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APRIL NEWSLETTER

Living in North Idaho, I frequently see white-tailed deer in my yard, and I like to stamp with images of wildlife that is frequently seen here. The image used on this card was drawn by my mother in 1949, and I made it into a rubber stamp in 1995. It has become one of my favorite stamps. What I particularly like about this drawing and many of my mother’s drawings, is that it captures the animal ready to run at a moment’s notice, almost as to say, “I’m aware you are there.”

“Doe by Branch,” 0225-K, was stamped in black dye ink and cut out with an asymmetrical die-cut, then layered onto an “Always Artichoke” die-cut that is one size larger. That was adhered to a base layer of homemade paper using dimensionals. The card base is Stampin’ Up’s “Always Artichoke.”

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March Newsletter

Here we are at the first of March with rain expected for most of this week. We’ve had heavy snowfall this winter. I’m seeing the snow melting very rapidly as our weather recently has been in the 40’s and rainy. This winter, there have been sightings of moose; however, I haven’t seen one for several years. It makes me happy to know that they are being spotted occasionally. i walk regularly in a forested area near my home and do see evidence that they have recently walked there also. The card I’ve chosen to share with you this month is a card stamped with Lg. Moose, 0766-K. The basic card is Stampin Up’s Crumb Cake which is layered with handmade paper that I purchased 30+ years ago. I figured it was time to pull it out again. The moose is stamped on tan cardstock, gluded to brown cardstock and attached to the card with dimensionals.

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Artist’s Tools

The lower group of images on “Artist’s Tools with Border” is stamped with black memories, colored with markers and cut out leaving a margin. The edges are colored with a blue marker in a “deckle” fashion. That is layered over torn blue mulberry paper and layered on ivory parchment, navy blue paper and the final layer is ivory parchment. Card by Mary Hansen.

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Mimbreno Possums Card Using Coffee Filter

“Mimbreno Possums” was embossed in black on an eight sided piece of white card stock. The piece was edged with a gold Krylon Leafing pen and glued to a background made by moistening a Melitta Coffee Filter and painting it with orange and metallic gold acrylic paint . These two pieces were layered over handmade white paper and a background made by stamping “Mimbreno Swallows” in gold on black paper. This was layered on tan confetti card stock. Card by Judy Conklin.

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Native American Dancer # 1

“Native American Dancer #1” is stamped on white card stock, colored with pencils, cut out and attached to a piece of brown handmade paper which has been water torn on the edges. A piece of Urban Metal (gold) paper is layered on black card stock and the stamped piece is then layered on the Urban Metal paper. Eyelets, fiber and beads are attached as shown. The card is made by Wendy Kerr.