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Wednesday, May 25, 2016



Blog hop inspiration

I love the way Sarah layered the gray text over the watercolored images here, and I thought how lovely the same design principles would look applied to a card! Replace the popsicles with butterflies, florals, hearts, stars or anything else you dream up. Pick one of the color palettes to base your entire card on, or try using all of them! Look for big sentiments that featured a mix of serif and script. Really experiment and have fun stepping out of your comfort zone!

I really enjoyed the inspiration photograph.
I am not usually a pastel person, but somehow the sorbet look of these colors spoke to me!

I used the small butterfly from the MIM Color Pop Butterflies.
It is the perfect size.
The colors in the inspiration look like they are water colored.
I wanted to stamp, so I did a lot of stamping off, first.

The background is ink splattered with mostly Aqua Mist,
with a few drops of Summer Sunrise.

I was happy to find a mix of script and outline fonts in 
Everyday Happiness! 

Pretty happy with this card, even in pastel...though I would rather say...sorbet!

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016



Create a project utilizing your take on the challenge. Your project must use at least one Papertrey product and a masked background.

I LOVE Laurie's inked background.
I LOVE the ombre look...

But as she was wrapping up her video she suggested using a stencil.
She might have said, in addition to...not sure...
but I took it and ran...
I used one of Papertrey's Modern Background Stencils.
Blue inks. Enchanted Evening, Blueberry Sky, Spring Rain.

Did you read Ted's post?
He said he tore a corner lifting the tape after inking...yeah, me too!
See that pretty little sequin in the bottom left corner...yep...camouflage!

And I just cannot stop using Spring Woods!
I LOVE it so much.

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Friday, May 20, 2016



Create a project utilizing your take on the challenge. Your project must use at least one Papertrey product and a money gift as part of the card design.

Another fun Papertrey Ink challenge.
Lexi is the queen of folded, container type projects.
One of my favorite challenges, ever was her Trapper Keeper from Stamp-A-Faire 2014
                                                Lexi's                                            Mine

Retro Rainbows 1           

These were so much fun!!!

So, I decided to make an wallet.
I have a college graduation party to attend next weekend.

The Sentiments and mortar board are from For the Graduate

I didn't stitch mine. I would have had to have dusted my machine off...literally!!!

Now I am not really this cheap.
I went into my sons room to see if he had any paper money. 
He did!!!
But just a $5.

Did anyone have trouble editing their money?
I took several other shots that showed the money more closely.
I got a warning,.. I think for counterfeiters???
No. Can. Do!

The "credit card" sentiment is from Lunchbox Love. 

Thanks Lexi. I still love the Trapper keeper, best!!!

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Thursday, May 19, 2016


I attend a rather large...20,000+church. It is The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection.
It is located in Leawood, Kansas.
One of the reasons I attend the church is the awesome programs available.
It gives us ways to serve our God!
Betsy"s Tiny town Church die along with the Tiny Town Basics gave me a great idea.
The church is building a new sanctuary. It will have whole wall of stained glass windows.
money was donated separately for this. People could buy a section in honor of someone.
My friend bought a section to honor my husband Al. It is a beautiful memorial.
So I decided to sell cards that I made stained glass windows in the church.

I adhered acetate to the bakc of the church and colored them with Sharpies.

I made a lot of colors.

I also made church favor boxes.

A tray of them...

I thoughtfully added my replica of the 2015 Kansas City Royals World Series trophy...
just in case you wanted to share in its glory!!!


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Wednesday, May 11, 2016


MIM 248 You Make Me Happy Card

-Create a project utilizing your take on the challenge. Your project must use at least one Papertrey product and ink blending with a die cut mask.

I really loved this technique! I liked it a lot.
I am not the best ink blender. I get too impatient, and that light hand thing...ummmm, not so much!

This was quick and pretty easy.
I cut my masks out of acetate. It worked really well.

I chose several of the star dies I have. Seeing Stars and the star from tipped Tops.

My color palette was a standard one for me... 

Pure Poppy, Berry Sorbet, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold.
Like all of us, I am always looking for masculine cards.
I think this fits the bill!

I added some Summer Sunrise Die cuts on top of the ink blended images.
We can't have a flat card, now can we...

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016



Create a project utilizing your take on the challenge. Your project must use at least one Papertrey product and a watercolored card set.

I had so much fun with this challenge.
I do not have any of the printed water color papers, so I made my own!

Vintage Linen is my all time favorite floral.
I LOVE it! Dawn did an amazing job with it.

I took the medium and small outline images. I stamped the medium one on watercolor paper, masked it off and stamped the 2 smaller images on each side.
There was no room for the leaves. It took a lot of experimenting but I finally settled on Harvest Berries leaves. 

Here is my set of four.

I used the flourish stamp from the Stamp-a-faire 1920's set.
the Sending is from the anniversary set Painted Petals.
I used Rainstones on this one.

Grateful is from Enclosed Leaf.
Sequins here,

Always is from Brushed Blooms

And lastly one more from the anniversary set!

I had a lot of fun.
Thank you Melissa. I LOVE your watercolor technique.
It was so quick and easy...

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