Happy Mother’s Day

Good Sunday morning and Happy Mother’s Day!  I especially remember my mother today with love and appreciation.  She has been gone for many years but never gone from my heart.

My project today was made using the Elizabeth Craft Designs Garden Notes Jasmine, My Favorite Things Stitched Scallop Basic Edges and the sentiment from Essentials by Ellen Amazing Women.

KC Elizabeth Craft Jasmine 2 right

I started by adding color to the flower centers and the tips of the stamen using scattered straw ink and a mini applicator.  I wasn’t happy with the darker shade of yellow so I lightly added a touch of squeezed lemonade ink to brighten. I formed the stamen by rolling it around the tip of my tweezers and applied glossy accents to the outer edge to secure closed and removed it from the tip. I applied Crafter’s Pick glue to the bottom of each stamen, secured them in place in the flower centers and set them aside to dry. I applied crushed olive ink to the leaves and stems to add more depth of color.  I heat set the ink with my heat gun and then added vein lines using the leaf tool and pad. 

KC Elizabeth Craft Jasmine 2 center

I cut the scalloped border on the card base and then inserted it in my MISTI, set my sentiment stamp in place, applied black versafine ink and stamped.  As it turned out I didn’t get full coverage of my sentiment so I inked up the stamp again and stamped it again.  I can’t tell you how much paper I have lost in the past by not getting a good stamped image the first time.  I love my MISTI.  I applied crushed olive ink to the border of the green layer so it would match the green of the leaves.  I applied ATG adhesive to the back of the sentiment base and attached the green border.  I applied mounting tape to the back and attached it to the card base.

The leaf sections were cut apart, arranged and attached in place using glossy accents.  The flowers were attached to the leaves using glossy accents.  I wanted the simple white background to allow all the focus to be on the floral arrangement and sentiment.  I love how elegant the flowers and leaves are.

KC Elizabeth Craft Jasmine 2 left

Ellen Hutson is holding a special Mother’s Day sale. 

  • Coupon code – momsday17
  • The sale ends on  5/16/17 11:59pm PDT
  • 20% off every in-stock item
  • Cannot combine coupon codes and does not apply to previous purchases.

Please Note:  The BCRF Fundraiser Courage stamp and die set will not be discounted.  $25 from each sale will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Any sales of the set by the end of today will help qualify for a match by the BCRF corporate sponsors. 

BCRF Stamp Die BCRF Die


Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”


All The Best

Good Saturday afternoon, I’ve had a busy work week.  It’s been a few days since I have been at my desk and I was anxious to come in and play this morning.  I have a clean and simple framed sentiment and floral project to share with you using the Impression Obsession All The Best, Sizzix Small Tattered Florals and My Favorite Things Stitched Square Scallop Edge Frames.

KC Impression Obsession All The Best 1 right

I cut the flowers, leaves, branch,  sentiment and largest scalloped frame using hot pressed watercolor paper and colored using Memento markers.  The small frame was cut using plain white cardstock but I wanted the outer frame to add one more element of the pink.  I formed all the flowers using my stylus and molding pad and I lightly formed the leaves with my fingers. The leaves and flowers were attached to the branch using glossy accents.

KC Impression Obsession All The Best 1 center

I attached both frames and the branch of flowers with mounting tape.  I cut very thin small pieces of mounting tape to attach the sentiment.

KC Impression Obsession All The Best 1 left

The photos make the the pink images look far more red than the pretty bright pink they actually are. I like how the bright green leaves add another bright color against the white. 

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend.

Card size:  4.50” square


Pink Ink Cutie Pies

Good Sunday morning.  My project today is a sweet baby card made using the new Impression Obsession  Cutie Pies Stamp Set  and  Cutie Pies Die Set by Pink Ink.  These are such cute images and are perfect for making baby cards or kids birthday cards.  I thought the bear and bunny would look sweet in a window scene.  I used the Art Impressions Watercolor Tree Set for the small tree in the background scene and pulled out my  retired Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Minis fern stamp to add the leaves and grassy area.  The window valance was made using the Impression Obsession Border Duo 1 die and the window was made using the Poppystamps Grand Madison Window.

KC Impression Obsession Pink Ink Cutie Pies 1 right

I secured  my watercolor paper in my MISTI, attached the stamps in place, applied black versafine ink and stamped.  I’m so glad I used my MISTI because I didn’t get a perfect impression the first time.  I reapplied ink and stamped the second time leaving a perfect image.  I heat set the versafine with my heat gun to make sure I wouldn’t have any smudging when I began to paint.  I applied Memento marker inks on my acrylic block  to use as a palette and picked up the color with my waterbrush and painted the images.  I cut the images out with the coordinating dies and then trimmed off the edges.

I applied ATG adhesive to the back of the polka dot paper and attached it to the card base. I scored the white bottom portion of the card base every 1/4” and applied it to the base using ATG adhesive.  I used the die cut window as a template and traced lines along the outer edges of the window opening to use a a guide for cutting out the opening.  I cut the opening using my craft knife. You can see step by step pictures of this process on my blog in my See Thru Window tutorial.  I attached thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the window and set it in place over the window. I cut the decorative window valance and attached with ATG adhesive.

KC Impression Obsession Pink Ink Cutie Pies 1 center

I applied brown ink to the tree stamp, lightly dabbed off some of the ink on the upper branches with a rag and stamped.  I applied a light touch of brown reinker to my waterbrush and filled in the tree trunk.  I applied light green ink to the tiny fern stamp and stamped several times to create a light green base for the tree top.  I filled in the tree top using darker green ink.  I sponged darker green ink on the ground area and filled in with the fern stamp.  I added a touch of blue fern image for flowers.  I heat set the green ink and then sponged on the blue sky area. I attached the scene to the inside of the card using mounting tape.  I finished by attaching the two Cutie Pies in place on the window sill with rolled up glue dots.

KC Impression Obsession Pink Ink Cutie Pies 1 left

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a great upcoming week.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”     See Thru Window tutorial


Floral and Foliage Spray

Good Saturday afternoon.  Before I start talking about my project I thought I would draw your attention to the Ellen Hutson Breast Cancer Research Foundation fund raising event and the Essentials by Ellen Courage Stamp and Die Set.  I still had my set on my desk and thought I would make an “any occasion floral spray” card with it today.  I used bright green and pink so it would really pop off of the white frame and background.  The frames were made using the Impression Obsession Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames.

KC Essentials by Ellen BCRF 1 right 

I cut all the flowers using bright pink cardstock and the foliage using bright green cardstock first and then lined the stamps up over each piece and stamped. I used my new Impression Obsession Chartreuse ink for the foliage and Ruby ink for the flowers. I formed the flowers using my stylus and molding pad and gently formed the foliage with my fingers.  I punched out tiny flowers using my Fiskars 1/4” Flower Punch, formed them with my stylus and molding pad and attached them in the center of the larger flower using glossy accents.

KC Essentials by Ellen BCRF 1 center

The frames were attached to the card base using thin strips of mounting tape.  I attached the largest pieces of foliage using glossy accents to create the foliage base.  Next I attached the flowers using glossy accents. I finished by tucking smaller pieces of foliage in between the flowers and attaching with glossy accents. 

KC Essentials by Ellen BCRF 1 left

We send a package with two or three  cards to my mother-in-law every week.  She’s living in a nursing facility and hangs my cards all around her room to enjoy, This is so bright and pretty and pretty and I know my husband will take to add to the next batch. 

I hope you are having a good Saturday and I sure do appreciate you stopping by.

chartreuse  ruby ink  fiskars flower


BCRF Courage in the CLASSroom

I would like to invite you to join me in the CLASSroom for my BCRF Courage post and step by step tutorial.  Ellen Hutson is holding a week long event to raise breast cancer awareness and funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  It has been an honor to be involved in this wonderful project.

BCRF right

Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a good day.