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Posted by on May 23, 2017 in Painters Palette | 2 comments

Work of Art and ink play

Over the weekend I get some time to create with the new InColors.  Limon Lime Twist is quickly becoming a favorite! As is Tranquil Tide.  Once in a while a new ink pad will have to much ink on the surface.  I will use a Princeton mini Catalyst to remove some of the extra ink.  You could also use a bone folder or a spatula.  The fun thing about using a catalys is that you can then slather the ink onto paper to make a cool background.

Painters Pallet stamp set is super fun!!!  And pairs so well with this type of abstract background.  

Painters Pallet Stamp Set

I really have enjoyed using the sentaments in this set!!! They are so fun and fresh… I love the splashes of paint and the little splatter dots….

The backgrounds are quick and simple…just spread ink around on the shimmery white card stock.  I used Tranquil Tide, Limon Lime Twist, and Bermuda Bay.  After spreading the ink around I added splatter dots in Flirty Flamingo. 

  • The edges of the background layer are embedded with silver embossing powder.  To do this, just run the edges of your paper across your versa mark ink pad.  Then add embossing powder and heat set it.  Do this at least twice…
  • The black background frames the card and makes the sentiment pop! 

This technique works wonderfully on envelopes as well.  How fun is that!!!   

The secone card shows a easy way to step up this technique!   

  • By adding a square with the sentament it makes the card have depth.  
  • The paint swatch stamp makes the sentament square and the background mesh 
  • It is hard to see in the pictures. But, the shimmery white paper really adds a lot of shine to the background

These cards were fun and easy to make.  They remind me of abstract art.  And the Painters Pallet Stamp Set has just the right extra touches to make a very special one of a kind card.  

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Thanks gor stoping by! I hope each of you have a wonderful Tuesday!

peace and much love- 


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Posted by on Nov 10, 2016 in Cool Treats, Global Design Project, On Stage, Painters Palette, WCMD | 2 comments

Cool Treats for Global Design Project #061

Over the weekend I attended On Stage local for Stampin’ Up! in Atlanta.  We had a great time.  Seeing new products, and sharing ideas with each other.  I love my time with my Stamping Friends.  They always make me fill so loved.  And I can truly say, that you could never have met a nicer group of people.  I was super excited to meet some of my online friends.  And they are even more Awesome and Amazing in person!!!!   The only thing that makes me sad about the weekend is that I did not get the chance to talk to everyone I wanted to.  Maybe, next time.

On Friday, I attended the WCMD event hosted by Brian King and Pam Morris.  They did a fabulous job with the event.  Everything was so well-organized.  Several people presented demonstrations on everything from 3-D projects to watercolor.  I really learned some amazing tips and tricks that I will be sharing soon.  I have already started trying a few of the watercolor tips.   Speaking of watercolor, have you heard.  Stampin’ Up! is introducing watercolor pencil in the Occasions Catalog.  I can not wait to have watercolor pencil in Stampin’ Up! colors. Yeppie!!!!!



This is my new friend Bobby.  She is a delightful soul.  She just jumped right in and joined our little group.  I really enjoyed getting to know her a little bit!


Though Kim and I are in the same town.  We don’t get to stamp together as often as I would like.  It was fun to have two days with her stamping, chatting, and of course lots of laughter.


I just adore any time with My Pam.  Yes she is MINE!  I have claimed her so, it is just your bad…. Pam is so full of life and that rubbed off on all of those around her!  I already miss her  and I’m looking forward to the next time we can have some good times together!

I totally missed getting pictures with a few people who I just loved getting to see.  I had to give my friend Robbye a hug every time I saw her.  She is such a light!  And I had so much fun rooming with Imogene.  We had a great trip getting to know each other better.  I really loved rooming with her.  Next time, we will have to get pictures.  Some how, I did not get pictures with Brian or Shawn.   I know right????  How did that happen????  And there are so many others….

My card today will be going to Brian as a thank you for such a wonderful weekend.  I always love to see how God works in my life.  And when I joined Stampin’ Up! under Brian, I just knew from the first conversation that we were ment to be in each others lives.  He brings out a side of me that most people do not get to see.  His energy wears off on all those around him!  I can’t even begin to express how much our friendship means.  I used the sentiment from Painter’s Palette.  “Our friendship is a work of art” .  This is exactly how I feel about Brian.

Painters Palette

Painters Palette

I paired this with one of the stamp sets from the up coming Occasions catalog.  Cool Treats.  This is a set that is ment to build ice cream cones and popsicle.  How much fun is that!  I used three of the cone bases to creat a fun and bright patterned background.  The color inspiration is from this weeks Global Design Challenge.  It has been a while sence I participated in a challenge.  But, this color combination was just to good to pass by.  Be sure to hop over to Global Design Project to check out all the amazing talented designers!



Is that not just the prettiest color combination!  I am not a huge fan of Sweet Sugarplum.  But, this combination has won me over.20161109_081841

I really love the combination of the two fonts for the sentiment!

This card was quite easy to make.  I just stamped the background and then popped it up on layers of color.  Everything, looks better on layers of color.  Then I stamped the sentiment and layered it up.  Do you see the trend???  Layers good!!! Finally, I added a little ribbon for another touch of color.

Stampin’ Up! is having a great sale on stamp set that coordinate with the all new Stitched Shapes Framelits.  25% off.  That’s a Big Deal!!!!  So be sure to check it out.  shareableimage_2_na

These dies are amazing!  I can not wait to use mine!  As soon as Mr. UPS delivers them to me.  I will be doing my happy dance and making something with these little jewels.  I love that Stampin’ Up! is offering 25% off stamp sets during November.  Just in time for all the last-minute holiday crafting.  Fun Fun!

I hope each of you have a great and amazing day!  I would love to hear your thoughts or questions!  I will be back soon with more inspiration for you.  And, I still have a few more pictures to share with you from On Stage Atlanta.  And be sure to stop by Global Design Project.  They are truly amazing group!

Much Love,


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