Floral Birthday

Hi there,

I don't know about you but I am always in need of Birthday cards for women!  I really needed to make some so this one fits the bill!

I decided to dig out my Inktense watercolor pencils.  I haven't used them in a while.  I had seen a video on the GinaK Youtube channel using flowers and Strathmore Bristol smooth surface paper. So I headed on down to Hobby Lobby with my 40% off coupon and purchased a pad.

I stamped the image with Hero Arts shadow ink in Charcol. A sort of no line coloring but with the watercolors you can still see them but a little lighter. The ink is waterproof so it worked well. Then I splattered with Gansai Tambi Starry Colors in yellow gold and White gold. Then let dry and added sentiment.  The Stamp set is from Concord & 9th You're My Person set. I've had it a while.

I will say the paper performed very well.  Didn't warp but I was careful not to oversaturate the paper.  Die cut is from Mama Elephant All Prettied Up set. I also added a little sparkle with Stickles and Nuvo Drops and a little twine and done.

I think its always fun to dig out some supplies you haven't used in a while or re-visit a technique to get the creative juices flowing!

Happy stamping and coloring!

Beautiful Fuschias

Hi there,

Today I'm featuring another digital stamp set from Graciellie Design called Beautiful Fuchsias. I have to admit I've never colored this flower before so I just googled some photos and they are the most beautiful colors!  They are a very exotic looking flower I must say.  I don't believe I've ever seen them in person.  I then added some doodling some dots and white highlights to bring these flowers to life.  The sentiment is from another Digital stamp set called Thinking Of You. To finish I just doodled around sentiment, air brushed around flowers and I've been playing around with a laminator and decofoil with a few leaves.  I used Emerald Watercolor foil found HERE. This stuff is fun! I also added some sherbet shimmer Nuvo Drops. Gracie the owner of Graciellie Design has a blog and YouTube channel that will give you lots of tips and tricks to foiling!  She does amazing design with digital stamps and deco foil!

If you would like to purchase these amazing digital stamp sets please use this 10% off code BARBARA10 for my readers.  Use as often as you like!  Go check them out!

Happy stamping and coloring!

Graciellie Design Valentine's Day Blog Hop/Giveaway

Hi there,

 It's Valentine's Day and we're having a Valentine Blog Hop and Graciellie Design is giving away a $14 gift certificate to the SHOP !!!  Have You seen the new Digital Stamps sets for February yet?  Come check them out at the Graciellie Design SHOP.  I am featuring In My Heart  one of 4 new sets. I decided to make a shaker card with one of the sentiments from the In My Heart digital stamp set for the actual shaker and the locket image as well. You can check out my card below and I also have a tutorial for the heart shaker card too!  Please leave comments on all the Creative team members blogs and Graciellie Design blog for more chances to win the $14 Gift certificate. International followers are welcome to participate as well. The Winner from the February 1st blog hop is announced on the Graciellie Design Blog . Go check if you won!!

Today we are sharing a 10% off code to the SHOP.  BARBARA10
It can be used as many times as you like so go visit the Graciellie Design Shop HERE and see all the lovely designs available!  Happy shopping!

Graciellie Creative Team 2017
Ginny Maxam – www.maxammadestudio.com
Bozena Moc asap Zmorka - http://zmorkiwytworki.blogspot.com/
Barbara Thompson - (You are here)
Agnieska aka Chanya 13 - http://cardmakinghobby.blogspot.com/

Heart Shaker Tutorial
Step one is to cut heart in cardstock for shaker window

Step 2: turn cardstock  over and add glue a piece of acetate to cutout window

Step 3: Add pop up tape around window without leaving gaps, add sequins, peel off tape and add sentiment to back of heart

I added a combo of sequins and die cut tiny hearts. Add it to your card front.

Challenges I'm entering
Aud-Sentiments challenge #173- Valentine or Love sentiment
Scrapping4Fun challenge #83- Love, Valentine, Friends or Wedding
Simply Create Too challenge #124- Love
All sorts challenge week #402- Hearts and/or flowers
Just Us Girls challenge #380- trend Week- Hearts
Love To Scrap challenge #94- Who Love's You, Baby!
Insy Wincy Designs challenge - Love
Crafting From The Heart challenge #146- Anything Goes
Pile It On Challenge #126- Heart On Fire
613 Avenue Create Challenge #194 - Anything Goes

Happy stamping and coloring!


Chocolate Is The Answer

Hi there,

Going to share one last card I made for Valentine's Day.  I love this stamp set from Stampingbella called Edna Loves chocolate.  Who doesn't?  You can find it HERE.  I used DP from BoBunny Crazy Love its older paper collection and used it as inspiration. Colored with Copics. Do you take a bite out of all the chocolates looking for that favorite one?  Happy Valentine's Day!

MarkerPop challenge #114- Be My Valentine
Paper Craft Crew Challenge #230- Love
Happy Stamping and coloring!

Wood You Be

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I've been making a few Valentine cards and thought I would share another.  I've purchased a bunch of stamps from Unity lately.  They have great sales and this is one of them.  This stamp is called Wood You Be and you can find it HERE .  I've had this piece of red and white wood paper and been wanting to use it in forever.  The White wood embossed paper is from Ellen Hudson it's 110 lb weight and you can find it HERE. The die is from MFT Horizontal Stitched Strips found HERE and the tiny hearts are NOT available anymore from Memory Box. I colored with Copics and added a little doodling. Then added a bit of glossy accents to the teeth and tiny hearts and twine.

Happy Stamping and Coloring!

Will You Be Mine?

Hi there,

Just wanted to share I card I made this week.  The inspiration for the tag on the card comes from Unity.  Angela the owner of Unity stamp Co. did a video in the private FB group.  She made a tag and wanted to see what we could do.  So here's what I came up with.  She used the tag, stamp stencil and wash tape.  I forgot the stencil.  My bad.  I added the tag to a card for Valentine's Day.  Isn't she sweet.  She is a Phyllis Harris design and you can purchase her HERE. They are all on sale this weekend!!!! Eeeeekkkk I love these sweet images. DP is Simple Stories Love&Adore, Tag die from Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Duo 1 (it's 2 dies, the tag die and windows) , Sequins string is from Concord & 9TH. Of course colored with Copics.

Happy Stamping and coloring!

Graciellie Design blog Hop and Giveaway

Hi there,

I have some good news!  I've joined the Creative Team 2017 at Graciellie Design and we're having our February blog hop and giveaway!  If you've come from Larissa's blog you're in the right place. We have some beautiful digital designs to share so let's get started.  I chose to use In My Heart located in the Graciellie Design shop.  You can also scroll down past pics to see what this set looks like. It include 2 images and 3 sentiments. Isn't this cherub adorable? I just printed image on Copic paper, die cut it and colored with Copics, then airbrushed the background. The sentiment was printed then die cut with a little ink around the edges.  Added a couple more die cuts and done.  Please stop by the rest of the creative team and check out all the beautiful projects today! Don't forget to leave comments along the way for more chances to win a $13 gift card to the SHOP. Our International friends are welcome to join in for the giveaway as well.

Graciellie Design Creative Team 2017
Ginny Maxam – www.maxammadestudio.com
Bozena Moc asap Zmorka - http://zmorkiwytworki.blogspot.com/
Larissa Pittman - www.muffinsandlace.com
Barbara Thompson- You are here

Happy stamping and coloring!