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I’m just wild about this cute dino!!

I made this adorbs card for a swap quite some time ago!  This is another favorite set of mine that is retiring when the new catalog launches.  This stamp set and this designer paper is one of my favorites 🙂

Pieces and Patterns Stampin' Up

Creative Tips:

  1.  This card was so simple and fast to create!  Quick watercoloring and fussy cutting of the cute little dino was easy.  I actually love fussy cutting, it relaxes my mind (I know, sounds weird…but you should try it!)
  2. I colored in the wild about you sentiment with a marker, I used Crushed Curry to coordinate with the DSP strip on the side.
  3. Splatters of Flirty Flamingo and Emerald Envy picked up the other colors in the DSP.

 

Cards · Stampin' Up

Happy Easter

Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 113!!!!

Hello friends! Welcome back to the Monday Montage Blog Hop!  You won’t want to miss the amazing prettiness that I know you will find at all the stops along the way!

I wanted something soft and sweet for Easter Sunday so I turned once again to the Petal Palette Suite.  I just love how this project came out 🙂

Petal Palette Stampin' Up

Petal Palette Stampin' Up

Creative Tips:

  1. The background flowers were stamped off in Daffodil Delight and then a piece of vellum was placed on top of the base.  This created a soft background for the card, it is so pretty!
  2. After stamping the bird image in Daffodil Delight on watercolor paper, I used my aqua painter with water only to soften the image.  This little birdie almost looks like an Easter chick 🙂
  3. Adding the bit of Old Olive ribbon underneath the bird draws the eye in and adds a pop of a different color from the main scheme.

Make sure you go “back” if you missed Bree’s wonderful creation or you can loop on around by hitting the “next” button to get to Dani’s gorgeous work and the rest of the hop!  Links to all of our fabulous hoppers are listed below 🙂

  1. Amy O’Neill
  2. Breelin Renwick
  3. Dani Dziama
  4. Elizabeth Price
  5. Julie Warnick
  6. Kaitlyn Zumbach
  7. Melissa Stout
  8. Wendy Weixler
Cards · Stampin' Up

Petal Palette Pretty

Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 112!!!!

Hello friends! Welcome back to the Monday Montage Blog Hop! You may have gotten here from the amazing Bree Renwick’s blog, make sure you select the “next” button below and that will take you to the next stop on the hop, Dani’s beautiful work.

I love this Petal Palette Suite….sooooo versatile and easy to use!  This cute thank you card was easy to put together and is a perfect thank you for someone special 🙂

Petal Palette Stampin' Up

Petal Palette Stampin' Up

Creative Tips:

  1. Stamping the background image in Bermuda Bay on the Bermuda Bay card front gives a subtle background that adds interest to the card.
  2. The flower stamp is stamped in Archival Black on Watercolor paper and then watercolored with Bermuda Bay and Lemon Lime Twist.
  3. It was fast and easy to layer the main focal point of the card with the stamped flowers, doilies and ribbon.

Make sure you go “back” if you missed Bree’s wonderful creation or you can loop on around by hitting the “next” button to get to Dani’s gorgeous work and the rest of the hop!

Cards · Sale-A-Bration · Stampin' Up

More Sale-a-Bration Beauty!

Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 111!!!!

Hello friends! Welcome back to the Monday Montage Blog Hop! You may have gotten here from the amazing Bree Renwick’s blog, make sure you select the “next” button below and that will take you to the next stop on the hop, Dani’s beautiful work.

I just can’t believe this stamp set and framelits set are FREE!!  Gosh, I love them so much!  Today’s card features a mix of the stamps and the framelits and I couldn’t love it more!  Only one more month of Sale-A-Bration, don’t miss these beauties:  the stamp set is free with a $50 order and the framelits are free with a $100 order 🙂

Amazing You Stampin' Up

Amazing You Stampin' Up

Creative Tips:

  1. The watercolor swoosh of Fresh Fig sets off the framelit words perfectly.  After the watercolor background dried, I added a splatter of Bermuda Bay on top.
  2. I gave the die cut “amazing” some heft by cutting it once in Bermuda Bay and two more times in Whisper White.  I love how you can see the white behind the Bermuda Bay,
  3. The entire card front is offset on the front of the card and the flower die from the May Flowers Framelits picks up the Lemon Lime Twist in the stamping and the “YOU” die cut.  The offset and the die cut add interest and make the whole card front pop.

Make sure you go “back” if you missed Bree’s wonderful creation or you can loop on around by hitting the “next” button to get to Dani’s gorgeous work and the rest of the hop!

Cards · Sale-A-Bration · Stampin' Up

Mountain Magic!

Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 110!!!!

Hello friends! Welcome back to the Monday Montage Blog Hop! You may have gotten here from the amazing Bree Renwick’s blog, make sure you select the “next” button below and that will take you to the next stop on the hop, Elizabeth’s beautiful work.

If you have not played with the Waterfront stamp set yet, you absolutely must order it now!  It is so easy to create amazing art work with!  You just need the set, watercolor paper, some ink and water.  The results are simply stunning!

Waterfront Stampin' Up

 

 

Waterfront Stampin' Up

Creative Tips:

  1. I used several colors to stamp my mountains and I used various amounts of ink (stamping off several times with some images).  After layering the images many times, I went back in with an Aquapainter and melted my images together.  Colors used:  Early Espresso, Night of Navy and Tranquil Tide.  I did the same thing with the water using Bermuda Bay, Dapper Denim and Pool Party.
  2. The lone bird is from Wherever You Go stamp set.  If your image isn’t dark enough on the Watercolor Paper, fill in with a Basic Black marker.
  3. I love how the sentiment floats over the card with the landscape coming through the vellum

Make sure you go “back” if you missed Bree’s wonderful creation or you can loop on around by hitting the “next” button to get to Elizabeth’s gorgeous work and the rest of the hop!

Big Shot · Cards · Framelits Dies · Stampin' Up · Watercoloring

Bestie alert!

I am on a countdown to go on a fabulous cruise with my besties in……2 weeks!!!!  I am super excited, we are going on a Stamping & Scrapbooking cruise with about 100 fun people.  I am just praying every day that the weather gives us a break.  The last couple of weeks have been crazy with these giant hurricanes.  Right now I am listening to a crazy man standing in the street in Naples, Florida who is about to be blown all the way to Tampa lol!  I think these weather guys live for their moment fighting the wind on camera 🙂

As soon as I saw this stamp set in the catalog, I knew I had to have it.  How much time do we spend with our faces in our phones?  This card just reminds me that in person is way better than digital and to make the most of every second I get to spend IRL with my besties 🙂

Text Ya Later Stampin' Up

Text Ya Later Stampin' Up

Creative Tips:

  1.  Use lot’s of the small images to create background stamping.  The small words and emoji’s from the set are stamped tone on tone along the top of the card base.
  2. Use dimensionals to make your card pop.  All of the text blocks on the phone are popped up with dimensionals to create layers.
  3. Most of the card is in Whisper White and Bermuda Bay.  The text bubble responses are in Berry Burst.  This pop of color balances the card out.

 

 

Big Shot · Cards · Framelits Dies · Stampin' Up · Uncategorized · Watercoloring

Are you ready for a sweet adventure?

Oh my gosh, I love love love the fonts and sayings in this Hostess Set!  It’s called Dare to Dream and it just has the best words in it!  I am a huge fan of mixing fonts and this set makes it super simple to pair two fonts perfectly for just the right look 🙂  So cute and easy!

Dare to Dream Stampin' Up

Dare to Dream Stampin' Up

Creative Tips:

  1.  I used a scrap of watercolor paper and watercolor washed sections in Sweet Sugarplum and Soft Sky.  After they dried, I stamped the balloon outline on top of the washes and then cut out the balloons.
  2. The square window is cut with a Layering Squares die, whatever size you like.  After this “window” was cut into the watercolor paper, I went back and lightly watercolor washed around the window in Soft Sky.
  3. Dimensionals under the watercolor paper base and under the balloons add tons of dimension to this card.  It is super simple and came together quickly but the extra dimension makes the entire card pop 🙂

I hope this project inspires you to dare to adventure in your craft room today!

All supplies are available at the links to my store below: