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On the CASE: Quick Colored Hummingbird

On the CASE: Quick Colored Hummingbird

Hummingbirds – they’re on trend!
They’re also in my yard! I think hummingbirds are such magical creatures. We have many in our area and lots of people keep them well-fed, so I get to see them in nature quite often.

On the CASE: All Lined Up Hello

On the CASE: All Lined Up Hello

Happy Hump Day! Got time for a quick CASE?
Oooh! I’m so in love with my take on today’s Inspiration CASE! I’ve noticed that I’m not so into patterned paper anymore. Actually, I don’t think I ever was.

MFT: 7 Basics to Start Stamping & Cardmaking

MFT: 7 Basics to Start Stamping & Cardmaking

Welcome to a new feature here at The Retreat – My Favorite Things!
I’m always trying out new products, tools, brands, mediums, etc. and I’m sure it can be hard to keep up with everything that I like. So, I thought I would do an occasional roundup of those items that make it onto my craft desk over and over so you can see what I recommend.

Hello!

Hello!

Welcome to the Retreat! I’m a full-time web maintenance/design/support business owner (along with my husband, Brian, we own Integrant Services, LLC.) BUT, when I want to escape from computer pixels, I head on down to my Retreat and papercraft for hours on end.

I love inspiring and sharing with you, and helping you gain confidence in the art of papercrafting. YOU are an artist – So, what are you waiting for? Grab your favorite stamps, paper and ink, and share your creativity with the world!

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