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}

Explosion Cards!

Hi All! Today I have two examples of an “explosion card”. The fold used in this card is called a Turkish Map fold and it has been around for a long time. I thought this was the perfect time to break out my Owl Punch! The inside is made using printer paper so that it has almost no bulk. So, when you open it, it’s very unexpected. I made the card in a “celebrate” theme so that it could be {Read More}

Gansai Tambi Watercolor Background

Hi All! I used the Simon Says Stamp April Card Kit to create three different cards. It’s kind of nice to have a finite set of products to use on a set of cards. Sometimes I can get overwhelmed with all the choices in my craft room! I used Gansai Tambi Watercolors to create the card above. I LOVE these paints! Scroll down for more detail and the video below. But before that, I wanted to share a couple of {Read More}

Best Mom Friends

Hi All, Isn’t this sentiment so hilarious? I found it at Simon Says Stamp, along with several others I purchased for later. It reminds me of those funny ecards people post on Pinterest and Facebook. I combined it with the Coffee BFF’s stamp by Art Impressions. I stamped the inside with “You’re a special friend” using Penny Black’s Words Express Set. Since you guys have seen me color so many times with Copics, I sped up the coloring parts of {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}

Mod Circle Frame Card

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Wednesday’s Card: Personalized Shaker Tags

Hi All! Hope your holidays are very merry! I’m taking a break from holiday cards to work on some tags. This design will work for pretty much any occasion. I used the Filled With Love set by Simon Says Stamp. Yes, it’s a Valentine’s Day set! I got it last year and have used it on way more than Valentine’s Day cards. It’s just one of those great versatile sets. So, if you’re thinking ahead to Valentine’s Day, I recommend {Read More}