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Wednesday, June 1, 2016



Create a project utilizing your take on the challenge. Your project must use at least one Papertrey product and gradient watercolor die cuts.

We have had an eventful start to the summer.
Our dog Abby, whom we ADORE had a couple of growths removed last week. She will be 14 in July. One of them on her, ahem...tail. The stitches decided to open back up and she prodceded to bleed...All.Over.The.House!
So we had lots of cleaning, including carpets. Did you know Hydrogen peroxide completely removes blood? 
Then I got a HORRIFIC case of poison ivy on my left arm...BAD!
It is finally starting to heal...starting...

So today, my camera won't turn on!
I have been having trouble with it lately...
 I took the picture with my iphone...

Its actually not that bad...
I did figure out how to save and edit it...

This is in ROYGBIV order.
I used my new ZIG markers!
I used the Hexagon Cover Plate and Walk by Faith stamps and dies.

Yesterday was eventful as well.
I decided originally to make my card using In the Woods.
Got my water color done, cut it with the cover plate, adhered it and realized I really wanted some blue ink behind the leaves. Did a second one, adhered it and realized I forgot the do the blue inking!!! AGAIN!!!
So, I did a 3rd one...Then I did a lousy job of stamping the sentiment! SERIOUSLY!!!

The sentiment is a bit splotchy and kind of blurry...or something.

It was a frustrating effort, but I think water coloring gives great color variation.
It looks more natural. 

Thank you for listening to my long rant...

Thank you for looking at my blog!


  1. Lovely cards, both. First, when did you succumb to Zigs? And I am not going to mention MISTI. Oops! Anyway, love the cards. Truly stunning.

  2. I can relate to the challenges of card making since I don't always get a card "just right" the first try. Truly, I really like both of your cards. The variation of colors on the Into the Woods die is a lovely result(which I am going to have to try). Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Perseverance paid off...both of your cards are lovely! And considering ALL you've been through lately, I'm even more impressed! Hope this next week goes smoother for you!! :0)

  4. Wow, just wow. Did not know about Abby or your poison ivy. Yay, summer. Both of your cards are very lovely and all the bother was definitely worth it. Cardmaking hardly ever goes smoothly for me. Hugs.

  5. Love your card! Despite your trials this week, your card is simply beautiful!!

  6. Absoultly stunning,both of them! Love the colors!

  7. You would never know by your cards that you had two bad days,sorry!

  8. Susan, you are one determined lady! With all you've been through, you were still able to create two beautiful cards. Love the brightness of your rainbow-colored hexagons but your second one says "do not worry" so heed that advice. Your In The Woods card is divine. Hope you have better days ahead!