Wednesday, January 10, 2018

I Told a Little Bird that I was Thinking of You





I send my wishes for a wonderful New Year to  each and every one of you!   I know I made more resolutions than I will ever be able to keep.  LOL   How about you?  

We get to share our new release for you from Heartfelt Creations -   Singing in the Rain.    How fun is that!    Today, I colored this adorable image  with two little birds perching under and umbrella to take a little break from the light, Spring showers.



HCDP1-286, Singing in the Rain Paper Collection
HCPC-3810, Songs of spring Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-7168, Songs of Spring Die
HCPC-3811, Rain Boots and Blossoms Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-7169, Rain Boots and Blossoms Die
HHPC-3812, Raindrop Sentiments Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-755 Circle Basics Large Dies
159723, Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
HCCC2-451, 8.5 x 11 Cardstock, White
352854, Glue Tips - Metal
Pin6, Glue Pins
173742, Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board
TSMP808, Memento Dye Inkpad - Espresso Truffle
TSMP900, Memento Dye Inkpad - Tuxedo Black




Dark navy blue cardstock, blue ribbon, Copic Alcohol Ink Markers ( Umbrella/Birds -Y00, Y21, Y24, Y38 -  Flowers/Leaves  V000, V20, V17, R11, R20, R24 YG02, YG97, YG99, YG91), white gel pen, mounting tape and  double sided tape.    


Cut white card base to 5 1/2 x 11 and score at 5 1/2 inches to create a top fold card.   Cut dark blue cardstock at 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 and the gorgeous blue designer paper from Singing in the Rain Designer Collection.  I selected this because it gives the illusion of rain in the background. 

Stamp the umbrella with birds and flower images on X-Press It paper using Espresso Truffle Ink.    Color the focal images with Copic Alcohol Ink Markers  ( Umbrella/Birds -Y00, Y21, Y24, Y38 -  Flowers/Leaves  V000, V20, V17, R11, R20, R24 YG02, YG97, YG99, YG91).  Pop up the dots on the flower centers and umbrella with a white gel pen. 

Die cut  the images with the corresponding die and cut three additional images of each from dark blue cardstock.  Adhere the "like"  layers using Dries Clear Adhesive for added strength. 

Stamp the sentiment from the  Raindrop and Sentiments set.  Die cut with the Circle Basics Large Die.  Use the dark blue designer paper for the mat.   Adhere using Dries Clear Adhesive.  Tie a blue ribbon around the designer paper.   Adhere the layers of the paper to the card base.   Pop up the sentiment with mounting tape. 




Monday, January 8, 2018

Mushroom and Snail Watercolor










Hello, my friends!

I had a watercolor practice session today featuring a mushroom and snail.   I used a tutorial from Maria Raczynska on Patreon.    I totally love Patreon and I am learning so much.








  • Holbein Watercolor
  • Arches 140# Cold Press Paper


It's pouring rain and the wind is very blustery.   I am bundled up with my flannel jacket and think it is a great day for watching movies at home!  


Take care!



Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Special Moments to Remember



Happy New Year!   It's 2018 and I wonder what your hopes and dreams are for the new year...  Beyond the usual plan to lose a few pounds, I plan to take more time learning watercolor and oil painting.   I also plan on traveling more and to take a class by Annie Lebovitz in Photography!    My trips for the New Year will be a 21 day rail trip across Canada and a 21 day trip in France.    Now that's a big agenda!

And now for our Heartfelt Creations Camelia Carnation card for this week.     I decided to create a window card that will have some dimension bt not enough to prevent it from being mailed in a mailer.    I also wanted to create a card that can be used for any occasion.




HCDP1-285, Camelia Carnation Paper Collection
HCPC-3808, Fanciful Carnation Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-7166, Fanciful Carnation Die
HCD1-757,   Eyelet Oval and Basics Large Die
159723, Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
PGM15015, Rajni Chawla's Frosting Powder
352854, Glue Tips - Metal
Pin6, Glue Pins
HCCC2-451, 8.5 x 11 Cardstock - White
TSMP- 900, Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black
532423-Kit, Sizzix Vagabond 2 with Solo Wafer-Thin Die Adapter
172742, Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board



Dark Green Cardstock, Ranger Clear Crackle Paint, heat tool, double sided tape, rhinestones, Copic Alcohol Ink Markers (Flower - RV81, RV83, RV69, RV17, RV21 and  Leaves - YG91, YG93, YG95,  YG99,  YG03).



Cut heavy white cardstock at 5 1/2 x 11 in.   Score at 5 1/2 in. to create a top folding card.  Cut the green cardstock at 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches.   Find the designer paper with the water scene and cut at 5 x 5 inches.

 Adhere the layers  with double sided tape and  cut a window using the large Eyelet Oval and Basics Large Die.    Also cut a white eyelet  frame using the same die set to adhere around the outer edge of the window using Designer Dries Clear Adhesive.   The die nest perfectly and creates a beautiful eyelet around the window.

Apply Ranger Clear Crackle paste to the corners of the card and sprinkle with Rajni's Frosting Powder.   Heat set.   The longer the heat is applied to the powder and crackle paint, the  puffier the frosting.   The amount of puffiness will be a personal preference.

Stamp the Fanciful Carnation Cling Stamp on X-Press It Blending Cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.   Color the image with Copic Alcohol Ink Markers (Flower - RV81, RV83, RV69, RV17, RV21 and  Leaves - YG91, YG93, YG95,  YG99,  YG03).

Cut the  Fanciful Die four times from green cardstock and adhere  together with clear adhesive.  Adhere the colored image on top and allow to dry.   This will give some dimensional and allow the flower to "pop".     Using Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, adhere the flower to the window, as shown on the picture.   Apply three rhinestones at the upper right hand side of the card.


Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Heartfelt Birthday Greetings


Hello my friends and welcome!  

Today is Inspiration Wednesday for Heartfelt Creations December release -  the Camelia Carnation Collection.   Can't you just feel Spring around the corner?    


HCDP!-285, Camelia Carnation Paper Collection
HCPC-3807, Large Camelia Carnation Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-2765, Large Camelia Carnation Die
HCPC-3806, Small Camelia Carnation Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-7164, Small Camelia Carnation Die
HCFB1-464, 3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold
HCST1-401, Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
HCDA1-450, Stack and Store Daubers - Pack of 6
PGM15015, Rajni Chawla's Frosting Powder
159723, Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
352854, Glue Tips - Metal
Pin6- Glue Pins
HCCC2-451, 8.5 x 11 Cardstock - White
TSMP802, Memento Dye Inkpad - Peanut Brittle
TSMP200, Memento Dye Inkpad - Tangelo
TSMP708, Memento Dye Inkpad - Olive Grove
532423-Kit, Sizzix Vagabond 2 With Solo Wafer-Thin Die Adapter
173742, Scor-Pal Measuring and Scoring Board


Burnt orange cardstock, green cardstock, Fossilized Amber Distress Ink,   glue gun, heat tool, Ranger clear crackle paint, beaded embellishment, double sided tape. 





Cut the white cardstock at 11 inches x 5 1/2 inches.   Score at 1 5/2 inches to create a top-folding card. Cut the burnt orange cardstock at 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches.  Cut the designer paper from the Camelia Carnation Paper Collection at 5 x 5 inches.  Adhere the layers with double sided tape.  
Stamp the flower petals from the Large Camelia Carnation stamp set onto white cardstock using Peanut Brittle Memento ink.  Cut with the corresponding die.  Stamp the leaves from the corresponding sets using Olive Grove ink onto green cardstock.    Sponge the  center of the flowers with Fossilized Amber Distress ink and the edges with Tangelo.  Sponge the leaves with Olive Grove ink.   Lightly mist and place the petals in the 3D Floral Mold and run through your die/embossing machine.   A small amount of additional shaping was done with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.   The petals  were off-set and  adhered  with Designer Dries Clear Adhesive. You can refer to the video I have linked  for shaping instructions.  The leaves were slightly shaped with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.   A light coat of Ranger clear Crackle Paint was applied to the petals and leaves, sprinkled with Rajni's Frosting Powder and heat set.   The flowers, leaves and pearl embellishments were adhered to the card with a glue gun.
The sentiment was fussy cut from the Camelia Carnation Paper Collection,  tucked under the flowers on the lower left hand side and adhered with Dries Clear Adhesive. 

I hope you have a safe Holiday, a wonderful and prosperous New Year and success in all your endeavors for the 2018!    


Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Santa's Reindeer House


Can you hear the bells ringing?   

The Holiday time is almost here and San'a's Reindeer are resting up for the big day!    


Heartfelt Creations Products
HCPC-3822, Poinsettia and Holly Clusters Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-7176 , Poinsettia and Holly Clusters Die
HCDP1-285, Camelia Carnation Paper Collection
HCFB1-463, Poinsettia Shaping Mold
HCST1-401, Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
HCDA1-450, Stack and Store Daubers - Pack of 6
ANC852, Bright Ideas Prills - 12 Pack
159723, Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
352854, Glue Tips - Metal
Pin6, Glue Pins
HDPP3-452, 12 x 12 Cardstock - White
PGM15015, Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear Glitter
TSMP400, Memento Dye Ink Pad - Rose Bud
TSMP708, Memento Dye Ink Pad - Olive Grove
532423-Kit, Sizzix Vagabond 2 with Solo Wafer Thin Adapter
173742, Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board



SVG file - Santa's Sweets,  electronic die cutter,  green cardstock, candy canes, pipe cleaners, felt pom poms, texture paste, palate knife, google eyes, glue gun, Copic Markers for candy cane house trim -  (R20, R22, R24, R27),  flower rhinestone, 


Using Santa's Sweets SVG file, cut the house with an electronic die cutter. The svg file can be found HERE.    The step by step instructions are included and very straight forward.   Use the Camelia Carnation Designer Paper for the trim and panels.   The candy cane embellishments on the corners of the house were cut on white cardstock and the candy cane coloring was applied with Copic alcohol ink markers - (R20, R22, R24, R27).

Apply texture or molding paste to the roof and sides of the house.   Sprinkle with Crystal Clear Glitter while the texture paste is still wet.  Allow to air dry.     

Cut the poinsettias and holly using the Poinsettia and Holly Cluster stamp set.    Sponge the poinsettias with Lipstick Red ColorBox Ink and the Holly with Olive Grove Ink.   The tips of the Stack and Store Daubers are pointed and work well with the small flowers.    Lightly mist the petals and shape with the Poinsettia and Holly Cluster mold.   Additional shaping can be done with the Deluxe Flower Shaping tool, if desired.   Yellow prills were adhered to the centers with Designer Dries Clear Adhesive.  Adhere to the reindeer house.   

The candy cane reindeer were created with pipe stems, google eyes and little red pom poms.  A glue gun works best but be careful of your fingers!  The flower rhinestone was adhered to the front of the door with Dries Clear Adhesive.   






















Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a safe and wonderful Holiday Season! 





Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Memories - Bendi Card




Hello my friends!   

It's time for a new release at Heartfelt Creations!   Out new release is the Camelia Carnation Collection!  This is a fun and versatile stamp and die set that you can use through out the year!   I chose to create a Bendi-Card to showcase the Camelia Carnation Collection!    



HCDP1-285, Camelia Carnation Paper Collection
HCPC-3806, Small Camelia Carnation Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-7164, Small Camelia Carnation Dies
HCPC-3807, Large Camelia Carnation Stamp Set
HCD1-7165, Large Camelia Carnation Dies
HCD1-757, Eyelet Oval and Basics Large Dies
PGM15015, Rajni Chawla's Frosting Powder
159723, Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
HCPP3-452, 12 x 12 Cardstock - White
HCST1-401, Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
HCDA1-450, Stack & Store Daubers- Pack of 6
532423-Kit, Sizzix Vagabond 2 with Solo Wafer-Thin Die Adapter
173742, Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board
71006, ColorBox Fluid Chalk Inkpad - Rose Coral
71015, ColorBox Fluid Chalk Inkpad - Rouge
71034, ColorBox Fluid Chalk Inkpad - Blue Iris
TSMP708, Memento Dye Inkpad - Olive Grove


Blue cardstock, Ranger clear Crackle Paste, heat tool, healing mat, craft knife, glue gun, mounting tape, Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink, 


Create a Bendi- Card by following these easy and wonderful instructions  by Cheryl on YouTube > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMiPKozFUCI     

The card was altered by creating a blue cardstock layer 1/4 inch smaller in width and height  than the base card and designer paper layers 1/4 inch smaller in length and height than the base layer.  The designer paper was from the Camelia.  The picture of the bridge was selected from the paper collection and cut with the oval die from the Eyelet Oval and Basics Large Dies.  The eyelet oval mat was cut from blue cardstock.   The oval scene was adhered on the bottom half with Designer Dries clear adhesive and adhered to the card.   

The flowers were cut from the Camelia Carnation stamp and cut with the coordinating die.   They were assembled using the Basic Flower Mold.  Final shaping was done with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.   It wasn't needed but I am addicted to it so I use it for everything!    The flowers were colored with the following ink pads - Rose Coral, Rouge and Blue Iris ColorBox Fluid Chalk Inkpads and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink.   The leaves were sponged with Memento Olive Grove.    

The flowers were adhered to the card  with a hot glue gun.  The sentiment was cut from the Camelia Carnation Paper Collection.  





Thank you for stopping by and check out the new release at Heartfelt Creations!    





Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Heartfelt Love Treat Bag


Welcome friends!    

As you may know -  I love having parties and creating fun treats as "give-a-ways".   This is the time I usually create fun things for our local Social Service Department to give to children that may not have much at this time of year.   I also love giving to our super cute neighbor kids!    This is an easy project that takes very little time to create!   

I created this treat bag featuring Heartfelt Creations Eyelet Hearts Die, Heartfelt Love paper Collection and the Rose Mold and Sweetheart Border Die.   I hope you like it! 


HCDP10284, Heartfelt Love Paper Collection
HCD1-7161, Sweetheart Border Die
HCD1-7162, Eyelet Hearts die
HCPC-3804, Heartfelt Love Sentiments Stamp Set
GBKK811B1, Clear Cardstock 8.5 x11
HCPC-3752,  Classic Rose Stamp  Collection
HCD1-7110,  Classic Rose Die Set
HCFB1-462, 3D Rose Shaping Mold
HCD1-7341,  Sun Kissed Fleur Die
HCPC-3533, Sun Kissed Fleur Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-755, Circle Basics Large Die
HCS1-457-1, Pastel Pearl - Small Stamen
71006, ColorBox Fluid Chalk Inkpad - Rose Coral
71015, ColorBox Fluid Chalk Inkpad - Rouge
159723, Designer Dries clear Adhesive
352854,  Glue Tips - Metal
Pin6, Glue Pins
HCST1-401, Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
HCDA1-450, Stack and Store Daubers - Pack of 6
432423-Kit, Sizzix Vagabond 2 With Solo Wafer Thin Die Adapter
173742, Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board
359848, Spellbinders Tool in One
GBKK811B1, Clear Cardstock 8.5 x 11



Red Cardstock, light weight white cardstock, Versamark embossing Ink Pad, Detail Black Embossing Powder, double sided tape, glue gun, heat tool, white ribbon, Misty, mini mister, stapler, Avery Elle Stamp and Die Storage Pockets - clear.


Select the plaid paper from the Heartfelt Love Paper Collection and cut at 12 x  inches.  Score at 5 and 7 inches.   Position the Eyelet heart and a smaller nesting heart on the font panel and die cut.   Cut a piece of clear cardstock slightly larger than the heart and adhere with Dries Clear Adhesive.   Allow to dry.    

Cut the red topper at 5 x 2 inches and score at 1 inch.   Cut the Sweetheart Border Die  on white cardstock.   Use the Spellbinder Tool N' One to weed any remaining pieces that may remain in the die cut.  Adhere to the bottom of the topper with Dries Clear Adhesive.    

Stamp the sentiment from the Heartfelt Love Sentiments Stamp set with Versamark Ink on white cardstock.  apply Detail Black embossing powder and heat set.   Die cut with the Circle Basics Large Die Set.   

Stamp the petals of the Classic Rose Stamp Set using  the Rouge ColorBox Fluid Chalk  Inkpad on white cardstock.    Die Cut with the coordinating die.   Sponge  the tips of the petals with  the Rose Coral ColorBox Fluid Chalk Inkpad.  Spritz lightly with water with a mini mister and shape with the Rose  Shaping Mold.  I added additional shaping with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.   Assemble.   Stamp the Sun Fleur Cling stamp on green cardstock with Memento Olive Grove Ink.  Die cut with the coordinating die.  Shape gently with the  Flower Shaping Kit.   Use one of the petals for the sepal under the flower.  Assemble the sepal and petals.   Punch a hole in the middle using the  sharp end of the Spellbinder Tool N' One or the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.  Insert a few of  the Pastel Pearl - Small Stamen.  

Fill an Avery Elle Stamp and Die Storage Pocket with the treat of your choice.   I used Lindor Truffles.   Insert in the pocket inside the treat bag flaps and place the topper on top.  Staple in place.  Wrap with a ribbon and tie a bow.  Adhere the flower and sentiment to complete your Heartfelt Love Treat Box.   

Thank you for stopping by.   I appreciate your visit and wish you a day filled with happy crafting! 




Tuesday, November 28, 2017

My Favorite Place in the World




Hello everyone!   I want to share an easy card I created using the Heartfelt Love Collection from Heartfelt Creations and their new Art Foam Paper!     Check it out! 



  


HCDP1-275, Heartfelt Love Paper Collection
HCPC-3805, Forever Love Background
HCD1-7162, Eyelet Hearts Die
HCPC-3533, Sun Kissed Fleur Stamp Set
HCD1-734, Sun Kissed Fleur Die
HCFS1-465, Art Foam Paper
HCS1-458-2, Bright Pearl Medium Stamens
PGM15015, Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear Glitter
TSMP301, Memento Dye Inkpad - Rhubarb Stalk
532423-Kit, Sizzix Vagabond 2 with Solo Wafer Thin Die Adapter
HCST1-401, Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723, Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
3352854 Metal Tip for Adhesive
173842, Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board
359848, Spellbinders Tool n' One
TSMP900, Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink Pad
209277,  Embossing Enamel - Aged Ivory




 Wine cardstock, ivory cardstock, Versamark, heat tool,  Copic Markers ( Leaves - YG21, YG61, YG63, YG67,  Petals -  YG65, YG67,  RV61, RV63, RV66), glue gun, double sided tape, distress tool, Gold Gala Glitz.




Create a 6 x 7 inch side fold card from ivory paper. Cut wine cardstock at 5 x 6 1/2 inches.   

Stamp the Forever Love Background Stamp on the wine cardstock with Versamark and Embossing Enamel - Aged Ivory.   Set with a heat tool.  Distress the edges of the wine cardstock.   Adhere  to the right  side of the card base, leaving a margin as shown.   Apply Designer Dries Clear Adhesive to the left side of the card and apply Gala Glitz.    We are out of the Gold but the white or silver would be gorgeous!   Allow to dry. 

Stamp the Sun Kissed Fleur Petals on Art Foam Paper.  I used Memento Rhubarb Stalk but StazOn works the best for Art Foam.    The Leaves were stamped using Olive Grove.   The petals and leaves were colored with the following Copic Alcohol Ink - ( Leaves - YG21, YG61, YG63, YG67,  Petals -  YG65, YG67,  RV61, RV63, RV66).   Die cut the images with the coordinating die.   The petals were lightly heated with a  heat tool and shaped with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.   Assemble and punched  a small hole in the center with a small tool  and insert the Bright pearl - Medium stamens through the center or each.

Cut the eyelet heart from wine cardstock and two nested hearts from the Heartfelt Love Paper Collection, die using the Eyelet Hearts Die set.  Adhere the flowers and leaves on the hearts as shown with a glue gun.   Create a coordinating dimensional  envelope or  tie a beautiful bow around the card  and it's  ready to give to someone special!



Thursday, November 23, 2017

My Future Begins Today


Welcome

As some of you may know, I worked as a registered nurse for 44 years and made the big move to retire at the end of 2017.   My Kaiser friends wanted to have a retirement party for me.  I am shy and resisted for awhile - but on  April 8, 2017 my special day happened, thanks to all my friends! 
  
I would love to share some of the pictures of that special celebration with You!     




My future  begins today.....   
I plan to love more, 
laugh more, 
play more 
and spend  more precious time 
with my family and friends.   


I will never forget this day! 

Far and away the best prize that life offers....
is the chance to work hard 
at work worth doing!   -  Theodore Rosevelt


Lisa Moshiri, my Manager, inspired me to grow and follow my dreams.   
She  inspired by her laughter, commitment and dedication!

The growth and development of people -
is the highest calling of 
LEADERSHIP! 
- Harvey Firestone



Gratitude!
We were there for each other during the joyful
and difficult times!

Example is not the main thing 
in influencing people - 
It's the only thing.
w- Albert Schweitzer



Happy Memories! 
We were united in our goal to serve our 
Kaiser Members.
THRIVE!




 Every ending Gives Me 
A New Beginning
***
Bags packed
Let the journey BEGIN!




HCFB1-462, 3D Rose Shaping Mold
HCJB1-5004, 3 Ring Journal Binder - White
HCJB1-5003, Heartfelt inspiration Journal Pages
HCPC-3813, Today's Quotes Stamp Set
HCD1-7161, Sweetheart Borders Die
HCD1-756, Eyelet Oval and Basics Small Dies
HCD1-757, Eyelet Oval and Basics Large Dies
HCPC-3752, Classic Rose Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-7110, Classic Rose Die Set
HCPC-3786, Classic Large Petunia Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-7140, Classic Large Petunia Die 
HCPC-3785, Small Classic Petunia Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-7139, Small Classic Petunia Die 
HCPC-3787, Classic Petunia Bouquet Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-7141, Classic Petunia Bouquet Die
HCDP1-7110, Classic Petunia Paper Die
HCPC-3545, Classic Leaf Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-736, Classic Leaf Die
HCPC-3650, Butterfly Medley Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-759, Butterfly Medley Die
HCFS1-465, Art Foam Paper
HCS1-458-1, Pastel Pearl- Small Stamen
HCST1-401, Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit,
HCDA1-449, Stack & Store Daubers
SKU-173842, Scor-Pal Measuring and Scoring Board,
532423-kit, Vagabond 2 w/Solo-Wafer Think Die Adapter,
PGM15016, Rajni Chawla's Frosting Powder,
13mvi, Mauvie Gala Glitz
TSMP804, Memento Dye Inkpad - Desert Sand,
TSMP708, Memento Dye Inkpad - Olive Grave,
TSMP400, Memento Dye Inkpad - Rose Bud
71015, ColorBox Fluid Chalk Inkpad - Rouge,
71006, ColorBox Fluid Chalk Inkpad - Rose Coral,
71005, ColorBox Fluid Chalk Inkpad - Wisteria









Pink cardstock, green cardstock, mounting tape, double sided tape, hot glue gun, heat tool, Ranger Clear Crackle Paint, Coic Alcohol ik markers (YG61, YG63, HG67, RV01, RV10, RV23, RV63, W5, BV 00, BV04,  BV09,  BG10, BG13, C3, C7), X-Press It Blending Cardstock,  Versamark Ink, Black Detail Embossing Powder, white cardstock, pearls.









Cover: The 3 Ring Journal had a white color that I chose to use as my border.    The pink base layer was cut at 7 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches.   The green designer layer  was from the Classic Petunia Paper Collection and cut at 7 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches.  The pink mat was cut at 6 1/2 x 61/2 inches.   The coordinating top layer was cut at 5 x 6 inches.  The layers were adhered with wide double sided tape.


The upper right flower images were from the Classic Petunia Bouquet and Butterfly Medley  Stamp Sets.    The images were stamped with Desert Sand Memento Ink on X-Press It Blending Cardstock.   and colored with Copic Alcohol Ink Markers (YG61, YG63, HG67, RV01, RV10, RV23, RV63, W5, BV 00, BV04,  BV09,  BG10, BG13, C3, C7).

The violet colored flowers were from the large and small Classic Petunia Stamp Sets.  The petunia's were stamped with a  ColorBox Fluid Chalk -Wisteria.  They were lightly misted with a mini mister and shaped using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.  The stamens were Pastel Pearl - small.  They were adhered using Designer Dries Clear Adhesive.

The pink roses from the Classic Rose Collection.   It was stamped white cardstock with Memento Rose Bud Ink, sponged with ColorBox Rouge and Rose Coral ink.  They were die cut with the corresponding die.   The flowers were shaped with the 3D Rose Mold.   A small amount of final shaping was applied with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.   The petals were adhered with Dries Clear Adhesive.  A small amount of Ranger Crackle Paint was applied to the petals and lightly sprinkled with  frosting powder. The petals were heat set.

The  Classic Leaf Cling Stamp was stamped with Olive Grove ink on green cardstock multiple times.   They were die cut with the coordinating die.   The edges were sponged with additional coats of Olive Green Ink.   Ranger Crackle Paint was applied lightly to a few leaves and lightly sprinkled with frosting powder.  The leaves were heat set.

Designer Dries Clear Adhesive was applied on the lower left side of the journal cover and allowed to dry.  The Flowers, Petunia Bouquet and butterfly were arranged as shown on the cover and adhered with a hot glue gun.

Inside :  Base and designer layer of the inside front cover was identical to the front cover.   I then applied the Sweetheart Border Die along with photos, pearls and foam flowers were applied.  Pink cardstock and a trimmed journal page was applied to the back inside cover with double sided tape.  The pages were from the Heartfelt Inspirations Journal Pages.  The jounal was filled with sentiments from Today's Quotes,  embossed with Detail Black embossing powder and heat set. Each was mounted on pink cardstock.    Photos from my Retirement Party were cropped and matted on green cardstock.   Some photos and mats were die cut with the Large and Small Eyelet Oval and Basics Die.  Quotes of success, inspiration, teamwork, leadership and gratitude were penned in calligraphy.   I also included thoughts and memories of my time spent as a RN Case Manager with Kaiser Permanente.  The pages were embellished with pearls, flowers and butterflies from various collection from Heartfelt Creations.    The final pages state....   Every Ending Gives Me a New Beginning.    Bags packed.... Let the Journey Begin!