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Upright and Mobile is a good thing

I'm upright and mobile. I'm comfortable in my home. All of this is a good thing! Yesterday I learned that a very good friend's wife is enduring a traumatic medical condition under the top-notch care of Swedish Medical Center in Seattle. Today, I learn that one of the attendant's at Hannah's grooming salon has lost her home to a fire; luckily, their 12 year-old son spent the night with his grandma and was not in the area where the fire caused the most damage. Please look around and be very thankful for what your life is about today.

I took some Nuance watercolor powders out today. I didn't know where it was going to take me. Now I know! Only a partial part of the sentiment stamp was used.

Magenta Style, Nuance, Stampendous, IMAGINE Crafts, Tsukineko, Little B

Onto Ranger's 118# watercolor card stock, I shook some Bright Yellow and Orange Nuance and sprayed with a fine water mister. I let the colors run. After it was dry, I rubbed the embossing buddy over the entire panel before stamping with VersaMark and heat embossing with white embossing powder.

I made a water palette of the Nuance in Turquoise and Aquamarine on my craft sheet. I used those colors over the white embossed images. You can see that the blues missed with the underlying yellow to make it more green.

Adhered this panel to a trimmed piece of Blue Mirricard card stock, and then added that to the A2 card base.

Magenta Stamps: Wild Rose (14.645.P) and Reality (07.945.K)

Magenta Nuance in Bright Yellow (MNU002); Orange (MNU006); Turquoise (MNU001); Aquamarine

IMAGINE Crafts' VersaMark by Tsukineko

Stampendous Embossing Powder in White

Little B "Butterflies" 100137

Mirricard Card Stock in Blue

Ranger 118# Watercolor Card Stock

Conqueror 118# Cover Card Stock in Diamond White

More butterflies make this beautiful card so colorful on the Magenta blog.

Magenta Style, Mariette van Leeuwen

Click on this link to Marietta's post on the Magenta blog:

Flash news! Debi Naanes is now the Sales Manager for Hero Arts; for the last few years, she's been with IMAGINE Crafts featuring Tsukineko. I'm so thrilled for her. Over at Hero Arts, they've started a series of stamps featuring cities in the United States, and Seattle is one of them (Destination Seattle H6158). This is a card from their website featuring Chicago by Mariana Grimsby.

Hero Arts, Mariana Grigsby

Click on this link to Mariana's "how-to" on the Hero Arts' website.

Thanks for stopping by, and a special thank you to the new subscribers. The sun is starting to break out and I have two goals for this afternoon. Contact some local restaurants to contribute to our family's annual car show that raises money for the American Cancer Society next month, and finish my Junk Journal from class last night.

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