Classic Summer - BBQ Invite!

Welcome back to my own personal showcase of the things I am creating with the stamp of the month!

Okay the stamp set has a BBQ invite them going on....so I had to create an invite...there may be on more in the works, just a heads up...LOL

So here is the stamp of the month again set:

What started out as a hmmm what will happen if I add this, to this once, and put it on this, ended up becoming this ----

Wow is what first popped into my head. Okay let me walk you through this process of getting this rainbow...it's not watercolors. 

Here is what you will need:

  • 91 % rubbing alcohol (70% will work also)
  • an OLD acrylix block
  • ShinHan Markers (Alcohol)
  • Watercolor or mixed media paper
  • soft towel for wiping that is used only in your craft room
  • Spray pen (filled with the rubbing alcohol
Color on your old acrylix block in the following order Yellow, Blue, Pink - the deep more pronounced markers the better. You are NOT mixing the colors on your block. You can divide you block (visually) into thirds and coat the entire block
Using your spray pen, apply the rubbing alcohol in a controlled manner. What I mean by this is, you will want to gradually push down on the spray pens nozzel to achieve a 'stream' like flow verses a spray. This will allow the colors to bleed into each other. Cover the block well and tilt it back in forth to help the liquid move. You may not see a true blend of colors, and that is okay. Flip your block over into your mixed media or watercolor paper and twist it in a circluar motion. I used a Large Acrylic block. 
To achieve the strip like above, add one color at time, applying the next color while your paper is still wet from the last application, slightly overtop the last color in a circular motion. You will need to move quickly as the alcohol dries quickly.

Click here to learn how you can get your own stamp of the month for just $5.00

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See you tomorrow for another alcohol card and a watercolor card! 



Classic Summer Bash - Butterfly's and Love

Hey thanks for joining me today.

Okay so if you are back from yesterday's blog, today I am using my scraps to create a second layout! I have two boys and two girls. So when I make one layout I have to make another one (not identical) be it for the boys or the girls. Now that my oldest is a teenager HE loves to help recreate layouts for his books. He is such an artists himself, so it's very natural for him. But this layout is for the baby girl.
Again, I just used scraps of the Beautiful Friendship paper packet and matching cardstock combo, it is simpler than the first, however it fits her personality.

What are your thoughts which one is your style? Yesterday's layout or today's?

Stop back by on Thursday for some awesome not watercolor - watercolor cards!


Silver foil paper
Happy Heart Stamp set
Beautiful Friendship Paper Packet
Beautiful Friendship Coordinating Cardstock
White Pearls
White Daisy cardstock


May 2018: Classic Summer Bash

Happy Spring (finally) !

We are so excited to be outside in the warm weather. My kiddos (I have 4) love to be outside, and since we live where cold weather can happen anytime, the warm weather is cherished. With that I bring you the most adorable stamp of the month. Classic Summer Bash.

I browsed Pinterest, and found an adorable layout that I had to C.A.S.E.  Check it out...

I love the many uses the jars are being utilized for. Butterfly's and Dragonfly's from an  old Petite perks stamp set, mums from the For You Darling (stamp only) stamp set,  Sentiment You make my heart happy from the Happy Heart set, and my favorite jar is filled with some water (colored with a ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Turquoise Blue Marker) and three adorable flowers fussy cut from the Many Congratulations stamp set. They too are colored with theShinHan™ Touch Twin™  markers, in Tender Pink Marker,  Peony Purple, and  Marine Blue. The stems and leaves are colored with the vivid green marker. 
The 4 x 6 photo matte is accented with white pearl gems. 

Thank you for stopping by today. I can't wait to add my favorite picture of my three year old. This will be a great starter page for her album. Tune in tomorrow for the squeal to this layout that will be a starter page from my one year old's scrapbook. 

Check out the stamp of the month here, and the details on how you can get yours for $5.00

Check out my Postcard Perfect workshop that is available during the month of May only. 

See you tomorrow! 



Beautiful Friendship - Pre-Cut Workshop Kit

Hey Friends,

First, have you seen the new seasonal expression idea book? It just went live Tuesday May 1st! (Click here to see for yourself) Amazing, right! So many stamp sets, and BEAUTIFUL Paper! Where do you start? Well, if you are here, you are in the right spot!

Brand New Pre-cut workshop kits have been added to my shop!!! My pre-cut kits create 4 beautiful completed 12 x 12 two page layouts. Assemble the kits per the provide color guide, and then you just add your own photos to the photo mattes! The prefect way to catch up on your albums, easy peasy, lemon squeezy!

What is included in each kit? 

  • 8 Full white daisy cardstock sheets
  • Pre-cut card stock and B&T papers to recreate each layout
  • Circut cuts
  • Thincut titles in silver foil paper
  • Printed Title accents on white daisy cardstock
  • Precut embellishments (Banners, circles, hearts)
  • Shimmer trim and gems for each page. 
  • Full Color Guide with close up photos of details for easy assembly (E-mailed)
Each kit is $24.00 plus shipping ($7.50) 

To order your Beautiful Friends Pre-Cut workshop kit, click the PayPal link below for a secure checkout.

I look forward to offering more of these kits, in addition with my workshop files.

Be sure to check out my Post Card Perfect workshop here!