Watercolor Wings Spring Frame & New Weekly Deals

I love using my stamping products for home decor and gift items since it gives me a chance to create something extra special. So I wanted to share this fun frame that I made to hold that special photo from Easter this month.

Watercolor Wings Butterfly frame

The base is just one of those inexpensive wooden frames that you can find for a dollar. How did I make it? Well first I used our Stampin’ Glue Sticks to adhere a layer of our Cucumber Crush paper from the 2015-2017 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack to the wooden frame. The Stampin’ Glue Sticks are perfect for this type of project since it has square edges that will fit into corners easily.

Next I made some flowers using our Spiral Flower Die. Sooo quick and easy. Run your Bone Folder down the card stock after cutting it out, roll and adhere. Yep that is it! I did sponge the edges a bit to give it a bit more depth and added a touch or two of the Dazzling Details on the edges to make them look dew kissed.

I made two butterflies and adhered them only in the center so I could bend the wings and give the butterfly a 3d look. And I added a bit more of the Dazzling Details on both pieces to add a bit of shimmer.

I think my daughter will enjoy this little item for her Easter basket. How about you? What do you think of this little frame I made?

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Stamp Set: Watercolor Wings (139424*), and  Flower Patch (134207*)

Inks: Calypso Coral (126983), Pink Pirouette (126956), Blushing Bride (131172), Garden Green Classic Ink (126973), and Memento Tuxedo Black Pad (132708)

Paper: 2015-2017 In Color Collection Designer Series Paper Stack (138432), Blushing Bride (131198), Pink Pirouette (111351), Cucumber Crush (138335), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Dazzling Details (124117), Flower Flair Fraemlits Dies (133731*), Bold Butterfly Thinlits Dies (138135*), Butterfly Framelit Dies (137360*), Spiral Flower Die (129379), Stampin’ Glue Sticks (130654), Mini Glue Dots (103683), and Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive (110755)

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Watercolor Wings

This is a quick post today since I’ve got tons to do today. But I wanted to share this card with you before I got started. I just love this new stamp set Watercolor Wings – it’s ALOT of fun to play with and since it is a 3 step stamp set and has a set of coordinating framelits dies. Whoo hoo! Lots of combinations can be made. Versatility and butterflies what’s not to love?

Watercolor Wings

This card is one I’m using for my swap tonight at the Stamp Divas team meeting. I love that we get to share ideas with each other and will look forward to sharing the swap cards that I receive with you next week too!

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On a personal note – This proud mom wants to share the latest on our marching daughter. We got our first photo from her late last night after her first DCI performance in Seattle with the Cascades. (I can’t tell you how happy we were to get something after 3 weeks of All Days – basically DCI boot camp. LOL)

Premier Seattle Cascades 2015

Look at that huge smile on her face! She is having the experience of a life time. And while I don’t understand entirely why Kaitlin loves to be pushed to her physical limits  and stand for hours on end in the hot sun. I’ve got to admire her passion and drive.

So I wanted to say thank you to all of you, my customers and friends,  for helping make her dreams come true this summer. Every ready to mail card that you’ve purchase has helped get her to Seattle! Now we just have to get her home from Indianapolis in August.

Of course, it’s an on going fundraiser for Kaitlin and I’ve just added more cards to the box – so if you would like to browse next time you’re in my classroom Kaitlin would appreciate it!

I know some of you aren’t familiar with DCI. So if you are wondering what exactly she is doing – here is a taste of what DCI is all about. Not the best video, but it brought tears to this proud mom’s eyes to see them on the field for their first performance! Now I just have to try and figure out which one she is before they make it to the Atlanta Dome in July!!!


They’ve left Duvall, Washington last night and have hit the road to start their tour. They are doing about 19 cities in 30 days before they get to finals. Right now they are on some gym floor  in Oregon sleeping and will perform tonight in the first of their DCI events. Whoo hooo! Isn’t it great to be young and adventurous?


Stamp Set: Watercolor Wings (139424)

Inks:Tangerine Tango (126946), Crushed Curry (131173), Daffodil Delight Classic Ink (126944), and Memento Tuxedo Black Pad (132708)

Paper: Brights Collection Designer Series Paper Stack (138434), Basic Black (124267), Tangerine Tango (111349), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Butterfly Thinlits  Dies (137360)

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Blue Mountain Stampers’ Winter Weekend Shoebox Swaps

Today I thought I would share with you some of the swaps the others brought for our Saturday’s Shoebox Swap. There is a wide variety of projects – it was funny since a lot of us chose to do 3-d for a change.

This first project is Janette’s – It hold a note pad and uses the Groovy Love stamp set (134243/134246) along with the Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack (137779) and our Basic Hodgepodge Clips (133765)

Groovy Love Blue Mountain Stampers' Winter Retreat Shoebox swap

And here is Anna’s shoebox it’s a cute little Mini Treat Bag (137547) that we made using the Lullaby Designer Series Paper (133695). So simple and a great new addition to our thinlits dies!

Mini Treat Bag Blue Mountain Stampers Winter Weekend Shoebox swap

The only word of caution when creating these bags with designer series paper – pay attention to the direction the pattern is going….ask me how I know. LOL

And now for some cards…

Butterfly Thinlits Blue Mountain Stampers Winter Weekend Retreat Shoebox swap (1)

This first card is soft and femine and uses the Butterfly Thinlits Dies (137360) along with the Artisan Embellishment Kit (137909) and a couple of FREE items from the Sale-a-bration brochure – the Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper (138633) and the sentiment is from the Simply Wonderful stamp set (139125/139128).

Janie used her left over wax paper pieces from a different project to create this wispy feel the butterfly has. Can you see it?

Butterfly Thinlits close up Blue Mountain Stampers Winter Weekend Retreat Shoebox swap (2)

And this last card is Kathleen’s contribution to the shoebox swap. It is made with the Moonlake stamp set (137149/138540) and the Birthday Bash Specialty Designer Series Paper (137783).

Moonlake Blue Mountain Stampers Winter Weekend Retreat Shoebox swap (3)

I’ve added a piece of White Vellum card stock (101856) over the top of the to soften the look of this designer series paper since the pattern was so bold. It quickly solved Kathleen’s problem since she wasn’t completely happy with the card originally for some reason. (One of the great parts of the retreat is sharing creative solutions and ideas! You know how sometimes you’re just not happy with your card? Well Kathleen was experiencing this Friday night when she stamped her swap and just couldn’t figure out why she wasn’t happy – no OCS here, right? LOL I’ve got it too so I know how she was feeling!).

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