Tag Archives: Watercolor

Get Better Soon!

Last week, my daughter’s boyfriend had knee surgery:(  Poor guy!  He hurt it playing football for Delta College. Shannon is currently in Southern California attending Loyola Marymont University, so she couldn’t be with him and was feeling really bad.  She wanted to do something special to make him feel better.  So, we talked … she knew she couldn’t take off school to travel home, so she decided to buy his Christmas… Read More »

Watercolor Lifting

Do you ever check out the videos on Stampin’ Up!’s You Tube Channel?  They have some really amazing ideas!!!  I highly recommend subscribing. If you’re ever feeling like you need a little inspiration, go check it out, and soon you’ll be bursting with ideas. Lately, I found a really cool new technique this way.  It’s called Watercolor Lifting and I’ve attached the Stampin’ Up! You Tube Video below to explain… Read More »

Candy Cane Christmas

I love Christmas so much!  I especially love making handmade cards for all my friends and family.  I start really early so I don’t get stressed.  I make a few here and a few there, and usually by the time December rolls around, I have most of them made.  Then, I pick my favorites, make some duplicates and voila, done! That means I’m already starting to design Christmas cards for my… Read More »

September Desktop Calendars

I finished my September 2017 Desktop Calendars!!!!  I had every intention of completing them last month; in fact, I printed the calendar sheets, cut them out, and even had the basic idea designed in my head, but then the month got away from me… Well, moving on.  For this edition, I used the Falling Flowers stamp set and May Flowers Framelits Dies.  I know you might be saying, flowers again???  But,… Read More »

Touch of Textures Embossing

The Touches of Texture stamp set is REALLY AWESOME.  It’s one of those stamp sets that you look at, and the more you think about it, the more ways you realize you can use it.  It’s not only got pretty floral stamps, but lots and lots of fun background stamps such as the splatter on my card below. This is another card that I completed as part of Kimberly Van… Read More »

Shaker Balloon

One of my co-workers is a new grandpa.  He was so excited to tell me the news and show me pictures of his sweet granddaughter. I tried to think of something different for his card … not too girly.  I ended up using some pink, (I mean it IS a girl), but I also tried to tone it down with bears and a Tip Top Taupe background. My favorite part of this card is… Read More »

Exclusive Thoughtful Branches!

Stampin’ Up! is offering Bonus Days during July.  Buy products in July and earn coupons to spend in August!!!  There’s no limit to the number of coupons you can earn or spend, so enjoy! Then, just in time to use your coupons, Stampin’ Up! has an exclusive new bundle that’s available August 2 called Thoughtful Branches!  You’re going to love this bundle.  The stamps and fonts are gorgeous and the… Read More »

Watercolor Falling Flowers

One of my very favorite products from the Annual Catalog is the Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack.  It’s got gorgeous background papers, including the beautiful wood background paper that I’m featuring on my card today.  There are four sheets of this paper in the stack, and I’m hording them for very special cards. And this card is very, very special.  It’s for a dear friend of mine who’s father… Read More »

Grunge Scrapbook Page

Today, I have a scrapbook page to share that I created with My Memories Suite software.  I’m continuing to work on Shannon’s school scrapbook.  Obviously, I’m going out of order since these are recent photos.  (I tend to do that a lot.)  But, I figure as long as I get something done, I’m working in the right direction.  I like to complete pages as inspiration hits me. My friend Beth… Read More »

Botanical Easter Basket

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!  I should have made a St. Patrick’s Day project!!!  Oh well, missed the boat there.  I have to admit that I don’t do that much celebrating for St. Patty’s Day.  I mostly just dress up in green and hide a few chocolate shamrocks and gold coins for the kids.  Now that one kid is away at college and the other one is so busy I hardly… Read More »

Beautiful Ride Tie Dye

I feel like I’ve stepped back into the 60s!!!  Think tie die shirts, Beatles (the band and the car), peace and groovy love … man. Seriously, I was looking at Pinterest the other day and saw a card with a tie die background that totally inspired me.  It’s such a perfect background to go with the Beautiful Ride stamp set!  I just had to play around and figure out how… Read More »

What I Love – Watercoloring

My card today uses the What I Love Sale-A-Bration stamp set.  This is a great stamp set that you can use to make simple cards, like the one I showed you on Tuesday, or a more difficult one like my card today. My card today uses a stamping and spritzing technique that makes the card look watercolored.  Yet, you don’t have to lift a brush! First, let me start with… Read More »

Pedal Pusher

Did you know that as of February16, Stampin’ Up! added three new limited edition Sale-A-Bration (SAB) products?  You can earn your choice of one of these products (including one of the original products as well) each time you spend $50 from now until March 31, 2016.  Today, I’m featuring one of the new SAB products called the Petal Pusher stamp set. I immediately fell in love with this stamp set… Read More »

Life Is A Beautiful Ride

Life is a beautiful ride.  Isn’t that true?  I’m a “glass half full” type of person, so when I saw this stamp set, I immediately fell in love with it.  Plus, it’s got that adorable VW bug AND a surfboard!  Of course, there are all sorts of other stamps that come with this set, but those were the ones that really sold me.  I was born and raised in Southern… Read More »

Watercolor Effects

For Technique Thursday this week, I thought I’d try something different with watercoloring.  Instead of watercoloring underneath my Bloomin’ Heart Thinlit die cut, I decided to watercolor right on top of it!  I thought this might be a pretty variation, and I love the way it turned out. My sister-in-law and I were working with this beautiful heart die cut earlier this week.  She came over to my house to… Read More »

Hello Watercolor

I’m CASEing (Copy And Share Everying) today.  I saw a post on Connie Collin’s blog that so inspired me that I just had to try it for myself.  She’s one of my favorite Artisan Designers from this year’s group.  She loves watercoloring and has been doing some amazing projects lately. I changed up the color and orientation of my card, but I really adored the watercolored flowers that Connie had… Read More »

Weekly News

Today, I have another Christmas card to share with you.  This card uses the Reason For the Season stamp set and coordinating Festive Flower Builder Punch.  (You can purchase these two items in a bundle for 15% off!)  I recently featured these two products in my November classes.  They are so versatile!  In my classes, we made a card using two-step stamping to stamp and color the poinsettia flower image;… Read More »

Spritz It Up!

Can you believe it’s September already?  Fall is in the air, even though it’s still blazing hot outside.  It makes me start thinking of cooler weather and falling leaves.  That was the inspiration for my card today. This card my look complicated, but it’s surprisingly easy to make.  I created the blurred, watercolor images with the For All Things stamp set and a Stampin’ Spritzer. I create the background strip,… Read More »

It’s A Jelly

Today, I have another card made with the new archival ink available to purchase September 1 in the Holiday Catalog.  This time, I used Basic Black Archival ink along with my From Land to Sea stamp set.  This is a perfect stamp set to watercolor, so I thought I’d test out this new ink a little further. Have you ever seen the movie Strange Brew?  It’s an old movie from… Read More »

New Archival Ink!

Stampin’ Up! has a wonderful new product in the Holiday Catalog – archival inks in both Basic Black and Basic Gray.  You can find them on page 19, and you might easily pass them by thinking, what’s the big deal about archival ink?  Well, if you like to watercolor or use Blender Pens, you’re going to love these new inks!  They are especially made to work with these coloring tools… Read More »