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JUST WOW!

I hope you have been keeping up with everyone's daily Blogging and projects.   I am so proud to be associated with these amazing Artists!  The IMAGINE Crafts and Altered Pages Design Teams projects have been fantastic this week!



I wanted to share THIS VIDEO with you from our Partners Blog in case you missed it. This is a technique I am so excited to use myself.


Baerbel Born shows a great technique and it is so easy... how to hand color your black and white photos using StazOn inks, Memento inkpads and markers.


THINK OF ALL THE FUN YOU CAN HAVE WITH ANY IMAGE OR PHOTO OF YOUR CHOICE!   
PRINT IT IN BLACK & WHITE ON PHOTO PAPER! SO MANY POSSIBILITIES!





Altered Pages is having 

a GIVEAWAY during the month of June to 

celebrate our Partnership with IMAGINE 

Crafts/Tsukineko.  

You can win by leaving comments!   



We will draw a winning name July 1.



Receive: 15 x 18 inch heavy weight 

AlteredPages canvas tote with 4 StazOn 

midi Inks, Shimmer Mist, Alice in 

Wonderland Stamp Set, 5 assorted Tags, 5 

large glassine envelopes and Washi Tape ~ 
WOW!

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