New Catalog Stamp Set cards by taking our Saturday Blog Hop! Next up is our Create with Connie and Mary website to find out more about signing up for our NEW July Mini Session, then onto Mary Brown, or go backwards to visit Melissa Davies!

 

 

 

 

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Next up on our Blog Hop is our Create with Connie and Mary website to find out more about our new JULY MINI SESSION. Time to sign up! Then continue onto Mary Brown or head backwards to Melissa Davies!

Items we are using in the July 2017 Mini Session:

  • Crafting Forever
  • Pocketful of Sunshine Bundle
  • Delightful Daisy Bundle
  • Wood Words Bundle
  • Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • Only $8.95 US!

 

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