You're My Favorite

Hello friends!
I hope you are having a wonderful Saturday in your part of the world.
Again today I am sharing a new stamp set from Technique Tuesday that will be released in a few days.  This is called Simon & Sally Seahorse stamp, it also has a coordinating die set.  
I started by using a MISTI tool and stamping each image a few times in black ink, to ensure a nice stamped image onto the water color paper. The watercolor colors are a combination of Daniel Smith and Prima colors. Once the watercolor panel was dried, it was adhered to the card using foam adhesive and embellished with novo drops.
Head on over to the Technique Tuesday blog to see the reveal of this stamp set.

Hello Love Bug

Hello friends!
Our friends over at Technique Tuesday, are releasing a few new stamp and dies sets for July.  Today I am sharing a card using the Bugs & Kisses stamp set.  I gravitated towards the bumblebee image, so I created a simple watercolored background and watercolored in the bumblebee as well.  
To see the full stamp set reveal, head on over to the Technique Tuesday Blog to check it out, as well as the other stamp/dies being showcased today. 

Life Without You

Hello Friends!
I hope you all are ready for a new and fun week!
Currently I am across the US in California, but I wanted to share this card I recently made.  One night I was just playing around with stamps and watercolors, and this is what I ended up with.  Watercoloring is a fairly new medium for me, so I try to stretch myself creatively as much as I can.  Just a little bit of flowers to brighten your day!

I used the Simply You Stamp Set from Technique Tuesday to create this card.  I stamped the images with VersaFine onyx black ink, because once it dries its waterproof.  Then watercolored over the images with Daniel Smith water colors, and embelished with ribbon.

Head on over the Animal House section of Technique Tuesday, and as well as the Technique Tuesday Blog. Head on over to the blog and leave a comment. In a few days they will pick a winner from the comments to win the giveaway!  How fun is that? All you do is leave a comment!!

Don't Forget

Hello Friends!
Are you following along with the Lawn Fawn June Inspiration Week?  Today I am sharing a card using the Plan On It Appointments stamp set.  This set is designed to use in your planners, but I decided to use them on a card, because the images are so adorable!

Just a classic, clean and simple card with a little bit of copic coloring.  Who doesn't love a card with a lot of white space?

Head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog to see all of todays happenings and giveaways!

Thank You

Hi there!
Sometimes I like to shake things up, do things other than a card. Today I have a muslin bag, that I stamped on. So fun!

So, I stamped onto the bag using black ink and my MISTI tool.  I did this several times, and I did create a mask so that the stamping was seamless for the bigger stamp.  The stars were colored in using Alcohol markers.  
Inside the bag is a wine opener.
Then I attached it with some twine to a wine bottle and voila, the perfect gift!

Head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog!
They are having their June inspiration week, and today is all about the How You Been Stars add on!

Enjoy The Little Things

Enjoy the little things. Isn't that the truth! I absolutely love this sentiment.
Today the Lawn Fawn Design Team is showcasing the stamp and coordinating die set called Village Shops.
I knew I wanted to do some kind of watercolor scene, with just the stamps. One of my personal goals this year was to learn something new, when is comes to coloring mediums. I have been coloring with Copics for over 15 years, and it is 100% my wheelhouse. Watercoloring is scary because its really hard to control water lol. But I am slowly learning this craft. If you are experimenting with something new, my advice is to be patient with yourself, and not to compare your work.
Anyhow, back to the card.
I stamped the images with versafine black ink, once its dry, it is completely waterproof and perfect to watercolor on.
I chose the cute little ice cream truck, the clouds, a potted plant and the music notes. To color the scene I chose Daniel Smith and Prima watercolors.
Its a very simple card, but I love the little scene i painted.

The Lawn Fawn Design team is full of extremely talented designers.  I highly encourage you to head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog to check out todays projects, as well as have a chance to win this stamp set.

Here is a card that I created recently using the same stamp set!

You're the Sweetest

Hello friends!
It is summer!! Yay!! Summer and Christmas are my favorite seasons. I know Christmas is not a season, but winter is so hard on my body, the only way I enjoy it is to fully embrace the holiday seaons. Anyhow, back to summer! Do any of you have any fun summer travel plans? Because of my husbands job, we have lived away from family (california) for almost 20 years. Typing that number out, made me realize how long I have been away. Most of those 19 years we have lived in the south east of the US. As much as I miss California, the south suits me, and most likely what my children consider home.  When your children get older, its very hard to coordinate their schedules, along with my husbands.  But miraculously we all will get to go to California together, it has been a long time since that has happened. Usually it is just the kids and myself.  I am in need of relaxing, down time to just chill, especially since we have a busy year ahead of us.
I plan on wine tasting while enjoying the beautiful rolling vineyard, eating good food, seeing friends, putting my feet into the cold sand of the pacific, and making new memories with my family.

Well onto the card!
I Scream, You Scream is a die cut set...of ice cream cones, faces, sprinkles, cherries etc.. So super fun!
I love a crisp white clean and simple card, with bold colors.  It just makes me happy.
To start, I die cut the ice cream with white card stock, then colored them with copic markers, in a gradient way. Meaning I added a little bit of a darker shade to the top of them in the same color family, so the blending looks more natural. These took quite a bit of blending, to create a smooth color, but it was relaxing to just sit and color.
The sentiment was stamped in black ink, then I diecut the rectangle, adhered it with foam adhesive. The ice cream was adhered using many layers of foam adhesive to give the card some depth.  I like to use foam adhesive, so my cards don't appear to look flat.

Head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog, to see beautiful cards using these dies!

Hello Friend

Hello friends!
Lately I have been on a quest to make pretty cards, that are also mail friendly.  Meaning, they only take one stamp to mail, and will not get ruined from mailing a card with too many layers.  A goal of mine is to send at least one card a week, hopefully more, but one is for sure attainable.  The closest post office is about 30 minutes in traffic, and spending an hour or more to mail a card doesn't fit into my schedule most days.  Thats why I need it to be fairly light with out layers, I know one stamp will do.
Yes, the cards I blog I do send to friends.
Which brings me to todays beauty.  This is the Strawberry Stamp Set from Technique Tuesday, that is being released today.  Something about fruit just makes me happy, especially strawberries.  Maybe its because it makes me think about a strawberry smoothie from Jamba Juice? Who knows?  But what I do know, is that I love this stamp set!  Its a 4x3 set, with a main strawberry image and two sentiments.
I stamped the image a few different times to fill the top of the card with black ink, then colored it in using copic markers.  The front panel was adhered using foam adhesive to give the card a little bit of depth.  The card base is from textured card stock to give the card a little bit more interest, since it is a fairly simple card.

Head on over to the Technique Tuesday blog for the full reveal of this stamp set, and more!!

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