29 Nov 2016

Being Kind is Never Wasted

I was able to get my hot little hands  on some of the new Concord & 9th stamps - specifically the new Kindhearted Bundle which includes the Kind die and Kindhearted stamp set - SCORE!

I was not aware that Concord & 9th had a challenge blog until yesterday - so I am just in time - even cutting it close hah! - to submitting my creation.

This month it is all about Sparkle and Shine so I stamped up Hello Lovely and set myself up to watercolour.

These sweet flowers remind me of Vinca flowers, so I watercolored them with a bit of purples and greys and blues.

I wasn't really sure of my finished product - but after adding some Wink of Stella, Diamond Dust Stickles AND some sequins I was sold!

I diecut the Kind die with Royal Velvet cardstock three times, adhered them together and then glued it to the bottom third of the watercolour panel.  I stamped the rest of the sentiment and added some sequins and DONE.

Pop on over to Concord & 9th to enter this challenge - but I think it ends today - so hurry!!!

27 Nov 2016

Enjoy Your Watercolour Day!

Good Morning- we are certainly settled in to our winter home and LOVING it!  Punta Gorda is just beautiful and the surrounding area is full of antiques and unique stores.

I'm late for the latest Curtain Call Challenge (a natural thing that I do lol) but since I had just finished organizing my crafty space - and my Zig Markers were handy - I decided to use the photo as inspiration regardless.

Using one of Suzy Plantemura's Birthday Notes watercolour sheets exclusively from Simon Says Stamp - and my Zig watercolour markers - I had some fun!

These sheets are 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" - so after watercoloring, I trimmed down the panel and popped it up onto MFT Natural cardstock base, wrapping some MFT hemp cord around the panel before adhering. This twine is so popular that is is always out of stock - GAH!

Thank you for coming around - I hope to blog more often this winter now that I am situated again whew!

20 Oct 2016

You're Cherry Sweet - except for Google

Good day - cripes, I was almost locked out of my blog.....gotta love google.

The current sketch at Reverse Confetti and the beautiful colours at Color Throwdown were my focus today for my card - sketches and colours - thank you for making this card an easy one!

I stamped and diecut using the cute stamp set from Reverse Confetti - In a Jam - along with the matching Confetti Cuts.

Using the sketch and colours I assembled my card and stamped the sentiment along the bottom - that is from Fancy Word Coordinates.

Short post today - Google has me frazzled!

Thank you for visiting today - I'm off to clean up the yard so we can head south in a couple of weeks - dang winter is coming yikes!

16 Oct 2016

Sweet Treats!

Good Morning!  The Card Concept has a couple of days left to enter a creation for their challenge - so I was up for the game!

Look at this delicious-ness!

I just love Suzy Plantamura's watercolour sheets so I pulled an image from the Suzy's Birthday Notes group and, using my Zig Real Brush Markers, I watercolored to my hearts content!

This just happened to be my grandson's birthday card too - all yummy and fun!

I backed it onto some Papertrey Ink patterned paper and then added a few clear baubles for fun!

Thanks for coming around and check out The Card Concept won't you?!

12 Oct 2016

A Fond Farewell

This is my last official week of designing for Cas-ual Fridays Stamps.  I have been so fortunate to be a part of this amazing company - I am truly thankful to Michele and our fabulous team!!

It is bittersweet that I am stepping down - we winter in Florida and I just don't take the time to stamp as much as I do at home where my permanent stamping area is located.  There is just too much to do with hubby!

I put together a watercolored thank you to mark the occasion using the leaves from Pretty Posies.

I stamped the leaves with Versamark ink onto white watercolour cardstock and then embossed them with white embossing powder.

Using my Zig Real Brush markers, I watercolored the leaves using various shades of green, pink, and yellow.

After it dried - you really have to wait for it to dry completely. completely. completely - I diecut a stitched rectangle from the watercolored leaves.  I popped that up onto a panel of Mint Julep Swiss Dot patterned paper which was adhered to my card base.

I fussy cut a flag  and popped it up onto the front and added a strip of the patterned paper.  I diecut the sentiment from white cardstock and adhered it to the flag.  I finished it off by adding a few Sparkly Clear Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh!

There is another Cas-ual Fridays release coming up soon - so stay tuned!!

I'm entering this card into the Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog which has a Totally Resistable theme this week!
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