Online Card Class Rainbow Maker – Day 3

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I wasn’t going to make a card to submit.  Really.  I wasn’t.  BUT I was watching a video of Jennifer’s and inspiration (in the form of TOTAL case’ing) hit me.

This is a very very simple card.  Simon Says Stamp Floral Burst Collage Die in  Rainbow order (okay, I used RV’s instead of R’s, YG’s instead of G’s and BG’s instead of B’s).  And I used Gina K’s lovely little trick of scoring a line at top and bottom and one of Gina K’s sentiments.  The flowers are all stacked 3 high and covered with Wink of Stella.

This has been an awesome class.  I’ve enjoyed every day of it.  I’ve made tons of panels and a couple other cards, but they’re flat out copies of class cards.


Art Impressions Glitter and Shimmer

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Can I just say how hard it is to photograph “glimmer and shimmer”?  That’s the challenge this week.  Glitter & Shimmer.

That said, this gave me an excuse to get out my new Halloween Try-Fold.  I decided to make it a single layer cardfront with some masking.  Wasn’t bad at all.

Then I decided to watercolor instead of copic color (although I stamped two, I can now attempt the copic one).  On top of the watercolor is so much silly sakura glitter pen and wink of stella that it’s ridiculous.  I wish the photo did it justice.  I also did glossy accents on the sweet pumpkins.

Hopefully this week my local Tampa store will have the two new sets in – the barn and the covered bridge.  I can’t wait for those!


Have a wonderful weekend everyone! -k

Online Card Class – Heatwave

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Well, here I am again.  At the mercy of Jennifer and Kristina and Laura.  Did I think I NEEDED to learn about heat embossing?  Not particularly.  But it’s an online card class.  So – yup, here I am again.

Please note – for the record.  I haven’t looked at Day 3 yet.  But I did learn a couple nifty things on Day 2.  And I just love listening to Laura chatter on.  She makes me smile after a very long day at work.

I had a plan to make a very good friend of mine (who shares my love of a nice glass of wine – or two – after work) a birthday card.  I had NO idea what.  But it had to do with wine.  Here’s my submission.  Embossed background on Gina K. Edible Eggplant (looks like a dark red wine, yes?) with a lovely Impression Obsession wine glass that I colored with copics and then TRIPLE clear thick embossed over the whole thing …. to make a wine glass.  Okay.  I’m silly.  But it makes me happy.  I hope it makes Sonya smile when she gets it.  Last year?  I gave her one of the new Tervis wine glasses.  You know – the ones that hold 1/2 a bottle of wine at a time.


Have a lovely evening.  I’m looking forward to Day 3 of class while I’m relaxing in my tub – with a glass of wine! – k



MFT CampCreate – Day 2 Die Cutting

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Obviously, I can’t do anything in order.  Here is my Day 2 submission for MFT Camp Create 2016 – Die Cutting.

I took my entire inspiration from a gorgeous card Nina-Marie did on the Pretty Pink Posh blog this past week.  I don’t have all of the “tools” that she used.  I don’t have the Gansai Tambi Starry Colors (yet).  I used Pearlex and the two golds from the Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi set that I do have. I did use the Zig Clean Color Markers.

I used two new Blueprints that I absolutely love – 27 and 29.  They’re perfect for this technique.  I also used the new MFT Funky Flowers set.  I’ll confess I have a hard time with “loose” on a watercolor background, so mine isn’t nearly as soft as Nina’s, but I love the way these cards came out.  One is standard A2 and the other is my personal favorite (especially when I’m making gift card sets to give away) 4Bar.  The base of the die is glued down directly to the cardtop and the inserts are popped.  The sentiment is from the first card kit, Beautiful Blooms.  It was the perfect size and I went way outside my comfort zone and fussy cut around it before adhering it down.

I have to say I’m visualizing a Christmas card with big snow flakes in blues & silvers using this technique.


CampCreate DieCutting


Happy Father’s Day to all you dads and husbands out there who lovingly watch us (from the doorway) in our craft rooms, creating away!


MFT CampCreate – Day 2 Sliders

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Okay.  I have to say.  Without Jody Morrow from My Favorite Things, this card wouldn’t exist.  She’s a great instructor and comes up with some amazing, amazing cards.  I’m putting this under “Sliders” although (in actuality) it’s a pivot.  I’m absolutely tickled at how it came out.

Inside you can see a sweet living room scene from LJD Make Yourself at Home (which is one of my most favorite sets EVER) and Birdie Brown’s Cool Cat.


But look!  The kitty has snuck up and is peeking out the window!  There’s a little lever on the side to make him peek up or have him hide.


Next time, I think I’ll use the Classic Window DieNamics instead.

Have a great weekend everyone.  I’ll be squirreled away in my craft room after I take one of my fur-mosters to get groomed tomorrow.  I have another Father’s Day card to make!

CampCreate Sliders

MFT CampCreate Day 3 – Watercolor

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Okay, I’m still considering Sliders, so we’ll move on to watercolor – Day 3.

I had the best time watercoloring the new background stamp Bundles of Blossoms.  It is SO beautiful.  Took me a little bit of time.  I used MFT Dye Inks squished onto my new MFT Perfect Palette and used the smallest MFT Waterbrush to paint.  Not going to lie, it took a little bit of time, and I embossed with Peach Bellini Pigment Ink and clear embossing powder.

I’ll confess I don’t remember all the colors I used.  When I was done I just let it dry between the pages of a book to keep it flat, then cut out the area for the die cut.  Popped it up, and I was done.  The cardstock is Persimmon – it’s turned into one of my favorites.


CampCreate Watercolor

Catherine Pooler’s SOA Beautiful World

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I really tried not to want this.  I REALLY did, but two days in I knew I was sunk.  I love Gina K’s work.  And I’ve been actively looking for beautiful, classy sentiments that do exactly what these do – go on the front of a card.

My sister in law sends a lot of cards.  Just hi, thanks, dinner was great, loved seeing you.  She’s a card sender.  And she’s busy.  So I try to make her little sets of cards for Mother’s Day.  This year 2 of the 3 sets I made her used stamps from the new SOA Beautiful World.

The Just-a-Note?  I wanted it to be single layer.  It’s a 4-bar size.  I took a hero arts flower background stamp in Gina K’s white pigment on her 120# heavyweight weight.  Let it dry.  Then I used some MFT Cornflower dye ink and stamped the corner stamp from the Gina K. SOA set and an old old sentiment from PaperTrey – I love how it fits perfectly tucked into the corner.


The other set is a CASE from the SOA blog, but I went looking thru old Gina K. sets and ta-da … Sun Kissed Autumn has a same-size flower.  I used the Sending Birthday Wishes sentiment from the SOA set.  It is just beautiful.  All of the colors I used here were hero arts neon.  I don’t use them often enough and I thought they were perfect for a bright, cheery Happy Birthday Card.  These two are single layer on Gina K 120# heavyweight weight and are 4-bar size.  Have I mentioned I love 4-bar size cards?  I ordered a box of envelopes from Amazon.  250 for $20 Prime.  Who can beat that?


This is my first SOA kit and I’m not sure how it works – in the future.  The kit sold out within the three days so is now no longer available.  I believe that the individual sets will eventually be sold by the maker.  I BELIEVE.  So hopefully the Gina K set will be available on her site in the future.  It absolutely is a must have.

The third set of 4 cards is an Art Impressions water color set of their Windows to the World. I have to say, loving those too.  Maybe I’ll post them this week.  Right now, I need to get into the kitchen and do dishes so I can continue my Mother’s Day Cards.

Have a good week everyone!  Be safe.  -k

Another On Line Card Class – Sheer & Clear

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Sadly, it was a short class.  They wanted to introduce people to the new web interface.  I’m not quite used to it yet, I’m sure I’ll adapt.

The class made me smile.  I thought – what more can they show us with vellum or acetate that we haven’t seen.  I’m so silly.

Shari Carroll taught me THIS technique.  I will say it looked easier (to me) than it turned out to be.  But this is going to be a Mother’s Day Card.  Nina Desert Storm paper, Ellen’s Mondo Hydrangea, heat resistant acetate.

Kim Sharabba Hydrangea

Have a wonderful week, everyone!  Spring should be coming to the Northeast soon.  It’s already hot and humid down here in Florida.