Happy New Year!!

Relaxing in the Oasis


Watercolor Wonder!

My fun today included crayons--terrific for the kid in me! I've used the Watercolor Wonder crayons and a spritz bottle to create a watercolor effect on the background. You may recognize the flower flourish from the Vintage Vogue set--perfect for soft layers. Just apply color the back of your to your stamp with your choice of Watercolor crayons, spritz lightly (Too much water will give you a runny image--practice a little first!), and stamp onto Watercolor CS. Multiple applications with one stamp will give you nice, soft images.

I used the following supplies and will be entering this card in the Pals Paper Arts Challenge. The challenge was to use Lavender Lace, Certainly Celery, and Barely Banana--a beautiful spring palette, to be sure!! Here is a link to this fabulous site: http://www.palspaperarts.com/ Go there! You will looooove the inspiration cards!

Paper: Lavender Lace, Barely Banana, Certainly Celery CS, Watercolor Paper

Classic Inks: Lavender Lace, Barely Banana, Certainly Celery, a smidge of Bashful Blue, Elegant Eggplant (for the text)

Stampin' Write Markers: Barely Banana, Lavender Lace, Certainly Celery

Stamps: Vintage Vogue, Well Scripted, Itty Bitty Backgrounds

Accessories: Certainly Celery Satin Ribbon, Certainly Celery Brad, Lots of Tags Sizzlit, Corner Rounder Punch, Soft Subtle Watercolor Wonder Crayons, spritz bottle/water

Happy Stamping!


Happy Easter!

May you all have the opportunity to spend happy time with your families and friends! I am so grateful for my wonderful, ever-expanding family and to the wider circle of beloved friends that stamping has brought to me! Whether it is Cheri, my mentor and dear friend, (and her wonderful daughters, my former choral students, and Dan, her terrific husband), Frenchie, my new cyber-friend whose blog and PPA submissions are awe-inspiring and just plain inspiring, Linda, my long-distance friend and stamping buddy (Can't wait to see her in June!) and my Oasis and SOS stampers, Betsy, Trudy, Tina, Amy, Erin, Jen, Donna, Joyce, Kristy, Cindy, Cindi, Marsha and Ellen!

Here are the SOS Stampers (Spaced Out Stampers! LOL! We all live on the Space Coast!) at our inaugural monthly meeting where we made a chocolate bunny card, a punch bunny card and our cute hatching chick card! Here are our chick cards! We meet again on April 27! Let me know if you'd like join us (we have 2 openings) or attend as a guest! We'll make 2-3 projects and I'll demo several products and/or techniques. We'll be playing with shaving cream (actually making beautiful backgrounds with shaving cream and re-inkers) and creating a Mother's Day card, and a birthday or thank you card.
Happy Stamping!!
P.S. I can't wait to share the beautiful new products that will be available on May 1 from the Summer Mini Catty!!