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Beautiful Day

Happy Monday everyone!  Time again for another inspiration challenge from Create with Connie and Mary.

I have to say…this one was a bit tough for me and I realized why…I DON’T DO MESSY…and watercolor is messy!  And this photo just SCREAMED watercolor to me.  So here’s the inspiration photo for this week…


And here is what I did with it (after about 4 tries!)…


Here’s the details…

  • Wild Wasabi – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 1/4, run through the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder, add strip of Pink Pirouette – 1/2 x 4 1/4 behind the panel and add to card front
  • Watercolor paper – ink image using Melon Mambo, Garden Green, and Soft Suede markers, LIGHTLY spritz with water and stamp on watercolor paper (I also did extra leaves), use an AquaPainter to pull the ink down and ‘watercolor’ the petals and leaves in., cut out, layer leaves behind flower and add to card front
  • Pink Pirouette – 5/8 x 3 1/3, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into banners and add using dimensionals.

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to see Connie’s GREAT project!

Set(s): Beautiful Day
Paper: Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Pink Pirouette, Watercolor paper
Ink: Memento Black, Markers:  Melon Mambo, Garden Green, Soft Suede
Other: Layering Leaves Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Favorite New DSP

Happy Saturday!  I LOVE the weekend just because I only have to spend half of every day grading (LOL!!!) but we have our fun Create wit Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!  I always look forward to see what the others have done with the theme and our this time is our favorite Occasions Mini dsp and for me I knew EXACTLY what I would use…Painted with Love dsp!

Don’t you just LOVE that dsp?  I know I do.  Those gold foil accents are just PERFECT!  Here’s the details…

  • Powder Pink – 5 1/2 x 81/2 folded
  • Powder Pink – 4 x 5 1/4, stamper greeting using Versamark and gold emboss, run through the Scattered Sequin Embossing  Folder, add to card front
  • Painted with Love dsp (Striped print – 1 1/4 x 5 1/4
  • Melon Mambo – punch out a Decorative Ribbon Border, add behind the dsp and add to card front
  • Stamp butterfly on piece of the dsp using Versamark, gold emboss, cut out, loop piece of Gold Mini Tinsel and add to card front to finish off.

If you are looking for some great ideas for the Sure Do Love You bundle in the occasions mini, you can still order the tutorial that is the First of the Connie and Mary Collections!  Once you order, you automatically receive the tutorial.  This collection has 3 cards – one is a fun fold, and a cool little Valentine treat holder!  All the information about the collection and to order is found here.

Set(s): Beautiful Day
Paper: Powder Pink, Melon Mambo, Painted with Love dsp
Ink: Versamark
Other: Scattered Sequin Embossing Folder, Gold Mini Tinsel, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, Gold Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Click Previous to go back to Create with Connie and Mary Site to learn more about the sale and forward to the Libby!





Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!


Beautiful Day

FINALLY…it’s Wednesday!  Have you ever had one of those weeks that seem to go on for MONTHS?  Yep…that is this week.  School has started back up and I completely and totally EXHAUSTED!  And it is only day 3.  For some reason we have been having a lot of ‘crises’…I almost am beginning to believe I’m a hostage negotiator – LOL!!! NO…SERIOUSLY!

Last night I had my craft group out in Xenia…where I used to live.  I wanted to give the ladies the opportunity to play with the new Brusho in the Occasions mini and I came up with this card for them to do.  We started the night by everyone doing their Brusho piece and we set them aside to dry and worked on other projects.  Then we finished off this card.  So happy!  I needed HAPPY!

Here’s details…

  • Daffodil Delight – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Tutti-fruiti dsp (red print) – one piece 1/2 x 5 1/2 and one piece 1/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Watercolor paper – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, stamp butterfly in Versamark and white emboss; sprinkle on the red, orange and yellow Brusho on DRY paper; spritz with water to active the powder the set aside to dry
  • One dry, use a DAMP clothe to wipe excess off embossing, layer onto Basic Black 3 5/8 x 4 7/8
  • Take piece of Black Shimmer ribbon, staple onto panel, add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Basic Black – cut out amazing and you with the Celebrate You thinlets, add to card front; I add YOU using dimensionals

It’s a simple card an perfect to let someone know how amazing they are! Speaking of amazing…

Today is the last day to order the Create with Connie and Mary Sure Do Love You Collection that includes the Make & Takes! (PDF will still be available for a little while longer.) Don’t miss out! You get three cards (one is a fun fold) and cute 3D item with full step-by-step photo instructions! Check out more details over on Create with Connie and Mary!

AND…Picture Perfect Birthday Collection is coming January 15th!!!  Wait until you see that one!

Set(s): Beautiful Day
Paper: Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Tutti-fruiti dsp, Watercolor
Ink: Versamark
Other: Brusho, Celebrate You Thinlets, Black Shimmer Ribbon, White Embossing Powder, Stapler, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!