Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Spellbinders Abilities and Beyond Blog Frenzy Day 1

Hi everyone!!  Welcome to the first day of the Spellbinders Abilities and Beyond Blog Frenzy!

The entry window for the
Spellbinders Paper Arts contest on this blog has ended.
Don't forget that you still have time to enter
at the blogs listed on the Spellbinders blog. Thank you!  
 
Spellbinders™ Paper Arts is absolutely thrilled to bring you our largest product releases ever! These new collections are some of the most innovative and beautiful die cutting and embossing templates in the world! The Spellbinders Abilities and Beyond Blog Frenzy allows you a sneak peek of our introductions for the 2012 Winter Craft and Hobby Association trade show later this month. 

Win today’s new Spellbinders products!

Be eligible to win the Grand Prize by entering each day, see the schedule below!

Enter my Blog Frenzy from 12:00 am Eastern Standard Time (EST) January 12, 2012 until 11:59 pm January 13, 2012.

Today’s participating Blog Frenzy includes my blog and Debbie Olsen and Latisha Yoast's blog.

See the Spellbinders Blog for the complete schedule of designers and contest rules.

Thank you Spellbinders Paper Arts for sponsoring this contest!

For my first project, I altered legal sized clipboard to make a large refrigerator magnet!!  This measures 9" x 15" and I decided to divide this into 3 functional parts.  The top part serves as a clipboard for important papers, the middle portion is a chalkboard and the bottom has 3 corkboard pieces.
Here are the new dies I introduced:
S4-341 Wavy Rectangles
MSRP: $24.99
DIE SIZES:
1. 3/8" x 1/2"
2. 1 1/8" x 1 1/4"
3. 1 7/8" x 2 1/8"
4. 2 3/4" x 3 1/8"
5. 3 5/8" x 4 1/4"
ES-003 Valor
MSRP: $7.99
PRODUCT SIZE:
4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

I am so excited to feature the new and innovative Spellbinders M-Bossabilities™ folders! These are unique reversible folders, with 2 separate yet coordinated embossing patterns for twice the designs and double the value! The folders simply flip over, so easy to use! There are 20 new folders, each with 2 designs, and they come in 2 sizes, 5 x 7” and 4 ¼ x 5 ½” for all your paper crafting needs.
Watch this introductory video!


See how to use the new Spellbinders M-Bossabilities in this video!

Here is a close up of the top part of the project.  You can see that the cardstock is embossed with one continual pattern.  This was done by embossing the paper, then flipping it around, lining up the pattern and continuing to emboss it.
Here are step shots showing how I did this.  First, I inked the folder, then emboss the first 1/2 of my paper.
 Next, reink the folder, but make sure to wipe the ink off the bottom row, as you will be overlapping that bottom row, and you don't want double the ink.
 Here is the final result as you can see, when you are done you have one continual embossed piece.  This measures 11" long.  I then trimmed this piece to the dimensions of the clipboard.
 Here is a close up of the middle.  The black cardstock is actually Chalkstock!  Yes, you can write and erase on this portion.
 
Here is a close up of the bottom part.  Here I die cut thin sheets of cork board I bought at an office supply store.  To get the cork to cut, I layered it with a shim and ran it through 2 or 3 times.  It won't be completely cut through like with cardstock, so just slightly pull at the die and it comes apart very easily.
 Here is my second project.  On this card, I used both Side A and Side B of the Valor M-Bossabilities folder.  On Side B I embossed with ink (like I did with the clipboard) and on Side A, I lightly sanded the embossed paper for more dimension.
 Here is a close up picture showing both embossed pieces.
By entering the Spellbinders Abilities and Beyond Blog Frenzy you agree to the Official Rules.  For questions on the Spellbinders Abilities and Beyond Blog Frenzy, send an email to contestquestions@spellbinders.us; no entries will be accepted at this email address.


TO ENTER:
My blog is open for entries from 12:00 am, January 12, 2012, until 11:59 pm, January 13, 2012, EST.

1) Send your Blog Frenzy email entry to: Reveal3@spellbinders.us

2) The subject must be S4-341 Wavy Rectangles and ES-003 Valor.

3) Send!

Be sure to visit all the Designers on their Blog Frenzy dates!
Daily winners will receive an email within 24 hours of the blog frenzy’s closing. The winners will have 72 hours to reply to that email to claim prize. If a winner fails to respond within 72 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

To be eligible for the Grand Prize, enter each and every Blog Frenzy within its designated time period, send your entries from the email address for each entry.  The Grand Prize has a retail value of over $1900 and includes the complete Spellbinders line of die cutting  and embossing templates released at the 2012 Winter CHA show, and a Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Die Cutting and Embossing Machine!

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Supplies (Clip Board): 
Spellbinders - ES-003
Valor M-Bossabilities folder Side B, S4-341 Wavy Rectangles, #4, LF-003 Donna's Alphabet, LF-005 Grand Peony Creations #1,2,3, E8-001 Classic Scallop Edgeabilities 
Ink - Clear Snap (Citrine Pigment Ink)
Paper - Gina K Designs (ivory cardstock), Fancy Pants (It's the Little Things 12x12 collection), Canvas Corp (Chalkstalk cardstock)
Accessories - Kaisercraft (rhinestones), Buttons Galore (button), Scor-Pal (1/4" Scor-Tape), Cosmic Shimmers (Twinkles in Aqua), Beacon Adhesives (Fabri-Tac to adhere cork), Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (3D foam squares), Details (grosgrain ribbon in coral) 

Supplies (card): 
Spellbinders -
ES-003 Valor M-Bossabilities folder Side A and B, S4-341 Wavy Rectangles #4, S5-049 Carnation Creations #1,2, S4-130 Classic Rectangles SM #2
Gina K Designs Stamps - Framed Greetings
Paper - Gina K Designs (Ivory cardstock), My Mind's Eye (Six by Six collection "Vanity Fair" 6x6 pad)
Ink - Clear Snap (Citrine and Black Pigment Ink)
Accessories - Kaisercraft (rhinestones), Cosmic Shimmers (Twinkles in Aqua), Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (3D foam squares)
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148 comments:

  1. Michelle, your projects look wonderful!
    Hugs and smiles

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  2. Name S5-077 Labels Twenty-Five in the first hop is so pretty (I already peeked) I can hardly wait to start!!! I just hope I don't forget and screw up the timezone difference. Thank you for this opportunity... I dream of owning all your dies but alas I have a husband. LOL.

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  3. LOVE the embossing on the clipboard!!! And your card is JUST BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!

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  4. The clipboard is such a great idea and your card is absolutely beautiful!!!!!

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  5. Michelle, love your wonderful projects... what an amazing thing it would be to own some of these fantastic new toys!
    thanks bunches.
    Judy

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  6. That is sooo cool!!!! I totally could use something like that!! I love the chalkstock too!!

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  7. Wonderfu job Michelle, love the clipboard and card!! Beautifully done.
    THanks for sharing and the chance
    Hugs
    Donna

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  8. Just beautiful, Michelle--great job!

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  9. I like your projects and shared them on my fb pg. ;) thanks, con

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  10. what a great idea and covers so many options- cute card to thanks for sharing

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  11. Now that's some clipboard!!!...love it. What a great gift idea, too.

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  12. What wonderful projects. Love the dies and folders.

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  13. The clipboard is wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

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  14. Stunning projects! LOVE that fridge magnet!

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  15. Both your clipboard and card is really awesome. You did such a great job on these, but that´s also easy with such great tools to work with. I love that idea with the clipboard, it´s an awesome idea for a gift to someone.

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  16. Your projects are stunning, Love the new M Bossing folders.
    Helen

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  17. Ohhh the clipboard is a wonderful idea!
    Love that you have made it into three different functional parts ♥♥♥
    Thank you so much for the inspiration!
    Hugs,Maya

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  18. Love your projects and thanks so much for the tip on embossing a bigger sheet!!!

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  19. Love how you have highlighted the new releases. Very clever projects that one to put those on the purchase lists.

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  20. Fabulous message center and Beautiful card Michelle!

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  21. Nice project! Loved the way you used the new dies and everything on your craft work.

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  22. Wonderful card and clipboard!! well done, this is something I could give to the teachers.TFS

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  23. Beautiful, love the shape of the the dies and the embossing looks fab
    Lindsay xx

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  24. Love the embossed piece on the clipboard! Thanks for showing how to! Lovely card also!!

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  25. Great ideas! Thanks for sharing your talents!

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  26. great project. like the embossing.

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  27. Great idea for the clipboard. Both projects are beautiful!

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  28. Fabulous clipboard Michelle! Love the new dies and folders... Your card is so pretty!!

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  29. I need the clipboard, I am trying to get organized.
    Thank you for your wonderful projects, I am going to use your card as a example for my Mom's birthday card. Thank you!
    janiceaeschliman.blogspot.com

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  30. Great job Michelle! I will be making a clipboard someday. Thank you for sharing your projects. So excited to see all the new products.

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  31. Love your clipboard project and your card is stunning! Beautiful examples!

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  32. Your clipboard is totally amazing. All your detailed instructions are wonderful. Love the new embossing folders.

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  33. Love your projects. They're beautiful. Thanks for sharing, Johanne L.

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  34. Michelle, I love the clipboard -- it's truly functional! Thanks for the detailed instructions -- always appreciate them!

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  35. Love this clipboard! Love the embossing folder and how you used it and that chalk cardstock is so cool! Plus the cork, wow lots of thought went into this :)

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  36. so pretty!! Love the embossing and the cork board cuts!!
    Kristan

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  37. Your card is gorgeous and what a crafty, functional item you made with that clipboard. Excellent work. Thanks for introducing these new products.

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  38. Your card and clipboard are just beautiful!! You are so talented Michelle!

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  39. These are great!! I just love the idea of the clipboard. Never heard of chalk stock before, it sounds just great! The card is a real beauty too, love it!!

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  40. Love your projects and I can't wait to get my hands on these new dies and folders!

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  41. So many fabulous projects! Can't wait to see more of what Spellbinders has in store for us! Great job!

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  42. What a cool idea! I love your memo board with the embossed bg and die cut cork - just what I need:)

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  43. What a fun clipboard and lovely use of the embossing folders on the card! The looped twine bow is fabulous as well :)

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  44. These are beautiful Michelle! I love the clipboard and the cork is so fun, and love those wavy rectangles.

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  45. The clipboard is lovely. What would we do without Spellbinders. Can't wait to try some of the new M-Bossabilities too.

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  46. Love the clipboard with its devided usefull areas. And your card is gorgeous too!

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  47. Great project Michelle - these new folders are going to the top of my list for sure - 2 for the price of one - I like it...
    tfs
    Hugs
    Heather
    x

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  48. Great projects! I love the addition of the cork to the clipboard! So clever!

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  49. Love these ones! The chalk paper is so cool! I like the look of the folders...bracket frame style without the brackets, so fun!

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  50. Great idea! I was thinking of buying on of those message board things but you make it look very easy. Now I can use any shape I want thanks to Spellbinders...

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  51. Great stuff Michele! Love the clipboard.

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  52. lovely projects. love the chalkboard. Neat idea.

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  53. Oh my, I am now in love with the Valor emboss folder!!!

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  54. Fabulous Clipboard Idea! Thanks for the inspiration Michelle!

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  55. So nice project! Thanks for sharing :)

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  56. LOVE your projects...just got some of that chalkboad paper myself, and can't WAIT to get my hands on those new M-Bossabilities! Your card shows off the dual use of these folders so well! Thanks for sharing!

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  57. I love your clipboard and your card is beautiful - love the colors on it and the embossed panels.

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  58. LOVE these!!! Your clipboard is SO FUN!!!! and that card is STUNNING!

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  59. Your projects are gorgeous.... Love the clipboard and that card is too cute.... Loving all the new dies so far and the M-Bossabilities

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  60. Michelle I love these projects they are so pretty.

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  61. Wow, very cool projects! Love those new M-bossibiliites. And chalkstock, how fun!

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  62. Beautiful projects! How exciting for another new CHA release!

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  63. Stunning projects! I love your card, it's so beautiful.
    Blessings Bernie

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  64. Michelle, your projects are amazing..love the clipboard!

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  65. Michelle, Love these projects, especially the clipboard.. That is a perfect project for my refrigerator!!

    Beautiful card.. can't wait to get some embossabilities!

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  66. great projects. tfs. really think i'm going to like these new embossing folders a lot.

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  67. just fabulous! The clipboard is very functional but pretty, and the card is beautiful!

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  71. LOVE your projects! The altered clipboard is very cute!

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  72. Fabulous projects!! Thanks for the how to on the inking, love this technique, the M-Bossabilities will be an absolute crafting must!!

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  73. Great clipboard, but I love, love your card!

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  74. I love your chalkboard. Cute idea. And I really like the new die and embossing plates.

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  75. Wonderful projects! Love your adorable card, and that fantastically creative clipboard - how clever! Thank you for your product highlights. ;-)

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  76. Great projects loving all the new spellbinder products.
    Erika.

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  77. Absolutely STUNNING Girlie!!!! Love your gorgeous project and the card is just divine!!! :)

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  78. LOVE that clipboard! very cool

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  79. What a fun clip board and a beautiful card!

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  80. The clipboard is just darling and I just adore the card! The colors and that fabulous new M-bossabilities really are a perfect match! Gorgeous!

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  81. Once again your first project is awesome!!! Love what you did!
    Your cards are awesome. Love the colors, flowers and embellishments!
    You've been one busy lady!
    Enjoy your day!

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  82. Michelle, just love your card. Beautiful work.
    ava

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  83. Super project. Love the folders especially.

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  84. Michelle, that clipboard is an absolutely amazing, space saving COOL idea. absolutely love the new texture folders coming out too! tfs!

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  85. Such a fun project using these dies and embossers. Love the cork shapes

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  86. LOVE that clipboard! It's gorgeous but functional at the same time. I can totally see caseing this in the future to give as gifts.

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  87. Ooh wow, Wavy Rectangles is a fantastic new shape!!

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  88. Great project Michelle! I really could use on of the clip boards in my kitchen. I goona try this. thanks for the inspiration.~Imogene

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  89. Fabulous project Michelle!! Simply beautiful!!

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  90. Oh, I love the Clipboard!!! What a wonderful idea to block it into different purposes!! And the card is just gorgeous!! Love everything about it!!!
    hugs,
    joni

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  91. I'm sure I have one of these clipboards lying around somewhere just waiting to be 'fixed' up! Can you let me know if you detached the clipper part before you papered the top? Thanks!
    redgasser@gmail.com

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  92. Practical and cute, just love those EF's and dies.

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  93. Fabulous projects. Very elegant looking.

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  94. Very creative Michelle! I love how you shared how to extend the design. Nice job!

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  95. Oh, what a gorgeous project! Love the new die and folder! Definitely must haves.

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  96. Nice clipboard... that design is very pretty on it!

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  97. Wonderful clipboard!!!! No more little notes stuck to the fridge great idea!

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  98. Great projects! Very useful and cute clipboard and very pretty card, love the layers and colors!!

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  99. Your clipboard combo is brilliant! Thank you for sharing it and your pretty card.

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  100. What a clever idea - and I love the new embossing folders - that is brilliant!

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  101. Awesome projects Michelle. Love the clipboard idea.
    Marcie

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  102. Beautiful projects, Michelle! Thanks for the inspiration :)
    Sylvia

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  103. What a great idea for the 3 tiers on the clipboard. These embossing folders are fabulous - what will they think of next?!

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  104. Great job showcasing the embossing plates!! or M-Bossabilities folders!

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  105. Love both of your projects they are gorgeous. I may have to steal the clipboard idea, my friend would love one of these she is always pinning things all over the place.
    Kim xXx

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  106. That is one great looking clipboard and wonderful video as well.
    thank U
    ColleenB.

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  107. cute clipboard, neat idea with the cork. Sweet card!

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  108. What an awesome clipboard! You are always so creative! Thank You for sharing and inspiring!

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  109. Can't wait to try out these new products!

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  110. Really nice work.

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  111. Beautiful projects! Can't wait to get some of these 2 sided folders and new dies!

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  112. Love the clipboard. This may be one of my gift ideas for 2012.

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  113. What a great idea! Love this...

    Flexie:0)

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  114. Fabulous projects Michelle. You are so creative. Love the great textures and shapes! :o)

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  115. Cute projects. I like the sanded embossing on the card.

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  116. Michelle! Your clipboard magnet is amazing...I love that die using cork, and how you extended the embossing folder so cleanly! Your pretty card has such awesome texture...fabulous creations!

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  117. Love the clipboard idea...too cool! The card is gorgeous with the embossed layers! Beautiful work! Thanks for the inspiration! Blessings, Angie

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  118. Great projects, thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

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  119. Man, these are JUST GORGEOUS!!!

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  120. Love that clipboard, Michelle...and I can tell already that's going to be my favorite new embossing folder!!

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  121. Love the clipboard! They're so much fun to make...but I never thought to make an oversized magnet from one...thanks for sharing!

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  122. I adore the M-bossabilities folders. Can't wait to see more.

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  123. Of the 6 projects I viewed today, I think I'm enjoying yours the most. I like your sytle and color choices. Nice work.
    Thanks for sharing

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  124. I love altered clipboards! Great technique on how to use the M-bossibilities folder as well. Beautiful projects.

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  125. These are darling projects, Michelle. I had seen them before and just came back for a 2nd look. Love the clip board and love all the texture on your card. Thanks for the informative post!

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