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Stamp your Encouragement

One of the new stamps was this butterfly. The kit came with the solid image and the detailed image.   I love to create my backgrounds with stencils.  The flower is a stencil from DecoArt called Succulent. I just held it where I wanted it and sponged distress inks. I have the new Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform.  I love how you can stamp your image twice! You get a clear image every time!! I stamped the solid butterfly with Mustard distress ink.  Lined the detailed butterfly up with stamped overtop with Barn Door red. 
I used some colored cardstock to mat my sentiment and the card base. Really made the colors pop!!!

I'm entering Craft Stamper challenge-Anything Goes

The Mixed Media Challenge #39-Photo Inspiration:  I was inspired by the flowers.  The end of summer is here. The colors make me happy!!


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Dress it up with Ribbon and Flowers!

Happy Wednesday! Have been working on my stash of cards. I like to keep some nice ones to grab in a hurry. I can add the sentiment once I know what I need it for.  When I'm doing this, I also pull out stamps that I don't use on a regular basis. Anytime I'm making cards, I love to include ribbon and flowers! Really dresses the card up and gives you a WOW factor! Today's card is no exception!
I've used a Unity Stamp -colored with Stampin UP markers. The paper pad is Teresa Collins Travel. Using scissors I roughed the edges of the background pages and then inked them up with vintage photo. I glue all the components down until I get to the ribbon and flowers.  Then I use my hot glue gun.  .
Entering in Really Reasonable Challenge #167 Anything goes with ribbonThanks for stopping by!  If you have any questions-please email me: kconner1961@yahoo.com


Organization! I'm in LOVE!

I have just stumbled across the most awesome blog!  She's all about organizing. It's called Do It on a Dime with Kathryn.

Do It on a Dime
She has printable's,  recipes, cleaning tips, organization tips plus she shares her shopping experiences!!  She has tons of energy and personality! Check her out!
Here's her You Tube channel Kathryn You Tube





Painting all Ages with DecoArt

Sunday's Paint Class I had 3 kids in my Sunday School class that remembered their memory verse the first quarter of 2017.  As a reward, they got to paint for free! We had two designs since we had boys and girls.  To my surprise, I have girl softball players!!  Had to do some quick freehand-but it worked out!



 Everyone had a great time. The littlest one-encouraged the others to ad-lib on their crosses!  I love these young talented kids! (the adults did good too!!)

Spring Paint Class: Rainboots

Paint Class: Rainboots  Saturday 5/27/17 at 4pm Cost $30 Bayberry Cottage, Collinsville, VA This is the perfect Spring painting!!  Come paint! Learn painting techniques such as dry brushing, how to load your paint brush, shading, and much more!

 If your interested, contact me at 276-403-2059.

DecoArt Stencils-Wall Art

I wanted to create  a nice design on my bathroom wall. I used DecoArt Traditions acrylic paint. Several stencils were used: First I taped off 7x7 squares leaving an inch between them. I painted them White Wash White. It took a couple of coats to cover up the lavender on the wall.  The I started layering using Botanical stencil and Antique Green. I used all 3 designs and just moved the stencil around on each square.  To get a different shade, I added some of the White Wash White to do the 2nd leaf. The third one I used yellow. The flower is from the Garden collection and is Reusable -stick on stencil. I did some of the flowers in Black Plum and some in Yellow. The bird is from the Bee's and Birds stencil. I did two coats of Black Plumb. I ended up sealing it with a coat of Satin Varnish.

 I hope you'll be inspired to paint on your walls!!

Thinking of You Dimensional Card

i Had some free time today. Made some Thinking of You cards. I started by dry embossing the yellow cardstock with a Stampin Up embossing folder.  Then I die cut a butterfly from the center.  Put some designer paper behind the cut out with some dimensionals to pop it up. Most of the work was done! I then embellished it with some Really Reasonable green ribbon. If you could see if up close-it has some shimmers in it!!  The sentiment (Stampin Up) is stamped with black archival ink. Punched with stampin up punches and added with dimensionals to add dimension to the card. I added some designer paper to the die cut butterfly. Punched the butterflies from a Stampin Up die cut folder and added pearls to the centers.   I love the feel of this card.  Has a lot of interest in the cut out section show casing the designer paper. 

 Entering the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #272-#273 Anything goes
Craft Stamper Magazine-    Guidelines for Craft Stamper Take It, Make It Challenge
March 2017