Sunday, April 24, 2016

Dear Mother + Free Images

What's up with you today?  Our roses are so pretty and blooming like crazy!  The pink knock out roses are in the front.  Dennis cut one for me for these photos.  It's been such a lovely weekend.  Dennis and I even ate on the patio for lunch (which in Oklahoma is often way too windy).  

I had picked up several Anna Griffin dies awhile back.  They are so lovely and ornate - perfect for a vintage looking Mother's Day card.  If you like the Dear Mother image, you can download it below.

I adore these sweet little flower delivery boys.  They would work perfectly for Mother's Day, birthdays, thank yous...

You can download them below, too!

Download Dear Mother HERE.

Download the Flower Delivery Boys HERE.

Have a lovely week!

Monday, April 18, 2016

DIY Watercolor Tag Book + Envelope Pocket!

The watercolor craze is full on!   Here's an idea to get your kids (grandkids, friend's kids, any kids) to join in:  a watercolor tag book!  And, of course, you would need a cool gift pocket for it, too.   Karen, from Free Pretty Things for You, and I have teamed up to bring you this free darling vintage graphic just perfect for watercolor fun!

First up, let me tell you about the tag book.  I wanted images that were a little larger than most of my stamps, so I printed digi images on watercolor paper.

You may remember my printer saga with watercolor paper.  I recommend printing on 90lb instead of 140lb, as 140lb killed my printer!

The watercolor paper was trimmed into tag shapes and bound on a book ring.

The gift pocket is made from a business size envelope.  Super easy - here's how:

You can download a couple of versions of "Color the Pictures Kids".  There's one with the little girl in a pink dress and one with the little girl in a teal dress.

You can download the pink dress version HERE.

ETA:  There seems to be some trouble downloading from the above link.  I put it in my dropbox account so I'm hoping it will work.  The link is HERE.  It seems a tiny bit slow, but a download button will pop up on the top right of the screen.  Here's hoping this one works!

Visit Free Pretty Things for You to download the teal dress version.

Cute and fun in one little DIY watercolor package!
So glad you stopped by and have wonderful week...

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Watercolor Butterfly with Gold Accents Video

April is National Card and Letter Writing Month.   What a perfect month for card creators!  Make a pretty card, write a message and pop it off to celebrate.  While you're at it, why not add gold accents to a watercolor butterfly as a focus of your card?

I've got a video below showing just how easy it is to create watercolor die cuts with gold accents.  

I'm sure you've got someone (or someones) who would be thrilled to get a handmade card from you to celebrate National Card and Letter Writing Month.   Give this technique a try!

Now to announce the winner of the Easter/Spring Challenge:

Thank you to everyone who participated, I loved getting to see all your Easter and Spring creations!

Have a lovely week!

Monday, April 4, 2016

Cards with Flair! + Free Message Card Download

Gotta love flair!  I used to love getting the little tin pins when I was in school.  When I taught first grade, I would give them out on occasion and the kids were thrilled.  But I REALLY LOVE them on cards.  They just add that extra bit of adorableness that makes me smile!

First up is this adorable little bee - he sure makes me smile!  Love how his wing is a heart.

How about kitties?  Can never have too many cute kitties! 

I've got these flair in sets in my Etsy store.  They would love to adorn your creations!  You can also find the Flair Card Set as a kit in the store.

All three cards have a Message card as the base.   You can download the Message Cards (blue, pink and yellow) HERE.

We had lovely spring weather today and I think I was channeling spring when I made these cards.  

I don't know!  What?  Seriously, I don't know.  I sent an email to InLinkz to see if they can tell me, because I can't find where that particular bit of info is hidden.  If you won, you should have received an email.   If you participated in the challenge, check your email and send me an email if you won!  I have a gift certificate that just can't wait to be spent!

Have a lovely week!

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