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    Stamp Ink Paper Challenge # 191

    It’s that time again… Welcome to another Stamp Ink Paper challenge!! ??  This week, the design team at Stamp Ink Paper has a brand new challenge for you; BIRTHDAYS!!! And, um, -who doesn’t need a secret stash of birthday cards?? (I think the challenge was intended to push us to incorporate cake, but I’ve never been a fan of cake anyway, so I’m going with birthday theme only:) And you can do the same! The great thing about the weekly challenges that we issue? -You are welcome to interpret it anyway you want! And I take that back… I love carrot cake. There. I said it. This card brings me…

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    Craft Room Inspo, anyone??

    Guys, over the past couple of weeks, I did a thing. A CLEANING thing! I Marie Kondo’d the crap out of this space! Organizing is my jam, so this was an easy task to take on. If you too, find that organizing and cleaning your craft space is also a hobby, please stand up. Occasionally, I’ve shared photos of my stamping studio and I get SO MANY QUESTIONS about cabinets or paper storage or seating, so I decided to give you all the pretty little details in one MASSIVE post!  This is going to be a LOOOOOOOOOONG POST, my apologies in advance! My only dilemma.. where to start?! First, I…

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    Stamp Ink Paper Design Challenge #187

    The Stamp Ink Paper Design Team is back this week with a whole new challenge; MONOCHROMATIC!! Monochromatic is definitely my jam.  I love using various shades of the same colors, and even improvising with colors, as I did with this challenge. Let’s dive in! I tried so dang hard to get a great shot of my improvised color but sheesh… winter gloom and doom just wasn’t cooperating (Ohhhhhh how I long for bright and sunny days!)  One might argue that Very Vanilla isn’t a shade of teal. You’re right, it’s not. However, when you emboss and then sponge, that sure makes it some version of monochromatic, at least in my…

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    Stamp Ink Paper, design challenge #185: Clean & Simple Valentine

    The Stamp Ink Paper design team is at it again with a new challenge for you this week; Clean & Simple Valentine.  As many of you know, I don’t do “clean & simple” very well, so this was quite the challenge for me as well.  Click HERE for the design challenge guidelines and to find inspo from other Design Team members. Then be sure to post your entry! Alright, so…. Clean & Simple. I gave it a go and it’s still probably a little more (busy) than most Clean & Simple designs, but I just can’t stop layering and embellishing! If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years, it’s…

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    Lovely Lattice Times Two!

    Guys, I can’t say it enough… SALE-A-BRATION has some pretty amazing offerings!! And hello… if it’s FREE, it’s for me!! These are definitely not  workshop-worthy cards. Heck, I might not even give them away. JUUUUUUUUST KIDDING, of course I will! I’ll pre-warn you, these cards require some time, some patience, and a lot of big shot work. BUT, the results are simply stunning. I can tell you now, without hesitation, that these are my absolute favorite cards that I’ve ever made. EVER. Could they be for your sweetie on Valentines? Sure. They’re so incredibly versatile that you could use these beauties for wedding, anniversary, thank you, thinking of you, I’m…

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    Thinking of You

    Sheesh, the Part of My Story stamp set from Stampin Up has been getting inked up A LOT lately! I guess it’s all those lovely mixed-font stamps that I can’t get enough of! This card was so simple and quick, I almost surprised myself! Before work the other day, I ran to my stamping room “really quick to grab a card” before work. Well, whatdaya know, I didn’t have a “Thinking of You” card in my stash that felt appropriate. So I had to whip one up quick. Oh darn…. Supply List: Part Of My Story (SAB) stamp set (sentiment) Tranquil Textures stamp set (paint splotches) Well Said thinlets (climbing…

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    Tags & Tidings Is For Cards Too!

    Last week I realized that I had purchased 2 “Tags & Tidings” bundles from Stampin Up!. (guess that means I reallyREALLY love this set!!) But what do I need 2 for?? -since sharing is caring, I decided to do a give-a-way on Facebook.  So the stage was set, I asked you all to comment on any previous project I had done and why it was your favorite. That’s all. I chose Dawn to be the receiver of this gift (random dot org actually chose Dawn:) Though she had never stamped before,  she told me that she was into scrap-booking. -Well, that’s still paper crafting to me 🙂 We decided that…

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    All The Good Things

    Hiya! And so you’re a little confused. I was using some other version of a blog with a wierd URL… I know, I know! Anyhow, now I own the rights to Chase And Main and this will forever be my home. Hang in there while I upload content and make this website jazzy. I’m excited to be in my new home at Chase And Main dot com but it’s going to take some getting used to. I’m not a tech-y person and generally computers aren’t my friend. I’ll learn along the way and I hope you come back often to see what I’ve been up to. In the meantime, you’re…

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