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Posted by on Jul 7, 2017 in Daniel Smith watercolors, Floral Sentaments, Watercolor | 1 comment

Hello Floral Sentiments

I love stamp sets that make it easy to make pretty cards! Large sentiment stamps are always nice to have on hand.  The  Floral Sentiments is one such set! I love that the bold sentiment can just be stamped and look fabulous! I also, love that you can color in the flowers for an impact card!

Floral Sentiments

Previously I have shared a card with a watercolor background and the hello stamped on top.  You can see the card here.

Today I’m sharing a card where the sentiment is stamped and the flowers are colored with watercolor.

  • The watercolors I used were Daniel Smith Quinacridone Pink, Raw Sienna Light, and Undersea Green
  • The sentiment is bold so I kept the rest of the card quite simple. Letting the hello shine!!!
  • The petal garden paper stack is just full of beautiful papers. It pairs perfectly with the old olive sheer ribbon

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

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Below is a list of products used in making this card! If you have any questions feel free to comment below.


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Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in Daniel Smith watercolors, Floral Sentaments, Naturally Eclectic | 1 comment

Floral Hello! 

We all need cards that we can send for any occasion. The Floral Sentiments stamp set is perfect for all occasions with it’s hello and thanks. My favorite two types of cards to send are thank you and hello cards. I love just randomly sending  cards to friends.  I have not been real good at this, lately. But, truly it is one of my joys in life.

Floral Sentiments

Are these not two of the prettiest stamps you have ever seen.  I adore both stamps in this set! They are beautiful just stamped or stamped and colored.  Today I did a little watercolor background and stamped the hello.  Simple and easy…The watercolors I used were Daniel Smith Quinacridone Pink, Raw Sienna Light, and Undersea Green

  • This card is a odd size. It is 6 by 4 1/4th.  To make this size card you need a piece of card stock cut to 6 by 8 1/2 . Then scored at 4 1/4
  • The copper trim is quickly becoming one of my favorite ribbons.
  • The background is from the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper.
  • The colors used are Fresh Fig, Crushed Curry, and Old Olive

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

Shop big and save!!!   We always love our host! But right now they are extra special!!!  So, when you are ready let me know!!! I am always happy to work with you. It’s a perfect time to save even more on all the NEW products!!!

The new catalog is full of Awesome New product! And some pretty amazing returning items!!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope that your Thursday is carved out just right so that you can have some creative time to yourself! I am starting a color class today that is about breaking all the rules.  Should be fun 🙂  We will see how that goes! I hope to be sharing part of my creations from the class with you guys. If all goes well!

Peace and Happiness to you-


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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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    Posted by on May 18, 2016 in In Colors 2016, InKing Royalty Blog Hop, Layering Love, Pop off Paradise, Watercolor | 18 comments

    InKing Royalty Blog Hop

    Sneak Peek Blog Hop

    Welcome to InKing Royalty’s May Blog Hop!  As Stampin’ Up! demonstrators, we’ve already been able to order some fun, new products from the upcoming 2016 Annual Catalog.  What a thrill!  Today’s Blog Hop is filled with inspiring projects that feature sneak peeks of projects from the new catalog.  After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

    I am so in love with the new upcoming catalog from Stampin’ Up!  There are so many amazing stamps, paper, and other products for all of us to love.  One of my favorite stamps from the 2016 Annual Catalog is the Pop of Paradise Stamp Set.  I just love the flamingo and the pineapple!

    Pop of Paradise Stamp Set

    Pop of Paradise Stamp Set


    Another great stamp set is Layering Love.  This set has sentiments paired with amazing fonts!  Now, you know I am a fool for a good font!  And this set defiantly has that covered…

    Layering Love Stamp Set

    Layering Love Stamp Set

    So, for you guys I decided to combine both of these stamp sets with the new In Colors for 2016.(Witch I am now completely in LOVE with!!!!!) Using simple watercolor, the In Colors, and these fabulous stamp sets for a fun artsy card.  Now, I have lots of pictures for you guys so lets get this show on the road!!!


    By making simple brush strokes I was able to make a playful background!!!


    Stamping the sentiment in black really makes it POP against the bold background.  I love how you can see the pattern through the words….Such fun!!!


    Sometimes, Hello is all that needs to be said!!!


    I love how the same basic background can be used to make many different cards that have a personality of their own!


    Attaching vellum to a background can be tricky.  I adhered the vellum to the background under the sequins.  I love how the vellum adds texture and dimension without talking away from the sentiment and background! It also, helps to heat emboss the stamping on the vellum.  This helps prevent smudging….



    When you have worked hard on a background it is best to keep the design simple.  This make everything come together smoothly.

    Let’s talk a little about what I did.  I used my ink refills as watercolor.  A drop of ink from the refill and a little water and you have your own custom watercolor.  The more water you add to the ink the softer the color will be.  All of the strokes made on these cards were created using the Cotman Aquarelle 1 inch brush by Winsor & Newton.  This brush gives great solid strokes.  The paper I used was Strathhmore Mixed Media paper.  There was no particular reason for this.  Though it is a smooth paper that reacts well to stamps and to watercolor.  I worked with two bowls of water.  One to rinse the brush and a clean water bowl to keep my brush thirsty.


    After creating each background I added the stamped image.  Using either Archival Basic Black, Sweet Sugarplum (2016 In Color), or Dapper Denim.  Then keeping with the them of the In Colors each background is backed with one of the new In Colors and placed on a card base of a coordinating In Color!  What fun…

    I have one more for you…It is my favorite….IMAG3250

    Because, I  watercolored with four of the In Colors I decided to use the 5th color (Sweet Sugarplum) for that to adorable flamingo.  To add some fun dimension.  I attached his legs to the card base. Then popped up the body and head using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

    Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop,

  • Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  • 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:


    1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian

    3. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps

    5. Natalie Bradley at

    7. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin

    9. Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB

    11. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery

    13. Becky Volpp at Ink Blossom with Becky

    15. Lory Robinson at The Robin’s Nest Designs

    17. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations

      All new classes have been posted to the calendar of events!  Be sure to check them out!!!  Stampin’ Up! has so many new and wonderful Stamp Sets, Papers, and other products  that it just makes me want to giggle with joy!  I am over the moon excited to share these new product with you through live events!

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      Here is the supply list:

      • Stamp Sets: Pop of Paradise and Layering Love (available June 1st)
      • Paper: Vellum and the 2016 In Colors (Dapper Denim, Sweet Sugarplum, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, and Peekaboo Peach)  Available June 1st!!!!
      • Ink: 2016 In Colors in refills  Available June 1st!!!
      • Other: Multipurpose Glue, Stampin’ Dimentionals, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool
      • Non-Stampin’ Up!: Strathmore Mixed-Medium Paper and Cotman Watercolor  Brush


      The retiring products are leaving soon.  I know you do not want to miss any of the great products leaving!!!



      You can still shop the Occasions Catalog through the end of the month!!!!  Just a little over a week left for these Amazing products!  occ2016-us_01 (1)


      Thank You for visiting me today!  I love sharing with you!  And I would love to here from you.  Please leave any thought or comments below.  This is a busy time in the Stampin’ Up! world.  So much going on! Two catalogs leaving at the end of May! And in June we have a Amazing new Annual Catalog.  If you would like a copy of the new catalog contact me via email. (  I will be happy to help you out!!! You defiantly want to see all the wonderful new Products!!!!

      Much Love,


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    Posted by on May 1, 2016 in Global Design Project, Watercolor, You're Sublime | 1 comment

    Global Design Project #GDP33

    The design team over at Global Design Project has been hosting wonderful challenges for us all.  I just love all the wonderful projects brought to us each week by Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from all over the world!!   The latest challenge is a color challenge.   Night of Navy, Calypso Coral, and Sahara Sand.  This is a fabulous color combination that can be quite springy, but can lean it other seasons as well.  As I was making my card, I thought my background would make a fab. card for a Auburn fan.  So, it just might come back around when football season rolls around.  (Though, I think I will just let someone else make that card ….hummm…but, the idea is rolling around in the head)  Anyway, on with the color challenge.  Global Design Project 033

    When thinking about the card I wanted to make.  I could see stripes of Night of Navy and Calypso Coral.  I had several different different choices of how to make these stripes.  I could have used masking, or the striped decorative mask or even strips of paper.  In the end, Strips of paper won out.  I wanted a bold background that was purely navy and coral.  The simple stamped image from Your Sublime really stands out against the bold background.    Your Sublime

    These adorable images are so much fun to color!!!  I just love stamping with them.



    Here are a few details:

    • The wheelbarrow image is stamped in versa mark ink on Hot Press watercolor paper and then heat embosses using basic black embossing powder.
    • Using Night of Navy, Calypso Coral, and Sahara Sand ink refills and a Aqua Painter the image was water-colored.
    • The background was made by gluing 1/2 inch strips of Night of Nave and Calypso Coral card stock to a panel of Whisper White.

    Just so that you know!!!    Back embossing powder will be retiring soon!  So, be sure to buy yours now!!!







    The supply list:

    Ink: Versa Mark, Night of Navy, Calypso Coral, and Sarah Sand

    Paper: Saraha Sand, Night of Navy, Calypso Coral, and Whisper White

    Other: Black Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Aqua Painter, Multipurpose Glue, and Stampin’ Dimensionals

    Non-Stampin’ Up! :  Hot Press Watercolor Paper (Arches)

    Be sure to check out all  the retiring products!  They will be leaving us soon!

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    I am looking forward to all the new products Stampin’ Up! is bring to us in the new catalog.  I sure hope you are ready for your stamping world to be changed.  This catalog is AMAZING!!!  And I can’t wait to share it with you!!! Be sure to Stay Tuned for more!

    Much Love,


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