Wednesday, September 26, 2018


Aloha, friends!

I'm in a vellum rut lol!

Using the same technique as yesterday's post, I stamped the image onto vellum. I used a heat tool to dry the dye ink (otherwise it can smear on smooth surfaces). I colored the image in from the back side using color pencils. For this card I used a stylus/embossing tool to create a circle around the flowers. Simply take a round die and hold it carefully over the image. Use the stylus softly to trace the circle inside of the die. Presto - you have a nice, quiet frame.

Use the next largest circle die to cut out the image. If you wish, cut a layer from another circle die to back the vellum with some color and adhere them together.

That was pretty much it. I hope you give coloring pencils onto vellum a try!

Stamp Set: "Beautiful Bouquets, Dahlias" by W+9
Cardstock: Graffix Vellum, Neenah Ivory, MFT Gray, Bazzill Pink
Inks: SSS Cobblestone
Prismacolor Pencils
Dies by Spellbinder (Circles and Scalloped Circles)
Glue Dots Vellum Sheet Adhesive & wet glue
Cropadile Corner Chomper
Embossing Folder by Sizzix "Berry Splash"; Stylus
Tiny little pink rhinestones and eensy pink flowers from my stash

Mahalo for visiting!

Monday, September 24, 2018

Soft Flowers

Aloha, dear friends,

Have you ever used color pencils on vellum? Try it. You get such a gentle look.

I stamped the image in a soft neutral, then colored it with really inexpensive Crayola pencils :D    I used some white pigment ink all over the back of it, as well as over the embossed layer behind it - this pops the layer and the background a bit. Inside the card is the elegant sympathy sentiment from  Thinking of You by Flourishes.

I learned more intricate ways to apply color pencils to various mediums in the Color Pencil Jump Start Class taught by Sandy Allnock. 

Stamp Sets: Flourishes "Bees & Blossoms" and "Thinking of You"
Cardstock: Neenah Ivory 80#, Bazzill Light Blue, and Graffix Vellum
Inks: VersaFine Soft Gray, Memento Sky Blue, GKD White Pigment
Crayola Color Pencils (yes, they work great)
Embossing Folder: "Tea Party" by QuicKutz
SMS Oval Dies
Silk Ribbon; Nuvo Sea Breeze Translucent Drops; Glue Dots Vellum Adhesive Sheets

Mahalo for stopping by!!!

Friday, September 14, 2018

Play In The Leaves


Is there a change in the air where you live? Is it a little crisper than in midsummer? Here's to Fall! I made a little Hispanic girl for today & I know just the right girlfriend to send her to :)

This is a technique using color pencils but to create a more "watercolor" look to it. I didn't even know that was possible. But this girl (me) is almost done with the Color Pencil Jump Start Class taught by Sandy Allnock. I also used one of the Autumn Scenes Class she teaches to create a simple fall-colored scene.


Stamp Set: "Jumping For Joy" by My Favorite Things, Pure Innocence
Cardstock: Neenah 110#, Bazzill Grapefruit Bliss Yellow & Watermelon Red, Stampin Up DP 2018-2020 In Color Grapefruit Grove Striped and Dotted
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black & marker (outlining)
Prismacolor Pencils & Gamsol
Sharpie White Paint
Simon Says Stamp Postage Rectangle Die; Gina Marie Crosstitch Rectangle Die
Yellow & White Twine; Tomato color satin ribbon

Mahalo for stopping by!

We are praying for those on the east coast
in this monster storm ♥

Friday, September 7, 2018



I've been coloring, adhering and cutting with one arm for months (and making a mess of things). It's 3 weeks post op wrist surgery. They had to cut off some of the bone and, meh, too gnarly to discuss.

It took me ten weeks to finish a simple project of 21 cards, moving as fast as a snail on double stick tape.

I stamped all the hummingbirds and then colored them with Copic markers. I fussy cut them out and put those aside (weeks ago).

Using the Spotlighting Technique I colored a circle of the flower image, then ran this layer through an embossing folder, some with embossed corners, and others with debossing. The insides have flowers & the envelopes have autumn-y leaves and sunflowers.

Stamp Sets: Hummingbird (Our Daily Bread); Flowers (GKD On My Mind and In My Heart); Leaves and Flowers on envelopes (GKD Heartfelt)
Inks: Versafine Black, GKD (Almagam & autumn set), Distress Inks (autumn colors); Copic Markers
Cardstock: GKD
Embossing Folder: Corners & Damask by Sizzix
Wink of Stella; Adhesive Foam Tape; Clear Rhinestone

PS - Kindly disregard the rhinestone 
that moved when I snapped the picture. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 

Mahalo for stopping by-I've missed you 🤗