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In Love with Touches of Texture!

Have I mentioned lately how much I love touches of texture. This double stamp set is so versatile I keep playing with it! The sentiment is from artistically Asian. My ink is delightful Dijon, watermelon wonder, flirty flamingo, sweet sugarplum, Emerald envy, cucumber crush and basic grey. Card stock is whisper white,delightful dijon and watermelon wonder. All embellished with basic pearl jewels. 

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Having Fun with Touch of Texture stamps

Ok it’s play time! Touch of Texture stamp set and sentiment from Artistically Asian stamp set in Momento Tuxedo Black ink. Then sponge on Tempting Turquoise, Emerald Envy and Sweet Sugarplum ink on Whisper White card stock. Tempting Turquoise and Emerald Envy for mattes and finally a Basic Black card base. 

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The 3rd card of my series 

I’m continuing with my posts of three cards using Artistically Asian, Moroccan Nights and Touch of Texture stamp sets together. This is the 3rd of my little series. The colour scheme for this one like the other two consists of 2 colours: Peekaboo Peach and Tangerine Tango. This one is my favourite of the 3! I love orange!!!

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Three stamp sets card 1

Yesterday I got my new Stampin’Up! order which included the stamp sets Artistically Asian, Moroccan Nights and Touches of texture. I never thought when I ordered them how well these 3 sets work together! I was playing with them and came up with this and kept playing until I had a set of 3 cards. This is the first which uses all 3 stamp sets and the colours Pear Pizzazz and Emerald Envy card stock and ink. The other 2 will be on future posts. Stay tuned for them!

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A Pile of Invitations!

I can’t believe I got them done: 12 invitations to an event! They’re based on a CASE of a Donna Kish card but they’re not exactly the same. I used the dies from the Rose Garden framelits and the Apothecary Accents framelits. The latter is retired. The card stock is So Saffron, Tiptop Taupe and Whisper White. The sentiment is from birthday blooms and stamped with Tiptop Taupe ink. Finally the rhinestone jewels accents and I’m done. 

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Why do I make cards?

Good Question: why? It’s not my career but rather my hobby. I’m a contemporary impressionist artist and Young Living Independent distributor. These are my primary businesses, card making is a relaxing outlet for me just to create fun stuff and bring smiles to the faces of people who are on the receiving end of my hobby. Being a Stampin’Up! Independent Demonstrator allows me a product discount and my customers basically provide the means to finance my card making habit. 

I love giving cards! It’s so rare these days to get a paper card even less common a hand made paper card. But I find the small token of giving a hand made card always brings a smile which I can embrace, hence my card business name Stampin’ smiles by Jackie. Playing with paper is just downright relaxing and I find no shame in that. 

I do crazy things like starting Christmas in July just to be able to give as many cards for Christmas as possible. I’m after all just a crazy person really. My friends are somewhat just as crazy and I love them. Love, craziness and joy to me are very interconnected and I embrace them all. I find sane an utterly boring state of mind. Paper allows me an outlet for my craziness. For all you sane people out there you might find this shocking but I’ve discovered everyone is crazy to a degree. I find the world we live in is crazy. So laugh if you will and I will laugh with you. 

Hopefully this article answers my question. Regardless of how many likes my posts get I will persevere. My only mission is to bring a smile. If I do that than I have succeeded!

Love, peace and joy, Jackie 

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Officially Christmas in July #1

Remember this set Christmas Cuties? Well I just couldn’t let Christmas in July go without this little angel! I used the retired oval dies to cut the frames. I also used the dies Christmas Greetings thinlits to cut the word peace. I hand cut the clouds. I used basic gray archival ink for the angel and used Stampin’ Write markers and a watercolour brush to colour the angel and Soft Sky, Mint Macaron and Flirty Flamingo card stock and finally embellished with rhinestone jewels. It is a nice soft Christmas card.