Flower Garden Thanks

Happy Wednesday, Friends!

I have another card to share today from my scrap pile series. This time, I’m playing with some Distress watercoloring and the beautiful Flower Garden stamps by Tim Holtz and Stampers Anonymous.

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We’re into April now, and I’m still keeping up with my goal of trying to use up some of my older supplies. This is Fancy Pant’s As You Wish collection, circa 2014, I think. Love the bold black and white in this line mixed in with brown. Such a perfect shabby combo, just right for a little bit of watercolor Distress.

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These peony flowers may not actually come in this golden yellow color, but I think it’s okay to break the rules sometimes. All in the name of using up some scraps! 😀

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I added in some of my go-to twine for a rustic look and a few favorite dies from My Creative time to finish things off.

Thanks so much for stopping by! It’s a super big day here at our house. My Little Missy turns 18 today!

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I’m still wondering where on earth the time goes?

Have a great day!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Ranger Surfaces BLACK CARDSTOCK ISB42105*Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps FLOWER GARDEN cms215May Arts NATURAL Twine String BurlapRanger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SCATTERED STRAW Ranger TIM21483Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad WILD HONEY Ranger TIM27201Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad MOWED LAWN Ranger Summer TIM35008Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PUMICE STONE Ranger TIM27140Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad TUMBLED GLASS Ranger TIM27188Ranger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES Brush BRU40842Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965

My Creative Time: Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies & More, Hello Frame Dies

Hedgehog Feelings

Hello Sweeties, and happy Wednesday!

Today I have another card to share with you from what I am calling my “projects from the scrap pile” series. Today I’m doing some stamping with Stampin’Up, and an adorable hedgehog image called A Little Smile.

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I don’t know if you guys know this, but I have a serious soft spot for hedgehogs. I’ve actually had two of the little guys as pets, and they truly are just the cutest things ever. The first little guy started out as a present for my son, but quickly became mine. And the second? Well, I just had to have another. You know how that goes.  I mean come on…. look at them!

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I had so much fun challenging myself to use only scraps at my scrapbook retreat in January, that I did the same thing on this last trip, too. So once again I packed only a few stamps, my Distress inks, and old paper packs I’m trying to use up. And I was doing just fine until I got distracted by a friend’s new stamps and Zig Clean Color markers… Can you say, sidetracked? But that, my friends, is a whole other story. 😀

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For this card, I did some water-coloring using my Distress inks and a wet paintbrush. Always a favorite mode of coloring for me because I love the bloom you get from layering the inks. I’ve been hanging onto that tiny scrap of lace for forever, until it found a home here. And the paper, that some of you might remember, is an old collection from Fancy Pants called As You Wish.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful day.


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Ranger Surfaces BLACK CARDSTOCK ISB42105*May Arts NATURAL Twine String BurlapRanger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SCATTERED STRAW Ranger TIM21483Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad WILD HONEY Ranger TIM27201Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad MOWED LAWN Ranger Summer TIM35008Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad TUMBLED GLASS Ranger TIM27188Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad VICTORIAN VELVET Ranger TIM27195Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad ANTIQUE LINEN Ranger TIM19497Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BRUSHED CORDUROY Ranger TIM21421Ranger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES Brush BRU40842ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker 025320

Stampin’Up: A Little Smile stamp

Tell Your Story Mini Album with Therm O Web

AudreyPettit Thermoweb TellYourStoryMiniThis week, I am super excited to be working with the adorable As You Wish collection by Fancy Pants, our products partners on the Therm O Web blog. This adorable collection is definitely one of my recent top favorite lines. I am smitten with the color combo and the modern vintage feel. In fact, I had so much fun playing that I created not one, but two projects, one of which I am excited to share with you all here… this fun travel journal mini album, perfect for documenting all your happy summertime memories.

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Mini albums are such a great way to store and display all your photos and mementos from a big event, like a summer vacation. Love that you can customize an album to perfectly suit your needs, like I’ve done here. And they can be super simple to put together using only a few sheets of patterned paper as your base.

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The base of my mini album is actually just two simple pieces of double-sided patterned paper, cut and folded like a card with a thin spine on the left. Love that you can add as many pages, or as few, as you wish to create a perfectly customized album.

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On the inside, I included plenty of spots for tucking extra photos or souvenirs, like envelopes.

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I attached a large tag onto the front of one of the mini folders, as another spot for a bit of secret journaling.

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Since my album is small, the extra room will come in handy.

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A few pages were left relatively blank and are the perfect spot for adding photos.

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One of the smaller envelopes will be perfect for holding ticket stubs and other mementos from our trip.

AudreyPettit Thermoweb TellYourStoryMini11And with the leftovers from my travel album, I created a fun card featuring Therm O Web’s fabulous Glitter Dust™ Deco Frames and Decorative Photo Corners. which you can see on the Therm O Web blog, along with more details and instructions for creating my mini. And be sure to enter our Rafflecopter giveaway while you are there for your chance to win a prize package including lots of fabulous Therm O Web adhesives, as well as two full collection kits from Fancy Pants.

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Good luck everyone, and thanks for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

A Thank You Note with Sizzix

Hi Sweeties, and happy Wednesday! Today I have a quick inspiration project to share on the Sizzix blog. A thank you notecard featuring a brand new stamp and die set by Stephanie Barnard called Flowers & Tags.

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I think this Flowers & Tags set will quickly become a new favorite. That big, happy yellow sunflower just makes me smile, and I love that this set has several flower and leaf images to choose from, along, of course, with matching dies. There are also four basic sentiments and tag dies made to size, which makes creating useful notecards like my thank you note so quick and easy.

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I thought a yellow sunflower was a perfect match for these adorable Fancy Pants As You Wish papers. Love the homey, rustic feel they both have that works so well together.

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I stamped the flower on watercolor paper and gave it a wash of soft yellow and pink inks before die cutting it with the matching flower die. While the watercolor paper was still wet from the painting, I scrunched it up a bit in my hand to give it some shape before adhering it to the inside flap of that sweet As You Wish envelope. Topped it with a wooden button I stained with antiquing medium, and tied a big bow around the envelope from which to hang my sentiment tag. For a final detail, I made an envelope liner from another new Sizzix die set called Elegant Labels. Love the contrast of the two fancy edges side by side.

I’m super excited to be able to share a special discount code with you, my blog friends, good for 15% off of your regular priced purchase on Sizzix.com. This discount is good through the end of the year. Just use code SZ10B at checkout. (Sorry Sizzix only ships within the US at this time.)

Thanks so much for stopping by, my friends! Only two more days until our big 4th of July holiday here in the states! Anybody got big plans?

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Supplies:

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Sizzix Framelits Die Set 7PK – Labels, Elegant

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Sizzix Framelits Die Set 10PK w/Stamps – Flowers & Tags