Peerless Watercolor Dandelions and GIVEAWAY!

Hi All! Today I’m using a stamp set from Stampin’ Up! that is NOT retiring, phew! It’s called Summer Silhouettes. I heat embossed the dandelions and then used my Peerless Watercolors to create the background. If you’re interested in learning more about these watercolors and how I store them, you can view my tutorial HERE. And, if you’re interested in HAVING these watercolors, welcome to the giveaway!! 🙂 It’s a mini travel palette of Peerless Watercolors! Beth over at OliveMeArtsie {Read More}

Lotus Blossom Gift Card Set

Hi All! I’m so excited to be using one of my new Stampin’ Up! products. When I saw the Lotus Blossom set, I was really excited to try it. The truth is, I recently purchased another company’s flower builder set and had a lot of trouble using it. I spent at least an hour on it and then gave up. I just couldn’t figure out how to successfully line up the images. When I saw the Lotus Blossom set, it {Read More}

Wednesday’s Card: Stencil Rose

Hi All, My Favorite Things recently sent me some of their new stencils to try out. I’m happy to report that I really enjoyed working with them a lot. Many of the designs are very cool, and one of them especially caught my eye – the Rose Builder. Here’s what it looks like: I thought it would be really cool to create a realistic-looking rose inspired by the lines of the stencil. I came up with a technique that I {Read More}

Wednesday’s Card: Simple Watercolor Flowers

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Altenew Blog Hop!

Welcome to Altenew’s second Blog Hop! You should be arriving here from the Altenew Blog. Altenew is a relatively new stamp company that opened it’s doors last April. In a couple of days they will be releasing their second collection of stamps. All the stamps that you will see here will be available for purchase at 9:00 am ET on Monday July 14th. Oh, and there are PRIZES!! Altenew is giving away five stamp sets of choice to three lucky {Read More}

Ghost Stamping with Flower Patch

Hi All, Today I’m using a new photopolymer clear set by Stampin’ Up! called Flower Patch. I absolutely love this set – it comes with 19 different stamps! You can layer a lot of the pieces, which gives it a lot of potential. When I saw it, I knew I had to use this technique with it. I used the ghost stamping technique on THIS CARD about a year ago. I usually use Stampin’ Up!’s Crumb Cake cardstock (their version {Read More}

Penny Black How-To Video Blog Hop and GIVEAWAY!

Hi All! Welcome to my stop on the Penny Black blog hop. This hop showcases the new Penny Black large-scale stamps and coordinating stencils from the Happy Everything, Spring 2014, release. I am honored to participate! I used three of the stencils with some distress markers and water to create these three cards: The stencils are very detailed, outlining the thinnest stem, yet they are still very sturdy. I had such fun creating these unique backgrounds. For my video, I {Read More}