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Oh So Eclectic #SSINKCS46 Sketch Challenge

Oh So Eclectic
By now you’ve had the chance to drool over the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog and I’m sure you were blown away by the colorful designs on the front cover.  Today’s card features several products from the catalog cover, including the Oh So Eclectic stamp set and the coordinating Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper.  I used this week’s sketch from Stylin’ Stampin’ INKSpiration for my layout.  Be sure to visit the SSINK blog and play along with us this week.
Oh So Eclectic
At first glance, this card probably looks fairly simple.  However, it took some work to line everything up properly.  I had to use a Stamp-a-ma-jig and a little masking technique to create the layered flowers.  It is rare for me to dust off the Stamp-a-ma-jig.  I’m very much an “eyeball it” kind-of girl, but I could not line these flowers up correctly without it.  Perhaps, you’ll have better luck!  If you are interested in seeing a video on how I stamped these images, just leave me a comment on this post.  I’m hoping to get some video time in this week.
Oh So Eclectic
You’ll notice that there is a bit of texture to these images.  It really adds a watercolor look to the card.  I did stamp off the ink one time for each of the “solid” flower stamps to create a lighter color, before stamping the line-art stamp over it at full-strength.

If you’d like to add the Oh So Eclectic stamp set to your collection, you’ll find a complete list of supplies at the end of this post.

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2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes

2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes

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This Little Piggy TGIFC#111 Sketch Challenge

This Little Piggy……can fly!

My first real order from the Annual Catalog arrived this week and I could not wait to use the This Little Piggy stamp set.  These pigs are just so darn cute!  I also had to use the new Embossing Paste with the Pattern Party Decorative Masks.  You’re going to love the effects you can create with these fun tools!

This Little Piggy


It’s Sketch Challenge week at TGIF Challenges.  We’ve got a great sketch and we’d love for you to play along with us.  You can link up your creations with this sketch over the next week.



I stamped the pig image onto Powder Pink card stock and Whisper White card stock.  The wings were cut from the Whisper White card stock, then adhered to the Powder Pink pig.  Using a blender pen and the Basic Gray Watercolor Pencil, I added a bit of shading to the white wings and the pig’s hooves.  I used the Blender Pen with ink from the Powder Pink stamp pad to add highlights to the body of the pig.  A tiny bit of Clear Wink of Stella was added to the wings.

This Little Piggy


The greeting was stamped in Versamark ink, then sprinkled with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated with the heat tool.  To create the “fluffy” clouds, I used the Embossing Paste along with the Pattern Party Decorative Masks and a Palette Knife.  I’ll try to shoot a video next week to demonstrate this interesting technique.  I think you are going to love it!


The final touch is a Powder Pink Bitty Bow.  These bows are perfectly tied and so soft…..a perfect accent for this card.

Have a fabulous weekend and thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!



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Wild About You MOJO498

Pick a Pattern Suite Mojo498


I’m starting to get really excited about the launch of the 2017-2018 Stampin’ UP! Annual Catalog on June 1st!   I just know you are going to love many of the new products, including the Pick a Pattern Suite that I’m sharing today.  I’ve already created 2 other cards with this suite and you can see them HERE and HERE.  Nonetheless, I think today’s card is my favorite by far. Do you see the little bear peeking out from behind the greeting?  Isn’t he adorable?


This week’s sketch from Mojo Monday was perfect for featuring several of the fun and whimsical patterns in the Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper.  Even though there is a bear stamp in the Pieces & Patterns stamp set, I decided to cut the bear from the Designer Series Paper.  There are many cute images to choose from on the paper including a fox, moose, hedgehog, racoon, and bunny.  I also cut the mountains from the paper.



For the focal point, I stamped the greeting in Basic Black archival ink onto Whisper White cardstock.  Next, I used a Crushed Curry marker to color the shadow of the “wild” portion.   I die-cut the focal point with the Layering Circles Framelits Dies.  And finally,  I added some stamped dots and a little Flirty Flamingo heart enamel shape to the bottom of the focal point. (The 2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes are on the retiring list and on sale for 50% off.  You can get them HERE.)


As you can see in the close-up, there are many adorable patterns in the Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper.  You are definitely going to want to add it to your collection on June 1st!

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If you don’t currently have a demonstrator and live in the US,  email me at  I’d love to have you as a customer and I’ll gladly send you a complimentary catalog!  You’ll only pay shipping and handling charges for the catalog, which can be applied to your first order.

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Monday Montage 93

Welcome back to the Monday Montage blog hop!  Every other Monday, my friends and I share inspiring paper craft projects.  Be sure to visit all the stops….you don’t want to miss anything!

Woodgrain Happy Birthday Gorgeous

Did Mother’s Day sneak up on you, like it did on me?  I think Father’s Day is going to do the same thing!  As I was creating my project for tonight’s blog hop, I decided to use the sketch below as my inspiration and feature the Nailed It stamp set.  Nailed It will be retiring at the end of this month and is still (as of this writing) available.  However, many of the other items on my Father’s Day card for tonight have already sold out.  I’ll still share it at the end of this post, but I wanted to create something that would get you excited about the upcoming new catalog!


As you may know from my previous post, I am very fond of the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.  I love all of the greetings and the 2-stamp flowers are adorable.  Using the sketch, I paired the stamp set with the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper to give the card a rustic feel.  I really like how it turned out, don’t you?


I stamped the greeting in Basic Black Archival ink onto Whisper White card stock, then die-cut it with the Layering Circles Framelits.  Next, I created a frame from Lemon Lime Twist card stock by die-cutting the same circle and an outer circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  The flowers were stamped in Powder Pink, Berry Burst, and Crushed Curry inks.  Unfortunately, there isn’t a coordinating set of framelits for these flowers, so I had to fussy cut them.  It may look complicated, but it only took a few minutes.


I finished off the card by adding some Glitter Enamel Dots.  This product has been SO VERY POPULAR with demonstrators during the preorder.  I know you’ll want them, but there may be a slight delay for them to be back in stock.  Don’t worry!  I’ll keep you posted.  I definitely want more for myself, too.

Nailed It
You can get the Nailed It Stamp set for 25% Off through May 31st or while supplies last. Click the image for details.

So, now that you’ve seen the masculine version of the sketch, which one do you prefer?  Leave me a comment below to let me know your pick.

You can click the Back button to visit her Kaitlyn’s amazing blog or the Next button to see what wonderful project Wendy has to share.

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More Daisy Delight Mojo497

Daisy Delight Mojo497

We are now about 2 weeks away from the launch of the 2017-2018 Stampin’ UP! Annual Catalog.  If today’s card doesn’t get you excited about new products, I’m not sure what will.

You are going to absolutely LOVE the Delightful Daisy Suite!  It includes the Daisy Delight stamp set, Daisy Punch, and Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper.


The color combo of Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, and Old Olive paired with the watercolor look of the papers is simply divine.  Because I really wanted to showcase the beauty of the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper, I went with a sketch from Mojo Monday to give them the attention they deserve.  The background paper is a bold watercolor image of daisies.  I also added a strip of Calypso Coral pattern paper and an Old Olive pattern.  If you’d like to see a few more of the papers from this collection, be sure to check out this card I created last week.

Daisy Delight Mojo497

For the main panel, I did some 2-step stamping of the flowers and stems.  Colors used were Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Tranquil Tide, and Pool Party.   I brushed a bit of Clear Wink of Stella over the flowers to make them shimmer.  The greeting is also from the Daisy Delight stamp set and was stamped at the top of the panel in Basic Black Archival Ink.


Close Up of Daisy Delight Mojo497


I honestly can’t believe how perfectly the large daisy turned out!  I stamped the Daisy image twice in Daffodil Delight ink onto Whisper White card stock.  Next, I punched both images out with the Daisy Punch.  Using a bit of ink from the lid of the stamp pads and my Clear Wink of Stella brush, I added some Calypso Coral and Old Olive to the petals in random strokes.  For a final touch, I added a Clear Faceted Gem to the center of the daisy.

Will  you be adding the Delightful Daisy suite to your first order?  Tell me what you think in the comments.

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