Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Watercolor Blooms

Good Morning Ladies ~ are you ready for some Watercolor Blooms today?

Well Jess got a couch yesterday.  They even delivered it last evening.  She was excited about it as now she has a space in her room to sit on something other than her bed.  I also managed to get a card almost finished - I just need to add my sentiment as well as finish my scrapbook class sample for Sunday and sent out the announcement.  If you are not getting my announcements make sure you sign up for my newsletter on the right!

I have been on a watercoloring kick lately.  Since the challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments was a color  challenge I decided to use those colors and do some watercoloring.

I began by choosing my stamp set - Blooms & Wishes.  I then used the colors to stamp the flowers.  After the flowers were stamped I used my aqua painter to color over the ink.  This blends the colors and gives the image a watercolor look.  Once all the flowers are completed, I added my ribbon and then attached my layers.  Here is my completed creation. 

inside of card  and envelope

Stampin' Up supplies used for my creation

Make sure you head on over to the Hand Stamped Sentiments blog to see how the other ladies used these colors.  I am sure there are some great projects for you to look at.      

Thanks for visiting me today.  I will be cutting for my workshop this evening as well as finishing my card.  Have a Terrific Tuesday and would you like to see a video on how to do the Watercolor Blooms?


Monday, February 20, 2017


Hello Everyone ~ Are you thinking this will be like Alfred Hitchcock's movie the "Birds"?

I worked on a few cards and my scrapbook pages yesterday.  I have cards for the next week and my scrapbook pages for my class are almost completed.  I need to finish them today so I can post the announcement.

It is the challenge at Make My Monday.   This time our challenge is


When I saw this challenge, I thought about the Sheltering Tree and the Tree Builder punch.  With all the nice weather we have been having, I thought a Spring Tree with some Robin's would be a good idea to try. 

I stamped my tree using Soft Suede ink.  The leaves were added with Pear Pizzazz.  This panel was mounted onto a piece of Pear Pizzazz card stock.  Taking a Whisper White card base, I embossed it using the Falling Petals embossing folder.  The tree panel was then added to the card base using dimensionals.  Now to make my birds.

I began by taking a piece of Chocolate Chip card stock and scribbling some white colored pencil on it.  On top of the white I added some red colored pencil.  I was hoping to get the red breast of the Robin.  It was too red so I took an orange colored pencil and colored on top of that.  That combination gave me the rusty color I could use for the breast.  The Tree Builder Punch was used to punch out my birds by strategically placing the rust strip I had colored in the breast area of the punch.  After the body was punched their wings were also punched.  The Wings were added to the birds using a glue dot.  The birds were added to the tree with a glue dot.  My card was finished.  Here is my Spring card with some Robins! 

inside of card and envelope

Stampin' Up supplies used for my creation

Make sure you check out the other creations at the Make My Monday challenge blog.  There is some great talent on this team.    

Thanks for visiting me today.  Jess and I are going furniture shopping today.  She wants to see if she can find a love seat for her room.  Hopefully we can find something on sale that will fit her bill.  Have a Marvelous President's Day Monday and are your ready to see the Birds?


Sunday, February 19, 2017

Love Tag

Hello Stampers ~ Here is a Love Tag for you today!

Well the party went really well.  Remi had a great time as did everyone else.  Now Jess has to start planning for Zoie's party which is at the end of next month.  Fun times in our house!

I had some time to play the other day and I really liked the sketch at Sunday Stamps  

When I saw the sketch I knew what I wanted to use.  The That's the Tag bundle in the Occasions catalog has a lot of great images and dies.  I decided to use the butterfly die along with the oval die.  I chose the colors for my butterflies and cut them out.  Small dots of glue were added to the back and then set aside to dry.  The oval dot frame was stamped and then it was cut out with the matching framelit.   I then added the butterflies and included some rhinestones in the centers.  It was missing something so I added the little flower in the stamp set.  Now I needed to make my card.  I chose that lovely piece of Falling in Love dsp.  Now to address the horizontal element.  I chose to use a piece of the 2016 In Color Envelope paper in Sweet Sugarplum.  I mounted it onto a piece of matching cardstock and added it to the Falling in Love dsp.  A piece of Sweet Sugarplum ruched ribbon was added to the top and then the paper was attached to a Basic Black card base.  The bow was attached with some of  glue dots.  To finish the card the oval was added with dimensionals.  Here is my completed creation.

inside of card and envelope

Stampin' Up supplies used to create my card

Thanks for visiting me today.  I have a make up workshop today and then I will be working on my final posts for this month.  This will free me up to work on designs for my classes next month.  Have a Sensational Sunday and what do you think of my Love Tag?