FF0008 Watercolored Card for Festive Friday

It’s time for the Festive Friday Challenge, where every challenge is a party! For FF0008, we are honoring Wine Day and/or Watercolor. You can create a card to celebrate Wine Day (May 25th), or a card featuring watercoloring, or a watercolored Wine Day card or project!  Whatever way you decide…

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Good-by, Charming Cafe – A Shadowbox Card

Charming Cafe is an adorable set.  With it’s coordinating  Cafe Builder Framelits Dies, it’s perfect for creating a shadowbox card like this one. Sadly, it will be retiring May 31st.  Don’t overlook this hidden treasure! Colors of the Day Basic Black Basic Gray Bermuda Bay Calypso Coral Daffodil Delight Early…

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On the CASE: Weather Together

Nicole and I are back On the CASE this week continuing our quest: To work through current Stampin’ Up! catalogs breaking down gorgeous samples, step-by-step, just for you!  Here is the scoop: Every other Wednesday, we will be CASEing a card from one of Stampin’ Up!’s current catalogs. CASE means…

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FF0002 Employee Appreciation Day and/or Ribbon

It’s time for the Festive Friday Challenge, where every challenge is a party! This week for FF0002, we are honoring Employee Appreciation Day, which is celebrated on March 2nd.  Just think of all the versatile things you could create for this challenge: a simple thank you card, a gift card…

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On the CASE: The CASE of Friendship’s Sweetest Thoughts

It’s time for On the CASE with Ann & Nicole! Your favorite stamping sleuths are back at work continuing our quest: To work through current Stampin’ Up! catalogs breaking down gorgeous samples, step-by-step, just for you! In “case” this is your first “On the CASE” visit, here is the scoop:…

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Pretty Thank You Card (Plus Meet the Puppy)

Boxer puppy pictures are at the end of today’s post.  But first, let’s stamp a card!  Who couldn’t use a pretty thank you card, especially one as easy to create as this one? The Petal Passions Designer Series Paper is easily colored using Stampin’ Blends, while Lemon Lime Twist Glimmer…

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A Peek at Petal Palette

With the last of my Christmas cards in the mail, I found time to play with one of the new sets from the Occasions Catalog. The catalog, which goes live January 3rd, is filled with fabulous papers, ribbons, embellishments, and of course, stamp sets. I hope you like this peek…

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Faux Watercoloring with Mistletoe Friends

Faux watercoloring  using Blender Pens and inks is one of my favorite techniques. There is just something so relaxing about coloring, whether it is with Blender Pens, Stampin’ Blends, or Watercolor Pencils! In need of a little “me” time on this late November afternoon, I sat down, Blender Pens in…

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Faux Water Color Card 3 – Christmas in the Making

As I mentioned several posts ago, the Christmas in the Making stamp set tugged at my heart strings from the first moment I saw it. Maybe it’s because it reminded me of the carefree days of my childhood and the wonderful Christmases of my youth.  After coloring the first image…

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