Friday, August 4, 2017

My Favorite Things~Jungle Gym


Hey everyone!  Today I'm sharing a window card I made featuring the Jungle Gym stamp set from My Favorite Things!  To make this card, I first stamped all of the images with VersaFine pigment ink onto Canson Watercolor paper.  This is my ink of choice when I use watercolors.  I used Prima Confections Watercolors Classics set, as well as the Tropicals to paint all of my images quickly.  Then I cut a window out of my card base and began using the coordinating dies to cut out all of my images.   I then used Distress Oxide inks to blend my background for my card and die cut the window in the card panel.  I assembled the card, and I think those images are so cute!  I'm also sharing the quick cards I made with the rest of the images I watercolored.  Such fun cards!  I also have a video tutorial if you would like to watch it:
















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~~~~~~~~~Card Supplies~~~~~~~~~~~~
*Tim Holtz Stamp Platform:  http://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?u=1560276&b=33086&m=7429&afftrack=&urllink=www.scrapbook.com%2Fstore%2Fton-1707e.html
*Tim Holtz Stamp Platform:  http://amzn.to/2v52jsj
*Tim Holtz Stamp Platform: https://goo.gl/cxcPMy
*MFT Jungle Gym stamp:  http://amzn.to/2ffL2r5
*MFT Jungle Gym stamp:  https://goo.gl/kzgco2
*MFT Fierce Friends stamp:  http://amzn.to/2vpMbCT
*MFT Fierce Friends stamp:  https://goo.gl/PGNx79
*Canson Watercolor Paper:  http://amzn.to/2vcEnEy*MFT Jungle Gym dies:  https://goo.gl/CwSyHe
*VersaFine Pigment Ink Pad:  https://goo.gl/FHWqEj
*VersaFine Pigment Ink Pad:  http://amzn.to/2uCZBu3
*CTMH Stamp Scrubber:  https://thegypsychic.closetomyheart.com/retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=6776
Microfiber cloth:  https://norwex.biz/en_US/shop/product-detail/108366 (sorry, I don't have a consultant to recommend)
*Silver Brush Black Velvet watercolor brush size 6: http://amzn.to/2vljI0L
*Prima Watercolor Confections The Classics:  http://amzn.to/2f7e0JJ
*Prima Watercolor Confections Tropicals:  http://amzn.to/2hn1mqo

*CTMH All-Purpose Mat:  https://thegypsychic.closetomyheart.com/retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=8035

*Bristol Smooth Cardstock:  https://goo.gl/W1V4h6
*Bristol Smooth Cardstock:  http://amzn.to/2h3L0my

Blender Tool Storage:
Clearly Chic 15 Compartment Nail Polish Organizer:  http://amzn.to/2ffq23I

*Distress Oxide Ink Salty Ocean: https://goo.gl/691FnZ
*Distress Oxide Ink Cracked Pistachio:  https://goo.gl/fxXIZy
*Distress Oxide Ink Lucky Clover:  https://goo.gl/1o1pPe
*Distress Oxide Ink Pad Twisted Citron:  https://goo.gl/FNEbpF
*Cricut Cuttlebug Die Cutting machine (new version):  http://amzn.to/2vpPGZV
*MFT Jungle Gym dies:  http://amzn.to/2v7ayTc
*MFT Jungle Gym dies:  https://goo.gl/CwSyHe
*MFT Fierce Friends dies:  http://amzn.to/2vpI7lY
*MFT Fierce Friends dies:  https://goo.gl/6EtyVZ
*Lawn Fawn Large Stitch Rectangle Stackables dies:  http://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?u=1560276&b=33086&m=7429&afftrack=&urllink=www.scrapbook.com%2Fstore%2Fpp-lf767.html
*Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables dies:  http://amzn.to/2w58yu
*MFT Single Stitched Line Circle dies:  https://goo.gl/6EtyVZ
Mama Elephant Sew Fancy dies:  https://mamaelephant.com/products/sew-fancy-creative-cuts

*Affiliates used when available, at no additional cost to you.  All products were purchased by me, and opinions are 100% my own.  Items with ** were kindly sent to me, but I receive no further compensation.


Thursday, August 3, 2017

Altenew Beautiful Day

Hey everyone!  Today I'm sharing a tutorial featuring the Beautiful Day stamp set from Altenew, on YouTube and here on my blog!  I painted all of the flower arrangement with Finetec watercolors, so the colors change in different light.  This was an easy card to make!  I masked off the flowers and stamped the arrangement.  Then I heat embossed the images with clear embossing powder.  This is my cheater way to watercolor, as it helps me stay in the lines easier.  Then I watercolored all of the images, and the colors are beautiful!  Links are provided below!











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~~~~~Supplies used~~~~~~
*Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper: http://amzn.to/2hqxMk1
 *Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper: https://goo.gl/tcT1g3
*Memento Tuxedo Black Ink pad:  http://amzn.to/2fbdPga
*Neenah Desert Storm 80 lb Cardstock:  http://amzn.to/2hmP8hw
*Neenah Desert Storm 80 lb Cardstock:  https://goo.gl/KMky1o
*Lawn Fawn Large Dotted Rectangle Stackables dies:  http://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?u=1560276&b=33086&m=7429&afftrack=&urllink=www.scrapbook.com%2Fstore%2Flf-lf1283.html
*Mini MISTI:  https://goo.gl/knH31F
*Altenew Beautiful Day stamp:  https://goo.gl/XUX4hp
*VersaFine Pigment Ink Onyx Black:  http://amzn.to/2uNjYmN
*VersaFine Pigment Ink Onyx Black:  https://goo.gl/FHWqEj

Microfiber cloth:  https://norwex.biz/en_US/shop/product-detail/108366 (sorry, I don't have a consultant to recommend)
*Ranger Super Fine Clear Embossing powder:  http://amzn.to/2vljEhM
*Ranger Super Fine Clear Embossing powder:  https://goo.gl/b5gXap

*VersaMat:  https://thegypsychic.closetomyheart.com/retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=3385
*Teflon Bone Folder:  http://amzn.to/2fbe2A9
Simon Says Stamp Teflon Bone Folder:  https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/RESERVE-Simon-Says-Stamp-SMALL-TEFLON-BONE-FOLDER-Tool-45216?currency=USD


Silver Brush Black Velvet watercolor brush size 6: http://amzn.to/2vljI0L
*Finetec M1200 Pearl Watercolor set of 12:  http://amzn.to/2vhnPuI

*Lawn Fawn Everyday Banner Sentiment die:  http://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?u=1560276&b=33086&m=7429&afftrack=&urllink=www.scrapbook.com%2Fstore%2Flf-lf1139.html
*Neenah #100 Black Cardstock:  https://goo.gl/xVqch2

*Affiliates used when available, at no additional cost to you.  All products were purchased by me, and opinions are 100% my own.  Items with ** were kindly sent to me, but I receive no further compensation.





Sunday, July 30, 2017

Altenew Under the Cherry Blossom Tree


Hey everyone!  Today I'm sharing a quick and easy card featuring the Under the Cherry Blossom Tree stamps and dies, from Altenew!  To make this card I stamped the cherry branches with VersaMark ink, and heat embossed them with gold embossing powder.  I did this several times to create the branches.  I used the coordinating dies to cut out the cherry blossoms out of acetate to use as my masks.  Why didn't I think of this before?!?  I could see exactly where the mask was, so there were no gaps!  Then I colored all of the images with Prismacolor colored pencils.  Quick and easy!  I did make a YouTube video, if you would like to watch!  Supplies are linked below this post.











Links are provided below to shops who offer a discount, or I will link to the manufacturer for your convenience.

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*Hallmark Scrapbook & Crafts: http://hallmarkscrapbook.com?aff=94

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~~~~~Card Supplies~~~~~

*Mini MISTI:  https://goo.gl/knH31F
*EK Success Powder Tool:  http://amzn.to/2v80fRd
*Neenah Desert Storm 80 lb Cardstock:  http://amzn.to/2eYsN9h
*Neenah Desert Storm 80 lb Cardstock:  https://goo.gl/KMky1o
*VersaMark stamp pad:  http://amzn.to/2eYawZD
*VersaMark stamp pad:  https://goo.gl/DcLvbL
*Altenew Under the Cherry Blossom Tree stamp: https://goo.gl/AckTLR
*Altenew Under the Cherry Blossom Tree dies: https://goo.gl/i8NSTA

~Acetate~product I use for masks and shaker cards~
*School Smart Write-On Transparency film:  http://amzn.to/2uJpo3y
*CTMH Stamp Scrubber:  https://thegypsychic.closetomyheart.com/retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=6776



Microfiber cloth:  https://norwex.biz/en_US/shop/product-detail/108366 (sorry, I don't have a consultant to recommend)

*Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder:  http://amzn.to/2uNv3nI

*Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle dies: http://amzn.to/2eY5EUu
*Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle dies:  https://goo.gl/vqmKvA

*Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils 48 Ct: http://amzn.to/2uK3ihA
PC929 Pink
PC928 Blush Pink
PC 930 Magenta
PC938 White
PC989 Chartuese
PC913 Spring Green
PC947 Dark Umber
PC950 Metallic Gold
PC1084 Ginger Root

*Altenew Adore You stamp:  https://goo.gl/xLjvOL
*VersaFine Pigment Ink Onyx Black:  http://amzn.to/2uNjYmN
*VersaFine Pigment Ink Onyx Black:  https://goo.gl/FHWqEj

*Affiliates used when available, at no additional cost to you.  All products were purchased by me, and opinions are 100% my own.  Items with ** were kindly sent to me, but I receive no further compensation.




Thursday, July 27, 2017

Wplus9 Little Dreamer

Hey everyone!  Today I'm sharing an easy watercolor card featuring Little Dreamers stamp and dies from Wplus9.  If you saw any of my haul videos lately, you know I have been obsessed with watercolors!  Today I am sharing how fun it is to play this inexpensive watercolor set from Prima.  To make this card I used watercolors to make the starry night sky background, as well as to paint the images to look soft and cuddly.  I also had to make some splatters of pearly white and gold with my Finetec Pearl Colors.  I have a card tutorial on YouTube if you would like to watch!








Links are provided below to shops who offer a discount, or I will link to the manufacturer for your convenience.  Thanks for joining me!!!

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*Hallmark Scrapbook & Crafts: http://hallmarkscrapbook.com?aff=94
Use coupon code MFT15 to save 15% off MFT products
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~~~Supplies~~~

*Mini MISTI:  https://goo.gl/knH31F
*Canson Watercolor Paper:  http://amzn.to/2vcEnEy
*Wplus9 Little Dreamers stamp:  https://goo.gl/p3RCPV
*Wplus9 Little Dreamers dies:  https://goo.gl/Nje4tC
*VersaFine Pigment Ink Pad:  https://goo.gl/FHWqEj
*VersaFine Pigment Ink Pad:  http://amzn.to/2uCZBu3
*CTMH Stamp Scrubber:  https://thegypsychic.closetomyheart.com/retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=6776
Microfiber cloth:  https://norwex.biz/en_US/shop/product-detail/108366 (sorry, I don't have a consultant to recommend)

*Ranger Super Fine Clear Embossing Powder:  https://goo.gl/b5gXap
Royal & Langnickel watercolor brush Wash 1":  https://www.jetpens.com/Royal-Langnickel-Zen-Watercolor-Brush-Series-83-Wash-1/pd/16742
*Prima watercolors Classics:  http://amzn.to/2uHeucX
*Prima watercolors Classics:  https://goo.gl/29cfDR
*Prima watercolors Tropical:  http://amzn.to/2vO84cv
*Prima watercolors Tropical: https://goo.gl/iEHBvn
*Epicurean Board:  http://amzn.to/2vcl0f0
Royal & Langnickel watercolor brush #14:  https://www.jetpens.com/Royal-Langnickel-Zen-Watercolor-Brush-Series-83-Round-14/pd/16737
Royal & Langnickel waterbrush #4:  https://www.jetpens.com/Royal-Langnickel-Zen-Watercolor-Brush-Series-83-Round-4/pd/16739
*Darice 7 Well Porcelain Palette:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004GXBYS4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s02?ie=UTF8&psc=1

*Finetec Pearl Colors Gold: http://amzn.to/2eRUSiE
*Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Rectangle Stackables dies:  https://goo.gl/AQKBsr
*Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Rectangle Stackables dies:  http://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?u=1560276&b=33086&m=7429&afftrack=&urllink=www.scrapbook.com%2Fstore%2Flf-lf1442.html
*Neenah Black 100lb Cardstock:  https://goo.gl/xVqch2

*Affiliates used when available, at no additional cost to you.  All products were purchased by me, and opinions are 100% my own.  Items with ** were kindly sent to me, but I receive no further compensation.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Happy Hippos Celebrate~My Favorite Things

Hey everyone!  Today I'm sharing a card I made using the adorable new stamp set from My Favorite Things, Happy Hippos!  This was a easy shaker card using some new dies from MFT as well.  To make this card I colored my images with Copic markers.  Then I cut out the dies from Bristol Smooth cardstock, and used Distress Oxide Inks to color the die cuts.  I cut out the star out of Neenah 100 lb cardstock and added the shaker pouch.  Then I adhered all the pieces to my card panel.  I have a process video on my YouTube video, if you would like to check that out!  I have coupon codes and store links located at the bottom of this post.





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*Hallmark Scrapbook & Crafts: http://hallmarkscrapbook.com?aff=94

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~~~~~Card Supplies~~~~~

*Mini MISTI:  https://goo.gl/knH31F
*Paper Pouch:  CTMH 6x6" Paper & Stamp Envelopes: 6x6" paper and stamp pouch

*Neenah Solar White Cardstock 80#:  https://goo.gl/ZHncJ0
*Memento Tuxedo black ink pad:  https://goo.gl/nWds5e

*CTMH Stamp Scrubber:  https://thegypsychic.closetomyheart.com/retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=6776

Microfiber cloth:  https://norwex.biz/en_US/shop/product-detail/108366 (sorry, I don't have a consultant to recommend)

*MFT Happy Hippos stamp: https://goo.gl/xXVxeD

*MFT Happy Hippos dies: https://goo.gl/FWFFE2

*Bristol Smooth Cardstock:  https://goo.gl/W1V4h6

*MFT Star Shaker Window die:  https://goo.gl/A7vt42

*MFT Shaker Pouch~Star:  https://goo.gl/ERjd8A

*MFT Celebrate die:  https://goo.gl/EA3tMW

(Copic colors listed at the bottom of post)

*Zig Wink of Stella Clear:  https://goo.gl/0MeQrg

*CTMH All-Purpose Mat:  https://thegypsychic.closetomyheart.com/retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=8035

*Distress Oxide Ink Pad
*Distress Oxide Ink Pad Picked Raspberry:  https://goo.gl/raHhPB
*Distress Oxide Ink Pad Spiced Marmalade:  https://goo.gl/894gN8
*Distress Oxide Ink Pad Fossilized Amber:  https://goo.gl/ehjY9h
*Distress Oxide Ink Pad Twisted Citron:  https://goo.gl/FNEbpF
*Distress Oxide Ink Pad Peacock Feathers:  https://goo.gl/ohWiBs
*Distress Oxide Ink Pad Wilted Violet:  https://goo.gl/gqkWjX

*Distress Ink Storage case~
CTMH Small Organizer:  https://thegypsychic.closetomyheart.com/Retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=6884&ci=6406

*Marvy Jewel Picker tool:  https://goo.gl/fZAT81

Pretty Pink Posh sequins:  http://www.markerpop.com/catalog/catalogsearch/result/?cat=0&q=pretty+pink+posh+sequins

Card panel cut from Mama Elephant All Prettied Up die: https://mamaelephant.com/collections/stand-alone-cuts/products/all-prettied-up-creative-cuts

*Neenah Solar White Cardstock 100 lb:  https://goo.gl/xnV2R7

Copic Markers used:

BV00
W00
W0
W1
W2
W3
R20
Y11
Y13
Y19
BG11
BG23
BG13

*Affiliates used when available, at no additional cost to you.  All products were purchased by me, and opinions are 100% my own.  Items with ** were kindly sent to me, but I receive no further compensation.

Thanks so much for joining me!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Neat & Tangled Beach Day

Hey everyone!  Today I'm sharing a card I made using Beach Day stamp and dies, from Neat & Tangled.  What a fun summer stamp set this is!  To make my card I colored all the images with Ziggies, then coated several parts of each with Glossy Accents.  For the ocean waves and beach sand, I used Nuvo embellishment mousse.  Click below if you would like to see my tutorial on YouTube:












Neat and Tangled Beach Day stamp:  https://goo.gl/ADiWQQ
Neat and Tangled Beach Day dies:  https://goo.gl/Z6N2ma
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007PMOEEE/ref=twister_B06ZYHF5RR?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Tim Holtz stencil Ray:  https://www.amazon.com/Stampers-Holtz-Layered-Stencil-8-5-Inch/dp/B00FMBJXAU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1500426395&sr=8-1&keywords=tim+holtz+ray+stencil

Mama Elephant Sew Fancy dies:  https://mamaelephant.com/products/sew-fancy-creative-cuts

Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Border dies:  https://goo.gl/9rMmN2

Lawn Fawn Ocean Waves Border dies:  https://www.scrapbook.com/store/lf-lf914.html?cmp=GSHOP&gclid=CjwKCAjw47bLBRBkEiwABh-PkclATK5h4Ux_lkptsjpNpp-QsH7y9gQElssXBDMZEdwPb-DrvsgxehoCLm4QAvD_BwE&kw=lf-lf914&utm_campaign=google-free-shopping-feed&utm_content=lf-lf914&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=google-shopping-feed

Nuvo Embellishment Mousse Aquamarine:  https://goo.gl/h4lNce
Nuvo Embellishment Mousse Mother of Pearl:  https://goo.gl/EIL8aZ


Thanks so much for joining me!!!







Red, White, and Anything but Blue!


Hey everyone!  The Blog Hops with Heart have a fun theme this month!  We are all sharing a project that is red, white and anything but blue!  If you came from Kelly's magical blog post, you are in the right place.  I love a color challenge, especially when I love the colors!

I was excited to play with my new Happy Hippos stamp set from MFT.  I really wanted to put a cute skirt on the girl hippo.  I was actually inspired by some vellum paper with little gold dots all over it from CTMH...but after looking all through my craft room, I couldn't find it.  But, this was a super simple one layer card that I colored with Copic markers.  I also used the banner from the Up in the Air stamp set from MFT, as well.






Now you are off to see what Wendy's Blog has in store for you!

Thanks for joining me!!!










Thursday, June 29, 2017

Lawn Fawn Out of this World~Finetec Galaxy Background

Hey everyone!  I'm so excited to show you more fun cards I've made with my latest obsession...watercolors!  These are completely new to me, but I'm loving it so much!  I've been wanting to play with the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, so it was perfect when I saw the theme was watercoloring!  If you've seen any of my latest YouTube videos...you already know how much I love my new Finetec watercolors.  I decided to finally make a card with the Lawn Fawn Out of this World stamp set, and a few more stamp sets as always.  I will have everything linked below this post, to the discount shops that are my favorites.  I started out my creating a galaxy background using the Finetec watercolors, so much fun!  Then I also watercolored the stamped images with the Finetec paints also.  I added dots of gold to the planets for extra detail.  Then I used the dies to cut out extra images, and popped the puppy and astronaut up on foam tape.  I put acetate behind their helmets, to make them look even more fun.  This card was so fun to make, I hope you try out watercoloring soon!










Thank you for all the requests for a tutorial!  I have a video on my YouTube channel now:





Supplies used:

*Lawn Fawn Out of this World stamp:  https://goo.gl/yBvpca
*Lawn Fawn Out of this World dies:  https://goo.gl/jM7mTy
*Lawn Fawn Happy Howloween stamp:  https://goo.gl/Vu8T8F
*Lawn Fawn Happy Howloween dies:  https://goo.gl/Dejwze
*Lawn Fawn Loads of Fun stamp:  https://goo.gl/LkddN6
Lawn Fawn Everyday Sentiment Banner dies:  https://www.lawnfawn.com/products/everyday-sentiment-banners
Lawn Fawn Large Dotted Rectangle dies:  https://www.lawnfawn.com/products/large-dotted-rectangle-stackables
*Neenah Black Cardstock 100#:  https://goo.gl/xVqch2
Finetec Pearlescent Watercolor paint set of 12:  http://www.merriartist.com/Finetec_F1200_Pearl_Watercolor_Paint_12_Color_Set_p/f1200.htm


*Affiliates used when available, at no additional cost to you.  All products were purchased by me, and opinions are 100% my own.  Items with ** were kindly sent to me, but I receive no further compensation.


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Friday, June 23, 2017

Use it or Lose it~Altenew Garden Treasure

Hey everyone!  The Blog Hops with Heart are having a Use it, or Lose it theme this month!  If you came from Becca's Blog, you are in the right place.  We are all going to share a project using a product for the original reason we bought it, how fun is that?!?  As much as I love finding other ways to use my stash...I do have a quite a few I just use as intended.

For my card today, I used Gansai Tambi Watercolors...as I am obsessed with watercolors lately.  I'm finally using them for the reason I bought them!  For almost a year, I have used them primarily for splatters of gold, silver and white.  But, I recently discovered their magic happens when you mix them with lots of water on a palette (or in my case, a plate from my kitchen!).  I still have NO idea what I'm doing...but I'm having so much fun playing, so I don't even care!  I used a few beautiful stamp sets from Altenew, Beautiful Day and Garden Treasure.  The I loved using the dies Garden Treasure Dies also, which made my card come together so much easier.  I stamped all my images with VersaMark and heat embossed them in Princess Gold Embossing Powder from CTMH.  Then did some loose watercoloring, and after they dried I went back in to add more detail with darker colors.  Lastly, I used my new Finetec watercolors to paint the stamen, such beautiful paints!  I popped a few up on foam tape to assemble the floral images.  Then I added a bit of Gold watercolor splatters and stamped the sentiment to finish my card.  Many of you have asked how I do splatters without getting them all over my craft room?  I'd have to say cleaning up is so much easier now that I use the CTMH All-Purpose Mat!  It is 15"x 20", so it's much larger than my old mat from Michael's.  That makes it large enough that all of my splatters land on my card, and the easily wipeable mat, and that is all.  I hope that helps!










You have reached the end of this month's hop!  If you started here, be sure to head to Jayma's Blog to see what everyone has in store for you!  Thanks for joining me!


Saturday, June 17, 2017

Wplus9 Modern Peonies

Hey everyone!  I'm finally popping in to share a card I made recently using the beautiful stamp set and dies from Wplus9, Modern Peonies!  This set is so beautiful, I was so anxious to stamp it and emboss it in gold...I messed up a few of the stamped images.  I decided to try watercoloring the mistakes...and fell in LOVE with watercoloring!  I've only attempted watercoloring three times, once with some a cheap set from Michael's.  I thought watercoloring wasn't for me, it looked chalky once it dried.  The next two attempts were with the popular Gansai Tambi watercolors.  Which were beautiful, but didn't really win me over at first.  So I delegated using them for splatters of gold, white and sparkles, that I can't seem to resist adding to many of my cards!   My HUGE mistake, unknowingly was...I didn't ever add close to enough water.  I painted straight out of the palette.  So, for today's card I just grabbed one of my kitchen plates to use as a palette.  I added lots of water, and blended the colors and just played.  That is when I discovered the magic of watercolors, and fell in love!  I cannot wait to try other brands that are actually for watercoloring, as I have read the Gansai Tambi is actually kind of made just for cardmakers.

Anyway, enough of my rambling...I just had to share my new love!  Also, in case you aren't following me on YouTube...I announced the winner of my giveaway is bkbaker1222!  Congratulations!!! Supplies for my card will be linked below.








Peony Card Supplies:

*Wplus9 Modern Peonies Stamp:  https://goo.gl/TVZyD7
*Wplus9 Modern Peonies Die:  https://goo.gl/hA03x4
*Wplus9 Sunshine Layers Die:  https://goo.gl/LAHDdq
*Wplus9 That is All stamp set:  https://goo.gl/DAzgTI
*Wplus9 That is All die set:  https://goo.gl/at4R9j
*Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors set:  https://goo.gl/paXvxe
Canson Watercolor Paper:  https://www.amazon.com/Watercolor-Pad-X12-Fold-Over/dp/B004M59O4C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1497753842&sr=8-1&keywords=canson+watercolor+paper


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Friday, May 26, 2017

Going Green Blog Hop

Hey everyone!  The Blog Hops with Heart are going green this month!  If you came from Shelly's Blog, you are in the right place!  If you saw my last YouTube Video, you already know I picked up new Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks.  I couldn't wait to play with them!  Cracked Pistachio is one of my favorite colors, so I'm using it for my green today.

To make my card, I started by blending out Cracked Pistachio and Broken China on Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock to make the background.  When blending any inks into paper, what I hate most is getting my fingers messing and stained.  Also when I touch the card to hold it in place, I accidentally remove some of the color.  Sometimes I will use a post-it note to hold it in place...but today I couldn't find them anywhere...which led me to a new discovery!  I have no idea why I didn't try this before, it worked perfectly!  I simply flipped my CTMH All-Purpose Mat over, and used the sticky side to hold my paper.  The CTMH All-Purpose Mat is the only craft mat I have found that is sticky on one side.  So, it was great to have the mat hold my paper, and still be able clean up the mess with a quick wipe with a microfiber cloth.

After blending my inks, I like to add splatters to finish the background.  I wipe a bit of ink on the All-Purpose Mat and mix with water to splatter on my card panel.  Then after they dry, I used Lawn Fawn Ocean Wave Border dies to cut my waves out, and popped them up with foam tape to simulate waves.  I colored the images from the MFT Mermazing with Copic marker and cut them out with MFT Mermazing Dies.  (Don't forget to use the code MFT15 to save 15% at Hallmark Scrapbook!)  I then used the Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Rectangle Dies and added Nuvo Crystal Drops to finish my card off.

Copics Marker colors used:

Skin: E50 E51 E53
Hair:  E53 Y32 YR 21 E35 E39
Mermaid top:  V01 V04 V09
Kelp:  V09 V15
Mermaid Tail: BG10 BG11 BG13 BG23 BG49
Rock:   W1 W3 W5
Kelp:  YG97 YG99 G43







I've made a card tutorial of the card on my YouTube channel:








Next on the hop is Becca's Blog!  Thanks so much for joining me!



Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Cuddly Koalas~My Favorite Things

Hey everyone!  I have two cards to share using the super cute stamp and die set from MFT, Cuddly Koalas.  I had so much fun playing with this set...I couldn't stop!  For my first card, I kept it simple and colored the sweet images with Copic Markers, then popped on a card panel.  For the the card panel, I had just blended a bit of pigment ink and splattered with Gansai Tambi Watercolors.








For my next card, I wanted to make the Koalas climb up the tree.  So I made a slider card, which is pretty easy when you have the dies to work with.  First I made the sunset background, by blending pigment inks.  I think I would have liked this better if I had used distress inks...but I'm out of watercolor paper, lol!  Then I splattered some white and gold specks with Gansai Tambi Watercolors  Then I used the slider die to create a track for the Koalas to slide on.  I colored all the images with Copic markers, and used Copic markers around the border of the tree to hide the white border the die left.  I used glossy accents and a white gel pen to add detail to all of my Koalas.





Supplies used:
MFT Cuddly Koalas:  https://goo.gl/vai2nQ
MFT Cuddly Koalas dies: https://goo.gl/q03Xz3
Lawn Fawn Slider Dies: https://goo.gl/KZbNxy
MFT Slider Channel Builder: http://www.mftstamps.com/die-namics-slider-channel-builder
MFT Single Stitched Line Retangle Frame die:  https://goo.gl/yWzKqm

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My Favorite Things~Sweet Forest Friends

Hey everyone!  I wanted to share a recent card I made using the Sweet Forest Friends stamp and die set from My Favorite Things.  This was a sweet and simple card to make, so I made it into a shaker card.  I colored all the images with Copic markers, then placed them on the outside of the card.  I hope you like it!



Supplies Used:

My Favorite Things Sweet Forest Friends: https://goo.gl/R9qLhx
My Favorite Things Sweet Forest Friends dies: https://goo.gl/mJcnWd
Essential Cover-Up Horizontal die: http://www.mftstamps.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=Essential+Cover-Up+Horizontal