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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

You're SImply The Best in Pink

I am a sucker for these poppy's from Penny Black. Normally I go for orange but his time I went Pink!
It's a pretty simple card nothing too complicated and I even kept the it clean, no splatters this time. The stamped sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Spring is Around the Corner - Happy Birthday in Pink

Well my pink Ranunculus are blooming and I am very much thinking pink this week as you will see with some pink themed cards.

Loving our hints of warm weather but I am racing against mother nature trying to repaint my Pergola before I have my two wisteria vines go into full bloom. Glad to say I am officially 3/4 of the way done and it's a huge overhang but when these two vines (one is a double bloom in purple and white; very fragrant and the other is Pink) are full of blossoms they will look spectacular against the white wood.

I love the punch of black with the pink water colored flowers. And that hint of pp peeking out was a new purchase at the Expo, its a 6x6 pad from Lawn Fawn. Makes me feel spring happy!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Late Valentine's Day Project (Photo Heavy)

When I went to the expo I made sure I worked on this little book for my dd. I had started it with the intent to give it to her for Valenitne's Day but alas it didn't work out that way. I still wanted to finish it and give it to her none the less. Most all the product is just stuff that is so old that I was happy to be able to use.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Wish you the most Beautiful Day

I was enjoying the water coloring so deiced to work on a few flowers. When I walk I see these gorgeous roses that are red on the inside and then have yellow edges so I tried to mimic that here, you can see I failed miserably and somehow ended up with yellowish orange.  I then die cut the flowers but stamped the leaves on the background. It still needed a bit more bling so on went the sequins.

The stamps are all from Altenew. 

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Happy Birthday - Watercolor scene

This birthday card is for my youngest son and again, what to do what to do. I really wanted something more adultish for sure and then decided on watercolor with a stamp. It was pretty easy to paint a faint background and then just stamp the trees and blend in the bottom to look like dirt. I added a sentiment and still felt this to be a little plain and off balance so I added in some washi tape and enamel dots.  The tree stamp is from Stampscapes.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Zappy Birthday!

Well if you haven't noticed I have been MIA for two weeks, sorry about that and if you have returned as a faithful reader I appreciate that.  I have officially decided I need a clone, I have far too many hobbies that I partake in, so besides watching the grandbabies part time during school and full time when not, I bake, garden, scrapbook, stamp, sew, water color, attempt to run 2 etsy stores and then I have recently decided to do home maintenance which is really a code word for deep cleaning, minor repairs and fresh coats of paint and with all those items I try to walk and hour a day and lift weights for 20 min. I just don't have enough time to do it all and sometimes projects have to take back seats to others, this frustrates me to no end.

Any hoo I am back to some much needed crafty time. I have the expo this weekend and am looking forward to it, I even rented a room for the night so I don't have to drive 45 min late at night to turn around and get up early to go back.

Now that I am focusing on the expo and all things crafty for a bit I knew I needed to finish some birthday cards. Up first is one that is long over due for my oldest grandson who recently turned 18. Let me tell you guy cards are a pain, they don't want some cutesy animal or some flowers so I tried to keep it on the numerous side. I am fearful this might look a little too feminine and if I need to I will substitute it for another last minute. We haven't celebrated his birthday yet so I still have some time.

The silhouette die is from MFTS and the sentiment, bubble and lightning bolt are from Papertrey Ink.

I used watercolors to create the back ground then used a white pen and a clear glitter pen to give the illusions of stars.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Happy To Be Stuck With You

Making all these Valentine cards made me realize I really should make one for my dear hubby, I certainly don't want to forget him. I had spied these cacti from MFTS and figured this would work for a guy card, not quite a flower so it should work.

I also wanted to use some watercolors so I painted them and only diecut the frame out, Left the card pretty simple only adorned it with a small epoxy heart and popped up the stamped panel. I was lucky in that the stamp set had a sentiment I thought was perfect, I was thinking I was going to have to print my own but was lucky I didn't need to.

I tried not to use pink but I knew it needed a colorful background pp so after scouring through my papers I did settle on this pink, green and blue plaid from MFTS but I think it doesn't come off too feminine at least I am hoping my dh doesn't think so.