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Jelly Bean Easter

>> Saturday, March 17, 2018


Happy St. Patrick's Day!!  Wish I had one last Irish card to show you today, but with Easter only 2 weeks away I'm in a mad rush to get some Easter cards made.

My card today reflects my rush and the creative slump I've been feeling lately.  It's pretty simple - I started my card by stamping a white piece of card stock with our Jelly Bean Jumble using black ink and colored them with water color pencils and used a blender marker to smooth them out.  I layered it with pink and attached it to a neon green folded card that I had run the top of through my cuttlebug using my favorite swiss dots folder.  The Deco Easter Greeting was stamped using white ink and embossed with white ep.

Thanks for stopping by and if you have any extra creative juices I'd appreciate it if you could send them my way :)



Easter Lilies

>> Friday, March 16, 2018

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

 Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well! I know a lot of us are still stuck in a quasi winter mode, but Easter is on its way! In fact, it's early this year. We saw 2 bunnies running across our front yard today & not sure, but one of them just may be the Easter bunny, lol. 

For my Easter card, I first die cut & embossed the sunburst bg. For the Lily Cross Blessings circle, I stamped it w/ Versacolor indigo pigment ink then heat embossed it w/ pastel embossing powder. The embossing powder lightens the ink color & gives it a slight metallic sheen. For the lilies,  I put the image into my Misti, stamped it w/ sky blue ink, lightly colored w/ Copics, over stamped w/ the same indigo ink & embossed w/ the same powder. Then I did quite a bit of fussy cutting on them. 
After arranging everything, I added a few sequins & a silver circle behind the greeting.
Here's a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

paper: Staples 110# white
ink: Memento summer sky (tuxedo black used on inside), Versacolor indigo pigment 
accessories: Misti, pastel embossing powder (Judikins), ODBD sunrburst bg,  stitched  circles dies, sequins


Easter Blessings!

>> Thursday, March 15, 2018

Good morning!!

This background was brayered with a Kaleidacolor ink pad. The sun/moon die is from Hero Arts.

I used some Easter colors Oxide Inks to make this background.
The bottom is stamped using candy Peeps and Jelly Beans with some bleach.  I poured a small amount of bleach on a folded paper towel to use as an "ink" pad for stamping.  The frame dies are Lawn Fawn.  The little bow is ODBD.

Thanks for visiting today!


Batik Easter

>> Wednesday, March 14, 2018

I love doing holiday cards in non-traditional colors.  This week I have a black and white Easter card to show you.
I was inspired to make this card when I saw THIS Batiked Scarf at Global Handmade Hope which is this week's Inspiration Site at

To get the Batiked Inspired background, I started with a piece of aluminum foil and I wadded it up.  I then straightened it back up again but left all the little wrinkles.  Next, I swiped Black Soot Distress Ink over the foil and then misted the foil with some water.  I smooshed my Vanilla cardstock several times over the foil to get the look.  I misted the foil in between smooshes. 

For the top panel, I used the new Welcome Oval and cut off the Easter part of the new Deco Easter Greeting.  I also added in the new God Bless You Cross.  I plan to use that cross in some Bible Art Journaling as well.

I tucked in some vanilla doilies and a few leaves to finish up the card.

Easter is sneaking up on us this year!  Hope your week is going well.




Have a Blessed Day

>> Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Hi Everyone,

This Daffodil Frame stamp has been in the DRS Designs catalog a long time, but it's totally new to me.  I can't believe I've never stamped with it before...It's a gorgeous image for this time of year.  

I stamped, colored and fussy cut it out.  Then I stamped it a second time, only cutting out and coloring up the butterfly.  I attached it to the image with some foam taped and bent up the wings to give it dimension.

For my background paper, I used the Silhouette Branch Background stamp and for the sentiment, the soon to be released 1 Line Blessed Day Greeting (245D).  I dry embossed the center panel and attached the image and greeting, but before I glued that into place, I added a strip of green paper behind. It was just an extra pop of color to play off the image, as well as something to anchor the sentiment and balance out the card design.  

There are many more spring and Easter themed cards coming your way, so be sure to check in here on the blog everyday!

Sending you smiles,


Holiday Cards

>> Monday, March 12, 2018

With St. Patrick's Day this weekend, I thought I'd first share a card for the occasion. I saw a video on You Tube and thought it might work with the new Shamrock Scroll image. I can't find the video or recall who posted it or what it was called. Sorry. I really would like to give credit to the creator.

I started with a piece of watercolor paper and stamped the scroll image all over with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with detailed gold EP. Once it cooled, I sponged on a couple of shades of green Distress Oxide inks. Using a watercolor brush I removed the ink from the shamrocks with a little water. The embossing helps hold the water in place. The more water you add, the more color is removed. Some places look really white and others still have a greenish tint. I like the look of this technique.

The tiny St. Patrick's day greeting was stamped and embossed with the same gold EP, then die cut with a small circle die. The lucky coin image was also stamped and embossed with gold EP, die cut and layered onto a gold scalloped circle. I don't know why it looks bent in the photo. In real life it isn't bent at all. I cannot figure out why it always photographs looking bent!?! Oh well. I popped it up with some foam adhesive. The watercolor panel is layered onto the same gold CS and then attached to the white card base.

My next card is for Easter, which will be here before you know it!! It features the new Deco Easter Greeting as well as an older Easter Egg image.

I started with some water color paper and stamped the three Easter Eggs with VersaMark ink onto one panel and sponged some TH Distress Oxide inks onto the other panel. While the second panel dried, I used some TH Distress Oxide inks to paint the Easter eggs, after heat embossing them with white EP. Then while they dried, I die cut the hills with a Fawn Lawn die and the white fence with a Memory Box die. The grass was punched with a Fiskars border punch. The hills were glued onto the watercolor panel, the fence glued in front of the hills and the grassy panels were added with some foam adhesive. The new Deco Easter Greetings was stamped with VersMark ink and heat embossed with white EP. After fussy cutting the eggs, they were attached to the card with some foam adhesive. Everything was then added to the white card base.

Hope you had a great weekend and found some time to get creative. Be sure to check out the on line store to see the new Deco Easter Greetings image as well as the other new Easter images. Thanks for stopping by today.



Earth's Saddest Day

>> Sunday, March 11, 2018

There was a challenge for using a stained glass background on a card  so I decided on this one with Oxide Inks and the oval stained glass stamp from DRS.
The other challenge was to use 3 odd colors together (odd to me anyway). Denim, Lemon-Lime Twist and Fig.  This was as close as I could come using the Oxides and Copics.

The corner and border die is from HFC.  I used some silver Nuvo mousse on the black border and corners.
Thanks for visiting today!


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