Thursday, June 21, 2018


Hello friends, it's time for a new Graciellie Design's digital stamp release. I'm pretty excited about my card today because I've been watching some Youtube videos on coloring with colored pencils and picking up some tips to improve my work. I'm no where NEAR a professional - but I'm having fun learning and practicing with Graciellie digis! 

This new set is called "Together" and features some beautifully sketched roses and four new sentiments.

To create this card I:
  • printed my roses from Together on water color paper
  • colored them with Prismacolor Pencils and fussy cut them
  • added a burlap string bow to the center of my flowers
  • created a background with watered down Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide
  • printed a sentiment from the same digital set, fussy cut it, and glued it to the bottom corner

This post linked to:
Tuesday Throwdown - You're on my mind
Simon Says - Bright and Cheerful
Color Throwdown - Peach, Light Pink, Hot Pink, Green
TIME OUT - Warm -- the warmth of love and friendship
Cardz TV - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
Craft-Dee Bowz - Handmade Bow
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

Stamplorations Color Blooms

Today I'm sharing bright and cheery card created with a free Color Blooms sampler page from Stamplorations.  I used this page to CASE Carol's card (below). I love all the pretty blooms on her card and that pretty butterfly!

To create my card I:
  • printed off the free Color Blooms page and colored it with Prismacolor Pencils
  • added some white dots to the petals with a small tip paintbrush and acrylic paint
  • Die cut a black butterfly using the Butterfly Trio die set from Anna Griffin
  • Die cut my sentiment with the Phrases dies from Spellbinders

This post linked to:
Stamplorations - CASE a stampgirl
Double D Challenge - Butterflies
Simon Says - Bright and Cheerful
Dies R Us - Summertime Fun (Spellbinders die)
Stamplorations - Never ending Anything goes with Stamplorations products

Wednesday, June 20, 2018


It's time for our Wednesday challenge over at The House That Stamps Built. This week we have an inspiration board for you. This challenge is a fun cross between a photo challenge and a color challenge. You can choose to be inspired by the colors, the photograph, or both!

For some reason I had trouble creating with this board. I love both the colors and the floral section and set out to incorporate both. After several failed attempts to turn out anything I liked, I finally gave up and chose to use just the color pallete.

To create my card I:
  • Applied Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn, and Scattered Straw Distress Ink through a Recollections stencil 
  • Punched a thin strip of paper lace using the Embroidery Border Punch from Martha Stewart
  • Added a piece of homemade crinkle ribbon over top, tied in a bow
  • Stamped the 9009-F, Butterfly (sm)in Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink, fussy cut, and added two pearls to the center
  • Stamped a sentiment from Plate 9900 in Tuxedo Black Ink (Memento)

  • For my blog readers: Enjoy the 10% discount code to the Repeat Impressions Store posted on the sidebar
  • There's a new challenge every week over at  The House That Stamps Built 
    • you don't have to use Repeat Impressions stamps to link or win
  • One lucky person will win a $25 Repeat Impressions Gift Certificate on the first Wednesday of every month
Check out what the other design team members created: 
Cheri  ~ Shirley ~ Heather ~ Laurie ~ Donna ~ Joy

This post linked to:
Double D Challenge - Butterflies
Dare 2B Artzy - Bright colors
heARTful Stamping - Anything Goes + a stamp

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Using Digital Papers

Today I'm sharing a different kind of card with you -- a fully decorated, tri-fold card that uses Graciellie Design's Pink and Blue Watercolor Digital Paper. I cased a card from one of my Graciellie teammates (Helen Gullet) who is also a designer team member over at Stamplorations. I love the design of this card with it's open center and large sentiment!

Most of the embellishments come from fussy cutting the floral designs from the digital papers and layering them with foam mounting tape.

I also added some tiny pearls to the flower centers and a few through-out the card (like on the vellum overlay on the third page).

To create the tri-fold I:
  • created a regular A2 sized card (4.25 x 5.5 inches) out of white card stock
  • created an extra white panel that measured 4.5 x 5.5 inches
  • scored a line on the extra panel at .25 inch 
  • attached my panel to the card via the extra .25 inch

Here's how I decorated this card:
  • I started by typing several verses from I Corinthians 13 into Open Office to create a love themed background for the front of my card (the font is called Great Vibes)
  • After I adhered the text to the front of my card, I traced and hand cut an oval from the center
  • Next, I traced and hand cut a black frame for around my oval
  • I printed one of the floral pages from Graciellie Design's Pink and Blue Watercolor Digital Paper and fussy cut several of the flower arrangements to decorate my oval, popping parts of them up with foam mounting tape
  • Added tiny pearls to the center of the roses

For the next two panels I:
  • Die cut a black piece of card stock with the Beaded Ovals Nestabilities (Spellbinders) and hand cut the center out
  • Used more of Graciellie's floral arrangements to decorate the edges
  • Added tiny pearls to the centers of the roses
  • Die cut the Praying For You sentiment (Cutplorations) from black card stock and glued it to the center of my page so it would show through the oval

For the third panel I:
  • Stamped the verse (Stampendous) in Tuxedo Black Ink (Memento) on vellum
  •  Added three tiny pearls
  • Punched two holes at the top and tied it to my panel with pink burlap string

For the two panels on the reverse side I:

I hope this card inspires you to try using digital papers - they make creating cards like this easy because all the papers already match and all you have to do is print, cut, and glue!

This post linked to:
Stamplorations - CASE a stampgirl (I cased Helen)
Tuesday Throwdown - You're on my mind
Simon Says - Frame It
4 Crafty Chicks - Birds n' Blooms
Allsorts - 2 or more dies