Butterfly Basics by Stampin’ Up

Happy Monday Ladies ~ today I have a Butterfly Basics by Stampin’ Up creation.

We had a great day yesterday.  Jess fixed a delicious meal and we had a great time visiting.  It is always so nice to spend time with the girls and get lots of hugs.  I hope you had a great day yesterday and the weather was nice for you.

I hope you got my color combination I sent out in my newsletter on Saturday.  If you did not get it make sure you use the form on the right to sign up.  You don’t want to miss out on the information I send to my subscribers.

I played with the Butterfly Basics stamp set for my card today.  I have not used the flower image from the set very often so I decided to play with it for my card today.  I began by using a Wisteria Wonder marker to color the flowers on the image.  A Wild Wasabi marker was used to color the leaves.  It was then stamped in the lower left hand corner of the card panel.  I stamped another image onto a post it note and cut it out so I had a mask.  I masked the image on the panel and used the fern image to add some behind the flower.  Next I used the largest thinlit from the Eastern Medallions thinlits and cut the shape out of the upper right hand corner of the panel.  A sentiment was added to the center of the medallion.  This panel was added to my Wisteria Wonder card base.  I wanted a skinny ribbon to go with my card so I took a piece of the Whisper White 1/8″ sheer ribbon and using the Wisteria Wonder pad and a sponge dauber I dyed the ribbon.  Set this aside to dry ~ this will take a while but the ribbon must be fully dry or it will not stick.  Once it is dry, tie a triple loop bow and attach it to the bottom of the cut out using glue dots.  To finish off the card, I added some pearls.  Here is my Butterfly Basics by Stampin’ Up creation.


















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Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


You’ve Got This by Stampin’ Up

Happy Mother’s Day!

Good Morning Ladies ~ here is another retiring stamp set creation using You’ve Got This by Stampin’ Up.

I hope you all have some fun plans for today.  I am headed to Jess’ for dinner and to spend time with the girls.  I have to tell you this story that happened the other night.  Jess has an Alexa from Amazon.  Zoie loves to ask it all kinds of questions. So here is the conversation that occurred

Zoie:  Alexa what is your favorite number?

Alexa: My favorite number is Pi.

Zoie: (turning to her mother and saying) Pi is not a number.

Jess: Yes it is.  The number is 3.14 bla, bla, bla.

Remi: (looks and her mom and asking excitedly) Mommy is cupcake a number too!

These girls are a mess!  The things they say and come up with.  I hope my story gave you a good laugh today!

I have another 10 Minute Creation for you today.  I used the retiring stamp set You’ve Got This and the retiring color Rose Red.  Here is the video showing you how I made my clean and simple You’ve Got This by Stampin’ Up.




So that you can check out all the details, here is a photo of the card.




















inside of card and envelope












Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  Wasn’t that the funniest story about Zoie and Remi.  I laughed so hard when I heard it.  These kinds of things happen all the time.  Where they come up with this stuff I will never know.  I hope you all have some great plans for spending time with your family.  Have a Sensational Sunday and the You’ve Got This by Stampin’ Up set is a great one for a quick card.



Unicorn Handmade Card

Hello Stampers ~ I have a Unicorn Handmade Card for my share today.

Well we got the card made yesterday.  It is a challenge as her attention span is not very long.  She loves to craft also which helps.  She had to color, cut, and glue then tell me what she wanted to say.  It took us a while but we got it done.  Now the cards are completed and I will deliver them to the girls on Mother’s Day when I go over there.  I can’t wait to see Jess’ face with the things they had to say about her.

I needed to make some cards to send to the girls and I had saved an idea I saw on Facebook.  I decided to give it a try and put my spin on it.  I began by making my flowers.  I sponged color onto a piece of card stock.  Then using the Seasonal Layers thinlits I cut them out.  Next I had to make my horn.  I cut a rectangle and then cut from the lower edge up the to center of the edge at the top.  I repeated on the other side to get my horn.  This was added to center top of the card base.  Next I added the flowers I had cut using the thinlits.  For my eyes I punched a circle out of a scrap of card stock.  I used the bottom edge of the circle to trace a half circle.  I repeated on the other side to have my 2 eyes.  I added some lashes and then some rhinestones so there was some bling.  I used the scrap with the circle I punched out to sponge on some pink for the cheeks.  For the ears, I punched out a circle then inserted the circle back into the punch to punch out the oval shape.  I used my stylus to score a line down the center of the oval and sponged on some pink.  Pinching the scored line gave me the shape of the ear.   The ears were added on either side of the horn.  Every Unicorn needs some stars so I used the star strip from the Mini Treat Bag thinlits and Bermuda Bay and Sweet Sugarplum glimmer paper to make my stars.  These were sprinkled onto the top of the card base at the top.  To finish off my card I stamped the sentiment in matching color to the stars and mounted it onto a piece of matching glimmer paper.  Here is my completed Unicorn Handmade Card.


















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Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


Sprinkles of Life

Happy Friday Everyone ~ I am continuing with my focus on retiring items with my Sprinkles of Life card today.

I made several videos yesterday so I am set for my videos for a few more days.  I will be working on some more today and this will hopefully take me through the rest of this month.  I am trying very hard to work ahead so that when the house showings pick up I won’t have to worry about it.  I am also doing the same thing with my cards for the other days.  If I can work ahead I am better off and won’t stress  over having to make a card and get it posted at the last minute.  I also tried to cut down a branch that is rubbing against the house.  My clippers are not sharp enough to cut it so I need to take them in to get sharpened.

Have you been watching the volcano eruptions in Hawaii?  I have a friend who has a house there in that subdivision.  She has been evacuated and was not even allowed to take anything with her.  She has not been allowed back yet to get some of her things.  Several of her friends have lost their houses.  This is really hard on these people so keep them in your thoughts.

I went for a simple color combination with black, white, and pink.  While this is not a Mother’s Day card, it would be a cute one and easy to make.  Here is the video showing how I made my Sprinkles of Life card.




So you can see the coloring a little better, here is the photo of the creation.















inside of card and envelope










Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I have a workshop later today and then Jess is bringing me Remi so we can make a Mother’s Day card for her.  I had Zoie the other day and did hers.  It will be fun!  Have a Fabulous Friday and will you be trying my Sprinkles of Life card?



Painted Harvest in Watercolor

Good Morning Everyone ~ are you ready for another technique with my Painted Harvest in Watercolor?

I have been busy working on getting more of my cards ready to donate.  I have another box to send out later this week.  I still have so many cards to go through and box up.  I am working at them a little at a time.  Some are ready and don’t need anything.  Others need to have some pieces glued down and an envelope.  I will keep at it and slowly but surely I will chip away at my pile.  I did manage to make 4 videos the other day.  I have my videos for this week filmed.  I love being ahead as there is a lot of prep work I have to do for the new catalog.  Are you getting excited to see what is in it?  I am always excited to see what ribbons we have as well as if we have any new bling ideas.  What is the first product you check out?

Today I used another watercolor technique I saw online.  The original idea used watercolor paint to paint the stamp.  I opted to just use our ink.  I inked up the stamp and then spritzed it with water.  This was then stamped onto the watercolor paper that I had painted with water.  You then have to let this dry completely.  Once the images are dry you take the second layer stamp or the same stamp and ink it up then stamp it on top of your watercolor image.  This will give you a bold image.  If you want to soften it, take your aqua painter and water and soften the edges.  I did that a little with the center of the large flower but with the leaves, I softened it more so there were not distinct lines.  For the smaller flower, I did not use any water on it as the watercolored one was pretty blurred out and you can barely see the second stamped image.  Set this aside to dry completely again. To finish off the center of the large flower, ink up the center and spritz it with water then stamp it into the center of the flower.  Once it is dry, stamp your sentiment.  Add Tear & Tape to the back and add it to the Rose Red card base.  Here is the completed Painted Harvest in Watercolor.



















inside of card and envelope












Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I am looking forward to the weekend.  I have to find time to get the girls so we can make cards for their mom for Sunday.  Have a Great Day and will you be trying my Painted Harvest in Watercolor technique?