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Easter Ornament


Perhaps it is a little early for an Easter ornament, but I couldn’t help myself >< .  The Rhino Bird-day stamp set provided the cute images to create a shaker egg ornament.


You can use any egg shaped die or even just cut out a free hand egg shape out of cardstock.  I used a lovely die set from Lawn Fawn to cut out an egg frame and shape.  Using Trinity’s blendability brushes, I used distress oxide spun sugar on the frame, and distress oxides dried marigold, spun sugar & squeezed lemonade on the egg panel as shown in the photo above.


Before I moved on to stamping all the images, I die cut some clouds from the leftover paper I had used to blend the distress inks and cut out the background piece.  I’m showing the photo above just to remind you to look at your scrap pieces before you throw them away!  I saved myself some time by die cutting the clouds from areas that had partial blending so that the top of the clouds were white and the bottom had a light blended mango tone.

To create the shaker components of the ornament, cut a frame out of foam (I layered 2 frames of double sided foam) and an egg panel out of acetate (the front of the ornament). Prior to assembling the ornament, I stamped images from the Trinity Stamps sets Rhino Bird-day and Winter Botanical with a light gray copic friendly ink, die cut them and then colored in the images with various copics.  I also die cut some grass from the Trinity Stamps Castle Builder die set.

To assemble: Lay the back egg panel down and adhere the 2 frame cut foam pieces in place.  Glue the distress oxide colored panel, grass and all die cut images in place.  Add shaker pieces.  Then adhere the egg shaped acetate piece on top before adhering the final frame piece on top of the acetate.  I used simple gold embroidery thread that I happened to have to complete the piece.

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Watercolor Card with inks & markers


I was itching to do a watercolor card, I truly love to watercolor, but have mostly spending time copic coloring (which I love as well).  I wanted to show that you can use the lovely Catherine Pooler inks to create a watercolor effect on a card very easily.


I applied Catherine Pooler Seafoam Ink to a block quite heavily, spritzed the block with shimmer spray (instead of plain water) and flipped the block over and let it sit on a panel of Tim Holtz watercolor paper for a few minutes (3 or so).  The panel shown above is actually a second generation spritzing of the block after removing it from the first watercolor paper panel.  I wanted a fairly faint color block and the first panel was quite dark.  The second generation “stamping” (without the addition of additional color) was perfect for the card I wanted to make.  I then diluted some gold Peerless watercolor with water and gently tapped a brush over the panel that I had loaded with color.  It is very faint, but enough for what I wanted.


Meanwhile, while allowing the watercolor paper dry fully, I stamped some images from the Trinity Stamps Winter Botanical stamp set and heat embossed some Wow Under the Sea embossing powder.  This is my favorite color of embossing powder that I own!

To finish the card off, I stamped some images from the Trinity Stamps Coffee with Character set and watercolored them with a Zig real brush watercolor pen.  Adhering some sequins and sequin cord to the top with Gina K connect glue, and stamping a sentiment from the Trinity Stamps Let Love Grow stamp set finished up the card.


I hope that this card inspires you to pull out your watercolors and paint away!  Thank you for stopping by!

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Traveler’s Notebook Spread

magical day

Today I’m going to talk about doing a little bit of mixed media (just dabbling really), but in a traveler’s sized notebook insert that fits in a Standard Midori.  Often mixed media is done on a canvas or in a mixed media journal/notebook.  My favorite mixed media artist is Vicky Papaioannou, you can find her videos here, her videos are so informative and also relaxing.   I was fortunate to meet her at Creativation and she is so kind in person.  Anyway, I’m not a mixed media artist by any stretch of the imagination, but just someone dabbling in creating things other than cards occasionally.

I used a watercolor notebook from Traveler’s Company (a Japanese company that created the Midori traveler’s notebook), but there is no need for you to use this.  You don’t have to use a notebook at all, just a sheet of watercolor paper or heavy cardstock!

Magical scene2

First I tested several distress oxide inks to get a sense of which colors I wanted to use. Below is a sample I made; I modified it when I actually prepared the notebook spread.

Magical scene3

I stamped several images from the Magical Wizards set on the page and made several masks.  I also made masks from the clouds in the Castle Building Die set.  Using a blender brush, I blended chipped sapphire and faded jeans distress oxide inks as shown, and then sprinkled gold watercolor. Stars drawn with a white gel pen helped fill the scene.

Magical scene

I die cut more images from the Castle Builder set, copic colored the images, stamped a saying from the Magical Sentiments stamp set and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.  Finally I prepared the images of Hedwig the owl and Fawkes the phoenix with copics and a little heat embossing, since I felt the 2 page spread needed a little bit more interest.

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Trinity Stamps Monthly Creativity Challenge!

Trinity Stamps has some exciting news to share- a monthly challenge competition!  I personally find it always exciting to enter a challenge that has a specific theme and lots of inspiration!  This month’s theme is use one of the new release stamp sets- either Mr. Snailman or Blizzard stamp sets.

Here is some inspiration:


The prize for the winner of the challenge is amazing, but you’ll have to head over to the blog to find out what it is!  See you there!  Trinity Blog link


Trinity Stamps & WOW blog hop

Trinity-Wow2I am thrilled to be part of the WOW- Trinity Stamps Collaboration Hop!  WOW has such pretty powders and I chose to use ones that had a lot of sparkle in them (the more sparkle the better, right?)

Square Logo

First I stamped the images from the Winter Botanical stamp set in a very pale grey ink and die cut them with the corresponding dies.  These images can really be used year round by just changing the images you use and the colors!  Here I chose a spring palette of pinks, yellows, oranges and greens of WOW embossing powders and Copic colors.

Once I had all the images stamped and cut, I copic colored each image with the 4 colors you see here (G43, Y21, YR21 and R20).  I did simple coloring as I knew that the embossing powders and embellishments would provide extra depth and interest.


Next I re-stamped each image with Versamark ink and then heat embossed with the desired WOW embossing powder.  An easy way to re-stamp is to save the negative cut and just pop the die cut images back into the large negative cut that is left behind! I used the following lovely WOW embossing powders:  Pink Fizz, In the Pink, Golden Flame, Under the Sea and Sand Dunes.


Then I simply rearranged the die cuts and used Gina K connect glue to adhere each image.  For the large pink flowers I used double sided foam adhesive to provide a little extra dimension.  That’s it- easy peasy!

Please leave a comment for a chance to win either a Prize Package: 6 x powders (at the winners choosing) + carry case from WOW! Embossing Powder or an amazing pack of goodies with Stamps, Die and Embellishments from Trinity Stamps!  The blog Hop prize announcement will be on Wednesday, 6th March 2019, on both Trinity Stamps & WOW! Embossing blog.
Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the blog hop!

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Birthday card with Mr. Snailman


Today I’m here with a new card with Trinity Stamps Mr. Snailman to show you how versatile this stamp set is.  You can use it for Valentine’s Day, birthdays, Christmas, get better cards, happy mail and just because cards!

First I stamped all the images from the “Mr. Snailman”, “Rhino Bird Day” (birds & balloon) and “Let Love Grow” (happy birthday) stamp sets with Momento black ink.  I fussy cut some images and other images I cut out using my Brother CutNScan2.

Next I used the awesome blendability brushes to blend out dried marigold & spun sugar distress oxide inks on a stitched cut panel- I love the blended color where they overlap!


Next, I copic colored all the images- here are some of the colors I used:


I have a very limited supply of copics- so I often have to blend 2 colors (or sometimes 3) to get the final color I want, but it is worth it.  Copics are my favorite coloring tool and I’ll slowly add to my collection.  Don’t worry if you only have a few copics, just blend like I do and you’ll be fine!

Finally I adhered all the images in place with some double sided tape and added some “Fairy Rocks” gem stones for some shine.


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