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How do I love thee?

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Since it's February 1, it's time for some valentine magic!

This card was created using the Duetica Lettering Arts Studio software and Viva Décor Pearl Pens. Duetica makes custom type so easy to create and there are hundreds of variations. I used the DT-Mandolyn font, which is my favorite, mostly because I can add beautiful swirls to the letters and make them wrap around themselves. You could set this up on your computer and leave it as is, printed in black, white and red and it would be fine, but let's add some layers and bling it up a little to take it to the next level!

After I thought I was finished with my card, I left this on my work table for a while and then realized it needed some Ice White Pearl Pen. That made all the difference in the world.

Here's how I did it:

Supplies
Duetica Lettering Arts Studio
Adobe Illustrator Software- Optional(See Step 3, Part B below if you don’t have a drawing program.)
White card stock
Black cardstock, 12” x 6” (folded to 6” x 6”)and sc…

On the Road Again

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It's January, so it must be time for the Craft and Hobby Association Convention and Tradeshow in Anaheim, California. Usually at this time, I'm working at break-neck speed to finish everything, but this time I am very relaxed and content with what I have created.

For the Designer Showcase, I always place a business card holder with my cards, a little stack of notepaper for notes and a caddy full of pens so that anyone who wants to discuss my work with me can leave contact info. At the end of the showcase day, I generally have several contacts as well as a little pile (not a stack, but random piles) of notepaper, pens scattered from here to there and, happily, I'm usually out of business cards.


With a little extra time on my hands, I decided to make it easy to leave me a message as well as leaving my showcase nice and neat. This year's Designer Showcase will be located on the show floor and will be up for the entire run of the show. It's important to me for my work …