Technique Tuesday Meets My Sweet Petunia

Hello friends!
Something awesome is happening today. Technique Tuesday and My Sweet Petunia, have joined forces for a blog hop, and giveaway.  One person will win a $50 gc to Technique Tuesday, as well as someone receiving a $50 to My Sweet Petunia.  So simple, all you do is leave a comment, thats it.  All comments need to be left by May 28th, with winners announced on the 29th.

You are at my blog currently (Latisha(, and next up is Jeanne! Below is a list of all the blogs providing you with beautiful ideas and inspiration today. 

I am sharing with you a card, where the image was stamped three different times, in different positions to create a scene.  Below is a short photo tutorial of the process. For those of you new to the MISTI tool by My Sweet Petunia.  The MISTI is a stamping platform, that enables the stamper to stamp multiple times perfectly in the same spot.  Magnets hold the paper down, and the grid allows for perfect placement.  It truly is a stampers ultimate tool.

First the image was placed in the center of the white cardstock, held in place by the two magnets. The stamp set is from Technique Tuesday called Budding Poppies.

Removing the stamp, cleaning it (to prevent unwanted ink marks), repositioning the stamp, then inking it again.  The goal is to create a flower scene.

After the image was stamped in three different spots using Memento Tuxedo black ink, the poppies were ready to be colored in.  The coloring medium for the flowers is a variety of Copic Markers.

Red copic markers can sometimes bleed, so i like to start with the lightest colors, moving on to the darkest in a color family.

Once the coloring was completed. The stamped panel was placed back into the MISTI, for the sentiment to be stamped.

The panel was layered onto red cardstock with foam adhesive, then adhered to the card front.

I hope you enjoyed my project today, and inspired you to create a fun scene using the MISTI tool and stamps.

Enjoy the hop!

Planner Page

If you are a planner person, I am sharing one of my planer pages over on the Fancy Pants Designs blog, using the Pool Side paper collection.


When I started working on this card, I mostly was playing around with watercolors, trying to find a muted ocean color.  I live close to the ocean, and sometimes when the sun hits the water just right, you see gold.  Thats why there is gold in the blue. 
To be honest, I know I have see manatees, but don't remember what color they were. So, i made a pretty ombre of pink and purples.
Just a card with a pretty wave and colors for you today.  Its fun to be free in cardmaking at times instead of overthinking a design.
Head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog, where there are seriously amazing samples, they are crazy good!

Happy Birthday

If you are a fan of the critters that Lawn Fawn creates, then you are going to love this new set!  Its called Concert Critters, and they are playing instruments! So adorable!

I started by coloring the background of the panel, doing a was of brown and blue.  Next the images were stamped onto watercolor paper and water colored in.  Instead of using the dies that perfectly coordinate with the set. I chose to fussy cut the images to get as close to the border as possible. 

Once the panel was dry, the sentiment and music notes were stamped in black ink.  The critters and stand were adhered to the card front using foam adhesive. To embellish further Aquatic Mist Nuvo drops were added.

Once the card was complete, it needed something.  Applying Wink of Stella in clear was the perfect choice!

Head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog for more great inspiration, as well as a chance to win the latest release!!

My Deepest Thanks

Hello friends!
Let me first say, watercoloring is not easy lol. I am on a mission to get better.  Since I have been using copic markers since 2005 (13 years) it is my go to way of coloring, its second nature.  So using watercolor as a medium where I feel I have less control has been a learning process for sure!

With that said, todays project is a muted pastel water colored card.  The watercolor paper is from Arches, so its a nice thick paper, it also means it takes longer to dry.  So on one panel I created the background, then on the other I stamped the image and die.  I did not want a white edge along my girl diver, so I fussy cut along the edge of the stamped image.

You cannot really tell from the photo, but the diver and the porthole diecut are adhered with foam adhesive giving the card a little more depth.

Head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog, to see amazing project using new product as well as a chance to win the release!!

Let's Roll

Hello friends!
The next few days, I will be sharing projects from the Lawn Fawn summer release.  I am warning you now, you will want it all.  They are just so cute!
The card above has a few new products on it.  A stamp set called Coaster Critters, and a die set called Bunting Borders.  If i see a banner stamp set, stickers or dies, I instantly need them.  Anyone else? They just add a nice festive touch to basically everything.
So, I die cut water color paper with the Bunting die, then water colored each banner.  The roller coaster was stamped onto the front panel in permanent black ink, then the grass and sky were water colored.  The cart, critters and ticket booth were stamped onto water color paper, colored in, fussy cut out, then adhered with foam tape onto the card front. 
The design team has made such great samples using this set, I encourage you to go check them out over on the Lawn Fawn blog.  There also is a huge giveaway!

You Are On My Mind

Hello friends!
Technique Tuesday is having a big release of new stamps and dies.  If you have been following along on the TT blog, then you might have seen a few images of the sets.  I am sharing a card using the Lilac stamp set.  This set is a mini set, I don't know the measurements off hand, but I'm pretty sure its a 3 x 4 inch stamp set.  There is the big lilac image, a few petals, and then some wonderful sentiments.

When creating this card, I had a friend in mind who could use a little bit of happy mail.  So, I spent a little extra time coloring it all in.
The lilac image was stamped several times in a light grey ink, as well as the small petals. Then colored in using watercolors.  I used 4 colors, 2 different purples, a green and a yellow.  Once the panel was dry, it was adhered to a card base (4.25x5.5 in) using foam adhesive.  Then a white panel was die cut using a rectangle die.  The sentiment and petals were stamped in a black ink, and only the petals were colored in.  The diecut panel was adhered using foam adhesive, and to embellish a bow was added.

Do you ever put a little extra care into a card?  I hope this puts a smile on my friend face!


You Did It!

Hello friends! This is Day 2 of the Technique Tuesday release for May. The stamp set I am sneak peeking today, is called Congrats Grad.  
Since this is the time college and high school students are graduating, this is the perfect set to mass produce congratulations cards.  It has bold sentiments and easy to color, lined images.  Or, they can be stamped without being colored in.
For this card, I stamped everything in a permanent black ink, then colored in the images with water colors.  Once the panel was dry, I die cut the paper using a square diecut.  The diecut was adhered to the card front using foam adhesive, then embellished with twine and nuvo drops.
Head on over to the Technique Tuesday blog to see the reveal of this stamp set!

Love Beyond Measure

Hello friends!  I hope wherever you are visiting from today, that you are having a wonderful Sunday!  I am showing a sneak peek of a new stamp set called What A Guy from Technique Tuesday.  This set has really fun "tool" images and then sentiments that coordinate with the tool. Its very clever.

I was in a watercoloring mood before starting on this card. So for selfish reasons more than design reasons, I stamped the tape measure images multiple times, using VersaFine black ink.  This is a permanent black ink, that works perfect when watercoloring. 

A grey/blue, deep blue and yellow/orange were the water color pigments that I chose to use.  This is a masculine card, so the colors help convey that theme.

Head on over to the Technique Tuesday blog, to see the full reveal of this set!

Materials Used:
Technique Tuesday What a Guy stamp set
grey card stock
Bristol smooth water color paper
Daniel Smith watercolors
scalloped rectangle die
circle stitched die
Versafine ink
foam adhesive

Happy You are my Mom

Is anyone else completely loving the watercolor trend in card making right now?  I love how mixed media always finds away into card making.  For this card, I decided to use the Zig Clean Line pens.  I have found that if you apply color, then quickly add water in a small section, the type of paper that you use is less important.  But if you apply all of the color, then water...then you need a smooth water color paper for that.  It will blend much more easily.

I started by stamping the fox image with versa fine black ink, its permanent and is perfect for watercoloring since it doesn't bleed.  Then I colored in the image.  Using a MISTI tool, I stamped the sentiments.  The Happy Happy Happy Family add on stamp set from Lawn Fawn, is so great for cards that you plan on giving to a family member!

For more cards using this stamp set, head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog! Its the April Inspiration Week!

Year 8

Today we are supposed to have thunderstorms and tornado watches.  It is definitely spring in the south.  Hopefully this rain will have all of the flowers in bloom in no time.  There is nothing like driving through a neighborhood and all of the azaleas are in bloom.  Its beatiful.

Today, I am sharing a card where I heat embossed the kraft card base with versa mark ink, then used the Lawn Fawn rose gold embossing powder to emboss.  It created a niece muted background on the card front.  I again stamped the fortune cookie on white card stock, heat embossed it, then colored it in with Copic markers.  Instead of using the coordinated die, I trimmed around the image with scissors.  I didn't want any of the white card stock to show.  The diecut image was adhered to the card using foam adhesive, as well as the stamped sentiment.
To embelllish I adhered twine and yellow nuvo drops to the card front.

There are many more projects on the Lawn Fawn blog to check out! Plus a few giveaways are happening!

Slow Down and Enjoy

Hello friends!
The April Lawn Fawn Inspiration week is happening, and today I have a cute little project to share.  Have you seen the Slow Down and Enjoy Stamp set & add on dies?  I created a bookmark with them.  I love how the stamp set shows the front and back side of the animals lol.

I started by stamping the elephant onto white card stock and coloring it in using copic markers.  Then using a coordinating die, I cut out the book mark.  I like to stamp, color then die cut, so I get perfect placement. Using a low tack tape or washi tape to hold down the die helps immensely.  I then cut out the book mark again using green card stock, adhered them together and tied some LF twine through the holes.

Head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog for some really fantastic projects using these stamps/dies.

Floral Thanks

Hello friends!
Another floral watercolored card today.  I am really loving the experimentation with different forms of watercolor. Whether its, traditional watercolors, or ink pads or pens, water based techniques are a lot of fun!
I started by stamping the flowers in a pigmented black ink, once the ink was dry, I watered in the flowers and leaves.  Once the images were completely dry, they were cut out with scissors and set aside.
The sentiment was stamped onto water color paper, as well as a few additional flowers.  The flowers were watercolored with Zig pens, and a brush.  The cut out flowers and leaves were adhered to the card using foam tape.

This is a brand new stamp set from Technique Tuesdays April release.  Its called, Flowers For Her.  The full reveal is on the TT blog.

Life Happens, Coffee Helps

Hello Friends, are you ready for another sneak?
Today I created a card using a stamp set called Sassy Girl thoughts, it has really great sentiments with images to coordinate.
For this card I stamped the sentiment first in black ink, then randomly but not randomly stamped the coffee mug over the card front.  The coffee cups were colored in using Copic markers!

Head on over to the Technique Tuesday blog for a full reveal!!

For You

Hello friends!
I am sharing a sneak peek at one of the new products releasing in April from Technique Tuesday.  Its a border tulip die.  It cuts the silhouette of a tulip off the edge of card stock!  I added water color to the inside of the tulip, but you could certainly add ink with a sponge dauber, copic markers or even leave in plain.  So many possibilities!!

Head on over to the Technique Tuesday blog, for a full reveal!

Wishing You Love

Hello friends.  Today I am sharing a watercolored card with you today.  For this particular card, I new I was going to be using pigmented water colors (sennelier) and a lot of water, so I used Arches water color paper. This card probably took 2 days to create, only because I fully allow the paper to dry before adding additional color, when I don't want colors to bleed into each other.  Some of the red and yellow did, because I laid those colors at the same time.
The images and sentiment are in the Lily Wishes stamp set (now on sale) from Technique Tuesday.  I love coloring in their florals with watercolors!
To embellish I added clear Nuvo drops.

materials used
Sennelier water colors
Da Vinci water color brush
Arches water color paper
kraft card stock
foam adhesive

Miss You

This was such a fun stationery and envelope project to create!  I die cut white card stock with the scalloped stitched rectangle die, stamped my sentiment then colored in with copic markers.  What I love about this "card" is the envelope I created for it using the Gotta Have Gingham pattern paper!
Right now I am addicted to creating my own envelopes.
There are punches, templates, dies help create an envelope.  If you have a scoring tool, most likely there is a template online to help you out.
Head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog for more great projects using this line of paper!

Happy Cards

Hello friends!
I am having to do a few days of catch-up today, I thought I pre-scheduled my blog posts, but they never went live :(  Sometimes you win some, some times you lose some.  I was away at Walt Disney World with my son for 4 days and it was amazing. I am however sad, that the time I put into my blog posts is gone.  Oh well.

My first card was made using the Peekaboo backdrops as well as other Lawn Fawn dies, to create a clean and graphic card with no stamping.  A lot of crafters do not stamp, so I wanted to show how versatile this new back drop is.  I think it would be a lot of fun to create a scrapbook page using this die!

 Next up, I have this watercolored card using the Happy Village stamp set.  I originally had the images die cut, but after I die cut them I realized it didn't look right with a white border around the die cuts.  So, I used scissors and trimmed as close to the stamped image as possible.  The images were popped up using foam adhesive.

Lastly, I have this fun watercolored background card with a bold sentiment.  The alien from Beam me Up kind of reminded me of a sick flu bug lol, so I thought is was perfect for a "feel better" card.

Head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog for more March Inspiration week as well as a chance to win a whole lot of new product!

Happy Birthday

Hello friends!
Today is a card from the Beam Me Up stamp set from Lawn Fawn.  It has cute little aliens and space crafts, and the sentiments are so punny.
When I started this card, I had no idea how long I would be blending that ink lol.  I blended for over an hour, and I thought I was crazy.  But, I love how it turned out and have #noregrets.
The stars and sentiment were stamped in white ink, then heat embossed in white embossing powder.
For more fun and inspiration, head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog.

Made for each other

Hello friends!  Another day and another card to share. 
To see the full reveal of this stamp set, head on over to the Technique Tuesday blog.
I kind of had in my mind how I wanted to use this die and stamp set, thats always fantastic and a sign of a great product.  I started by adding color to watercolor paper, using pink, red, purple and aqua Zig pens.  I did the same to the base of the card, using the same water color paper and pens.
Once the watercolor was dry-ish, I stamped the sentiment onto the card bas, then diecut the heart a few times.  I adhered it to the card using foam tape.  Using the remaining diecut, using the center piece of the puzzle (and a different color), I adhered it to the heart using foam adhesive.
To embellish, pink sparkly Nuvo drops were used.

All of the Technique Tuesday March products are now available, on the new products page.

Sassy Love Your Guts

Hello friends!
Another sneak peak at the March release for Technique Tuesday.  Today I am using a stamp set called Sassy Love Your Guts.  It has several images and sentiments.  Some of the sentiments are pretty funny.  I have never been stung by a jellyfish, however, I do live in Florida so I know lots of people and tourists who have. So this was very quite comical to me lol.

For this card I stamped the jellyfish in versa fine onyx black ink.  Then using assorted Zig water color brush pens and an aqua brush, water colored the card panel.  The paper I watercolored and stamped on is from Bristol.  Some of the images seemed a little flat, so I had to add color to them in several layers.

The full stamp set reveal of the Sassy Love Your Guts is on the Technique Tuesday blog.

Life Is Beautiful

Hello friends, today I am sharing a card using the Cherry Blossoms stamp set from Technique Tuesday.  This is Day 1 sneak peak of the March release.

For this card, I stamped the cherry blossom main image onto white card stock.  Next, using Zig water color pens and an aqua brush, I water colored the images.  I know these are not typical cherry blossom flower colors, but with spring on the way, I was feeling that they needed a vibrancy.  Once the paper was dry, I cut along the bottom of the image at a diagonal, adhered foam tape onto the back panel and sat it aside.  
Next, I trimmed white card stock, stamped the sentiment in black ink, and adhered the panel to aqua card stock.  I then added the colored image panel, adhered it and to finish, I added a few pink Nuvo drops.

I am still what I would consider a novice at using the Zig water color pens, but they are extremely user friendly if you are on the fence about getting them.

Hay There

Firstly, that I <3 a="" card="" chance="" cow="" f="" happy="" is="" it.="" make="" makes="" me="" moo="" nbsp="" on="" p="" ridiculously="" sentiment="" take="" talk="" there="" to="" you="">I stamped the little pig in black ink, created a mask for it, and then stamped the cow and horse images.  Making the pig, helped create this fun scene, and adds dimension on a flat card.
Next, I watercolored the images using Zig watercolors makers and an aqua brush.  The main panel was diecut using a rectangle die, and adhered to a watercolor paper card base.  To embellish, the twine bow was added in the corner.
For more great project using this set, head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog.

From all of Us

This little mini set called Easter Party, might be my favorite stamp set of this release.  What could be better than cute little humans dressed as a flower, duck and Easter bunny? Very few things.
I stamped this image five times, and colored in each one using Copic Markers.  I wanted a line of rainbow girl flowers to match the pattern paper.  So each one was colored in a color of the rainbow.  After I colored them in, they were die cut using coordinating dies, and adhered to the card using foam adhesive.
Head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog, for more great inspiration and a chance to win this set!

Some Bunny

Super cute stamp set, and crazy fun new Easter Egg dies?! Sign me up! This new stamp set called Some Bunny is so cute, and has great spring/easter sentiments and images.  For this project, I stamped a bunch of my favorite images, and colored them in using Copic markers.  Once they were colored in, using the coordinating diecuts, I cut them out.  The Easter Egg frame and shape, are two different die sets.  I am imagining super cute Easter Egg shaker cards using them.
For more info on any of these products, head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog.

Scalloped Treat Box

Lawn Fawn has this wonderful treat box, and i absolutely love to use it as is.  But, they made it even better! Better you say? Yes, better!! They have created add-ons to it, and today over on the Lawn Fawn blog, they are showcasing the Spring Add-on dies.  I love the scalloped edge of the awning, its so pretty!

Happy Easter Pivot Pop Up

Lawn Fawn has created such an ingenious pop up die, called the Pivot Pop Up.  It allows an entire scene of your choice to pop up, when you open a card. It is seriously so cool!  If you head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog or youtube, there is an excellent video that will walk you step by step on how to use this die!

The die set includes, trees, clouds, hills etc to really have fun with the set.  I included some images from the Easter party stamp set.  The sky was created with watercolors, and then i watercolored over the hill also using a pearl green watercolor which gives it a sparkly glisten.
I am so ready for spring, Easter and for flowers to be in bloom and this card is just a ray of sunshine.

One of the best feelings as a cardmaker is when you can create a card based on what is in your head.  It always doesn't work out, but its exciting when it does!  This stamp set called Rub a dub dub, has a lot of open images, so if you love to color, this is the stamp set for you!
Now, can we talk about that background for a minute? It is called Quilted Backdrop, and I am in love! Love I tell ya!  It is so soft and elegant, I have a million cards I want to make with it!
Head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog to see more projects using these products and a chance to win them as well!!

The images were stamped in black ink, then colored in with copic markers before die cut out.  The little yellow drops are Nuvo drops which add the perfect touch.

Giveaway Winners

Season Givings 
Giveaway Winners!

Giveaway #1
Miriam Pranter

Giveaway #2
Christi Steinbeck

Giveaway from Susan Opel
Tasha Dawson

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Seasons Givings Year 6 Blog Hop

Hello friends! Todays blog hop, is all about giving and thanking our loyal blog readers.  Every single blog listed below is having a giveaway! How exciting!!

I have 3 giveaways! Two from myself, and one from Susan Opel!  I have two different planner giveaways, and she has a box of goodies, stamps, dies etc...if it fits is ships!

Please tell me your favorite memory of 2017, or what you are looking forward to in 2018?  Comments for my giveaway end on Saturday Jan 6th.

Giveaway #1
Travelers Notebook with 3 notebook inserts

Giveaway #2
My Happy Planner and stickers

Giveaway #3
Box full of goodies
Scrapbook Cards Today Magazine
from Susan Opel

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