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Kaylann
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If I were to order some water coloring supplies form Scrapbook.com, what you would you suggest I start with?


 
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I have to make ten for a swap. then i usually make one for friends that I dont get gifts for but want to send something special. My cards cost extra to mail so it ends up being a big expense. I think i sent about 30 last year.


 
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Kayla it really depends on what you want to use to water color with.

Water colored pencils
Or distress inks.

I prefer the tim holtz markers and distress ink refills.

I know amy uses pencils and does a beautiful job.

I would suggest watching some you tube videos and deciding what you want to color with and what you want to spend.

Here are some examples of products.

I also use water color paper.





 
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oops those pencils are out of stock. I know faber castel makes some water color pencils. They are on the spendy side though. If you go that route you might have to look some where else.


 
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Just bought the Ranger super fine gold embossing powder and I'm totally impressed. You can emboss some pretty detailed stamps with this powder. It works great!

Ranger Ink - Basics Embossing Powder - Super Fine - Gold


 
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I'll have to remember that embossing powder, Lisa. Thanks. I like to emboss sentiments, sounds like this would be good for some that have small lettering.

Kayla, my pencils are made by Derwent. If you have a store by you, I'd use a coupon if you can. I think they're all kind of expensive. The nice thing about pencils is that they don't dry up or anything. I've had mine for about 20 years. Yikes, I feel kinda old now lol. I second what Andrea says about watching videos to decide what technique you think you'd like better.


 
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Thankful Card By Bonprof

Wishing everyone a great Thanksgiving week.


 
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I need help. I need to make a b-day card for a girl. I just don't know what to make. I need help


 
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My holiday cards will most surely contain some G45 or something from Heartfelt creations.


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Yes Amy this embossing powder works great for small sentiments. It really details nicely.



 
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<div style="padding: 8px; text-align: center;"><div>&l t;a href="http://www.scrapbook.com/gallery/image/card/52 34973.html"><img src="http://www.scrapbook.com/gallery/public/523497 3_6_836645.jpg" width="186" height="200" border="0"></a>& lt;/div><b><a href="http://www.scrapbook.com/gallery/image/card/52 34973.html">First Christomas Card</a></b>& lt;br />by <a href="http://www.scrapbook.com/galleries/836645.html">Bonprof</a> ;<br /><a href="http://www.scrapbook.com">Scrapbook.com</a></div>


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First Christomas Card By Bonprof


 
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Cute Donna!!


 
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love the looks of the gold heat embossing. I just spent this weekend reorganizing my craft room. finally broke down and bought some more of those storage desk cubes from michaels. my heat embossing tool is now easily accessible, hoping to try using it more!


 
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I had that problem too Stephanie. I hardly ever embossed until I found a place to store my heat gun outside of the drawer. I had to have easier access to it. Now I use it quite a bit because it has a permanent place on my table near an outlet.


 
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I keep my heat tool on my table near an outlet to. I use it all the time now.


 
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I was wondering if some one can help me. I need to make a b-day card for a girl. I just don't know what to make for a card. I need help.


 
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sharing.

night before Christmas. By Andrea M


 
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Danielle i would look on pinterest or in the gallery here for an idea.


 
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Danielle, when all else fails.....add balloons. I love a balloon themed birthday card and they can be for boys or girls. You can make them any color you want. You can die cut them or punch them or even just cut them out by hand. Great easy way to make a birthday card.



 
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Andrea your Christmas card is beautiful. I love that small printed background paper.


 
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thanks lisa.


 
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here a b-day card I made

b-day card By Southern Lady


 
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sharing.

Christmas rush By Andrea M


 
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Christmas Card with Bird By Bonprof


 
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Been away for a while, I will try to get back and leave some love! If I don't get around to leaving love on your cards, I did look at them here in the thread and they are beautiful cards. It's been a busy time lately.


 
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Prepping for all the family that will be descending on my house the next few days. Why is it the only thing I really want to do is lock myself in in my scraproom and not come out until Monday?? I have this feeling like...hurry up and feed them and get them out of here so you can play. LOL!


 
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I second your thoughts! Hurry up and eat, it was great seeing you, now let me escape into my craft room!



 
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I hope you all don't mind me joining in. I have been away from SB.com for about 2 years now and boy have some things changed! Here's one of my latest cards
Have a wonderful day By Sarah-Scraps


 
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Welcome to the group Sarah! Your card is super adorable


 
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Hope everyone had a good turkey day!! Anyone go black friday shopping? I went to michaels and was let down.. they had my adhesive refills for 70% off. Went to 2 stores and they didn't have any, and were sold out online oh well.


 
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Welcome, Sarah.

No shopping for me. I've only done it a couple of times. I didn't enjoy it at all lol.


 
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Let it Snow By AmyWho

Holiday Sweater By AmyWho


 
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No black Friday shopping for me! I think it would be claustrophobic among all those people!

However I do have exciting news to share! My sister had a baby girl early this morning!! Soraya Elizabeth was born at 2:13 am weight 6 lbs and 15 oz. I thought I still had a couple weeks left to make a card but it seems my time has run out.


 
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Congrats, Auntie Kayla!


 
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congrats kaylann!! so exciting!


 
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Yay! Congratulations on your new little niece!

I found a lot of great black Friday deals online. All of them for me though. My stocking will be full!!


 
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Thanks so much for your warm welcome Love your cards Amy and congrats Kayla, what a lovely gift for Thanksgiving. We don't celebrate it here, so it's been business as usual. We're enjoying the summer heat and swimming - or card making in the air-con! Here's another card, my first for the season
Merry Christmas By Sarah-Scraps


 
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Congratulations Kayla!!!

Welcome Sarah!
Your cards are beautiful!

Amy, love your beautiful cards!


 
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I posted a pic in my gallery of our little girl if you want to take a peek.


 
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Thanks, ladies.

Kayla, she's so cute. She has a lot of hair!


 
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first non-christmas card in quite a while.

little face By Scalvert2542


 
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I got some more cards done. Hope you all had a good day!

Merry Christmas By AmyWho

Happy Christmas By AmyWho

Warmest Greetings By AmyWho

Snowflakes By AmyWho

Jingle By AmyWho


 
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Great cards Amy! Looks like your day was productive.


 
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Thanks, Lisa. It's been a long time since I've had such a productive day lol.


 
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Good morning ladies. . . such lovely cards being shared! I sat down yesterday to decompress from the Thanksgiving madness with every intention of making my Christmas cards. NOPE -- ended up making layouts of a Disney trip -- from 1998!! Luckily, when I do sit down to make the cards, my design is already made. I made some cards for a holiday craft fair I was in a few weeks back that I completely sold out of, and I'm going to use that design. (I was secretly hoping that I wouldn't sell any of them so my cards would be made!)


 
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That's great that you sold out! Lol about your secret wish.


 
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I thought after I finished my Christmas cards I could get back to my scrapbooking but I'm still on a card kick apparently. I have only made one scrapbook page since July. Cards are just so quick and fun I can't help myself.

I made these today;


 
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You guys rock - Amy, Sarah, Stephanie and Lisa, your cards are beautiful. I hope to get a few minutes today to leave some comments!

Congrats Auntie Kayla!

May I have a quick gloat? My wreath card is one of the winners of the scrapbook.com RAK holiday kindness challenge! I'm so thrilled! Olesya won too.


 
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Congrats!!


 
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Kayla congrats on the new little niece.

Rosey congrats on the win.

Love all the new cards. I will leave some love later.

I need to get on making some more cards for a swap.


 
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no black Friday shopping here. I do most of my shopping online.

Anna that is cool that you sold all your cards. I can understand hoping you would not need to make more though.

Welcome sarah great cards.


 
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Welcome to the group Sarah



well I am back form my vacation in cali and Vegas.


 
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Rosey congrats on the win!


 
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Awesome! Way to go Rosey!


 
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Ugh! All of these sales are killing me!! I'm suppose to be Christmas shopping for OTHERS. It's all just soooo tempting!


 
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Lol, I'm not looking!


 
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Amy do you grow will power in a garden!?


 
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Uh oh! I got a package from one of my swaps that had the cutest Christmas stamp set. I did forget to make someone's card, so looks like I have a good excuse to make a couple more. Oh boy, this is it this time lol, no more after this.


 
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Yes, good excuse to make a couple more.

Lol Kayla. Unfortunately, I don't grow anything on a garden.



 
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Amy I saw that you won the sizzix challenge! Congrats!


 
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Thank you! I'm anxiously waiting to see what goodies they're sending.


 
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Oh Amy - congrats to you too!

I sent half of yesterday creating a card kit for my 11-year-old niece. 6 weeks ago I showed her an e-mail with a robins Christmas card kit 3-for-2 offer at our craft shop, and her mother said she could have them. I told her to hurry because at that price they would sell out quickly. Last week she texted me to say she couldn't find them on the website any more. Well no dear . So I set about making her a much better kit to make her own. It's taking forever! It keeps getting more complicated. I need to rein myself in!


 
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well I have to make my husband b-day card I just don't know . I have to get on that before sat the 13


 
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congrats on the win amy.

Rosey you are so sweet to make that for your niece.


 
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Woohoo! Way to go Amy! An early Christmas present for you!


 
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i finished a couple cards today.

christmas card By Andrea M


 
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moose By Andrea M


 
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Congrats Amy!!!!

Andrea, your cards are gorgeous! Love your style.

Those card kits you are making sound so funA


 
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well I have a hard time think what to make for my husband b-day hmm


 
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Danielle if you go to the December Card Sketch challenge a lady there made a card for her husband's b-day if you need some ideas. Also in my gallery there is a masculine b-day card that I made for my grandpa.


 
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Thanks, guys. I got my prize today! A die and a couple of embossing folders.

Danielle, I think man cards are hard. I always struggle with them.


 
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I have to use what I have to make him his card. I know he love all the cards I make. I just want to make him something nice for him. thanks I look at those.


 
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Lisa i am glad you are enjoying some holiday shopping for yourself lol. I usually do all my shopping online and add something for myself in the orders. For some reason this year i have not bought a single thing.

Amy what die did you get?

Rosey have you gotten your prize yet?


 
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Stephanie thank you so much for the kind words on my cards.


 
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Morning.

Andrea, I got this one. Sizzix - BasicGrey - 25th and Pine Collection - Christmas - Bigz L Die - Ticket and Tags

Have a good day!


 
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husband b-day card By Southern Lady


 
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christmas card By Southern Lady


 
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amy that is a nice die. I bet you can do a lot with it.

I finally finished all my cards for my swap. Now i need to start a few Christmas cards for the great grandparents.


 
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JCI...how is everyone?


 
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just finished making 4 cards. I thought I was finished with Christmas cards but another 15 cards came up. Mine are finished but I have to make some for friends and relatives.


 
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christmmas card By Southern Lady


 
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Hi Kayla I am good thanks. I have several more cards to make . I am just glad i got my card swap done.


 
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I just been busy with stuff get ready for Christmas and get ready for my husband b-day which is this Saturday and have to go to a Christmas party


 
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Joyous Christmas Spirits By Kaylann


 
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Happy Holidays By Kaylann


 
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I spent a few hours today working on 50 thank you cards I'm doing for my nephew. He's fighting brain cancer and his friends threw him a benefit over the weekend. I offered to do the one thing I know how to do.....send out the thank you's. Between that and all the Christmas festivities and preparations going on I've been swamped. I'm looking forward to January when I can regroup and have some time for scrapbooking again.


 
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Lisa Im so sorry to hear about your nephew. Doing the thank you cards is a wonderful thing.


 
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Lisa, what a great thing for you and your nephew's friends to do for him.


 
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lisa sorry to hear about your nephew. doing the thank you card are nice.


 
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Lisa sorry to hear about your nephew, cancer is a horrendous thing.

I have the afternoon off to scrap. Don't think I'll get any cards done though. Maybe this evening.


 
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Working on a sweetheart Christmas card one of my friends wants for his gf. Not very good at them.


 
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Sweetheart Christmas Card By Kaylann

I finished it this morning. Didn't turn out that bad.


 
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Its been really quiet around here. Is everyone ready for Christmas?


 
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Not yet, still have two or three cards to make. I have yet to mail mine, and I have to buy a couple gifts!


 
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yea I think I am ready for Christmas. not a good one this year. hope we can go out to dinner maybe a movie we will see


 
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No, not ready. I decorated last Friday. I have some more shopping to do and haven't sent cards out yet.


 
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Kinda been a dud this year so far. But I did have a good time making cards. I was going to make some tags but short on time. Still have shopping to do for my daughter and husband but I don't have a clue what to get them. Getting a little baking done the next few days but not giving any of it away this year. Just enough to put in the cookie jar.


 
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We're having a very low key Christmas. We just want to relax.

Here's a card from me.
Winter Trees By AmyWho


 
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A Savior is Born By Kaylann

This is my very last Christmas card. I made two of those.


 
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