Graciellie Design blog Hop/Westcott Giveaway

Hi there,

It's time for our mid-month inspiration blog hop with Graciellie Design and Westcottbrand Giveaway!  I'm featuring Sprinkled With Love  one of 5 new sets for April so I decided to make a watercolor card using a clear acetate card base.
We are featuring Westcottbrand all month.  Have you tried their precision scissors?? Westcottbrand is giving away 2 pairs of precision scissors to one lucky winner.  Please comment on all team blogs plus  Graciellie Design blog for a chance to win the scissors!

If you'd like to purchase this digi or others please use BARBARA10 to get 10% off in the SHOP. Digital stamps are easy to use and very cost effective! Try them out!

Winner from May 1st is announced over on the Graciellie Design blog so please see list below and get hopping! See my pics below and lets get started!

For watercoloring this Bristol Smooth surface paper works great!
Just don't oversaturate with water and it won't warp. I
cut it to fit printer and printed out image.

I trimmed watercolor paper so I could watercolor my image.
I used the Westcottbrand 9inch paper trimmer to trim bristol smooth paper.

Choose watercolor medium. I used Kuretake.

 Grab the rest of your supplies, mat, watercolor brushes:
Silver Black Velvet sizes 1,2 and 4. I don't use a water brush on this
paper as I want to control water flow. Paper towel and image.

Here are the colors I used. I splatted some bluish gold
and let dry completely before putting card together.

I used a pre-made clear acetate card base. I changed the color
to go inside to a darker pink with a faint stripe on it.

Here's my finished card. I added a piece of gold heart vellum,
die cut balloons, tiny hearts and bow. I cut the vellum with 9 in paper trimmer

Happy coloring and cutting!

Happy Easter

Hi there,

I'm back today to share two  Graciellie Design digital stamp sets called Happy Easter and I combined it with a newer set called Friends.  I just adore this bunny drawn so detailed and it comes with a sweet little chick and comes with 3 sentiments. I just printed the bunny, sentiment and 3 of the flowers leaving 2 out of the group to fussy cut later to add to card. Decided to make an easel card for this one. Colored with Copics, added some blades of grass, airbrushed sky and ground and added a few sequins. I love how it turned out.  If you'd like to purchase these digital stamps sets or others, please use BARBARA10 to take 10% off your purchase in the SHOP and use as many times as you like and share it with your crafty friends!

Scrapping4Fun challenge #87- Easter
Diestrus challenge #70- Easter
Word Art Wednesday challenge #276-277- Anything Goes
Crafty Creations challenge #338- Anything Goes
ttcrd challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs challenge - Anything Goes

Happy coloring and Happy Easter!

Graciellie Design April Release/Blog Hop/ Westcott Brand

Hi there,

Welcome to the Graciellie Design April Release/Blog Hop/Giveaway with our April Sponsor Westcott Brand.  We have some amazing digital stamp sets and products to share!  So let's get started!  I chose to use Sprinkled With Love this adorable cupcake and it has 8 sentiments with it! Wow! 8. I decided to make a spinner card using the cupcake.  Have you ever made one?  This was my first time making one and it was so easy with the help of some great cutting products from Westcottbrand. Paper trimmers and scissors are staples for paper crafters so these products were outstanding! Please check out all the great products Westcottbrand has to offer.  I am so impressed with their products!

Graciellie Design is giving away a $15 gift card to the Graciellie Design Shop to one lucky winner. International followers are welcome to participate. Please leave comments on all the Graciellie Design Creative Team blogs and we also have a special Guest Designer for April  for more chances to win the gift card! If you'd like to purchase these or other digital stamp sets use this code BARBARA10 to get 10% off your purchases to the SHOP. The two winners from last months blog hop are announced on the Graciellie Design Blog and Papertemptress.

Barbara Thompson (You are here)
Choose designer paper and cut  to 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 I used 

Cut window in both card base and DP at the same time. I
used a square die measuring 3X3

I printed 2 cupcakes of the same size, colored, and
fussy cut them using 6 in. Microtip Titanium Scissors

I cut some gold metallic thread with 7 in. Titanium Non Stick Scissors

Put adhesive on the backs of both cupcakes add thread
to one of the cupcakes. Add a strong tape like red line to
the inside of window in the center.

Add cupcake on thread to center of Window then add another layer of
strong tape to keep in place. Add adhesive to the rest of
to cut ends of tape.

completed spinner card
I added a few dots with a white gel pen.

Happy coloring and cutting!

Graciellie Design Sponsoring Word Art Wednesday

Hi there,

This Week Graciellie Design is a sponsor over at Word Art Wednesday challenge.  We have been invited to share some projects usingWord Art Wednesday free printable verse and fabulous digital Stamp Sets from Graciellie Design .  We have 4 new Digital stamps sets in the SHOP for March and a Pre-release called Count On Me if you'd like to check those out!  Today I'm using Lace Flowers. This set comes with 2 flower images and 3 sentiments and I'm adding a FREE verse provided by Word Art Wednesday.  Have you ever played the Word Art Wednesday challenge?  It's always Anything Goes. Graciellie Design is giving away a $15 gift card to the SHOP to one lucky person but you have to enter the challenge for a chance to win!  So come play along! You can add the free verse if you'd like.

I printed out the smaller of the 2 flowers from Lace Flowers and the FREE sentiment from Word Art Wednesday.  I added some green deco foil to the dots on the flowers with a glue pen, let it dry, ran it through my die cutting machine. Then colored flowers, fussy cut and added to my card. Printed, die cut, added a little color to sentiment with Copics and added to card.  Please scroll down to see my card.

If you'd like to purchase these or other digital stamp sets you can get 10% off using this code BARBARA10.  Please visit the Graciellie Design Shop HERE. You can also share the discount code with your crafty friends and use as many times as you'd like!

Verse from Word Art Wednesday

Other products used:
Heartfelt Creations Botanic Window die
Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Three
BoBunny Faith
Deco Foil Spring Green
Paper temptress Black and green card stock
Nuvo drops Bottle Green, Sherbet Shimmer

Happy coloring!

Coffee please!

Hi there,

I made this card today for the Coffee Lovers blog hop.  I just love these Unity Stamps.  This one is called Warm Inside and you can find it HERE.  Who wouldn't love coffee and a donut! Just colored this with Copics and DP is from WeRMemory Keepers. Die cut from Lawn Fawn large Cross-Stitched Stackables. Have a great day! Link to add below.

Happy Stamping and Coloring!

Birthday Poppies

Hi There,

I have a third project to share this month using Poppy Wishes from the Graciellie Design Digital Shop.  I always need birthday cards so I made this one for my sister.  I really enjoyed coloring this poppy image. I added a pointillism background as well.  My inspiration was the paper I used from BoBunny Faith. Used a corner chopper to round corners and some novo drops in bottle green.

If you'd like to purchase this set or others you can go shopping and use this 10% off code BARBARA10 for your purchases in the Digital Shop. Go take a look! There's also a NEW Pre-Release available for purchase called Count On Me.

Also come back April 1st when we will have our April Release and blog hop with Westcott Brand.  It's gonna be fun!

Happy 1st Day Of Spring!

Hi there,

I don't know about you but I am so glad it's getting warmer outside and everything is in bloom.  So I made a card in honor of the first day of spring!  This clear stamp set is from Sweet n Sassy called Flowers In Bloom and it has a die cut you can purchase separately called Flowers In Bloom Die. This is the first time I have purchased these stamps and dies and I love them! Go check them out!  This set has 4 sentiments to with it.  I just stamped out flowers and colored with Copics and die cut.  DP is from BoBunny Faith and Crate Paper Bloom. Die cut from Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circles Large, ink is Hero Arts Ultra Pink.

Happy stamping and coloring!

Do you feel lucky!

Hi there,

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  Today I have 2 cards to share for St. Patrick's Day.  I'm not Irish but do enjoy making them.  The first one is an image from Whipper Snapper Designs called Leprechaun and you can find it HERE .  The sentiment can be found HERE. This one was fun to color! The card stock, light green and black is from Papertemptress St. Patty green package found HERE.  Have you tried these papers yet?  I really love them. Great quality. The black has a gold swimmer to it. So beautiful! The paper with the shamrocks was in my stash. Sorry don't know where it comes from.  I used a die cut from My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Basic E. Then a little gold twine and a few gold sequins from Lucy's Cards Champagne color found HERE. Added a few novo drops in Honey Gold.  Scroll down to see Unity card.

My second card is from Unity Stamp Company called Lucky ones found HERE.  I just love this sweet little image and it comes with this sentiment, another 4 leaf clover and the word lucky! This makes a quick card! The DP is from my stash so paper co. is unknown. Colored with Copics. The card stocks are from Papertemptress that same St. Patty's Green Package. The gold behind the image is from my stash. Just added some gold cord and a few novo drop in Honey Gold and Bottle Green.

Simon Says Wednesday challenge - Bit O' Green
Cute Card Thursday challenge #469- Celebrations
Just Add Ink challenge #351- Just add "L" element
Simply Create Too challenge #125- Lots of green

Happy Stamping and Coloring!


Graciellie Design & PaperTemptress March 15 Blog Hop and Giveaway

Hi there,

Welcome to our March mid-month Release/ blog hop and Giveaway!  We have a treat for you today! We are hopping with Graciellie Design AND PaperTemptress.  The Graciellie Design Shop offers beautiful digital stamp sets (images and sentiments) and we have 4 brands new sets to showcase this month.  PaperTemptress is an on-line paper company that offers all kinds of quality papers for all your paper crafting needs.  Have you tried them?  We had a chance to work with these papers and I love them!

For my card today I'm featuring Cup Of Tea and it has 5 fabulous sentiments too! I printed 2 tea cups printed one a little smaller.  Colored tea cups and fussy cut one tea cup and the other just the rose. Printed out sentiments in a little group on the vellum to make the flag. Tea rings are die cut circles and colored with Copics on the back. See below my finished card. And of course I used the beautiful papers from PaperTemptress called Spring Pink Specialty Package.

So here are the details of the blog hop with Graciellie Design AND PaperTemptress. You need to leave comments on ALL 8 blogs listed below for more chances to win 2 $20 gift cards to PaperTemptress and Graciellie Design to be given away to 2 separate winners. Winners to be announced on April 1st on both Paper Temptress and Graciellie Design blogs. International followers welcome to participate. Good luck!

If you'd like to go shopping use BARBARA10 for 10% to the SHOP and check out the new digital stamp sets for March!

From Paper Temptress DT:

From Graciellie Design DT:
Graciellie Design Blog
Ginny Maxam
Larissa Pittman
Barbara Thompson - (You Are Here)

Cup Of Tea

I used Spring Pink Specialty Package

You can really see the beautiful shimmer of the Coral Mica/ Metallic
and Mother of Pearl Vellum part of Spring Pink Specialty Package

Here you can see the Silver Laser Glossy Text, Epic Black #100
Coral Mica/Metallic, Silver Laser Lustre Text,
card base is Ivory Grande. Part of
Spring Pink Specialty Package

Happy Hopping!