Stamp Ink Paper: Water Color

I impressed myself with my water-coloring abilities.  I mean, I almost feel wow’d because when it comes to water-color, I have absolutely no idea what I’m doing.  I searched for “How to water-color for beginners” on YouTube and that’s it!

You can show us your water-coloring skills over at the Stamp Ink Paper challenge.  Craft level doesn’t matter.  I’m proof you don’t have to have any experience with water-coloring whatsoever.

The Details:

  • How to Get Started.  Believe me, I had no idea where to even start!  So, I went to YouTube and typed Watercoloring for Beginners and it returned me the list…start there and you’ll soon see that it’s easier than you think.  It’s literally how this card happened. he cardstock.
  • Watercolored Butterfly.  I learned about using an acrylic block from a fellow Pal and it was easy too.  First, I stamped the rubber with two different colors and then used our spritzer to spray water straight on the rubber.  It’ll come out different each time giving it a unique look.  Try it.
  • Black Die-Cut.  With the darker butterfly and light background, the black matte and die-cut made the “sunshine” stand out and didn’t overwhelm the entire card, at least that what I thought (HAHA).  It really does look so much more beautiful in person.

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Butterflies: Live Laugh Love

Last weekend I was at the Stampin’ Up! On Stage Event in San Diego and besides having a blast with my crafting friends, I met an extraordinary woman named Doris Martin.  A Holocaust Survivor, she beat the odds in life! Let me tell you, she was something else and I’ll never forget her.  She signed my book and as I hugged her she held me tightly and said in my ear, “Sweetie, with Peace & Love you have everything.  So live life, laugh always, and give away your love.”  Her words put tears in my eyes and I just had to share this with you.  I just started to read her book, Kiss Every STEP and I have to say, “I can’t put it down!”  You can get one yourself on Amazon.

Having visited Dachau in Germany years ago and remembering what I saw at the museum came flooding back as if it was just yesterday.  The weird thing was that I made the card a few weeks ago before ever meeting her and I found it lovely that she used the words on the card when I hugged her.  I think I’m just going to have to send her the card.  Be Blessed and Be Thankful!  Keep on Living, Laughing, and Loving!

The Details:

  • Simplicity is in the details.  Punch, Adhere, Stamp & Emboss and BOOM you’re done!  The particular Designer Series Paper on my card is no longer available, but don’t let that stop you!  Use your favorite or whatever you have on hand.
  • Butterfly punches are retiring.  Yes, they are being retired in May and they’re only available while supplies last.  So you may want to grab them now before they’re gone for good.  With a bone folder give the butterfly wings a little curl inward to give them the in-flight 3D look.
  • Embossing powder.  Use whichever color your heart desires.  The black one I used is retired by us, but you can get more colors here.

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OSAT Blog Hop – Back to School

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Hello Back to School

Welcome my friends to One Stamp At a Time’s blog hop, you may have just come from the wonderfully talented, Diane Squires at Stamp and Embellish and today we are focusing on what many parent’s love and some kids dread…Back to School!  For my card I used our new up and coming Schoolhouse Designer Series Paper (Holiday Catalog) and took it a little bit back with an old school retired stamp set…Greeting Card Kids.  I’m so glad I held on to this favorite stamp of mine.

Thanks Teacher's Notes

My second quick little project is so simple anyone can do it.  I purchased these little note pads from Target one day and knew they’d come in handy.  I covered the front of it with more Schoolhouse DSP and used the Alphabet Rotary Stamp to stamp “Teacher’s” on it.  I won’t be giving this notepad away.  I’ll be keeping it for myself and use it at my new part-time gig….teaching at the Arts & Crafts Center on base. Oh my gosh, I’m so excited and I can’t wait to show you what I’ll teach there.

Now, on to the next gorgeously talented Eva Bussom at Eva’s Cards and Things.  If you get lost, don’t worry the complete list is below and you can find your way back.  Or just hit the Next button below and go check out the awesome project Eva has to show you!  Thank you so much for hopping by and hope to see you next month.

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Blog Hop Order:

  1. James Weber at Stampin’ Stud
  2. Holly Stene at Holly’s Hobbs
  3. Ginger Pelfrey at My Hearts Pleasure
  4. Elizabeth Jeanne  at Crafts by Happy Stamper
  5. Wynne Grob at Crops Scissors Paper
  6. Marisa Gunn at Dzines by Meg
  7. Kim Smith at Crafting Buddy
  8. Lori Mueller at Stampin’ Dreams
  9. Megan Thompson at Megan TT Stamps
  10. Tina Riddle at Tina’s Crop Shop
  11. Andrea Pancrazio at Andrea’s Card Shop
  12. Andrea Tracy-Tucker at One Stampin’ Mother Tucker
  13. Martin Pollard at Martie Pollard Squarespace
  14. Diane Squires at Stamp and Embellish
  15. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards <— You Are Here
  16. Eva Bussom at Eva’s Cards and Things
  17. Justin Krieger at JK Cards Online
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