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Posted by on Mar 11, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Sending smiles across the miles….

A week ago today I was in Atlanta with fellow InKing Royalty for a little crafting time together. We had a great time learning from each other. But, mostly it was great to see all my friends face to face. We all talk and support each other in the cyber world.  It was really was just amazing to get to see my fellow Royals!!! 

During the event we had a card swap! Card swaps are so much fun. You get to see so many different ideas!! Several people did 3-D projects that were really awesome. And you get to take home a card or project by each person you trade with!!!  Today I am sharing with you the card that I made for the swap!! It is such a fun technique. I love to use this idea with watercolor as well as ink blending. This time I chose ink blending… 

So, here is what I did.  

  • The first thing is to use a super smoth paper like whisper white. It has a clay coating that makes it perfect for ink. 
  • Cut a mask using the layering circles die cuts. I use stenciling paper for this…but a window sheet would work as well
  • After taping down the paper then the mask over the paper start adding ink with a sponge
  • You want to work in a circular direction. Also, start off the paper and work into the paper area 
  • The colors I used are Pickaboo Peach and Flirty Flimango for the ink blended circle . The Balloons are stamp in Dapper Denim
  • All that is left is to stamp the balloons and sentament from the Lift Me Up stamp set 

    Lift Me Up

  • A little bit about the insperation, This card is completely inspired by a card Brian King made a few weeks back.  His card was so soft and beautiful. I totally wanted to recreate his technique.  The focal point with a simple stamped images…it is truly one of my absolutely favorite things to do…back when He did a video about this technique I was WOWed!!! ..he brought it back with a 2017 upgraded…still amazing, awesome, and so much fun!!!! 

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Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have a fantastic Saturday!!! 

Peace and Much Love-

Jennifer

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Posted by on Mar 7, 2017 in Uncategorized | 4 comments

Mediterranean Moments with two step watercolor

Over the weekend I got to spend some crafty times with friends in Atlanta. Pam and I got to craft a little on Friday afternoon before tbe offical gathering on Saturday.  We were expermenting with the watercolor pencils that Stampin’ Up! released in the Occasions Catalog.  One of the sets I brought alnog for the Saturday event was Mediterranean Moments! I love the sketched look of this set but, really have not used it a lot until lately. 

Mediterranean Moments Stamp Set

I mentioned to Pam that I had seen a two step watercolor technique that I wanted to give a try. The technique used a watercolor layer, then stamping with a two step stamp, then highlighting with watercolor. I modified the technique to work with a single stamping. It is basically a watercolor glazeing technique. Where you and a layer of color over a layer od dried color.  

  • On watercolor paper add color to the paper with your pencils (here we used Pacific Point and Early Espresso) 
  • Then with a aqua painter move the color around 
  • Let this dry or heat set it…It needs to be completely dry befor you move on…
  • Then stamp the image using Basic Black (or a waterproof ink) 
  • The next step is to color the image with the watercolor pencils. 
  • The final step is to use the blender pin to smoth out the color or you can use a aqua painter…
  • If you choose to use the aqua painter use very little water.
  • If you use the blender pin do not go over a area to much …the paper will peel 

I did not really like the results while working on the final step. But, after it had dried it was perfect! After dinner Pam finished off the card with some ribbon and a sentament. The thing to remember about watercolor is it always looks its worst right before it is awesome! And wet watercolor looks way worse than when it has had time to dry….

Pam’s family  took me to dinner at a wonderful restraint in a shopping center. One of the nice outdoor ones with shops and dinning all around a boardwalk of sorts. They had the most amazing grit cakes!!!! And the asparagus fries were yummy ๐Ÿ˜‹ ….I’m drulling just thinking about the food. We also had this crab fondue that was perfect for dipping truffle fries in….even more special was getting to set by this one… 

Look at that smile!! 

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Peace and Much Love, 

Jennifer

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Posted by on Feb 21, 2017 in Uncategorized | 6 comments

You are my sunshine….

Over the weekend I got to stamp with some special ladies. They are apart of my group and fellow Royals.  I love haveing time with fellow stampers.  We do losts of stamping, eating, and lafter!!!  The happy laughter always rejunavates my soul! I love these ladies so much. And because it was the week of Valentine’s, I wanted to do something special for them.  

I decided to use a “new to me” bundle from Stampin’ Up!  With flowers, hearts, and word dies…I love love love word dies!!!! Sunshine Sayings is a very happy set of stamps and dies!! Thus project actually has no stamping…say what!!!! You heard me No Stamping Required… 

Sunshine Sayings Bundle

I love the whimsical feel of this bundle!  I decided to pair the flower with the word sunshine! Afterall these ladies bring the sunshine to my life!  Love them so much! I don’t make a lot of candy wraps, because they just are not my Forte. Figguring out how to make everything just right! The process was kinda satisfying , so I may be trying them more ๐Ÿ˜‰  After several attempts I came up with a sleeve that the chocolat fit right into…

A few details:

  • The layers really make this sleeve! 
  1. the Watermelon Wonder layer is 7 1/2 inches by 8 1/2 inches . 
  2.  On the 8 1/2 inch side …score at 2 inches, 2 1/2 inches, 5 3/4 inches and 6 1/4 inches 
  3. The Daffodil Delight layer is cut at 4 inches and scored just like in step 2
  4. Use the polka dot texture impressions to emboss the paper 
  5. The stripe paper  is from the  Pop of Pink designer series paper. It is cut at 7 by 3 1/8 
  6. The flower is cut three times…Once with Wild Wasabi, once with Daffodil Delight, and once with Watermelon Wonder 
  7. Glue the Daffodil Delight flower to the Wild Wasabi. Do not glue down the stem. Cut it off
  8.  Glue down the Watermelon Wonder to the Daffodil Delight off set just a bit…again do not attach the stem. Cut it off 
  9. Add wink of stella to the top flower! 
  10. Cut out and add the word die sunshine! 

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Have a great Tuesdays!

peace and much love,

Jennifer

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Posted by on Feb 7, 2017 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

Inside the line

Over the weekend I attended a stamping event in Nashville! I learned so much useful information and had a great time stamping. Later this week I will show you the cards we made! They are really cute.  One lady there had taken the time to color the Inside the Line Designer Series Paper form Sale-A-Bration and shared it with us all. Faye’s coloring skills are out of this world! She is truely talented …

Inside the Line Designer Series Paper

Here are some pictures of Faye’s coloring

Faye’s coloring made me want to color the Inside the Lines Paper… So, Sunday I did just that. Now I did not color the entire page. I could have though. I love to color it is very relaxing and takes my mind off of outside things… I chose a section of the paper and colored it with my prismacolor pincles. 

After coloring the section, I cut down the paper to fit on a card. Because, I worked so hard on the coloring, I decided to keep the rest of the card quite simple.  Even though I did not use any blues in the coloring. I went with Dapper Denim for my first card layer. Same is true for the second layer. So Saffron added a softness to the over all card.  

  • Choose a contrasting color for your mat. It makes the colors pop! 

The next step was to make a banner. Instead of the triditional flag banner I used the layering circles and the stiched shapes (circle) to make a rounded banner. The sentament is a Holiday carryover item, Basket of Wishes. 

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Thanks for stopping by today!

peace and much love, 

Jennifer

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Posted by on Feb 3, 2017 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

Beatles and Bugs for #gdp072

One of the stamp sets that made me squill the most at on stage was the Beatles and Bugs stam set!!! Everyone around me was like really? I just thought it was so adorable. Maybe, it’s being rased by a science teacher. Maybe, she taught me to find beauty in unexpected places. Like the bright colors of beatles and bugs…..don’t get me wrong some bugs are just gross…like roaches…ewwwww….others thought like lady bugs are quite pretty. All red with their polka dots!!!  The beatles and bugs set defantly celebrates all the bright and fun colors of bugs…

Check out all of the different colored beattles and bugs you can make! I love this picture from the catalog because it shows you all the posibilities with this set! 

I was working on a card for the latest Global Design Project and stumbled across the perfect opertunity to use the fun stamp set. This weeks challenge is a CASE the designer challenge! 

I love the soft dots ontop of the crumb cake. And the stiching is amazing! One day I am going to lear how to sew! This card is so elegant and beautiful!  

I wanted to recreate her dots because I loved them so much! The thought was to stamp colored dots and then over stamp them with craft white to soften them up! And I did this using Cajun Craze, Dapper Denim, and Daffodil Delight. And it came out just like I wanted…I was looking around for a stamp set I wanted to use and decided on the Beatles and Bugs set. So I made my crumb cake square and chose a beatle… This is where things went sideways…it was at this point I decided to stamp the other beatles and bugs as my dots! By doing this though, I totally lost the beautiful soft feel of the card. I ended up with bold and fun! It works though…still staying with the card design made the bold bugs work! 

Are they not the cutest little bugs you have ever seen? I think so! And they were really easy to stamp. The stamps are multiple step stamps. So, you stamp the color then another color for some, and finally the black outline.  

I have been reacently really trying to make a effort to remember to decorate my envelope! So for this one I stamped my main bug on the outside front. And then on the back flap stamped all the bugs I used as dots.

Anddng little tuches to the card makes it even more special! And I just think these bugs are awesome!!! I still want to squill at how darn cute they are!!!!! 

If you have a child in your life who loves to explore the outdoors then this set is a must! How fun would it be to make them a woodsy card with some of these bugs!  

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Thank you for stoping by! If I can answer any questions concerning Stampin’ Up! or stamping in general. Please feel free to contact me. I am here for you! 

Peace and Much Love, 

Jennifer

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