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Hello crafty friends! I am so excited to share this card with you today and give you a step by step tutorial so you can create this as well!

This card is so simple to make but has such a WOW factor using gorgeous colors and different techniques. Are you ready to learn how? Great! Let’s get started!

First off, gather all of your supplies. These will also be listed at the bottom of this post and if you need to order anything, just click the photo and it will take you right to my store.

The first step is to cut your Pool Party card base in half vertically so that you end up with a piece that measures 4 1/4″ X 11″. Fold this in half and grab your Die Cutting/Embossing Machine. Emboss the front half of your cardstock using the Fiddle Leaf Folder.

Next, you will ink up the flower image  with Bubble Gum ink. Use a sponge apply a small amount of Raspberry Berry ink to the center of the flower and the stamen.


To create leaves, add a few drops of Limeaid Splash Liquid Color to a large block. Use this as an “inkpad” and stamp your leaves into the ink a few times then stamp onto the Whip Cream card stock. When everything is all stamped out use your die cuts and machine to cut them out.















Now that your pieces are cut out grab some foam squares and let’s pop these up!


Stamp the sentiment with the Raspberry Berry ink and cut it out using an oval die. Add more foam squares to the back and assemble all of your pieces.


The final touch is some Journey Glaze to the flower and once that is dry a small pearl from the Cottage Pearls. Simple, yet oh so elegant!



See how easy that was! Now, you try it! Thanks so much for stopping by today. I’d love to hear from you so leave me a comment about this project.

Don’t forget that FSJ is having an amazing sale right now on our Mixed Media items so be sure to check that out as well.


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Monday Color Challenge

It’s Monday! That means it is time for another weekly challenge with the great team at SSInk. This week we are playing with these fun colors!

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At first, I wasn’t really sure about these but once I got working with them, I fell in love! Here is my card


This was the first time I have used the flowers from Jar of Love. I love how easy it was to cut them out with the big shot using the coordinating framelits. These colors are perfect for the time of year here in Idaho. The colors are getting richer and deeper while the dog days of summer are very much upon on.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope that you are inspired to play along with us this week and I would love to know what you think about my project! Be sure to subscribe to my site while you are here so that you never miss another post!

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June Inspiration Challenge from SSInkspiration

Summer is in full swing here in Idaho and this week’s inspiration challenge at SSInk is a perfect fit!


This is my card – using my favorite new set from the new catalog –


I have only made a couple of projects with this set but I think it’s so fun and offers so much variety. The colors are pure summer and are something I would not have normally put together. I love them and will be using them again soon!

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CASE the designer…..Stampin’ Royalty Style

This week over at Stampin’ Royalty the challenge is to CASE the designer! Choose a card that one of them has made and CASE the color combination that they used.

For me, it was pretty easy to choose what to CASE. My dear friend Carrie Rhoades is a designer and she used some of my favorite colors! Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Crumb Cake.

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I knew the centerpiece of my design was going to be the brand new Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper. It has almost all of these colors and my pack arrived just a few days ago. I couldn’t wait to cut into it!

I created a simple color fold card, which we will be learning this weekend at Technique Class. I still have a few spaces available if you would like to join us!

I has to sub the Mint Macaron for the Old Olive because I couldn’t quite make the two work together. I really love the all over feel of these colors together. Great choice Carrie!

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TGIF June Sketch Challenge

Happy Hump Day! It’s time for another sketch challenge over at TGIF Challenges. This month we have this sketch to play with.

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and here is my card:

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I adore this line image from the returning set In the Meadow. It can be part of a scene using the other stamps or stand alone on it’s own. This card is quick and easy with just a few layers and simple coloring. It will be included in my monthly Q&E class in July. I would love to have you!~

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Sale-A-Bration Celebration Treats

Hello my crafty peeps. I have some very fun projects to share with you today. Last week I hosted my 1st annual Sale-A-Bration Celebration. It was an event for my hosts and customers who held events or placed party sized orders during my best ever SAB! It was my change to say thank you and spoil them! We played silly games, enjoyed a delicious desert bar and of course stamped. Each guest was also treated to gifts – which I had so much fun making.

This week Stampin’ Royalty is hosting an Anything BUT a Card challenge I thought this would be the perfect time to share the pillow gifts my guests received.

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Making 3-D items is one of my favorite ways to enjoy paper crafting and these were pure joy for me! I absolutely loved spoiling my guests and I think they enjoyed it at well.

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Inking Everything Facebook Hop

Happy Monday! Today we are having a Facebook hop with the gals from Inking Everything! I wanted to share details about my card here and then encourage you to head over there and check out the rest of the amazing creations that the ladies have made.

For our hop we made a card and a coordinating project. First I want to show you my card.

With Valentine’s Day coming I thought it would be great to get a head start on the holiday! The stamp set featured is the Bloomin’ Love set and the gorgeous paper is from the coordinating stack called Love Blossoms. I used our newish whisper white card stock and it is amazing! What a sturdy base it created!

Next I created a coordinating box to hold a yummy treat!
This box is the perfect size for a little treat to give to someone special. I love how quick and easy it is to decorate for any occasion. The honeycombs are the perfect size for this project. Isn’t it just adorable!
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