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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Sweet Love

Ok enough with the non traditional colors time for an honest to goodness straight up typical Valentine's Day card.
I loved these stitched heart dies from Lawn Fawn, definitely a new favorite of mine. I also like the stitched X rectangle dies also from Lawn Fawn. The pp was from Pebbles, Inc and I think I bought it last year, big fat pad so plenty to use up still. The flourish is from Memory box and the Sweet Love stamp/die set is from Papertrey Ink. I added a few punched leaves and adorned the card with paper flower along with some epoxy hearts. 
A perfect little Vanlentine's Day card if  I do say so myself. 

Monday, January 16, 2017

Love You

You know when you see a stamp set and there is one or maybe two stamps that you really want but the other stamps are just kind of filler. You see them,  you like them,  but you never really use them; well that's what this card is about today. I decided to use some of those filler stamps from the Only Have Eyes for You stamp set from Simon Says Stamp

I also decided to continue with my non typical color scheme and instead of focusing on hearts I opted to focus on circles. Well there you have it another non traditional Valentine's Day Card.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Love Always

How about a little Valentine's Day card? I admit it's early but if the stores can start selling Valentine's Day stuff in December than I am right on time.

I decided not to go with traditional red/white/black and pink color schemes, instead I thought a fun rainbow color would be a nice switch up.

I gave the flowers a little dimension by using a stylus tool to push down the centers and used enamel dots for the centers. I also popped up the scallop heart to give it a little more interest.

And there you have it my first Valentine's Day card for 2017.

Monday, January 9, 2017


One more water color card. I decided try something a bit different and opted for a circle as the focus of the card. I tried a lot of different font dies but this Believe really seemed to work the best.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

With Thanks

As I continue on my water coloring spree I am able to get my Thank you cards done. I must say I stamped for years and never did much masking until lately. Now that seems to be all I am doing. But in order to get the stamps to layer one must mask.
I was drawn to the yellow on this card because I have a yellow rose bush that turns a slight apricot and then deepens in orange as it ages. My husband gave it to me for Mother's Day one year and it's always a delight to see in bloom.
Its been raining non stop around here and unfortunately when that happens my lighting for photos is compromised more than I would like. Hopefully the sun will be shining soon, as much as I like the rain I do enjoy our sunshine.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Water Color Thank You

Happy New Year everyone! Hope you had a splendid time with your family and friends over the holidays. Cards at the bottom for everyone who just wants to skip the read.

Finally back in my craft room after all the hectic things that goes on during the holidays. I found myself wanting to watercolor. Now I usually use either Tim Holtz Distress Inks or Kuretake paints but I also had purchased some Peerless paints which I love but they don't come in a box or on a palette of any sort and unfortunately I can't tell what the colors look like. As you can see below, it's difficult to know the fronts from the backs.

I have been meaning to make some sort of functional sampler set for them and I took this opportunity to do so. First I had to mount them on to something. Having some crappy cheap watercolor paper (90 lbs) I cut those up into small rectangles then mounted the Peerless sheets with double sided tape.  

After they were mounted I then put a small sample of color on the upper edge and hole punched the corner As you can see some of those colors look nothing like their sample

 And here they are all nice and neat ready to use and I can now tell which color is which.

Now that I am all organized I can finally proceed onto my card.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Holiday Hello

Here is another scrap card. I had stamped the background for something and it didn't work out but I hated to see it go to waste, my challenge was to make a card with it. The Santa I stamped and water colored 85% of it over the summer so it needed to be finished. I then meshed the two together and used a sentiment embellishment that I had stamped for some altered gift tubs.

I must say it does make it easy when all you have to do is assemble things already done for you.