Posts Tagged With: Watercolor Wishes

Stampin’ Up! Wild About Flowers Acrylic Block Stamping


Alrighty, folks!  I’m home in Atlanta!  The weather is crisp and cool and the days are counting down to Christmas.  So, as you’d obviously expect – I have a completely non-Christmas card to share with you today.  Not a Calling Bird to be found! 😉

I saw a similar kind of project on Pinterest, and wanted to give it a try.  It uses acrylic block stamping – something I always think “oh, that’s cool, I’m going to try that” and then I always forget.  Well, this time I didn’t forget.  I also used my new-to-me Wild About Flowers to create a silhouette and the ever-faithful Watercolor Wishes for the sentiment.  Just as an aside, folks – if you haven’t availed yourselves of the Watercolor Wishes Card Kit – do yourself the favor of picking it up.  The cards you make with the kit are lovely, and having the exclusive-to-the-kit stamp set to use forever and ever is a true bonus!

Now, back to our regularly scheduled programming….

Here’s what I got with my first go at acrylic block stamping.  Take a look-see:

Wild About Flowers Color Blocks 1 - Stamps-N-Lingers

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Stampin’ Up! Lovely as a Tree and Timeless Textures. A Close Non-Example

Well, good Sunday morning to you!  It’s Saturday evening and I’m sitting in my hotel room in San Diego – waiting for dinner to arrive.  I made a pretty classic Mary-mistake today.  I got into town early enough to decide I’d do a little tourist-y thing.  First I took a picture out my window….


…then decided to NOT rent a stand-up paddle board, due to the unseasonably cool (like blustery and freakin’ cold!) weather here.

Yep.  The weather.  That’s why I didn’t rent a stand-up paddle board!

That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! Another Sneak Peek at Love Blossoms Bloomin’ Love!

Hey y’all!  Happy Sunday.  Do you know what this is?  This is the official start of the countdown – not to Christmas (although that’s just a stone’s throw away!), but to me going HOME!!!  Whoooooo-hoooooo!!!  Yep – seven days from today I’ll be winging my way back to Atlanta – to start dealing with the impending Christmas rush!  So – some time between today and Saturday (when I head over to San Diego for my flight out on Sunday) I have to pack up all my stuff.  Get the Big Shot nestled in the suitcase (wish I had a second one of them, but….I don’t, so this one’s going to get some frequent flyer miles in the next couple of months!).  Probably mail a box home.  And, it means I need to get way ahead in cards, too!

My Seven-Days-Before-Flying-Home card share is another sneak peek at the beautiful Bloomin’ Love stamp Set.  And I also used a little of the matching Love Blossoms DSP Stack!  Take a look-see:

Bloomin' Love Friend Birthday 2 - Stamps-N-Lingers

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Stampin’ Up! Congratulatory Party Wishes Sneak Peek!

Good Saturday morning – hope your weekend is starting out well!  I think (hope!) that I’ll still be asleep when you read this – keep your fingers crossed.  We just got done with the first week of nights – yuk!  One more week and then home on Sunday!! 🙂

Today’s share is another Occasions sneak peek.  This time, I’m using the coming-to-an-Occasions-Catalog-near-you stamp set called Party Wishes!  And the coordinating It’s My Party DSP.  Oh, and a sentiment from Watercolor Wishes!  Take a look-see:

Party Wishes Congrats 1 - Stamps-N-Lingers

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Stampin’ Up! Just a Botanical Note!


Happy Hawmp Day, y’all!  Although, for many of us, I suspect this is more like Friday than Hump-Day, huh?  Maybe you’re not even working today – to which I say….lucky you!  Enjoy your day off and get cookin’! 🙂

To that end, I’ll keep it short as I can, okay?  You’ve probably noticed I can get a little long-winded.  Sorry about that – I can get on a roll, no doubt!

My share today uses the entire Botanical Blooms Suite from the new Occasions Catalog – the Botanical Blooms Stamp set, the Botanical Builder Framelits and the Botanical Gardens DSP.  I threw in a nice little sentiment from the Watercolor Wishes stamp set and….take a look-see:

Just a Botanical Note 1 - Stamps-N-Lingers

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Stampin’ Up! Sweetbriar Rose Just a Note

Do you ever have one of those days where it seems all your creative juices have just dried up?  That was me today!  I sat down at my table and….sat. And looked at my stamps.  Admired my new Combo ink holder.  Checked my e-mail to see if my new Ribbon Holder had been delivered – not yet, but by the end of the day, so….checked out all the ribbon I planned to put in it when it arrived.  Made sure I had a place to put it.  Looked at the three or four challenge blog e-mails I had.  Nothing came to my head.

I tried faking it.  You know, fake it till you make it?  I made a couple of dry embossed panels with sponging and stamping in the TIEFs.    One may make an appearance at some point – but one…oh my.  It went from Big Shot to trash can – didn’t even need to think about it.  No fixing it – no salvaging it for something sometime.  Just…toss!

Finally, I got a teensy inkling of what I could put together.  I’d gotten the Mojo Monday challenge – a Tall and Skinny Challenge – and a Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge – a color challenge.  I looked over at my scrap box and saw a piece of Early Espresso that was left over from when I was playing with my Simply Scored Board for Monday’s card.  The Stamp, Ink, Paper colors were….EARLY ESPRESSO, Blushing  Bride and Gold.  I took it as a sign from above.  And I was off!  Well, more …like I was…

Somehow the Sweetbriar Rose came into my head when I thought of the Blushing Bride and Gold together.  Take a look-see:

Sweetbriar Rose Just a Note 1 - Stamps-N-Lingers

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Stampin’ Up! Lighthearted Leaves for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop!


Good Blog-Hop-Thursday-Morning to y’all!  I hope you’re ready for some beautiful projects from all the Ladies-Who-Hop.  This week was a color challenge….


Perfect perfect perfect colors for Fall cards – so, I know that everyone is going to just “wow” the socks off of us all.  If you’re not wearing socks – I’ll wait while you go put some on.  It’s Fall!  And getting chilly.  You’ll catch your death of cold without socks on!

Anywhooo….before I share my project with you today, I’d like to introduce you to a little dude that we came upon whilst putting the horses out last night.  By the way – the night was so perfectly beautiful – you could smell the leaves on the ground, a little woodsmoke and perhaps someone burning a few leaves.  Just cool enough for a light jacket.  If you Googled “Fall in GA” – last night would have come up!  Just wonderful!

Yikes – off on a tangent again!  Here’s the little dude:

Leetle Frog on the Gate! - Stamps-N-Lingers

According to Google – that’s a Cope’s Gray Tree Frog.  He’s just tiny – not as long as the fingers on my hand.  As opposed to the fingers on my foot?  Sheesh, Mare.  He stayed right there while we put the horses out thru the gate he was resting on, and shut said gate.  Must have been just chilly enough to make him sleepy – his little eyes were at half-mast and kept blinking like – “what?  Huh?  I’m the same color as this smooth tree I’m on. Why can you see me?”.  I love how he’s got his little frog-hands and frog-feet all tucked up under him!

So, now that you’ve met him, let’s talk cards – since that’s why you’re here!  My Blog Hop share uses the beautiful Lighthearted Leaves, a sentiment from Watercolor Wishes and my very favorite thing….the Woodland TIEF.  Take a look-see:

Lighthearted Leaves Birthday 1 - Stamps-N-Lingers

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Stampin’ Up! Vintage Leaves Meets Seasonal Frame!

Good morning, y’all!  When you read this, I’ll be on the way to spend a day crafting and carding and playing and eating and (hopefully!!) winning a prize or two!  Wish you could all come – I read someone was flying in from San Diego!  Yikes! 🙂

Now, today’s card is going to look awfully familiar.  That’s cause I used the same sketch challenge as my starting point that I used yesterday.  Normally, I wouldn’t do that.  But, when I first saw the sketch a couple days back, I actually had two card pictures get into my head.  So, I’m doing the one I didn’t do yesterday today.  Saturday.

So, this design was also inspired by Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #288.  Be sure to go over and check them out!

SSSC 288

For this one, I started with Into the Woods DSP as my color scheme launching point.  And I used just one TIEF – the Woodland TIEF.  For my sentiment, I used a die from the Seasonal Frame Thinlits.  And, of course, some Vintage Leaves.  You can see it’s going to go in a completely different direction than the All Ye Faithful card.  Take a look-see:

Vintage Leaves Seasonal Frame 4 - Stamps-N-Lingers

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Stampin’ Up! Lighthearted Leaves Super Simple Thank You!

Well, as anticipated, the night sky was not visible for us last night. So we missed the most-Super of the 2015 Super Moons AND the super-rare Total Lunar Eclipse of said Super Moon.  Perhaps we’ll still be around in 2033 and will get to see it then.  If any of you saw it – was it completely awesome?!?!  I SO wanted to see it!! 🙁

Today’s share is a super simple card to make.  It takes a little bit of time to make 8 of them like I did – cause of how you get to color!  I just used the Lighthearted Leaves, Watercolor Wishes and the Tin of Cards stamp sets, and added some color from 4 Fall-centric colors in the 2014-2016 In Color suite: Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist and Mossy Meadow.  Take a look-see:

Lighthearted Leaves Thanks 1 - Stamps-N-Lingers

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Stampin’ Up! Papillon Potpourri and Watercolor Wishes for a Happy Birthday!

Friday Friday!!  Hope you’re all looking forward to a nice, Fall weekend!  I know that I am – the weather promises to be very Fall-ish.  And it’s too early for leaf burning, so we can keep the windows open and enjoy it!

My share for today is neither Fall-ish, Thanksgiving-ish, or Christmas-ish!  It’s a birthday card requested by a friend for her friend.  Description of the recipient:  Not woodsy.  A girly- girl.  Likes shoes.  Wears heels.

Not a lot to go on.  So…..I decided on flowers and butterflies!  We’ll find out soon whether I hit the mark or need to take a mulligan and try again! 🙂

I used some Papillon Potpourri, a little Watercolor Wishes, the Fluttering TIEF and some Winter Wonderland Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

Watercolor Wishes Potpourri Papillion 1 - Stamps-N-Lingers

The design is from the Pals Paper Arts Sketch #269.  Be sure to head over as the week progresses to see what folks come up with!

PPA 269

I started by coloring one of the big, gorgeous flowers in the Timeless Elegance DSP (an Annual Catalog offering!).  I used Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz and a little Wild Wasabi – courtesy of my Many Marvelous Markers set.  I colored everything in, and then outlined it, and added some shading with Calypso Coral on the flowers.  The centers are Daffodil Delight and So Saffron.  Then I fussy cut the whole thing out!

To make the card front, I took a piece of the Winter Wonderland Specialty DSP and ran it thru the Big Shot in my Fluttering TIEF (tip: be sure to double check that you have the paper in the folder correctly so that you get the embossing on the side that you want!).  Then I SNAILd it to a Gold Foil Mat.

Watercolor Wishes Papillion Potpourri 5 - Stamps-N-Lingers

The circular elements are a Tea Lace Paper Doily and a gold Metallic Doily.  I just adhered them to the card front with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue and then I trimmed the excess with my Paper Snips.  I did the same with my fussy-cut Timeless Elegance flower.  Then I took a little more of the glue and spread it around on the flower centers, sprinkled that with Iridescent Ice Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it up.  Just a little bit of sparkle!  Finally, I SNAILd the whole card front to my Basic Black card base.

The butterflies are all from the Papillon Potpourri set.  I picked the flowery design for both the large Elegant Butterfly and the smaller Bitty Butterfly punches.  I inked the stamps up with Versamark and stamped the flutterbies on Gold Foil (liberally rubbed with my Embossing Buddy first!).  Then I sprinkled Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder on the stamped images, hit them with my heat tool, and then punched them out with their corresponding punch.  Easy peasy! 🙂

Watercolor Wishes Papillion Potpourri - Stamps-N-Lingers

I curled all their little wings up a little, and added some Rhinestone Basic Jewels to each butterfly.  I saved them for just a few minutes more….

The sentiment is from the ever-so-useful and beautiful Watercolor Wishes stamp set.  The sentiments in this set are wonderful – and the fonts are perfect.  I stamped it in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a piece of Whisper White card stock.  I made the banner end with my snips and then edged the banner with my Blushing Bride Stampin’ Write Marker.  I used a little Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere it to a piece of Gold Foil and then fussy cut the mat out – again with my Paper Snips.

Watercolor Wishes Potpourri Papillion 9 - Stamps-N-Lingers

I ran a length of Blushing Bride Baker’s Twine and piece of Gold Metallic Thread thru a Gold Basic Metal Button, tied a little bow and adhered it to the sentiment banner with Liquid Glue.  Then I popped it on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Once I had the sentiment where I wanted it, I added the small butterflies (Bitty Butterfly punch) with more Liquid Glue, and then put the single Elegant Butterfly up in the top corner.  And the front was done!

Watercolor Wishes Papillion Potpourri 3 - Stamps-N-Lingers

For the inside, I heat embossed (in Gold) the same small flowery butterfly from the Papillon Potpourri set in the bottom corner of a piece of Whisper White card stock.  I added the Birthday sentiment from Watercolor Wishes in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  The mat is another piece of Gold Foil (note to self: buy more Gold Foil in next order! 🙂 ).

Watercolor Wishes Papillion Potpourri 4 - Stamps-N-Lingers

I added one more little line of Rhinestones at the top….cause I thought they looked cool and girly and sparkly!

For the envelope, I embossed one more butterfly in Gold on the front of a Whisper White Medium Envelope….

Watercolor Wishes Papillion Potpourri 7 - Stamps-N-Lingers

And (you guessed it!) added a liner of Gold and Black from the Winter Wonderland Specialty DSP using my Envelope Liner Thinlits.

Watercolor Wishes Papillion Potpourri 8 - Stamps-N-Lingers

So – we’ll find out in a couple of days whether this will work or whether I’ll be back to the drawing board! 😉  I hope she likes it – and hope that you enjoyed it as well.

Enjoy your last day of the week and I’ll be back tomorrow with another project to share!

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