You've Got This

Friday, August 26, 2016

Hello, hello, hello!  I am the worst blogger in the history of bloggers these days. I just can't seem to pull it together. I have so much to share and so little time to write posts, link product and take actual pictures of things.   It's been a crazy year for me. With Summer winding down and the kids going back to school soon I am really hoping to get things on this blog and my new blog moving....Yes, a new blog. Much different than this one. I will post more about that the closer I get. It will be a new business and it needs much work before it is ready to go (hence the really bad blogger).

I have been creating and buying. There are so many great products out there it's hard not to shop. I fell in love with a ton of the newest releases. I have a drawer full of new stamps that are just dying to get ink on them and be moved in with the other loved stamps.

Magical Dragons from My Favorite Things stole my heart the second I saw a sneak peek on Instagram! I instantly knew I wanted to make this card for one of my kids.

I used Lawn Fawn's Grass Die cut to cut down a piece of scrap paper. I used it as a guide to watercolor the grass onto my watercolor paper. I also created some hand drawn clouds on scrap paper, cut them out and then traced them with watercolor. I used a pearl watercolor to color the clouds in. You can't see it in the photos but the sparkle in real life is amazing!

The little dragon from MFT actually faces the opposite way.  I don't have the matching dies  yet so I improvised and used my Pixscan mat from Silhouette and imported the stamped images.  I flipped the little dragon, offset both dragons and then cut the shapes out. I then stamped the baby dragon onto the new MFT reverse image stamp, placed the die cut that I created back into the negative space and stamped him. It works like a charm when using the mini MISTI. I watercolor both dragons with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

For the sentiment, I used a Wplus9 sentiment from the Going Places stamp set. I had to mask off part of it as the stamp actually reads "What if YOU fall" I wanted the baby dragon to say "I" so I hand wrote the I in myself.

I used some Doodlebug Sprinkles for the flowers and the sun. I die cut the whole thing with Mama Elephants Femme Frames.

The inside of the card shows the little dragon taking flight using the MFT Surf & Turf slider dies. Here is a quick little video showing it in motion (sorry for the quality, I shot it on my iPhone really quick)

I don't own a stamp that says "You've Got This" so I created it in Photoshop and then printed it inside the card.  I used a white gel pen to add the lines to make it pop more.

That's it for today. I have a crazy weekend up ahead. Band Camp is winding up this week and then the Band Season kicks off. It's my son's Senior year and it is going to go so quickly! I need to soak it all in before he flies out of the nest!

Have a wonderful day!

I Love you (mom)

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

HELLO! I am back today and for the first time ever I am playing along over at the Lawnscaping Blog!  Why I have never done this challenge blog before is beyond me. I never used to enter many challenges but I am really into them right now so you will be seeing a lot more of them.

Today's card was for my Mom for Mother's Day. I adore these bunnies from the Hello Baby set.  I have made a few cards with this set. I love it.

I started by coloring the grass with my Copics (Image listed below with the colors)

I kept it really simply as I didn't want to detract from the rabbits. I colored over the bottom of the bunnies to make it look more like the were sitting in the grass rather than on the grass. It about killed me though. I was so afraid I was going to end up ruining it. It took me a day or so before I actually came to grips with it and decided I liked it. Whew! Would have been such a bummer if I hadn't.
I made a little bow banner with the Paper Smooches Little Bow die using the Lawn Fawn 6x6 plaid paper. I love these papers! I need to have many of those 6x6 pads in my life. I use them all the time!

Close up of the grass. I should add that I am waaaaaay late on the Copic Bandwagon. I have just recently really started using them and learning how to use them after owning them for like 6 years. I am taking some self paced courses on them. I have always been a Prismacolor colored pencil girl, which the bunnies were colored with, but these books I am following to learn Copics are really changing my thinking on this. I am doomed. Actually my wallet is doomed. My husband better hide the credit card now because I have a list a country mile long of Copic Colors that I NEED! ha!
Some very simple  sentiment stamping (Paper Smooches Word Salad) and some Lucy's Little Things bring this card all together.

Thanks for Stopping by.



Online Card Classes, Vellum Embossing

Friday, May 6, 2016

Hello,  hello, hello!!!  Wow! It feels weird to be back...good weird.  I have taken a year off to regroup, do some extensive designing and open a brick and mortar store. So much has gone on since I left the blogging world.  But I am back....and with that here is a card that I just made for the new Online Card Classes Class  Clear& Sheer

I traced the Hero Arts Classic Tea Flower (H5577) onto some vellum and then using a stylus to emboss it. It was a technique that Dawn Woleslagle of Wplus9 taught on Day 2 of Class. It is also *watercolored* with Copics. Truly an incredible technique. This class was AWESOME!!

If you have never taken a class at Online Card Classes I encourage you to. They are worth every penny. You can take them at any time. Even though the last day of class is tomorrow you can still take the class at your own pace. You just won't be eligible for prizes or to have teacher feedback via the message boards.  I am still trying to catch up on a few other classes that I never got to take when they were live.

Well that is it for me today. Please visit often, follow in a reader, sign up via e-mail. I have so much to share. I am not going to be posting just cards anymore. I have been up to so much since I left a year ago. I have all kinds of home decor projects to share, lots of videos to come and lots of tutorials. I hope you will stick around!


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Watercolor and Salt Technique

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Hello and Happy Saturday!  Today I am over on the a2z Scrapbooking Blog sharing how I did a fun watercolor technique using Sprays, Daubers, Water and salt.

Here is a sneak of the card:

To see the full card and directions on how I achieved this effect please visit the a2z Scrapbooking Blog. I also have a discount code over there for my readers to get 15% off of your order of $25.

Make sure to come back on Monday to see how I turned a beautiful flower set into a wintery scene. I've really been trying to stretch my stamps lately and this one I really pushed.

See you then.


Ho Ho Ho Gift card holder

Friday, December 5, 2014

I'm here with a quick share today. I made this super quick gift card the other day with very few products.

The stamp set is from Hampton Arts. I bought it years ago and forgot I even had it until we moved last year and found it. I love this little Santa.  I made the card a tad smaller than normal. I used a 1 inch crease at the bottom of the card to fold up inside so I could put a gift card inside. I colored Santa with some Prisma colored pencils and used this die from Simon Say Stamp.

Super fast, super cute.

Tomorrow I will be here with a watercolor card for a2z Scrapbooking and on Monday I am going to show you how I used this set to create a winter card. Don't believe you can use flowers for a wintery card? Come back Monday and I'll show you how easy it really was! :)

I'm also entering this card in this weeks Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge which is all about Christmas and Holiday's

See you then.