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December's Happy Planner

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This is one one of my favorite stamp sets, Christmas Magic, that I used for these two pages.  I also used a new product from the 2017 Occasions catalog.  Can you guess what it is?  Were you thinking, Watercolor Pencils?  I love, love, love, love them.  Did I say I love them!

Here is a picture of them close up.

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You are going to love the Watercolor Pencils too!  You can use them as is, with Blender Pens or Aqua Painters.  They are so much fun!  I can't wait to play with my new products this week.  I am off on vacation until January 2nd so I plan on spending some time in my stampin studio.  I am so excited!

Here are some other pictures of the planner that I did for December.

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On these two pages I used the Embellished Ornaments stamp set with Old Olive and Real Red Ink.


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Can I share a little secret with you?  Did you noticed that there is only part of the week in the picture above?  Well, I was trying something new, and guess what?  It didn't work!   LOL  I am not going to show you how bad it turned out.  I look at it and say to myself, "What were you trying to do?"  It just isn't pretty.  

Emily loves to decorate her planner too, so we are going to work on ours together while she is home.  I know she will have great ideas as she is a wonderful artist.  Emily also has beautiful handwriting, so I may have to have her write on some of my pages.  

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.  Were you on Santa's nice list?  I sure was!  My family definitely spoiled me!  I have to say I spoiled them too.

Happy Stampin!



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Love You Lots Baby Card

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My first card made with new products from the Annual Catalog!!!  I can't wait to use the other stamp sets I bought.  It is going to be fun!

My good friend, Robin, became a Grandma again when her daughter had her first baby.  I wanted to make a card to congratulate her on this momentous occasion.  I loved this hostess set, Love You Lots #141801, from the new Annual Catalog the minute I saw it.  It has the cutest elephant with a little mouse, frog, ladybugs and hedgehogs.  

I wanted to use the elephant and mouse for this card.  I did watercolor the elephant and mouse using basic gray, smokey slate and pink pirouette ink.  For the saying I used the Tin of Cards Stamp Set and the little booties are from Something For Baby.  

Here are the measurements for this card:

Dapper Denim Card Stock #141414

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Soft Sky Card Stock #131203

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"

Smokey Slate Card Stock #131202

  • cut at 2 3/4" x 4"

Watercolor Paper #122959

  • cut at 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"

I used the basic gray and smokey slate ink to watercolor the elephant and mouse.  On the mouse I did one extra step, I started with pink pirouette on the edges and then added the grays. It gave it a little more distinction from the elephant.  

To make the circles I used the 1 3/4" and 2" circle punches.  I stamped the image with the Dapper Denim ink on Soft Sky paper and used Dapper Denim for the 2" circle.

Have a fabulous week!

Happy Stampin!




Happy Birthday to my wonderful mom!!!!!


Today is my sweet mom's birthday!!!!!  I wish I could  be with her, but I will get to see her in June for a couple of days.  I try to talk to my mom everyday and sometimes multiple times a day.  She is my best friend and means the world to me!  Sometimes it is very hard being 8 hours away from family and this is one of those times.  Roses are my mom's favorite flower, so of course I used the Rose Wonder stamp set and matching framelits to make this special card for her.   

I saw this technique on a fellow demonstrators blog, Dawn Griffith, and fell in love with it.  I used the Crystal Effects to give it a glossy look.  It is hard to see in the photo, but it is absolutely beautiful in person.  

Dawn used black card stock for her outline, and if anyone knows my mom, knows she HATES the color black.  I tried different combinations of colors and ended up liking the melon mambo and mossy meadow colors together best.  

To make this card you will need the following measurements:

Melon Mambo card stock #115320

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/5" score at 4 1/4"
  • a piece of paper to cut out the big rose framelit

Mossy Meadow card stock #133676

  • cut two pieces at 4 x 5 1/4" - one for the front and one for the inside
  • a piece of paper to cut out the big rose framelit

Pink Pirouette card stock #111351

  • a scrap piece of paper for the saying

Watercolor Paper#122959

  • cut at 3 3/4" x 5"

Whisper White card stock #100730

  • cut at 3 3/4" x 5" this is for the inside of your card

To make this card I cut out 2 roses from the Rose Garden framelits.  Cut one from melon mambo and one from the mossy meadow card stock.  Lay them on top of each other, make sure they are lined up, and cut them both at the same time.  You will want to cut where they leaves meet the flower.  

I used the Basic Gray Archival Ink and stamped the image on the Watercolor Paper.  I used Pink Pirouette and Pear Pizzazz to watercolor the flower and leaves.  You need to let it dry completely before doing the next step.  

Using Crystal Effects outline the stamped image, make sure you put it on all of the lines of the image.  Lay the outline on top of the stamped image.  I used my paper piercing tool to push down the cut image into the Crystal Effects.  One it is secure fill all the open area with the Crystal Effects.  You will need to let the drive for quite a while.  I let mine dry overnight.  

I used fast fuse adhesive to attach the watercolor paper to the green paper.  You are going to need a strong adhesive to make sure it stays attached.  I then stamped and cut out the saying from the same stamp set.  

Here is the picture of the inside of the card. 


I used this flower to also stamp in the outside of the envelope.  I try to make sure I decorate my envelope when I make my cards.   Just a little something to make it look pretty.  

This is the same card that I demonstrated at a workshop using pink pirouette and black.  These are the same colors that Dawn had used on her sample.  Thank you Dawn for sharing your design with us!



I hope my mom has a fabulous day and likes her card.  Love you mom!!!!!

Have a fantastic day!

Happy Stampin!



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Happy Easter!!!



HAPPY EASTER!!!!!!  I hope you get to spend this special day with your family and friends.  I am excited that our daughter Emily is home from college, but sad that Erica has to work all day.  We were able to spend last night together going to dinner and a play.  We had a lot of fun!  

I wanted to show you this card open first because I wanted you to see the adorable little chick in the inside of the egg.  How cute is she?  I saw this card on Pinterest and thought what a great idea for my Easter cards this year.  

To make this card I used the Honeycomb Happiness Sale-a-Bration stamp set and Petite Petals.  To make this card you will need the following measurements:

Blushing Bride Cardstock #131198

  • 5" x 11" score at 5 1/2" cut out using the scallop oval from the oval framelits #129381

Birthday Bouquest DSP #140557

  • 4" x 5" cut out using the largest oval framelit 

Whisper White #110730

  • 4" x 5" cut out using the largest oval framelit

Mint Macaron #138337

  • 3/4" x 4" 

When you go to cut the scallop oval on the blushing bride paper you will want to make sure you leave 3 scallops off the paper on the top.  You don't want to cut the paper all the way through or you won't be able to open it.  If you happen to cut it all the way through you can put tape and tear at the very top of the scallop oval.  You will want to score the top piece before you do that at 1/4" so you will be able to open the card up.  

I used the retired scallop border edgelit to make the cut on the mint macaron paper.  You glue the mint macaron paper to the DSP before you cut it with the edgelit.  I then glued the bottom portion to the white paper but remember DO NOT put adhesive on the top edge.  You will need to put the little chick underneath the scalloped border.  

Put the top part in place NO ADHESIVE and use your piercing tool and put a little hole about 1/8" above the top edge of the mint macaron paper.  You will then put in a mini brad there and press down the ends of the brad.  This will secure the top part to your white oval piece.  You should now be able to move the top section of the egg.  I put a flower to hide the brad, just make sure you don't put any adhesive on the brad or the bottom section of the egg.  You want to make sure the top part moves so you can see your chick.  Attach the whole egg onto the pink egg.  

I watercolored the chick using Daffodil Delight Ink #119683 for my color and used the pumpkin pie and basic black marker for the beak and eyes.  

On the inside I stamped Happy Easter.  You can use any stamp you have for this part.


This is what the card looks like when it is closed.  

Thank you  for stopping by and I hope everyone has a Happy Easter!


First try at Watercoloring



For my Open House last weekend I had made samples of products from the Occasions Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration brochure.  This cute little chick is from the Sale-A-Bration selections.  He is so cute!!! I know I will be using him on a lot of different cards and projects.  This was my first try at watercoloring and oh my goodness, it was a lot of fun!  I think now I have a new love.  I can't wait to play more with watercoloring.  I found this cute little card on Pinterst made by Jo Blackman.  I loved it so much I made it just like she did. 

The measurements to make this card are:

Base is So Saffron  11 x 4 1/4 scored at 5 1/2,   Mint Macaron 4 x 5 1/2, Blushing Bride 3 3/4 x 5 1/2, and Whisper White 3 1/2 x 5 1/2.




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