Monday, January 25, 2016

More Rose Wonder

I've been experimenting with the Rose Wonder and will show you some different effects with the same stamp set:

With this card I water colored the background and then cut out the rose in whisper white paper and used Dazzling Details on top. I'm thinking this would be very pretty for Valentine's Day using the Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details and coordinating card stock. I'm going to have to give that a try.

I also water colored the background on this card and used Crystal Effects on top of the rose. It gives it a shiny plastic look.

I water colored the background on this card as well and used the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush on it. So sparkly and pretty.

This last card I want to show you is one I cased. But I can't seem to find out from who. My apologies. It uses the Sale a Bration Perfectly Artistic DSP and the gold foil sheets.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing the many different ways you can use this beautiful Rose Wonder stamp set and thinlits.

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Monday, January 18, 2016

45th Wedding Anniversary Card

I made this card for a very dear friend of mine who I graduated from high school with when I lived in New Underwood, South Dakota. Even though I moved away, we have remained very good friends. I was in her wedding...we were all so young at that time. Dixie and Dave are celebrating their 45th Wedding Anniversary this week and I wanted to make them a special card. I even had to look up to see what was the appropriate color to use for the 45th and it is sapphire so maybe Dixie's husband will get buy her some sapphire jewelry.

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Friday, January 15, 2016

Balloons Galore

This is really a fun little stamp set and die to work with. So many ideas you can come up with using Balloon Celebration stamp set and the matching punch. I mounted the balloons on dimensionals and then ran the string under them a bit. I'ts hard to see in the pictures, but I used Wink of  Stella Glitter Brush on the balloon base....oh do I love that pen!! Just adds the right amount of sparkle. I used the Party Pop-Ups thinlits die for the inside of the card. 

Sounds like we are in for another cold weekend so I will be indoors doing lots of stamping after my workshop tomorrow. If you have to live in the cold like me, stay warm!!

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Rose Wonder

The beauty of this rose is just breath taking especially with water colors. And to think I debated about even getting this set???!! But it also has so MANY beautiful sayings. It can be appropriate for weddings, sympathy, birthdays, thank yous and just for thoughts of you. You can really get your money out of this stamp set and die. I water colored the background with Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette and Calypso Coral. Then used the fine tip glue pen after it was dry to adhere the rose.

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Sunday, January 10, 2016

Do More of What Makes You Happy

It's a great day to stay inside and make cards. It's only 5 degrees right now. We had strong winds and it was down to -6 during the night. I'll be glad to see summer come. Today's card features a card I water colored. SURPRISE !! Beings that is what I love doing. I wet my watercolor paper first and then added drops of Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride and Calypso Coral with my Aqua painter. After it was dry I took my Aqua painter and flicked clear water on it to add some spots and blotted the water with a paper towel. When that was dry I embossed the card with Versamark and Melon Mambo embossing powder. This will make a great Valentine's Day card.

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Friday, January 8, 2016

Stamp sets for Sale

Hi Stampers,
I have the following stamp sets and items for sale !!

Big Day. Wood Mount. Brand New. $12 plus $4 S/H
A Happy Thing. Wood Mount. Brand New. $12 plus $4 S/H
A Slice of Life. Clear mount. Brand new. $5plus $3 shipping..
Apothecary Art. Clear mount. Almost new. $10 set of 2 plus$4 S/H
Cheerful Christmas Clear Mount.Like New. $10 plus $3 S/H
Collage Curios. Clear Mount. Brand New. $6 plus $3 S/H

Flower Fest. Clear Mount. Brand New. $12 plus $3 S/H**SOLD
Four Frames. Clear mount. Like new. $5 plus $S/H**SOLD
Geometrical. Wood mount. Brand new. $12 plus $4 SH
Happy Watercolor. Wood Mount. Like new. $12
plus $4 S/H**SOLD
Hello Lovely. Wood Mount. Like new. $12 plus $4 S/H*SOLD
Hey Valentine. Wood Mount. Like New. $12 plus $4 S/H

I {Heart} Hearts Clear Mount. Gently Used.$12 plus $3 S/H
Language of Love. Clear mount. Brand new. $10 plus $3 S/H
Lotus Blossum. Clear Mount. Brand New. $10 plus $3 S/H
My Little Valentine. Clear mount. Brand New. $5 plus $3 S/H.
Oh, Goodie. Clear mount. Brand new. Not mounted. $6 plus $3 S/H
Oh, Hello. Clear mount. Brand new. $12 plus $3 S/H
Petal Parade. Wood Mount. Like new. $8 plus $4S/H**SOLD
Send me Soaring. Clear mount. Brand new. $10 plus $3 

See Ya Later. Wood mount.  Brand  new. $12 plus $4 S/H
Sweet Cake. Clear mount. Brand  new. $8 plus $3 S/H
Tag It. Wood mount. Brand  new. $10 plus $4 S/H
Take it to Heart. Clear Mount. Brand new. $12 plus $3 S/H
You Plus Me. Clear Mount. Like New. $12 plus $3 S/H*SOLD
You’re Lovely. Wood Mount. Like New. $8 plus $4 S/H

Banner Blast. Wood mount with matching punch. Brand new. Never used. $18 for both plus $5 S/H.***SOLD

Large Scallop Edgelit. Brand New. $6 plus $2 shipping. 

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Simple but Elegant

Today's card is another watercolor card. Unfortunately the Snuggles and Smooches stamp set and the Expressions thinlit dies are no longer available. But you could substitute "Project Life Memories in the Making" for the stamp set and the word LOVE from any of the current stamp sets. The base is Melon Mambo cut 4 1/4" x 11" and scored at 5 1/2". The white layer is 3 3/4" x 5" and the white watercolor paper is 2 3/4" x 4". I wet the watercolor paper with my aqua painter and then used Melon Mambo ink pad to do my watercoloring. You always get a different effect when you watercolor which I love. After the paper is dry. I stamped the circle in VersaMark and then used white embossing powder on it to heat set it. After that I stamped randomly with a stamp from Gorgeous Grunge in Versamark and then heat set that in white embossing powder. I let my watercolor paper dry overnight but if you are in a hurry you can use your heat tool to dry it.

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Saturday, January 2, 2016

Watercolor Love

I LOVE to watercolor. So experimented with a few things today. The base is whisper white card stock and then I cut a 5 1/4" x 4" piece for the first layer. The watercolor piece is 3" x 4 1/2". I used Bermuda Bay and So Saffron to watercolor. I wet the entire sheet first and then just dabbled on some color. I used the retired stamp set, Snuggles and Smooches and stamped it with Versamark on the watercolor paper after it was dry. Another good stamp set to use for this card would be Project Life Memories in the Making. Item 140743.Then I used white embossing powder to set it. I loved the results of this card.

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Friday, January 1, 2016

Bloomin Love

Out with the old and in with the new. Happy New Year 2016 stampers!! I'm sharing a heart card that I did. I love to water color so thought I would incorporate that with the new Bloomin Heart Thinlit Die. I water colored using some of the shades of purple and turquoise and then mounted the water color paper on silver foil. I heat embossed the you in the second picture. I couldn't decide which I liked better. How about you? The card is so much prettier in person. I just couldn't get a good snap of it.

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