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Monday, June 16, 2014

Can you stand ONE more MIM?

I have been wanting to try this layout technique from Maile for quite some time and decided today was the day!  I hope you all aren't tired of seeing this Make it Monday technique here on my blog.
Like I said, I pulled out a bunch of my IP ( I don't have that many) and impressed the papers, then laid the papers out with my chalk and daubers and went to town...then it was a matter of stamping them.  So this is the wood grain as you can see, I used Garden Grace for my stamps and sliced through it for the sentiment (which is from Botanical Blocks).
If you have some chalk in your stash now is the time to pull it out and use it.
Last March when my BFF was here, we went to Craft Warehouse in  Gresham OR and spotted a box of firm round spongie things...we asked if they worked good for daubing, and was told yes, but they aren't soft, so they don't squish, but man they work great for chalk!
Thanks again for taking a look,
hope you all have a great week!
Heart Hugs,


  1. Oh, my! What a wonderful wood grain background with lovely color! Pretty flowers and great design, too!

  2. Ofcourse not, I love those techniques you show us! This is another great example, wonderful card!

  3. Oh my! I think this is my favorite of your three!

  4. This one is so beautiful! The flowers are so striking against the wood grain. Love it!!

  5. Oh, I really like this one Colleen! ALL your cards have been great, but I really like the woodgrain behind the flowers and the split too...stunning!! :0)

  6. Prettiest woodgrain ever! And then those gorgeous blooms, and then the split! Truly a beautiful card!

  7. fantasic idea to split the paper, beautiful card, i like the colors on the woodgrain

  8. Beautiful card! I love the split in the card so you could add your sentiment.


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