Monochromatic Daisy Lane

Hello Everyone ~ wait until you see my Monochromatic Daisy Lane creation.

Well I got everything on my list accomplished yesterday.  I was on the go the whole day.  I was hoping my cushions would have been finished so I could have picked them up.  When I called they had not been stuffed.  So I will be getting them today.  The timing will be interesting.  I figured I would call when they open at 7:30 am and see if they are done.  If they are I will run over and get them before I go to water aerobics.  After water aerobics we are taking one of the ladies to lunch for her birthday.  She wants Mexican so we will go to the newer one.  After that the interior decorator will be here. I am curious to see what she recommends for my furniture arrangement.  Barb and I set it up by playing around.  She may leave it or change it, I will let you know.   Then I just need to wait until my guest shows up.  She thinks she will be here around 6:00 pm.  I will make chicken salad for lunches and make our dinner after I am finished with the interior decorator.

My One Color Wonder series is today.  This week I got Daisy Lane and Pineapple Punch.  This was a challenge as the Pineapple Punch is pretty bright.  Here is the video showing how I created my Monochromatic Daisy Lane creation.




Here is the photo so you can see those cute daisies up close.

Aren't these daisies so pretty? They almost look real. Click the photo to see the video showing how I created my Monochromatic Daisy Lane creation.



















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Daisies are my favorite flower. If you like daisies also don't miss my Monochromatic Daisy Lane creation. Click the picture.












Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I will need to have a few days of down time and visiting after the past few days.  I am looking forward to a slower pace.  Have a Wonderful Wednesday and what other color would you use to C.A.S.E. my Monochromatic Daisy Lane card?

Using a Watercolor Background with Magnolia Blooms

Hello Stampers ~ today I am Using a Watercolor Background with Magnolia Blooms for my creation.

Well the room is cleaned up and ready for my guest.  I had to figure out how to attach my letter to my wreath and as soon as I get that figured out it will be completed.  I am exploring using Crystal Effects to glue a pipe cleaner to the back but not sure how that will hold up with the heat.  If that doesn’t work I may need to go to the hardware store and see what they recommend.  All my errands were run and I found out my cushions for my bench seats were supposed to be finished yesterday.  I am hoping to pick them up today.  I am so excited that they are finally finished.  I was a little worried since I could not get in touch with them.  I did not get into my studio for any creating but that is ok.  I will take some time today and work on the rest of the cards needed for this week.  I am also going to clean out my garage.  Since my car is being washed and waxed it will be a perfect time to pull everything out and and clean up out and organize it.  I am hoping that will only take a few hours and then I can work in the house a little.  I would like to dust so that tomorrow I can dust mop.  Sounds like another busy day for me!

We have an Inspiration Challenge for this time at Hand Stamped Sentiments Paper Crafting Challenges.










I decided to use one of the papers I created on my play date.  I chose to use the one that had a tissue paper that was colored with Blushing Bride and Melon Mambo.  I used the piece for the circle element on the sketch.  I pulled out the Layering Circles dies and using the second largest scallop die I cut out a section of the card stock that had an interesting pattern.  I thought it would be good to use the Magnolia Blooms stamp set and Magnolia Lane designer series paper.  I cut a piece of the green leaf paper that was 2″ x 4″.  To determine where to add my circle, I set the designer series paper on the Whisper White panel and then slipped the circle that had glue on the back underneath and attached it.  The designer series paper was then added on top.  This panel was then glued to a Mossy Meadow card base.  To address the tag, I pulled out the Scallop Tag Topper punch and using a piece of 2″ x 3″ I punched the top.  The flower was stamped on the tag with a second generation stamping using Memento Tuxedo Black.  To color it in I used ink in the lid and a blender pen with Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo, and Pear Pizzazz, and Mossy Meadow.  The ribbon is some retired Sale-a-bration silver along with some Blushing Bride baker’s twine.  The tag was then added to the card base using dimensionals.  Here is the completed Using a Watercolor Background with Magnolia Blooms creation.

A simple card inspired by a sketch challenge. Get all the details for my Using a Watercolor Background with Magnolia Blooms card by clicking the photo.















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This cute image was used for a tag on my Using a Watercolor Background with Magnolia Blooms card. Get the details by clicking the picture.











Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


Hop on over to the Hand Stamped Sentiments Paper Crafting Challenge blog and check out what the other ladies created for this challenge.  Lots of inspiration for you and we would love to have you play along with us.


Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I will be busy finishing up the few final things I need to get done today so I only have a few things left on Wednesday.  Have a Terrific Tuesday and did you like how I used my watercolor panel in my Using a Watercolor Background with Magnolia Blooms creations?



Watercolor Idea

Hello Ladies ~ I played with a new Watercolor Idea for my creation today.

I was a busy lady yesterday.  I got my porch cleaned up, painted my walls that needed touching up, worked on a new wreath for my front door, painted the letter for the wreath, hung a lot of pictures in the guest bedroom and one in the great sunroom, and still managed to make 2 cards.  I also did a couple of loads of laundry and dust mopped my floors.  Today I have a few errands to run before I have an appointment.  When I get back I plan on working on cleaning up the desk and couple of bins in the guest room.  Then it will be ready for my guest later this week.  I also want to finish up my wreath so I can get it on my front door.  Then I will play in my studio as I still need a video and 4 more cards so I have all I need to have posts while my guest is here.

I am always looking for new a Watercolor Idea to try and my share today uses an idea I saw Gail Ellis do.  She used the new Sprinkles but I don’t have them.  I have the Colorburst by Ken Oliver and have had them for many years.  I cannot see purchasing the same item because it is Stampin’ Up.  I decided I would use her idea with reinkers to see if it works also as most of have reinkers and this is something you could do.  I began by using a craft sheet.  You have to protect your surface as this is messy.  I then took 2 reinkers and put several dots of each color randomly on the craft sheet.  You will need to have a space about card front size when finished.   You will need something to scribble in the reinker to mix and spread it.  Once you have the reinkers spread some, take a spray bottle of water and spray the reinkers quite a bit so that it spreads the color all over.  Take a piece of tissue paper that is about 6″ x 9″ (a little bigger than the 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ of your card base) and drop the tissue paper into the reinker water.  Carefully pick up the tissue paper and set it down onto a piece of Whisper White card stock you have cut to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″.  Set this aside to dry.  The tissue paper has a lot of ink on it and by setting it onto the Whisper White card stock you are taking advantage of the extra ink in the tissue paper so you are getting 2 backgrounds at once.  While the tissue paper is drying, determine what size you would want your piece to be.  I looked at my tissue paper and knew a 3″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White card stock so I cut a piece this size.  Take the tissue paper and carefully crumble it up.  Slowly uncrumble it ~ you don’t want all the wrinkles to go away as you will see in a couple of steps from here ~ and cut it a little larger than your Whisper White card stock.  Use glue on the front of the Whisper White to cover the entire piece.  Set the tissue paper on top so it sticks to the Whisper White.  I then added Tear & Tape to the Back and wrapped the edges around and stuck them down.  This gives you a nice edge.  Now take your Embossing Buddy and go over the front of the tissue paper.  Now use your Versamark pad and gently swipe it across the tissue paper.  You want to add Versamark to the ridges only so do not press or you will loose the effect of the embossed wrinkles.  When you have added your Versamark, sprinkle on the Silver embossing powder and heat set it.  When it is finished you will have a fun silver embossed background.  Now that you have your tissue paper panel I used a piece of Basic Black and cut a frame.  I added some fun foam to the frame to pop it up.  I used glue dots on the corners to attach the panel to the frame and then added the frame to the card base.  I used the piece of card stock I had set the tissue paper on to stamp the Pop of Petals using Blueberry Bushel.  The Four-Petal Flower punch was used to punch them out.  I layered them using glue dots.  The completed flowers were then added to the frame using dimensionals.  Here is the completed Watercolor Idea creation.

Watercolor techniqes are fun to use to create great backgrounds. Check out how I made this Watercolor Idea creation by clicking the photo.

















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These flowers were used to make a great element on the front of my Watercolor Idea creation. You don't miss how I created it so click the picture.












Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


Daisy Lane Clean and Simple

Hello Everyone ~ a pretty Daisy Lane Clean and Simple creation is on the blog today.

Well I went out yesterday to try and find bar stools.  I did not have any luck.  I found one at Hobby Lobby that I purchased and brought home, but it is too tall so I will be taking it back.  I know the chair I have from Ikea works so Barb and I will take off one day and go to the store in Norfolk which is the closest one to us.  I did manage to pick up a few things for my table decorations for August.  I also purchased a blanket for the guest bed and some towels for my bath to match my purple sheets.  I stopped by the local Ace Hardware as I need a grill that is designed for natural gas.  Did not think of that so I learned something new.  They had to order one.  I also talked to them about a smoker/grill.  Not sure if I will keep the grill or opt for the smoker grill.  Chance are I will end up with both.  When I got home I worked in the studio and created 2 videos.  After that I sanded down the spackling I had done yesterday.  Now I can touch up the walls.  Today I am going to wash my front door and porch and touch up the paint.  After that I will play in my studio some.  I am working on making cards for this week.  I like combining chores with playing in my studio.  It keeps me motivated.

I have a video for you today.  It is my 10 Minute Creation.  This one is more than 10 minutes but I shared some things I found out when making my frame and recorded my making the multi loop bow so it was longer.  Check out my Daisy Lane Clean and Simple creation video.




Want to see the card up close?  Here is the photo so you can see all the details.

See what blues I used on the Daisy Lane Clean and Simple creation by clicking the photo.



















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Do you love daisies like I do? Click the picture to see how I used them on my Daisy Lane Clean and Simple creation.












Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you today.  I am hoping to get a lot done today but a lot will depend on how long each of the chores take me.  Maybe I will get lucky and they will be fast.  Have a Sensational Sunday and did you like how I combined the blues on my Daisy Lane Clean and Simple Creation?



Shop Your Craft Stash Series

Hello Stampers ~ wait until you see my Shop Your Craft Stash Series!

I spent a lot of time yesterday checking out grills and smokers.  I want both so I needed to see what I could get locally.  I went to Lowe’s and talked to someone there.  I also stopped at a local propane store to see what they had to offer.  I found some but the prices were a lot more than I had planned.  I can get a cheaper grill but not sure if that is way to go.  I also looked at wall cabinets as I need one in my garage over my sink.  I need to check with my neighbor to see which way to go with the grill as well as the cabinet.  I also came home and spackled my wall that was damaged by the movers.  It was a few spots so I applied the spackle.  I am hoping it will be dry today so that I can sand it and then paint my walls that need to be touched up.  I did spend some time in my studio working on cards.  I played with some of the backgrounds I shared in my Facebook Live.  I will be making cards with them for this week.  All in all a productive day!

Are you like me when you look at the Annual Catalog?  When I look at the offerings I see so many stamp sets that are similar to what I already have.  Knowing I have something similar ~ even if it has retired ~ I cannot justify purchasing new stamp sets.  That is where the idea for this series came from.  I am going to take product I have that is retired and combine it with something new from the catalog.  I am hoping with will open your eyes to other possibilities as to how you can use what you have by Shopping Your Craft Stash!

For today’s card I found a sketch on Tuesday Morning Sketches that I could use.










I opted to use stamp set that I loved when it was current.  The Birthday Blooms set has a large image that is fun to color, emboss, and even stamp in black.  I knew I could use the image for the large square on the sketch.  I decided to pair the stamp with the current See a Silhouette designer series paper.  Using a blender pen and ink in the lid, the image was colored using the colors in the paper.  After the image was colored, I cut out the image.  I also stamped, colored, and cut out the buds on the card.  These were used for the butterfly elements on the sketch.  For the strips at the bottom I used some of the retired Daffodil Delight stitched ribbon.  All the elements from the sketch were attached to a Poppy Parade panel.  This panel was added to a Whisper White card base.

Now if you no longer have the Birthday Blooms stamp set the Beautiful Friendship stamp set in the annual catalog could easily be used for the center image.  Here is the Shop Your Craft Stash Series creation.

Do you have a lot of retired product and want to know how to use it with current product? My Shop Your Stash Series is just what you need. Click the photo to see the first idea in this series.


















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This image is used in the first of my Shop Your Stash Series. Click through to find out more about the series and how I used this image.












Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I am going to go to a couple of stores and see if I can find some bar stools.  I may also get the cabinet and grill or smoker depending on what my neighbor suggests I do.  Wish me luck!  I do want to play in my studio also!  Have a Super Saturday and what do you think of my new Shop Your Craft Stash Series?