Sunday, July 23, 2017

FMS297 You Make Me Smile Leaves

I saw amazing cards from the SU! Artisan team blog hop
this week and just had to make a card using some of their techniques.
I loved Kim Van Diepen's card over at
I have mentioned before that she has a way with water coloring
I wish I could do so well.
I started with a piece of water color paper 
and washed some Crushed Curry ink over it.
I cut out the leaves from Seasonal Layers thinlits dies
in water color paper and water colored with the aqua painter
more Crushed Curry and Fresh Fig.  I stamped the sentiment in 
Fig on Curry card stock and cut it with an oval die.
I placed the leaves around and added some bling with a few gold sequins.
The card base is 4/1/4" square of Crushed Curry.  

I hope you can play along with the sketch challenge over at
this week!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Colorful Seasons
Ink: Crushed Curry, Fresh Fig
Paper: Fresh Fig, Crushed Curry, water color paper
Seasonal Layers thinlits dies, aqua painter, Layering Oval framelits dies 
Metallic sequin in gold

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Special Delivery

I wanted to water color the poodle and balloon from
the Birthday Delivery set.
I started with stamping the poodle and the balloon on water color paper.
I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then cut them out with the matching dies.
I water colored them using the aqua painter and water color pencils.  The balloon
and the hair bow on the poodle are Real Red and the poodle is colored with both 
Early Espresso and Smoky Slate. I wanted the balloon darker but it just did not get there.
I cut a piece of Old Olive and layered a piece of Whisper White scalloped a bit
on the bottom to look like grassy meadow.  I stamped the sentiment 
in Memento Tuxedo Black then layered it with Pacific Point, 
some of the matching DSP called Birthday Memories.  I added a piece of 
Island Indigo twine (retired) to the poodle and balloon for string.

Finally some white background and a Pacific Point base.  
I did add some Wink of Stell clear glitter to the balloon and the fur on the poodle
for some shine but does not show up good in photo.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Birthday Delivery
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Pacific Point, Old Olive, Whisper White
and Birthday Memories DSP
Birthday Friends framelits dies, Wink Of Stella clear glitter brush,
aqua painter, water color pencils, Island Indigo twine(retired)

Friday, July 21, 2017

Birthday Girl

I saw some simple cards on Pinterest with the
girl from the Birthday Delivery set and wanted to make one
for a friend's birthday next week.
I started with stamping the girl and the flowers (separately) on
water color paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
I let them dry and water colored with the aqua painter after
I colored them with my water color pencils. 
On the girl, I used Pacific Point on the dress,
 Daffodil Delight and Early Espresso 
on her hair then lightly did Calypso Coral on her skin.
The flowers were Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry with Pacific Point for the bow.
It turned out too time will use a lighter color for the flowers!
I cut the girls and flowers with matching dies and placed flowers in her hands.

I layered on a white oval then a Pacific Point scallop oval then on
a Whisper White background with birthday girl stamped from two
different stamps in the set which I used a Rich Razzleberry marker
to color before stamping.
I then layered on more Pacific Point and finally a thick Whisper White base.

I like water coloring these and the pencils made it easy!
Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Birthday Delivery
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Rich Razzleberry
Paper: Whisper White, Pacific Point, water color paper
Birthday Friends framelits dies, aqua painter, water color pencils,
Layering Ovals framelits dies

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Smile For Eastern Beauty

I had some of the Dapper Denim "flower" dies
left over from another project and decided to use it to 
make a card with the Eastern Beauty set and matching DSP.
I stamped the sentiment from the set in Fresh Fig and then cut 
it out with a circle die layering with another in Fresh Fig.
I added them to the Denim flower die and cut some 
paper from the Eastern Palace DSP for the background 
and ran some Fresh Fig 1/2" finely woven ribbon across
 before layering on a Dapper Denim base.
To finish was the added a few pearls under the sentiment 
and it was a quick card in my stash!

Hope you have a delightful day and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set:Eastern Beauty
Ink: Fresh Fig
Paper: Eastern Palace DSP,  Very Vanilla, Fresh Fig
and Dapper Denim
Eastern Medallion thinlits dies, 1/2" finely woven ribbon in Fresh Fig,
Layering Circle dies, pearls

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Happy Birthday Bouquet

I have seen most of the bouquets made with this set straight up and down
so I decided to make this bouquet laying some what.
I started with the stems cut with Tranquil Tide card stock. I cut a tie
for the bunch from Soft Suede. I then stamped two of all flowers
 and middles on white card stock.  I even cut two sprigs from white with out stamping.
I used the matching die cuts called Bouquet Bunch framelits dies.
I stamped the birthday sentiment three times for fun
 and fill the space on my white card stock. 
 I layered it on the embossed Berry Burst card stock
and then finished it layering on a piece of thick Whisper White. 

Hope you have a blessed Tuesday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Beautiful Bouquet
Ink: Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Crushed Curry,
Tangerine Tango
Paper: Whisper White, Tranquil Tide, Soft Suede, Berry Burst
Bouquet Bunch framelits dies, Layered Leaves emboss folder

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Beautiful Bouquet Square

I wanted so much to make amazing bouquets 
with this Beautiful Bouquet set but a little overwhelmed with it.
I decided to start out small but stamping
a little on the card stock and then 
layering some die cut flowers over with a bold sentiment.
I stamped three Calypso Coral flowers and added some Pear Pizzazz
leaves.  I then stamped two Pool party flowers and two middle in 
Daffodil Delight and cut them with the Bouquet Bunch framelts dies.
I stamped one other flower in Daffodil Delight and cut it out.
The sentiment was from Colorful Seasons stamped in Early Espresso ink.
I cut the white card stock at 3 1/2" square and layered it on
Calypso Coral 4" square base.

I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Colorful Seasons, Beautiful Bouquet
Ink: Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight,
Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso
Paper: Whisper White and Calypso Coral
Bouquet Bunch framelits dies

Monday, July 17, 2017

PP353 Love You Flamingos

I have been wanting to make a card with two flamingos because 
I think more flamingos are better!  What is more fun in the water than two flamingos!?!
Well, probably several things but I love the water stamp in this set!

I started with my two flamingos stamped in Blushing Bride and then Calypso Coral.
I added water in both Pool Party and Tranquil Tide.
Some grass in the lovely Lemon Lime Twist.
A very quick scene to "paint"!  I used the sentiment I thought 
went well with these two flamingos stamped in Tranquil Tide. 
 I know of a few others from other sets I will try another time.
It need something in the corner so I used a little Coral banner and thick white twine
bow to finish it off.

Play along with this fun theme challenge over at

I hope you have a lovely Monday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Fabulous Flamingos
Paper: Tranquil Tide, Calypso Coral and Whisper White
Ink: Calypso Coral, Tranquil Tide, Pool Party, 
Blushing Bride, Lemon Lime Twist
banner punch and thick white twine-both vintage