Creating with Petal Palette and a little Brusho

Brusho intimidated me for a while. Everyone else seemed to be an expert, but I was afraid to begin. I’m happy to report that my fears were unfounded: even a Brusho Novice can get really interesting results: Stamps: Petal Palette Color Palette: Very Vanilla, Elegant Eggplant, Always Artichoke Accessories:  Big Shot, Petals and More Thinlits … More Creating with Petal Palette and a little Brusho

Hello Climbing Orchids

Lately I’ve found myself needing cards with more generic greetings: hello, thinking of you, that sort of thing. This big HELLO stamp from the Hello Friend set is a design element on its own, but I had a stack of orchids waiting to be used, and the combination was very satisfying: Stamps:  Climbing Orchid, Touches … More Hello Climbing Orchids

CASEing the Piggy

July 1 brings Bonus Days back to Stampin’ Up!  Spend $50 in July and earn a $5 reward to spend as you choose in August – with no limit. What’s on your list? If I didn’t have it already, I’ll tell you what would be on my list:  This Little Piggy. This piggy makes me … More CASEing the Piggy

Pink October Round Two

I’m back in the pink!  A couple of weeks ago I pulled out the Touches of Texture set and put it to the Pink Test. Stamps:  Touches of Texture, Remarkable You Color Palette:  Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo Accessories:  Big Shot, Bunch of Banners Framelits, Layering Oval Framelits, Aquapainter, Stampin’ … More Pink October Round Two

August on the Farm

I’m smitten with these little farm critters: Stamps:  Barnyard Babies Color Palette:  Mint Macaron, Basic Black, Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Soft Suede Accessories:  Paper snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Aquapainter It’s therapeutic to watercolor these three friends, and I didn’t mind fussy-cutting that little bitty billy goat.  The longer I enjoy this craft, the more I don’t … More August on the Farm

Thinking of you, Little Koala

This sweet face is on the list of stamps to retire on May 31st.  I’ll be keeping Kind Koala in my permanent collection: Stamps:  Kind Koala (retiring 5/31/16) Color Palette:  Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight Accessories:  Neutrals Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack, Watercolor paper, Aquapainter, White Perfect Accents, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sharpie, Wink … More Thinking of you, Little Koala

April Aloha

This image looks a lot like the plumerias that grow in my backyard.  It wasn’t intentional, but the serendipity makes me smile: Stamps:  Birthday Blossoms Color Palette:  Crushed Curry, So Saffron, Lost Lagoon Accessories:  Aquapainter To be authentic, I should have added heaps of blossoms at the bottom of the calendar.  Plumeria are as famous … More April Aloha