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buddha brush for photoshop

december, 2014 this month, I have been playing along with julie’s #carvedecember stamp-carving challenge. here are a few of the stamps I carved as part of this challenge. if you search for #carvedecember on instagram, you’ll see everyone’s beautiful stamps! … Continue reading

15. December 2014 by arleigh
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how to create an svg file from illustrator

how to create an svg file for your silhouette die cut machine. I don’t know how to do it for any other machine but I assume it’s similar. create your artwork. doesn’t matter what color it is. I suggest you … Continue reading

15. May 2014 by arleigh
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DIY epoxy dots

DIY epoxy dots INGREDIENTS: scraps of paper, epoxy dots, glue dots, scissors cut them out put adhesive on the back put them back on the epoxy dot backing and you’re done!

17. November 2013 by arleigh
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what to do with the “preview” image in your digital scrapbooking kit

apologies, I only know how to do this with a mac. please leave a comment if you know how to do it on a PC. update! thanks to mary kay, here is how to do it on a PC: facebook … Continue reading

02. November 2013 by arleigh
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Creating a custom color palette from an image using Image Trace in Illustrator

I do this all the time. Today I saw a photo of President Obama on my Facebook Newsfeed and was struck by the blues in the background. So I tried a few online color palette generators, but I wanted a … Continue reading

26. October 2013 by arleigh
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cherry creek arts festival 2013

…just the stuff I liked. These are all cell phone photos and/or pulled from the artist’s blog. Margaret Gordon Jewelry I bought this beautiful set of earrings from Margaret Gordon. I say “set” because they’re sold as 3 earrings, not pairs. … Continue reading

06. July 2013 by arleigh
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make extra sn@p! album pocket page with regular page protectors

I needed some extra pages for the Sn@p! Album I’m working on. I thought maybe I’d try making my own. I like them. They’re easy and pretty. Granted, they’re only full-pages, but I think I can work with that. I’ve seen … Continue reading

15. February 2013 by arleigh
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10 mobius strip-inspired logos

a mobius strip is “a two-dimensional sheet with only one surface” (webster’s dictionary). it is named after german mathematician august mobius. you’ve heard of a mobius strip—you’ve played with paper and created one, and then you felt all smart about … Continue reading

07. January 2013 by arleigh
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patchwork repurposed t shirt dress

  I like bright colors and patterns, preferably clashing and/or whimsical. and I love the way little girls dress. I’ve been browsing the internet for ideas. here are a few: after absorbing all this inspiration, I grabbed a bunch of … Continue reading

21. July 2012 by arleigh
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cherry creek arts festival 2012, part one.

first, I acknowledge the wordpress theme that I chose is boring. I’ll deal with that later. second, last year’s cherry creek arts fest post is only missing its images. I still like all of the same artists. third, if I’m … Continue reading

11. July 2012 by arleigh
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