Monday, March 27, 2017

Easter lily

Watercolors are so much fun to do in the Spring.  I think it helps bring out the beautiful pastels of spring flowers.  For this card I made pallets of colors for the Lily.  I started with the lightest color and then heat set that layer.  Next you can come back with the next darkest color for the centers of the flowers.  Since the paper was dry when we applied the next color its easier to get the darkest part to stay in the center and pull out slightly.  I added color to the leaves and then heat set the paper again.  Once the flowers and leaves were all dry I was able to apply a plain water wash to the background and lay down some light blue for a soft background. With having the paper wet to start with the colors flow and blend nicely.
You should try this technique and see how you can get depth in all your watercolored images.  I finished the card off with our new Banana Stitch satin ribbon and a few rhinestones.  I added a little journey glaze to the stamens on each flower to give them a little depth. 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Easter Lily Flowers

Today I want to share a card using our Color Burst Pencils.  This card used the color pencils directly to the paper and then pulled out the color with a waterbrush. Once I did the base color I was able to dry the paper and start my second layer.  Using a darker purple pencil I colored in the shadows that were part of the stamped image.  I used a waterbrush to blend those shadows to help add depth to the flowers.  I then took a yellow pencil and made a color pallet on a spare block.  I started by brushing plain water along the outside of the flower and then went back to lay down some yellow for a glowing background behind the flowers.  This allowed the color to be darkest next to the flower and then I could pull the color out until it blended into the white background.
I then layered the card onto Pretty Amethyst and Sweet Pear to help pop the colors.  I tied a purple ribbon around that layer and popped it on top of the card base of Pretty Amethyst and Whip Cream.

Monday, March 20, 2017


Today I am sharing another fun sample using our color splash pencils.  I used the Lovely Daisy ATS stamp and then added some leaves from our Peach Blossom stamp set.  To get the color to blend smoothly I spritzed the paper and started laying the color in the center of the flower so it would blend to the edges of each petal.  I then added a darker pink on each of the lines in the centers of each petal.  To get the leaves to blend I started with the color in the center of each leaf and then pulled the color to the edges.
I then used our Reverse Banner Die to make a pocket for the daisies.  I added some sparkle cuts to the centers of each flower and a little tag with the sentiment.  I just really liked the this combo with the pattern paper for the background.  If you would like to make this card lets book a make it party and this can be our project for your party. 

Friday, March 17, 2017

March planner fun

Today I want to share my March planner pages. I decided to go with St. Patty's theme so I thought today would be the perfect day to share. Using my Pot O Gold stamp set I decorated my monthly and weekly spreads as well as make some fun planner clips. 

This first picture is of my A5 planner. You can see I used light colors to add images that would fall to the background so I could still write my information down as the month goes along. 
This picture is on my personal size planner and I followed the same philosophy to have a fine background but still be able to have a fully functional planner for the month. 
No for my weekly I had fun with my Route 66 set b cause a I knew I would be traveling to the first RG hits the road downline meeting. I even made a special green Route 66 planner clip for my travels. Below you will see my weekly spread for the St. Patty's Week. 
Here I added the due cuts for the treat boxes and my ATS stamp Lucky to mark St. Patty's Day. 
Here is the dashboard for my Personal planner for March. I had fun adding the gold Stamping for a pop of color to contrast the various greens. 
This is my A5 dashboard where I used my paisley ATS stamps and some of our pretty pattern papers. I again used our die and on the Sweet Pear cutouts I stenciled the Green on instead of layering them up for a different look. I then added a few rainbow drops to the centers of each of my clovers to the in the blue from the paper. 
Lastly I want to share the fun planner clips I made. These came out so pretty. I stamped them all with the Pots of Gold bundle and colored them with our Color Burst pencils. 
I'm really enjoying decorating my planner as I stay organized and on top of all my appointments and commitments. It's more fun and you don't tend to focus on just how busy you may be. Lol. Have a Happy St. Patrick's Day. 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Easter blessings

Today we are having fun with our Color splash pencils and color splash paper.  First to make a background that will flow and blend so seemlessly you will want to spritz the paper on both sides.  This will help the colors run and keep the paper from curling too much while you work.  Next I made a little pallet with the colors I wanted with my waterbrushes and color splash pencils.  Using the large brush I applied each color to a section and because the paper was already wet the color just flows across the paper.  I then added the next color until I had the background blended the way I liked it.
Next I took my heat embossing tool to help speed up the drying process.  Once the paper is dry I stamped the Easter Blessings ATS using our Clear Embossing Ink pad and our Black embossing powder.  I then layered the the watercolor piece on Pretty Ameythyst and Deep Lilac cardstock.  I added a bow with Oatmeal Cookie Organza ribbon 

Monday, March 13, 2017


Today I'm sharing a fun card using our new Eggmojis stamp set.  The faces can be mixed and matched in a variety of ways.  I combined the Eggmojis with the Egg Party stamp set.  I used the solid egg to stamp the Cool Pool, Pool Play and the Watermelon Fusion eggs.  You can then add the faces you choose and die cut each one out with the bloom benefit egg die.  
To make the white background cutouts I used our Circle dies and staggered their placement.  I popped that up from the Pretty Amethyst card base.  On the bottom is used the shear scissors to make some grass.  I splashed some bubble gum and cool pool silks on the background and added 2 strips of our new sparkle tapes.  I then placed the eggs in each section with pop dots and added some journey glaze to the eyes and mouth to give them a little dimension. I really like how fun this card is.  It's always fun to make a card that will make someone smile. Happy Stamping.

Thursday, March 9, 2017


Today we have our beautiful cross stamp with matching die to showcase.  Our Color Cross stamp is so versatile, you can color it, emboss, and it would be gorgeous with the pan pastels.  I started with building my background using the Postage Stamp ATS, and the Thread sketch on the banana cream strip.
I embossed the cross on the sweet pear paper with the white embossing powder and a rhinestone in the center.  I added a bow with our new pink checkered ribbon and a few pearls to finish it off.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Egg basket

Today I want to share a fun card using our basket die and our new egg stamps with matching die.  I started with using our steel rule basket die.  I used one of the sides to make a basket on my card front.  I used pop dots to fill my basket with eggs.  Each egg was embossed with our white embossing powder and then die cut with our egg die from our Bloom benefits selection.  I then used our shear scissors to make some grass for my basket.
As you can see my basket has a striped layer on top.  This is using our accessory die that coordinates with our basket die.  You can do a solid stripe or a curved stripe layer on your basket.  I used some of our Easter Printed paper pad to dress up the background.  You can book a Make It party and we can make this card as well as review lots of other fun products from the catalog.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Distress Ink emboss resist cards

Today I want to share the cards we will be making March 14th at This N That Scrapbooking in Chino Hills.  For all 3 cards we are doing embossed resist backgrounds.  To do this I stamped my background and embossed with white embossing powder.  The next thing you do is take your 3 colors starting with the lightest color to sponge the background.  I started from the bottom and kept building the layers going to the top.  Once I have good coverage I then start with my next darkest color to sponge the color from the bottom to about 2/3 of the way up.  The last color blend into the bottom third of the card.  We have a blue, yellow, and pink card.

The Blue card was stamped with the Paisley Print ATS stamp and embossed with white embossing powder.
The Pink card was done using the Amazing Hearts background stamp. 
The final card was stamped using the Amazing stars background stamp.  All three cards were sponged using the circle sponge daubers to help the colors blend smoothly into each other.  If you would like to sign up for the card class you can call the store at 909-464-1108. The class is March 14th at 5:30 pm and is $25.00.  You bring a basic supply kit with scissors, adhesives, and pop dots and I will provide the rest.  I hope you can make it.  Happy Stamping

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Birthday balloons

Today's card was made using the stamp set Blown UpCreate Confetti, and Yummy Wishes.  I used Cool Pool, Bubble Gum and Pineapple Smoothie inks to make the balloons. The great thing about Create Confetti is that you can use it to add decorations to the balloons.  I then layered them with strings hanging gathered to one side, popping some of them up for added dimension. The great thing with this set is you can get the matching die for the balloons free as a Bloom Benefit.
I used the Celebrate You pattern paper which is great for all your party cards.  I added some Cool Pool ribbon and silks to add texture to the background.  I also added a Border die in Cool Pool because I love how it pops on the Black Licorice cardstock. I gathered all the strings for the balloons and added a triple bow on top to give the appearance of floating in front of the card. You can find all these products on my website or feel free to contact me to book your next make it party and we can make this as one of the projects.  Hope you have a creative day.