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  • Coffee and Cards,  Technique

    Snow Front?

    Sure does not look like a snowy scene. I really love how much this set changes when you change the colors. You can check the facebook live here. The only thing that was subtracted was the “smoke” from the chimney. To do that was just a matter of not inking that section of the cabin. Funny how the look changes also when you watercolor or just straight stamp. Can you tell which is which?? The first one (left) is the straight stamp. How can you tell? The leaf colors are darker. The “grass” in that one is where we started the watercolor technique. They the leaves on the second (middle)…

  • In-Colors,  Technique

    Sending Hugs w/Inspiring Iris

    Sending virtual hugs… This card happened because I was showing someone how to do the “leaves”. Using some water and Mossy Meadow reinker. I have a questions for you…. I think that these “leaves” look like cattails? Is it hard to tell with the ribbon there? Wink of Stella… Ohhh, how I wish that the Wink of Stella photographed better! I know you are wondering how I was able to get that Purple Posy Ink. Actually, that is a second generation Highland Heather. It sure gets sooo, close. In addition to this card, how about a video?? I can work on that later this week!! Yup, I added it to…

  • Girls Night,  Technique

    March Girls Night idea

    Set Mash Up! Using the Inspiring Iris stamp set (149268) and the Flourish Dies (141478) to create this card. The idea came to me because of the pattern in the stamp set. That pattern is sooo close I decided to try it together. I would say it was a WINNER! How about you? Then ladies decided that this card should be in all different colors!! LOVE! However, I need to point out that the “background” or the “grass” is actually the background for the Iris stem!! To me it looked like a cattail. What do you think?? You really will want to join us next month. I made chocolate chip…

  • Challenges,  Technique

    Small Bloom Punch for a Challenge

    How about a Global Design Project Challenge? The challenge this week … C.A.S.E. the designer! And I love Charlet Mallett’s cards! Always a little extra pretties! Here is her cards. Beautiful, right? What spoke to me is that Small Bloom punch. And the flowers going up the tower! I have been been wanting to try my hand at water colors again, but…. YIKES, the first one sure did NOT turn out! Just tooooooo much water. I share this because there is a learning or relearning curve. Just because you did not get what you wanted on your first or even second try. It does not mean you should not try…

  • Coloring

    Colorful Seasons for more Thankful greetings

    Using a technique that I showed you back on the Waterfront Watercolor Card to stamp the leaves. Using the watercolor technique to stamp the leaves. I used the coordinating leaf die found in the Seasonal Layers (143751). Colors used to create the leaves, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and So Saffron. Kaitlyn and I created the left card first. All the while trying to pick the best sentiment. Country Home (147678) has the “simply thankful…”, while the Painted Harvest (144783) had the “I am thankful…”. Dare I add that the card on the right was all the “extra” leaves. I see a beautiful fall day, sun beginning to set, and my…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Happy Birthday,  Technique,  YouTube video

    8/24 Coffee and Cards

    For Coffee and Cards this week, it was about the Marvelous Markers vs. Stampin’ Blends AND Memento vs StazOn. Are you wondering about this too?? Then this is the episode you will want to watch!! However, let us talk about the above cards.. these are the results of us figuring out which goes with what… Confused?? Here is where we started, Marvelous Markers.. they are just like using your colored ink pads.. you can “color” the stamp and then da-duh! Next was water color paper and the aqua painter… It was decided that StazOn was the black of choice, unless you wanted a more no line look like this. Lastly,…

  • Fancy Fold,  Technique,  YouTube video

    Waterfront Watercolor Technique

    Today, its a double play… Fancy fold AND a Technique. Starting off on page 125 of the annual catalog. The catalog uses Pigment Sprinkles, but what about watercolor instead? Here is what you will need: Waterfront Stamp set (146386) Call me Clover (147178) and Old Olive (100531) re-inker Pretty Peacock (150083) and Old Olive (147090) ink pads. Burlap Ribbon (141487) Silicone Craft Sheet (127853) Aqua Painter (103954) The cardstock measurements; Sahara Sand base 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, Pretty Peacock 2 3/4 x 4 3/4 and lastly think Whisper White 2 1/2 x 4 1/2. This will walk you through step by step!! I can not wait to hear what…

  • Challenges,  Coloring,  In-Colors,  Technique

    Challenge Day!! #194

    Global Design Project Challenge Day!! WooHoo, can you tell I was feeling patriotic? This week is a sketch challenge.. here was the inspiration. Remember yesterdays post?? The jar was coloring one of today’s ribbon. Did you know that with an ink refill some water and either Whisper White Twine (124262) or Polka Dot Tulle (146912) ribbon you can make it ANY color you need?? Ohhhh, I just realized that there is one more still to try… Whisper White Flax Ribbon… Check back next week for that! Lovely Lipstick, Whisper White and Blueberry Bushel are what created the red/white/blue.. or this could also be a nod to Firefighters and Police too..…

  • Add a page title,  Coffee and Cards,  Coloring,  old site

    Coffee and Cards

    Today’s coffee and cards….Ohhhh, what a fun technique and who does not love to color?? this way is easy!!  Check out the fun we had today. Using the Stazon ink and multi ribbon to pull all the colors together. The pretty flowers were a fun touch.. Ohhh I should have added rhinestones to the middle. darn. Well, maybe next time! Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!