Thursday, June 29, 2017

Shhhhh - Santa's on His Way!

There is some exciting news brewing for July.  Buuutttt, I can't say until July 1st.

Check back and see what it's all about!

Life is a Beautiful Thing

I just love this card, designed by my upline Angela Waters!  She busted open that pack of Memories and More and created this beauty.  LOVE that chair, do you?  I can't get enough of it.

  • Stamp SetsColorful Seasons (143726)
  • Card Stock – Dapper Denim (141414); Whisper White (100730)
  • Stamp Pads – Dapper Denim (141394)
  • Misc. – Color Theory Memories & More Card Pack (144210); Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack (144177); Big Shot (143263); Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies (143751); 3/8” Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (144225); Glitter Enamel Dots (144200); Dimensionals (104430)
  • Bundle – Colorful Seasons Bundle (145348)

  • Dapper Denim CS: 4 ¼” x 11”; 3 ¼” x 4 ¼”
  • Whisper White CS:  4” x 5½”
  • Wood Textures DSP: 3” x 3”
  • Ribbon: 6”

  1. Fold Dapper Denim cardstock in half to form card base.
  2. Add ribbon across middle of Whisper White CS layer; add unit to card front.
  3. Add Dapper Denim CS piece to card front.
  4. Die cut chair from Wood Textures DSP using Big Shot and the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.
  5. Choose a Dapper Denim card from the Color Theory Memories & More Card Pack then stamp sentiment using Dapper Denim ink.
  6. Adhere chair to stamped card then add to card front as shown.
  7. Finish by adding Glitter Enamel Dots as shown.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Do Something Creative Every Day!

I have this sentiment in vinyl on my wall.  It's my reminder!  Why?  Because everyday life seems to get in the way.  Being creative, even for 10 - 15 minutes, helps to soothe and re-focus me.

Anyone else like that?

This stamp set is just so super awesome AND has the copyright stamp to use for the Angel Policy.

  • Stamp Sets: Crafting Forever (c-143958) (w-143955)
  • Card Stock: Old Olive (100702); Shimmery White Cardstock (101910)
  • Stamp Pads: Basic Black Archival (140931)
  • Misc: Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack (144193); Watercolor Pencils (141709); Blender Pens (102845); Old Olive Baker’s Twine (134579); Dimensionals (104430)

  • Old Olive: 5½” x 8½”, score and fold at 4¼”
  • Shimmery White: 4”x 2½”, plus a scrap for the wood stamps and clothespin
  • Color Theory DSP: 4” x 5¼”

  1. Using Basic Black Archival ink, stamp the following pot of brushes on the 4”x 2½” piece of shimmery white cardstock, and stamp the wood stamp image and the clothes pin on the scrap of shimmery white cardstock
  2. Using the Watercolor pencils put color on to the images and “pull” the color with the blender pen.
  3. Cut out the wood stamp and clothespin images.
  4. Attach the DSP to the front of the Old Olive card base, adhere the brushes image to the DSP.
  5. Stamp the words in Archival Basic Black ink onto the DSP
  6. Add adhesive to the back of the clothespin image, wrap the clothes pin with baker’s twine.
  7. Attach the stamp image and clothespin image with dimensionals.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Welcome to my House!

This is a SUPER cool bundle.  The door actually opens!  :)

  • Stamp Sets: At Home with You (143681)
  • Inks: Basic Black Archival Stamp Pad (140931), Berry Burst (144083), Fresh Fig (144082), Lemon Lime Twist (144086), Powder Pink (144084) & Tranquil Tide (144085) Classic Stampin’ Pads
  • Paper: Fresh Fig Cardstock (144242), Watercolor Paper (122959)
  • Other: SNAIL Adhesive (104332), Big Shot (143263), At Home Framelits (143727), Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Aqua Painters (103954)

  • Fresh Fig: 5½” x 11”, scored and folded at 4¼”
  • Watercolor Paper: 5¼” x 4” (cut 3 of these)
Note - Two of these pieces are for the front and inside of the card, while the third is for your stamping.  If you have scrap watercolor paper, you can stamp/die cut the images from your scrap instead of cutting a separate piece


  • Adhere the Watercolor paper to the front and inside of your card using SNAIL.
  • Using Basic Black Archival ink, stamp the following images from the stamp set onto your 3rd piece of Watercolor Paper:  door, welcome mat, floral wreath, and the flower planters (x2).
  • Using your Big Shot and the At Home Framelits, die cut the wreath, planters, and welcome mat; set these pieces aside.  Die cut the door using the outside frame.  Using the rectangular window frame (6 openings), die the cut windows on the door.  Using the smaller door die, die cut the actual door - be sure to place the non cutting edge of the die on the side of the door where you would normally find hinges.
  • Press on the lid of each inkpad to transfer ink to the inside of the lid, and open the ink pad for each of the colours (excluding Basic Black).  Each image that has been die cut can now be watercolored, using an Aqua Painter, and the following colours:
               •  Welcome Mat: Tranquil Tide
               •  Planters: Lemon Lime Twist (planter itself), Berry Burst (flowers) & Tranquil Tide (leaves)
               •  Wreath: Powder Pink (large flowers), Berry Burst (small flowers) & Tranquil Tide (leaves)
               •  Door: Fresh Fig
  • Once dry, gently “open” the door by folding along the side of the door where the hinges would normally be.  Adhere the door and welcome mat to the card using SNAIL.  Adhere the planters and wreath to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • If desired, a sentiment can be stamped behind the open door - just be careful to stamp it low enough that it won’t be seen through the windows on the door.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Jar of Love & Flowers

I just love these mason jars!  Super easy two-step stamping and coordinating framelits.

  • Stamp SetsJar of Love (141587)
  • Card Stock – Berry Burst (102482); Whisper White (100730); Eastern Palace (144147)
  • Stamp Pads – Basic Black Archival (140931); Berry Burst (144083); Powder Pink (144084); Daffodil Delight (126944); Lemon Lime Twist (144086); Old Olive (126953); Versamark (102283); Soft Sky (131181); Calypso Coral (126983)
  • Misc. - Big Shot (143263); Everyday Jar Framelits (141490); Copper Emboss Powder (141636); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); SNAIL Adhesive (104332); Mini Glue Dots (103683)

  • Berry Burst:                                      8½" x 5½"
  • Eastern Palace DSP Lime Pattern:  4 x 5½”
  • Whisper White:                                 3¾” x 5, 1¼ x ¾”
  • Copper Foil:                                      1¾ x 1”

  • Stamp all images as shown using colors on the photo. Note some are two step stamping.

  • Cut all images out with coordinating Framelit
  • Stamp stems inside the Jar with Lemon Lime Twist
  • Add Jar lid with Snail
  • Add Stems with Snail randomly with Snail
  • Arrange flowers above Jar Lid so you can see the copper lid using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Stamp Thanks with Versamark on Whisper White 1 1/2 x 3/4”, pour Copper Embossing Powder over stamped image and heat set.
  • Attach the Whisper White layer to the Copper layer 1 3/4 x 1” and attach both to flower arrangement with Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Add bow with Glue Dot to side of jar

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