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Posted by on Oct 2, 2017 in annual catalog stamp sets 2017-2018, Coloring Tools 2017, Remarkable You, Remarkable You, Thankful Thoughts, Watercolor, Watercolor pencils, Watercolor pincles | 0 comments

Remarkable You

Sometimes I like to give myself a challenge! So when I set out to make this card, I challenged myself to work on making a collage style card!  I love the look of this style of cards.  So, I decided to give it a try! This all started when I was watercoloring some leaves from Remarkable You Stamp Set!  I love this set so much. And it had been neglected lately by me! So I was watercoloring and thanking about what I could make ….

Remarkably You

Like I said, I adore this beautiful set! It is just perfect in every way. The bold graphic feel. The ease of coloring. And so on…

  • The leaves were stamped on watercolor paper with Basic Black Ink. Then watercolor with the Old Olive pencil and a aqua painter
  • The pink layer is watercolor paper painted with the Calypso Coral pencil. Creating a gradient effect.
  • The doily is lightly water colored with the Bermuda Bay pencil.
  • The sentiment is from Thankful Thoughts stamp set. And is stamped and Basic Black Ink on Very Vanilla.

The card base is 5 1/2 by 5 1/2 square card in Bermuda Bay.  To make a square card use a 8 1/2 by 11 sheet of card stock. Cut it at 5 1/2 inches on the 8 1/2 side. Then score at 5 1/2 on the 11 inch side. The next layer is 5 3/8 by 5 3/8 inches in Powder Pink. The Basic Black Layer is 5 by 5 inches.  The Wood layer is 4 7/8 by 4 7/ 8 inches.

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.

We have lots going on right now in the Stampin’ Up! world. Designer Series Paper is buy 3 get one FREE!!! The Wood Texture paper used today is apart of the sale!!!

There is also a sale. Celebrating World Card Making Day!  There are some awesome stamp sets in the sale. Also when you buy a Fast Fuse adhesive you get two refills for FREE!!! The More Cards and Envelopes are part of this awesome sale!!! everything in the sale is 15% off!!!

Have you heard that Paper Pumpkin in October and November will coordinate together for all your Holiday Crafting!!

  • To receive October’s kit, customers must subscribe at by 11:50 PM (MT) on October 10.
  • Remember, the October and November kits coordinate but they also stand alone. You DO NOT need both kits to create a complete project.

Below is a list of products used!  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Supply List

 Thank you for stopping by! I love sharing with you guys! I hope each of you have a amazing Monday. And that you have time to be creative!!!
Peace my friends-


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Posted by on Mar 14, 2017 in Sale-A-Bration, Watercolor pencils | 5 comments

Watercolor squares for a quick graphic card…

I have been using the watercolor pencils a lot lately! I love how easy they make watercoloring. I spend a lot of time playing with these pencils to learn more about how to use them. One of the things I do most when practicing or learning a new watercolor us to color in basic shapes…Really, I do this with any new coloring medium. Last summer I took a copic coring class and we spent hours coloring sphears and squares before we ever started coloring things…It is good to know how to color basic shapes because, most things can be broken down into shapes. And If you know how to color the shape then you can apply that to the object. Anyway, thats enough color theory for today.

When I practice basic shapes, I always make graphic based cards from the practice.

Recently, I have been using dies as a template for this play/practice. They are the perfect little thing to make ovals, squares, and circles.  My favorite right now is the layering squares.  I seem to be reaching for them constantly….  So, you guys will see them even more in the coming weeks?

  • pick one of the layering squares dies and trace it onto watercolor paper.
  • Color in the areas you want to be darker.
  • Using a aqua painter move the color around and paint in the square
  • Repeat for each square
  • After they dry stamp with Thank You from Sale-A-Bration.
  • Finally, add layers and card base…
  • If you are really careful and do not use a lot pf water you can make matching envelopes

This card is perfect for creating sets!

I love how these turn out! And it was a great way to play and learn a little bit more about how amazing our watercolor pencils are!!!

This Sale-A-Bration set is still available when you purchase $50 worth of product you can pick this as your FREE set!!!

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.

Love this card? Take a moment and hop over to Kylie Bertucci’s International Highlights and vote for it!  click here to vote!

I hope you guys have a great day!!! And that you get to be creative!!! Pull those watercolor pencils out and practice (I mean play) with them…it want take long and they will be your favorite coloring medium!!!   Have fun with it!!!!

Peace and Much Love,


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Posted by on Jan 18, 2017 in InKing Royalty Blog Hop, Watercolor, Watercolor circles, Watercolor pencils | 14 comments

Love is in the Air for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s January Blog Hop – our first hop of 2017!  Today’s hop is filled with inspiring projects that feature each artist’s take “Love is in the Air”.  This is the best time of year to start planning your Valentine’s Day projects.  There are amazing, new products in Stampin’ Up!’s Occasions Catalog – and NOW is the best time to get them.  We are excited to share our projects with you and hope they inspire you!  After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.  

Last night when i went to bed i was thinking about what I wanted to share with you guys.  I decided on a watercolor background with beautiful circles.  Then I would add a heart that was a balloon. Well, that was the Idea…I was happy, I would get the chance to play with the new watercolor pencils. Yeppie ?  I even knew what I was going to use to make the circles with…

So tonight when I got home from work, I started on my card. The first step was to tape down some watercolor paper on a board.  I use an old wood clip bard.  Then I used my layering circles dies and traced some circles with a light-colored prismacolor pencil. (ginger root was the color)  And so then the fun began.  Using my new Stampin’ Up! watercolor pencils, a paint brush, and some water I painted the circles.  Dried them and painted some more.  This process is not fast!  It took me about an hour.  Witch, I was not fully expecting. And is really what caused the next event.  Not, that the process was hard.  I was just being slow and carefull!  Trying my best to be like K. Warner Designs……Anyhow, I went and cut down the paper into two small squares.  Stamped love on the card.  And slapped it on a 4 by 4 card base.  Just like I know what I was doing!!!!! Woops…Where did the heart go that was suppose to be a balloon.  Anyway, I love the end results balloon or no balloon.  


Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop,  Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery.  There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Thank you for hopping along with us.  If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  • Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  • Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  • Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB
  • Natalie Lapakko at Stamp Witch Blog
  • Lory Robinson at The Robin’s Nest Designs
  • Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  • Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  • Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  • Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  • Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  • Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  • Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  • Here is my supply list:

    Stamp Set: Jar’s of love

    Paper :  Watercolor Paper and Mellon Mambo

    Other: Layering Circles, Watercolor Pencils, Watercolor brush (love my black sliver brushes), and a small water bowl


    I love blog hop days because I love seeing what all my friends are making.  I hope you will hop along with us and leave some blog love (comments) along the way!

    Much Love,


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