Blended Seasons Card

Unfortunately the need arose for me to create a sympathy card for a friend who just lost her brother in a tragic accident.  I pulled out Stampin’ Up!’s Blended Seasons stamp set and here’s what I created.

First I die cut a piece of watercolour paper using Lawn Fawn’s Outside In Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Stackables, but any scalloped rectangle die would work.  I stamped the flowers onto the die cut watercolour paper using a permanent black ink.  Once the ink was dry, I coloured in the image using Stampin’ Up!’s watercolour pencils (Gorgeous Grape, Old Olive and Crushed Curry) and some fine tip paint brushes.  Working one area at a time, I applied some water to the area using a paint brush.  Then I brushed the damp paint brush across the tip of the watercolour pencil to pick up some of the colour.  I placed the colour onto one end of the wet area and blended the colour out with the paint brush.  The front of the card itself was dry embossed using Stampin’ Up!’s Layered Leaves embossing folder.  Because the paper for the main image was watercolour paper I decided not to try and include a sentiment on the front of the card.  I’ll just stamp a sentiment and include my personal message on the inside of the card.  I have decided that for stamping onto watercolour paper a Stamparatus or something similar would certainly be helpful so that the image could be double stamped.  This would have allowed me to stamp the sentiment onto the front of the card.

Thanks for looking!


Toronto Blue Jays & CN Tower

This past summer our family went to Toronto for a Blue Jays game.  We had been to a few games as a family before, but we had never taken the girls up the CN Tower.

Toronto Blue Jays Game

This page was created using a template by Scrappin With Liz from the Recyclables 45 kit.  I also used Kristin Aagard Designs’ On The Lake Add On kit.

2016-07-31-blue-jays-web CN Tower

This page was created using a template by Scrappin With Liz from the Sun and Wave kit.  I also used a journaling card from Cindy Schneider’s Layered Cards: Mini Journalers 2.


Trip to Washington D.C.

This past October, as part of the grade 12 program at my daughter’s school, her class went on a trip to Washington D.C. and surrounding areas.  They visited a lot of museums and war memorials since it was a history related trip. This page focuses on all the photos of the places they visited.  I used Janet Phillips 2 Many Photos 71 template.  It doesn’t look like this template is still available, but you may find other templates you like in her Etsy shop.