Feminine Watercolor Forever Blossoms

Hello Everyone ~ pink and green make the perfect Feminine Watercolor Forever Blossoms creation today.

My massage felt so good yesterday.  I have been having issues with my hip and knee.  The therapist did some deep tissue massage on it as the muscles and tendons were very tight.  In the afternoon the ladies came here and we had game day.  We played Farkle which is a dice game.  It was fun and someone different won for each game.  I have no plans for today so I may do some cleaning and then play in my studio.  I do need to start reading my book club book so I will take some time to read.

The Forever Blossoms stamp set is a great set for the faux watercolor technique.  I decided to use pink and green as that is one of my favorite color combinations.  Using my stamping tool, I inked up the image using Blushing Bride and Mossy Meadow markers.  I used the stamping tool as I knew I would need to stamp it more than once since I was using watercolor paper.  Once I had my image stamped so that it was clear, I used my aqua painter to then blend the image.  I tried to stay away from the edge of the image so the outline was still crisp.  When I was happy with the watercoloring, I set it aside to dry.  Once it was dry, I mounted the panel onto a piece of Blushing Bride card stock.  A piece of the Polka Dot tulle ribbon was wrapped around the bottom portion and a bow was tied.  The card base is Mossy Meadow and the front was embossed using the Subtle embossing folder.  The image panel was then added to the card front using dimensionals.  Here is the pretty Feminine Watercolor Forever Blossoms creation.

Isn't this a pretty card? This Feminine Watercolor Forever Blossoms creation was created using a fun technique. All the details can be seen on the blog.


















inside of card and envelope

The Forever Blossoms stamp set is great for the faux watercolor technique. Get the details for the Feminine Watercolor Forever Blossoms creation by clicking through.












The faux watercolor technique is one of my favorite ones.  This example uses the large rose image from Beautiful Day.  Here is another idea using an open flower from the retired Falling Flowers stamp set.  Check out these beautiful butterflies I colored using the faux watercolor technique.

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


Thanks for visiting me and I hope I inspired you.  Have you thought about card kits to help with using your time during the quarantine?  I have a card kit for the Painted Poppies stamp set.  Let me know if you would like more information.  Have a Great Day and did you like the colors I used for the Feminine Watercolor Forever Blossoms?




One Color Many Thanks

Hello Everyone ~ are you ready for a quick and easy masculine One Color Many Thanks idea?

Well are you surviving the quarantine?  I bet you are getting a lot of crafting time.  I played with some product the other day and had fun.  Yesterday I spent the day getting my house picked up.  I had not done it since I got back and it needed it.  Today I have a massage this morning, a conference call, and then we are having game day here in the afternoon.  With the self quarantine recommendation out I would like to know how I can help you.  Do you have some ways I can help you survive the time at home ~ You Tube Live online class, card kits for a card I design, etc?  Let me know if there is something I can do to help you out.

My One Color Wonder series today has a quick and easy card that is perfect for a guy.  While I made mine a thank you card you could easily change the sentiment for another occasion you may need a card for.  Here is the video for the One Color Many Thanks creation.




Here is the photo of the card front.

A quick thank you card can be a challenge. Check out this idea for a One Color Many Thanks creation.


















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This leaf image is great for any season. See my One Color Many Thanks creation to see a great masculine thanks card.












The Colorful Seasons bundle has some great images and sentiments.  This card uses the branch and sentiment for a fun idea.  Here is a fun watercolor idea that uses the flowers.  Here is the same leaf used for this Fall card.

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  Don’t forget to let me know how I can support you during the quarantine.  I would love to help you out.  Have a Wonderful Wednesday and don’t you agree the One Color Many Thanks creation is a great masculine idea?




Happy Birthday to You Note

Good Morning Everyone ~ wait until you see my Happy Birthday to You Note creation today.

I managed to get quite a bit of play time yesterday.  I had wanted to vacuum my house but my stick vac was acting up.  I called the company and found out I need to clean the filter.  I did that and have to let it dry so we will see if that makes a difference.  I hope it does but if not I am certain I will get a replacement as it has not been that long since I got it.  I tried several new techniques I saw on You Tube and was excited about the outcome.  I still need to work on one so I will get the supplies they used and then try it again.  Today I am going to finish vacuuming and pick up as I have game day at my house tomorrow.  There is a group of 6 of us who get together every 2 weeks to play card and board games.  It is my turn to host so I have to find a game to play.  We only play a couple of hours but it is fun.

We have a sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments  this time.








When I saw this I thought the flowers from the Sale-a-bration stamp set would be perfect for the circles.  In order to get mine to work, I rotated it 180 degrees so the larger circle was on the left.  The stamp set has dies to match the stamp set so I stamped it and then colored it and used the die to cut out the flowers.  I found a fun pattern of designer series paper in the Best Dressed dsp.  I cut a simple strip of designer series paper and attached it to the card front.  The flowers were then added using dimensionals.  I stamped the sentiment using Lovely Lipstick ink and then used the retired Banner punch to flag my end.  It was also added using dimensionals.  Here is my Happy Birthday to You Note creation.

I love the flowers in the Happy Birthday to You Sale-a-bration stamp set. I used them for this quite and easy note card. Check out the details for my Happy Birthday to You Note creation.















inside of card and envelope

Using a portion of a stamp is a great way to decorate the inside of your card. Find out which stamp I used for the inside of my Happy Birthday to You Note card.











Would you like some other note card ideas?  Here is another simple one that uses some ovals for the focal image.  This card uses the same sentiment but I inked up part of it and stamped it then did the other part of the stamp underneath.  This one uses the ovals as the focal image on the card front.

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation



The other ladies on the design team have some great ideas with their interpretation of the sketch.  Check out their cards at Hand Stamped Sentiments to see which one you like!

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I have to say I am getting a lot of play time since I cannot go anywhere.  Are you getting time to play also.  Have a Wonderful Wednesday and I love the way this card turned out and it would be a great one to mass produce!




Collage Stamped Hello

Good Morning Everyone ~ a new to me technique was used for the Collage Stamped Hello card.

I worked on the cards I needed for a task I have, the card for my Facebook Live on Thursday, and an idea I saw online I wanted to try.  I did not have a time limit so I enjoyed playing and taking my time.  I still have some more ideas I want to try so I may have some time today to see if I can play with them.  I just need to remember to make my list so I don’t forget them.  I also have some calls to make so that will take a little time.  I have a bunch of cards I want to mail out so I will work on them also.  Looks like my day will be busy!

I saw this idea online and wanted to do my version.  I refer to it at collage stamping or cluster stamping.  For this technique you stamp flowers  and mask them and stamp more on top.  Then you mask those and stamp some more.  You keep masking and stamping until you have all the layers you want.  For my card I wanted a circle cluster so I used a punched circle to determine where to stamp.  The sentiment was stamped and then the Layering Circles was used to cut it out.  A layer of Rich Razzleberry was cut out with the scalloped circle from the dies and then layered with the sentiment.  The Detailed Trip punch was used to punch the little circle.  The circle was then added over the stamps using dimensionals.  A strip of ribbon was threaded through the punched hole and then the ends were attached to the back of the panel using Tear & Tape. This panel was then added to a panel of Rich Razzleberry and then attached to the Whisper White card base.  Here is the Collage Stamped Hello creation.

This card uses a technique and fun way to attach your ribbon. Check out the details for this pretty Collage Stamped Hello creation.


















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These flowers are perfect for cluster stamping.  Check out the Collage Stamped Hello creation for a fun way to attach your ribbon.












The Beautiful Bouquet is a great stamp set to create cards with.  This idea uses the flowers for a fun All Occasion card.  This is a simple fun card that is perfect for a special friend.  Don’t miss this idea that uses frames to keep the flowers inside.

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


10 Minute Creation with Butterfly Gala

Hello Stampers ~ an adorable 10 Minute Butterfly Gala Creation is the card made in my video today.

I ran some errands yesterday and mailed the girls their Easter box.  They will get it on Monday.  They will need the items in it to entertain themselves as schools are closed for 2 weeks.  I am sure they will have lots of fun with all the stuff in it.  I also got my car washed as it really needed it.  We have a new car wash here and it was good for a quick wash.  Then I stopped at the grocery store and picked up frozen vegetables so I have food for the next few weeks!  I hope you are prepared so you can limit your time in stores.

My 10 Minute Creation is a fun layout.  This is easy to recreate using any designer series paper you have.  This would make a great masculine card using the Come Sail Away suite.  You can even use the Birthday Bonanza suite and make a kid’s version.  Here is the video showing you how I created my 10 Minute Butterfly Gala Creation.




Here is the photo so you can see the card a little better.

This adorable card is easy to make and could use any designer series paper. Check out the video for the 10 Minute Creation with Butterfly Gala.


















inside of card and envelope

This butterfly image is great paired with some designer series paper. See the idea I created for the 10 Minute Creation with Butterfly Gala.












The Best Dressed dsp has some gorgeous paper.  This idea uses one of the larger flower patterns.  Here is a pretty simple pattern for a lovely feminine card.   I love how this pretty purple paper goes so well with the Forever Blossoms stamp set.

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I am not sure what I will be doing today.  I know I am going to sleep in as it is supposed to be raining.  It will feel good to get some extra sleep.  Have a Sensational Sunday and did you like the layout for my 10 Minute Creation with Butterfly Gala creation?