Friday, March 30, 2018

30.03.2018....No Line Water-Coloring.....

I got some pan water colors a while back and decided to try them out. 

I have tried this technique a couple times previously with other watercolors and was pleased....this time....not so much! It was a hot mess!

The colors were less intense and less rich....the paint did not flow and quite frankly was more water than color.  It was a lot of work- repeatedly painting over and over to get a good base of color, which distorted the images greatly and wreaked havoc on the watercolor paper.  There were a couple iridescent colors in the tray and I decided to try them on the flower centers and they were TERRIBLE!   

So....the point of this post....ALWAYS try something...(it is just a piece of paper) but DON'T freak out when it does not turn out. Am I proud of this card....absolutely not!  Will I use this card- no.

Why am I showing this show you that everyone screws up and has disasters when card-making.  Will I try painting with watercolor paints on a card again?  ABSOLUTELY!!!...but not with these paints....they are GARBAGE.  LOL!

Have a beautiful Easter holiday- may you be blessed and surrounded by family and friends. 

Inky huggs til next week!

Thursday, March 29, 2018

29.03.2018...3D Thursday....

Sorry I have been missing posts for the past couple of days....I have been sick and not up to creating or posting. 

Today's share is a 3D photo frame. 

I found this on the internet.  It had a great image with an awesome quote by Winston Churchill,that spoke to me. 

I printed it off and colored it with my Stampin Blends.  Love it!

Sunday, March 25, 2018

25.03.2018...Scrapbook Week....12x12 Birthday and Weekly Recap....

Another layout from the scrap bin.  I don't know about you but I always have a ton of scraps.  I love how bright and colorful this is and that I used my cupcake stamps and dies!  :)

And now for our weekly recap of this weeks posts:

Saturday, March 24, 2018

24.03.2018...Scrapbook Week....You are Awesome....12x12 Double Layout

Thought we could switch gears from the 8.5 x 11 layouts and move on to a 12 x 12 double page layout.  I created this layout from scraps....I stamped the flowers and the title and the journal boxes and the rest came out of my scrap bin.  

You might recognize the printed pieces on the end from my mini album I shared with you a couple of week ago.  

Here are close-ups of the individual pages:

Friday, March 23, 2018

23.03.2018...Scrapbook Week....Snuggle.....8.5 x 11....Weekend Memory...8.5 x 11

This layout features my baby girl Dixie all snuggled in a blanket sooking with her Mom.  Check out how I used stamps for the title and went around the huh! 

And this layout features my handsome son Jesse and my handsome grandson Richard. They were out to the trailer for a visit and I snapped this pic. 

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

21.03.2018...Scrapbook Week....Pumpkin Carving....8.5x11...

 This layout features the grand-kids and their pumpkin carvings. 

Love this layout!

Once again in the smaller 8.5 x 11 size!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

20.03.2018...Scrapbook Week.....Message in a Bottle ......8.5 x 11....

So I have had this on my "crafting bucket list' for a while now....I wanted to start an 8 1/2" x 11" scrapbook album....many times I have just one or two photos....and since I already have all the Stampin Up card stock colors, the smaller size might work better for me....I gave it a go this weekend... The stamp set I used is Message in a Bottle. I was pleased with the outcome and will continue this type of scrapbooking....along with my 12 x 12 of course.

A visitor at card class....

 We had a special visitor at card class in March.....FLAT STANLEY!   

Flat Stanley belongs to my great-nephew (God that makes me sound ancient) in Alberta. 

Flat Stanley was sent to Winnipeg via Canada Post so that he could experience life in Winnipeg. 

He needs to go to lots of places to learn about things like the Forks, the Manitoba Museum, the Legislative Buildings, Museum for Human Rights, the Art Gallery, Fort Whyte Alive, St. Boniface Cathedral etc etc and then go back to Alberta to teach the kids what Winnipeg is all about......

but the most exciting stop was card class!  He learned lots of great card making techniques in class and had fun laughing with the girls. 

Doesn't he look like the hit of the party! Ha!

Monday, March 19, 2018

19.03.2018...Artistic Grandkids.....and a proud Grandma....

A personal post today so this proud Grandma can brag.....

This is a wall hanging my oldest Grandson, Richard made for his parents for Christmas.  I was impressed!  It is GORGEOUS!

 Here is Richard again and a painting he did on canvas.

And here is Noah with his work of art!

And finally, sweet Brielle with her artwork!

 and when I asked the three of them to get together for a picture this is the silliness I got- they said this was their gangsta look....hahaha! then I said c'mon serious for just one pic.....

and this is what I got....silly boys!  

Finally....silliness aside for 2.3 seconds ....I managed to snap a pic in that time frame....whew!  LOL   Artistic and gorgeous grand-kids...I am blessed!

Saturday, March 17, 2018

17.3.2017...Scrapbook Saturday....

So I came up with this simple but colorful layout for some winter photos of some grandkids that I have not got printed yet. 

I have a TON of scraps and my mission was to get rid of some.....this layout was just the ticket as I could hide the mess behind the photos. 

If you would like to join me for Scrapbook will make great layouts like this- three to be exact- LOL and have a nice lunch provided as well. 

Contact me for more details or visit the classes tab on my blog.

Friday, March 16, 2018

16.03.2018....Happy St Patrick's Day &Heartfelt Blooms Video....

Tomorrow is St. Patrick's I have a cute little treat holder to 
share with you.  

This was a demonstration I did at my Card-maker's Class....I showed the girls how easy it is to make these little gems....and then after the demonstration, they each got one, with a bonus free printed tutorial to take home; so they could make one for their family and friends.  

I used the We Must Celebrate stamp set found on page 39 of the Occasions Catalog.  

If you are local and want to learn how to make great cards and 3D items like this using amazing Stampin' Up! products, join us for Card-maker's Class....the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm. Contact me now to reserve your seat.

If you place an order for $60 you can get the pdf tutorial for three cards  made in the last Card-makers Class, for FREE!

To place an order email me at or phone me at 204-232-7744.

Now here is another amazing Sale-A-Bration FREE product video:

Thursday, March 15, 2018

15.03.2018...Happy Wishes Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Check out this video on the Happy Wishes stamp set....a Sale-A-Bration FREE item.....but only until March 31.....

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

14.03.2018...Party Pandas and SAB Video -Bubble Over Bundle

Oh how I love these little Party Pandas....and the bonus is that they are a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!  How fun is that background....I used the Playful Background stamp set found on page 150 of the Annual Catalog. Now only have until March 31st....don't have panda regret.....LOL.

Here is another video for you....this time from the Occasions Catalog:

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

New Sale-A-Bration Items JUST ADDED today....

Sale-A-Bration ends March 31......

13.03.2018....Dragonfly Dreams and SAB Epic Celebrations Video

Check out this beautiful dragonfly card.  I absolutely love this one!  The background is dry embossed with the Petal Pair TIEF found on page 23 of the Occasions Catalog.  

The greeting and dot images are all part of the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set found on page 138 of the Annual Catalog.  The dragonfly itself was cut out using the coordinating Detailed Dragonfly Thinlets found on page 216.

Here is another Sale-A-Bration video for you.....remember SAB ends March 30......hurry if you want some of these AH-MAZ-ing FREE products!!!

Monday, March 12, 2018

12.03.2018...Highlighted Dry Embossing Technique and a SAB Video!

I am calling this the Highlighted Dry Embossing Technique.  I dry embossed the polka-dots with an embossing folder....then I highlighted each polka dot with assorted colored inks and a sponge dauber.   This card was for my beautiful daughter-in-law Lianne who just celebrated the big 30. is a video featuring two Sale-A-Bration products that are only here for a couple more weeks.....tick tock: