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Monday, September 15, 2014

Happy Monday
I thought I'd share a few Instagram pictures with you today mainly because the only halfway decent picture of this card I could get was with my iphone!  Kraft.......;)  I used Pretty Peonies and stamped the first and second step in white pigment ink.  Then, I added color with Derwent Inktense Pencils and water.  Accented with some dots and a sentiment from Dream Believer.  Had to get the envelope in on the action too!
Thank you to my sweet, crafty friends for all of the beautiful birthday cards!
This month's 12 Kits Of Occasions will be a REWIND!  Revisiting old kit leftovers and using those up.  We have invited past DT member and Guest Designers to join us on the 30th so it should be a lot of fun!  We will also be introducing a new member! I plan on focusing on Christmas cards, but expect everything from Birthday to Get Well to Thanksgiving!
See you later

It Ain't Easy {Using} Green

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Aside from leaves, stems, or grass green is not a color I often use.
What about you?  Do you reach for green as the main color in your design?
I decided today should be green's day.  I started out by using the Lattice Frame Die as a stencil to apply some modeling paste to my cardstock.  I let that dry and then added color and water.  I used Mowed Lawn and Peeled Paint distress ink.  When that was dry I added black splatters of Heidi Swapp Color Shine.  From that piece I die cut my circle and feathers.

Everything that was die cut from black cardstock got a coating of clear Wink of Stella.

It's an overcast rainy day here today.  We were going to go out tonight, but maybe we'll get some movies and stay in instead.

Cardstock: WP9 Black, Recollections White
Stamps: WP9 Dream Believer, Hand Lettered Hello
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, TH Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint
Dies: WP9 Dreamcatcher Dies, Hand Lettered Hello, Lattice Frame Die
Other: HS Black Color Shine Spray, Wink Of Stella Clear Glitter Pen, Liquitex Modeling Paste

Butterfly Splats

Friday, September 12, 2014

Hello and Happy Friday!
I made it through my first full week of school and I am starting to feel more alive after work. This is the first time since school started that I felt like making anything {and I worked out!}.  I loved how this Pretty Peonies card turned out that I wanted to create the same look, but with these beautiful butterflies from

 Friday also means that some really beautiful new projects have been added to the Friday Inspiration File

Since yesterday was my birthday I have received some birthday moolah that I am planning to use towards a new camera.  I'd love to hear what you're using, loving, and/or wishing for in a camera.
So far on Instagram I have gotten a few suggestions.
I'd love to hear yours!
Have an awesome weekend.

Cardstock: WP9 White, Black
Stamps: WP9 Flora & Fauna 2, Ink Splats, Lucky Stars
Ink: WP9 Ocean Drive, Lake House, Nautical Navy, Versafine Onyx
Dies: PTI Double Ended Banner Die
Other: Clear Embossing Powder

So Sorry

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

This little card makes me smile.   I think it's funny, but I showed it to Ryan and he said, "Eh.." Lol!
Hope your Tuesday is great and no one smashed your tomatoes!
Thanks for stopping by.

Cardstock: Recollections White, PTI Black
Stamps: WP9 Ink Splats, Punny Produce: Tomatoes, Heartfelt Mix, PTI On The Farm
Ink: WP9 Flamingo, Versafine Onyx
Other: Clear Embossing Powder

Live Your Dream

Monday, September 8, 2014

Good Morning.
I have another card that features several products from the
This card started with a piece of watercolor paper.
I stamped a sentiment from Dream Believer and a few small images from Little Bits with Versamark ink and embossed them with white embossing powder.  Then I dripped on and worked around several colors of PURE COLOR Dye Ink refills.  I let that dry and then die cut the circle and leaves with the Dreamcatcher Dies.  I die cut a few more pieces from black cardstock and assembled my dreamcatcher. 

When I first met Ryan he had a dreamcatcher hanging in his truck from his rear view mirror.  This set is fun to work with and it brings back wonderful memories of dating my husband!
I hope you have a wonderful day.

Cardstock: WP9 White, Black, TH Watercolor Paper
Stamps: WP9 Dream Believer, Little Bits
Ink: WP9 Dye Ink Refills in Mojito, Ocean Drive, and Wild Mango, Versafine Black Onyx, Versafine
Dies: WP9 Dreamcatcher Die Set
Other: White Embossing Powder

A Pretty Peony Bouquet

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Two in a row...I got to sleep in today too!  Not hard to do when on a workday you get up at 5am.  I never would have imagined that
sleeping until 6 or 7 am would be sleeping in!
My Pretty Peonies were heat embossed with white, die cut, and then colored with distress inks. They are gathered into a bouquet and tied up with twine on top of the beautiful Lattice Frame Die cut.  I added a sentiment from Strictly Sentiments 4.

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!
Thanks for stopping by.

Cardstock: WP9 White, Lake House
Stamps: Pretty Peonies, Strictly Sentiments 4
Ink: Versafine Onyx, Versamark, Distress Ink Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar, Mowed Lawn, Wild Honey, Peeled Paint
Dies: WP9 Pretty Peonies, PTI Double Ended Banner
Other: White Embossing Powder, PTI Twine

From My Head Tomatoes

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Happy Saturday...
I will be sleeping in this morning. 
That's as far as I've gotten with my weekend plans. 
What about you? 
Today I have a card featuring another new WPlus9 stamp set called Punny Produce: Tomatoes. Cute little tomato images and sweet little sentiments.  I used the tomatoes to create a patterned paper and then layered a focal image and custom sentiment on top.  The background reminds me of tea towels.  This set and Punny Produce: Pears would be great to use to create recipe cards or even framed kitchen artwork.

Thank so much for coming by today!

Cardstock: WP9 White, Black
Stamps: WP9 Punny Produce: Tomatoes
Ink: WP9 Mojito, Flamingo, Versafine Onyx
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