Sunday, March 17, 2019


Currently Hero Arts has a challenge going for National Craft Month and Greta, Cat and I have a little challenge within it.  Greta set the parameters - flowers, coloring and decorate an envelope.  We each are creating two of the same card and sending to each other - in a decorated envelope.

Even though product is not limited, I chose to use a flower from MMH kit (April 2016).  I first smooshed two pieces of watercolor paper each with distress ink pinks and greens.  Then embossed in black the flower and leaves.  Fussy cut them and added them to a background (I think Cat sent it to me), added the little sentiment and some Nuvo drops for the stamen.  

My card also fits a2z Scrapbooking challenge this month for "color it in" and A Blog Named Hero's "embossing".

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Thursday, March 14, 2019


Just received a new Hero Arts stamp - the lovely Beautiful Day Agapanthus set!


I started my card by smooshing some pink and yellow watercolors and when dry gold embossed the flowers along the side.  This was matted with the new Hero Hues azalea cardstock.  The sentiment is also from this new set and gold embossed on vellum which is wrapped around and adhered on the back. Finally added a few gold Nuvo drops.

A new challenge begins on 15 March - check it out at A Blog Named Hero - great prizes from Hero Arts! 

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019


The current challenge at Just Us Girls is to use a background stamp - so I dusted off The Ton's Riotous Wildflowers for my card today.

Stamped my background with Versafine and embossed in gold.  Colored the main flower and added the little gold frame - then did a little more coloring for a spotlight effect.  Put it all together with the coordinating SU cardstock and a few Nuvo drops.  

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Monday, March 11, 2019


In January when Concord & 9th introduced their new Everyday Bouquet Turnabout Toolkit, Greta and I both bought the kit.  Then neither one of us did anything with it - really bad!  So I challenged Greta to make a card and mail it to me this past week and I would do the same.

I used the turnabout jig to stamp the bouquet in the corner with Altenew Tea Party inks.  Added the die cut flower and leaves (also from the kit), some sequins and little sentiment. 

Check out Greta's card here

Since this stamp set is new I'm entering it in Virginia's Show and Share for March.

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Saturday, March 9, 2019


This past week I decided to make cards with one stamp set and use different designs, color combinations and techniques.  I used my MISTI and made two of each background.  The stamp set I chose is Watercolor Wonders from Altenew - I think it came out in about 2015 and I've barely used it.  So far I've made about ten backgrounds so you may be seeing a lot of these flowers!!

I used all Hero Arts inks - three shades of peach and two greens.  Before mounting the flower arrangement I spattered some of the lighter green ink for a background.  I used a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches for my design - will enter this in their challenge for this week.  Finished it with a little sentiment and a few flat sequins.

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