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February 2018

A Little Pop, A Little Flare, & A Little Beauty!

Hello everyone, 

I am excited to share my specialty class projects with you.  This class featured the BRUSHO colour crystals introduced in the 2018 Occassions Catalog.  I love all kinds of crafts.  From card making, scrapbooking, floral arranging, to mixed media art.  Brusho can be used for a whole range of areas and not just for card making.  I am picturing white silk roses from the local craft store, a sprinkle of Brusho and a spritz of water!  The silk will just absorb that color.  Hmmm.... I think I hear a video calling my name.

I am trying to make myself do videos.  Do you know how scary that is to put yourself out there?  Well, they are coming!  I set a goal with someone and promised to start doing them.  I have 5 videos ideas in my head right now!

Okay, sorry, back on track here.  Sharing......  Here are the projects from my Brusho Class.  For this first card, we embossed the Butterfly from the Beautiful Day stamp set, with Gold embossing powder.  I then diluted Brilliant Red, Gambouge, and Yellow Brursho in separate puddles with water.  I added painted on yellow, then Gambouge and lastly Brilliant Red until I was happy.  This was done with White Shimmer card stock.  If you look closely, you can see a glimpse of shimmer in the butterfly.

PicsArt_02-01-10.25.41[1]The next card, I added Dry Brusho crystals in Prussian Blue and Yellow (yellow and blue make green) on top of the clear embossed images and watercolor paper.  I used my Stampin' Spritzer and spritzed water until I reached my desired look.  You can use a paint brush to help with the mixing of colors and then re-spritz to dilute brush lines. I forced dry using my heat tool but first picking up excess puddles of water with a paper towel.  When dry, don't forget to wipe the embossed image to remove left over color.  Embossing powder, after heated, does not absorb color.

PicsArt_02-01-10.29.14[1]Next, we painted!  Flower image is done in Silver embossing powder.  I mixed Brilliant Red and Prussian Blue until I made a pretty purple!  I tapped the red and blue crystals on a clear block, added water, and mixed.  I Love all the different shades I was able to create by painting with my Aqua Painter!  The more water I let come through, the light the shades.   White Shimmer card stock was used.

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Last but not least, and probably one of my favorites because I love the brightness but yet it is subtle... The flower is heat embossed in white on watercolor paper.  I pre-wet the paper with my Aqua Painter and carefully tapped out Brusho crystals where I wanted them.  Then I squeezed out more water from my Aqua Painter and moved the color around washing out the majority but leaving a few crystals but burst on their own.  Notice the green leaf?  Yep, I added just a couple of Prussian Blue crystals and mixed with Yellow.  

PicsArt_02-22-01.16.35[1]Well, I hope you enjoyed these cards.

Any questions, do not be afraid to ask.  And keep watch out for that video!  I could use some words of encouragement too.  LOL!


2nd Release of Sale-a-Bration

Stampin' Up! released a few New items to the Sale-a-Bration event.  Take a look at a Stamp Set, Beautiful Foil Paper and a Bundle! 

 You can earn the Foil Paper and Eclectic Stamp Set for FREE with a $50.00 purchase or for a $100.00 purchase, the Blossoming Basket Bundle.  

Have you ever thought of being a Demonstrator?  Why not try it out!

Do you know you can sign up just to receive a discount and support your hobby.  Now is the Best time to make that decision because you will receive 2 FREE Extra Stamp Sets besides what you pick for your starter kit.  Yes.... YOU PICK what you want!   

 JOIN TODAY....  and just try it!  Here's the short facts:

  • Receive $125.00 worth of product for $99.00
  • Receive TWO FREE Stamps set of your choice (no dollar limit  -  valid until March 31, 2018)
  • Receive 20% discount on products you love (orders after initial starter kit)
  • Be active until July 31, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day because I "Sure Do Love You"

Happy Valentine's Day everyone. 

Sharing projects made in my Sure Do Love You class featuring the Bundle set of stamps and dies (#145966).  What a great set and the "Painted With Love" Designer Series Paper (#145580), I just cannot get enough of it! 

We accessorized with Sale-a-Bration Dies called "Celebrate You" thinlits (#146840...Free with a $100 purchase), along with the "Sunshine Wishes" thinlit dies (#141489).

Can anyone guess how I made the glittery, gold, hanging heart? Take a guess!

Class projects were 2 full size cards, 2 boxes made from the Sure Do Love You Framelit Dies; one filled with chocolates and the other fit our 3 Narrow Notes & Envelopes (#145583) we made.