TGIFC92 – Designer Spotlight Jeanna Bohanon

Hello! It’s been awhile. Long story. Feeling a bit of creative withdrawal so I checked out some challenge blogs and decided to play along with the TGIF Challenge. The spotlighted designer for this challenge is Jeanna Bohanan.  If you haven’t seen her work, you really need to check out her blog.  She’s so talented! My inspiration came from some of the colors in her cute sign.  Here’s my card: I...

Sweet Sugarplum Poinsettias

Hello! I’m back again participating in another card challenge.  This one is a color challenge, which I love.  It’s the Global Design Project #061 and these are the colors: I watched a video by Kristina Werner recently and thought how gorgeous some Sweet Sugarplum poinsettias would be so I pulled out my inks, watercolor paper and Aquapainter and went to town.  Here’s my card: I used the poinsettia image from...

SUO #161 Challenge

Hello! Yes, I’m still around. My 3rd born came home from his LDS church mission recently so between getting ready for him to come home, and enjoying every minute I can with him, I’ve neglected my blog posting.  But I’m back! Today I’m participating in the challenge #161 on the Stampin’ Up! Only Challenge Blog. This challenge called for making any type of celebration card. My friend had a sweet baby...

Barstool Makeover

Hello! Welcome to my first Silhouette Cameo project post.  I’ve had this idea rolling around in my mind for a LONG time and I finally decided to do something about it.  Years ago, my husband was given a few of these generic bar stools.  They were beat up and not very attractive, but we used them in our kitchen anyway. See?  Kinda blah.  So after 10+ years of using them...

Watercolor Lifting with Tin of Tags

Hello! Okay, I think I promised awhile back that I wouldn’t show any more Christmas cards until after Thanksgiving.  Sorry.  I have to break my promise.  There are just so many gorgeous Christmas cards floating around the web that I just had to pull out Christmas stamps and create! I’ve been dying to try a technique that I saw Brandi Barnard do called Watercolor Lifting and it’s a fabulous technique!...

Simple Saturday….Sunshine Sayings

Hello! After several days of gray, cold and rainy, I thought I’d pop in with a little sunshine.  This was a simple card to put together. This is a fun monochromatic card using So Saffron and Delightful Dijon.  For the sentiment I die cut several of the word Sunshine in Delightful Dijon and layered them together.  Then I brushed the top with my clear Wink of Stella and then covered...

Vintage Leaves

Hello! I’m back with more Autumn and more watercoloring.  I recently had Stamp Club and while I was playing around with the projects we should make, I came up with this card: I’m pretty sure I know who this is going to.  I’m not really trying to brag but didn’t the leaves turn out gorgeous??  It just goes to show you don’t have to be an expert artist to watercolor...

Autumn Roses

Hello! I LOVE Autumn.  I didn’t used to.  That was Superman’s favorite season not mine.  Spring was my favorite.  I think it still is, but each year I love Autumn even more.  I’m pretty sure I’ve used my Birthday Blooms stamp set a ton since I got it and I pulled it out yet again but this time to create this card: Gorgeous Autumn watercolored roses. Thanks for joining me...

Simple and Striking Paisleys and Posies

Hello! Can you tell I’m loving the Paisleys and Posies stamp set?!  I hope you’re not too jealous that I get to play with these fun products a month before the general public.  You are?  There’s a remedy for that!  Join my team and you can get your hands on all these amazing products before your customers!  In case you only think of Brocade and heavy velvet draperies when you...

Another Paisleys and Posies Card

Hello! I’m back today with another beautiful card using the upcoming Paisleys and Posies stamp set and coordinating DSP.  I really like how you can use them together if you want to make a totally color-coordinated card.  I embossed the images and the sentiment in Copper Embossing Powder and then colored everything in taking a cue from the DSP in the background. Here’s a close-up: Thanks for joining me at...