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Posted by on May 28, 2018 in Blender Pins, Botanical Gardens Designer Series Washi Tape, Lovely As A Tree, Rooted In Nature, The Creative Way, The Creative Way -May 2018 | 1 comment

Nature’s Way

I’m completely sorry this post is a bit late today.  I had technical difficulties last night that completely deleted today’s post. Anyway, now on to why you came The Creative Way – Rooted In Nature

The Creative Way – A Product Feature, Rooted In Nature

Nature has a way of helping you know that life is constantly changing.  The seasons are ever-changing. As is the, day-to-day weather.  Nature is the beauty of the world speaking to us every day.  We don’t really notice all beauty Nature tries to show us.  How often do we as people stop to just enjoy how magnificent a trees really are.  How they start from little seeds and grow into mighty trees.  They stand tall and proud over us.  Watching as the years pass by.  (I know you see my point, so I want to go on and on about the beauty of the years passing by. Seeing the happy, the sad, the new, and the contentment….) inspiration comes from all sorts of places in nature.  Nature’s way of helping us see beauty….

One of the very first thing’s I told you about the Rooted In Nature stamp set was that it was a companion set to Lovely as A Tree.  And, I promised a card that combined the two sets.

Lovely As A Tree

Lovely As A Tree Stamp Set

Lovely As A Tree is a beautiful stamp set that celebrates the beauty in the Natural World around us!  Just like Rooted In Nature, this set lends itself very well to different styles and techniques of card making.

Rooted In Nature Stamp Set

Rooted In Nature Stamp Set

You can see how the sentiments will work amazing with either set.  And the leaves also coordinate very well together.  Today, I’m using the leaves from Lovely as A Tree and combining them with a tree from Rooted In Nature. This combination was picked to hopefully reflect the beauty that exist in a simple tree.

The Creative Way - Rooted In Nature

  • The two leaves from Lovely As A Tree (127793) are stamped in the new Gray Granite (Available June 1, 147118) on Shimmery White Paper (101910)
  • Then using a blender pen (102845) the ink was moved around to softly color in the leaves
  • The large tree from Rooted In Nature (Available June 1, 146479) is stamped in the returning color, Mossy Meadow(Available June 1, 147111)
  • Fabulous at any age, Itty Bitty Greetings (Available June 1, 146664), was also stamped with Mossy Meadow
  • The final touch was to die cut the greeting with the new label in Stitched Labels Framelits (available June 1, 146828)

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The first post in The Creative Way  series shares a lot of my thoughts about the Rooted In Nature Stamp Set and the Nature’s Poem Suite that Rooted In Nature  is apart of! You can find that post here

For day 2! 

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The Share What You Love bundle is jammed packed of stamping wonderfulness for every card maker or paper craftier out there!!! This bundle is only available for a limited time

Share What You Love Bundle

  • Bundles are exclusive to the suite early release and will no longer be available after May 31, 2018. Individual items from the Share What You Love suite will be available when the 2018–2019 annual catalog is released on June 1, 2018.

If you would like to see Cards with this bundle click here and here

Lots of awesome products are retiring from the Occasions and Annual Catalogs .You defiantly don’t want to miss out on these fabulous items!!

Retiring Stampin' Up! Products

I hope everyone is enjoying their Memorial Day.  This day holds a lot of meaning to most. So, I hope you are celebrating in style.  I will be working just a bit today.  Then home to chill and enjoy.  This day always reminds me of when I was a teen and would go to our City’s, Alabama Jubilee,  Hot Air Balloon activities. It was the one time a year my Dad could get me up early on the weekend.  I hope you got some creative time in.  I squeezed in a little painting on Saturday Night which was super fun.  Then Sunday afternoon a little card making.  Go and live creatively my friends.




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Posted by on Sep 2, 2015 in Aqua Painters, Blender Pins, Color Me Irresisitble, Sweetbriar Rose | 10 comments

Sweetbriar Rose for Can You Case It #84

Can You Case It has a great challenge for us all this week. This weeks challenge is a sketch by Elizabeth.  Make sure you hop over to Can You Case It to check out the Cards by the design team.  They are defiantly a talented group.  I am supper excited to be playing along with them today!!  When I started to create the card for the Can You Case It challenge I had all my fall and Holiday Stamps out.  Ready to make something from the new Catalog… Why not right?  So I picked my colors and started working on a wreath.  Along the way thinking about the challenge I decided to change it up a bit and started looking for a different stamp set.  This seems to be my process.  Start with one stamp set end with another.  With about 10 in between!!! Any whoooo, I ran across Sweetbriar Rose and thought it would be perfect.  So, no new Holiday Catalog stamp today 🙁  But, Sweetbriar Rose is a fabulous stamp set that is often over looked in the Annual Catalog. CYCI84-232x300

Is this not a great sketch!!  I love the Simplicity of the sketch.  This sketch is the perfect opportunity to make a clean and simple card!!!

sweetbriar rose

I love the sketched flower.  It is perfect for water coloring or coloring with blender pins!!! And we all know we like to color :>  I know I sure do…Adult coloring book?  No thanks, just give me a fabulous sketched stamp!  (I must admit…I would not mind having a new coloring book!)


Here are the Details:

  • The card base is Pool Party cut to 10 1/2 inches  by 6 1/4 inches.  It is scored at 5 1/4 inches.   the final size should be 6 1/4 inches by 5 1/4 inches.  This is defiantly a odd size card.  You will want to use the envelope punch bard to make a envelope if you are mailing this size.
  • The layers are Mossy Meadow (6 1/8 by 2 5/8)  and the strip paper from Color Me Irresistible Specialty Paper
  • Color the striped paper using a sponge dabber and Calypso Coral ink.  Make sure to use firm even pressure when coloring this paper.  Also, when you are through coloring use a paper towel to wipe off any extra ink
  • Stamp the Sweetbriar Rose stamp on a piece of Shimmery White Paper ( 3 by 41/2) using StazOn Jet Black ink .
  • Using a Aqua Painter paint on Soft Sky ink all over.  Then add streaks of Pool Party around the image.
  • Color the Image using blender pins and Mossy Meadow, Calypso Coral, and Crumb Cake inks. Use a white gel pin and add highlights to the rose
  • Back the  Rose panel with Calypso Coral (3 1/4 by 4 3/4) and Mossy Meadow (3 3/8 by 4 7/8)


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Make sure you stop by Can You Case It and check out all the wonderful cards made with this sketch!  I promise you will love what you see!!!! And If you do remember to give them a little blog love!!  Happy Wednesday :>  I am getting overly excited about the beginning of Collage Football this Saturday !!!!


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