Watercoloring

Quick and Cute Piggy

I've got another cute little piggy card to share with you today. Its very simple but very sweet.

I used watercolor paper and aqua painters to watercolor the little pig. Its as simple as squeezing the lids of the inkpads, into the pad itself and picking up the deposited bit of ink on the inside of the lid with the aqua painter and coloring the image. I used the new "in color", powder pink, as well as flirty flamingo and a bit of pear pizazz for the grass.

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How do you like the new "Oh My Stars" emboss folder that I used on the whisper white background? Pretty cool, huh?

I cut the scallop circle from the crumb cake cardstock with the Layering Circles framlits and also used the crumb cake cardstock for the card base.

I finished the card with the new powder pink finely woven ribbon and attached it with a glue dot.

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On the inside, I used the verse "Says Thanks!" I'm just loving This Little Piggy and I think you will too!

Thanks for stopping by.

Until the next time...

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Glue Dots
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This Little Piggy- Cute, New Catalog stamp set

I want to share another piggy card- just because I love it so much! The set is called "This Little Piggy" and its so super cute. I don't know how anyone could not love this little bugger.

I love the happy skip that this little piggy has. Isn't she cute?

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This is a very pretty in pink, piggy card. Say that 3 times fast! I used the Sparkle emboss folder for the melon mambo strip down the middle and framed it in basic black cardstock, along with the pink pirouette for the card base.

I also used shimmery white cardstock to stamp the pig on, because it holds up to watercoloring really well. The Stitched Shapes framelits was used to cut out the square.

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Such a happy card, perfect for a "happy mail" day.

Hope you are having a happy day too.

Thanks for visiting!

Until the next time...

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Big Shot
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It's Here!! The New Stampin' Up! Catalog debuts today!

It's such an exciting day in the stampin' world today. The release of the Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 Annual Catalog!

Ordering starts at 2:00 PM EST today. So get your wish lists ready! I've got mine ready to go and I cannot wait to get more of the new stamps and amazing accessories in my hands.

In honor of the new catalog release, I have a special creative card to share with you today. The stamp set that I used is called "Crafting Forever."

This is the perfect set for me, and all of you stampers and crafters out there as well. I made this card using the Dutch Door Fold. If you missed the video on this fold, last month, I will attach it again, at the end of this post.

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I received this stamp set at the On Stage Event in April. All Stampin' Up! Leaders received this as a special gift. I actually made this card way back in April, so I'm very excited to share it today.

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I used watercolor paper and stamped the image in basic black archival ink. I colored it in with an aqua painter and squeezed the lids of the inkpads into the actual pad and used the ink that was deposited in the lid to color with. Check out the new Glitter Dots- they are gorgeous!

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The designer series paper is from the "Birthday Memories" 12 x 12 pack.

I think my new favorite "in color" is the Lemon Lime Twist, which I used here for the card, scallop oval and the color of the pot.

Here's a view of the Dutch Door Fold.

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And the inside...gotta love that sentiment :)

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As I mentioned, the video for this fold is attached below.

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 I hope you enjoyed this new crafty stamp set. Be sure to check out the video below to learn this cool and unique card fold.

Thanks for visiting today!

Until the next time...

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Big Shot
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Sharing a Card and a Technique Video + Last Chance for Retired Products

I was given a beautiful card at the On Stage event in April. It was from a demonstrator who had watched my video on the Aqua Wash technique. Megan Herst had made her swap cards for the event using the aqua wash technique from my video and wanted to share her card with me. I will post the video below for those of you who may have missed it.

I was so pleasantly surprised by her thoughtfulness and her beautiful card. Here's is Megan's awesome card using the aqua wash technique.

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Megan also used the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and coordinating dies as I did in my video. I love how Megan added a splash of gold embossing to match her gold foil dragonflies.

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For those of you who may have missed my video on the aqua wash technique, I will post it below. Scroll down past the product list and click to view.

Thanks again to Megan for thinking of me and presenting me with this fabulous, glimmery card.

Until the next time...

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Heat Tool
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Sneak Peek- This Little Piggy- So cute!

Ok, so I thought I would share a sneak peek of a new stamp set featured in the upcoming 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. I know everyone is patiently waiting for the catalog to go live on JUNE 1st! Many of you now have the amazing catalog in your hot little hands now and I know everyone is anxious to order.

If you don't have a catalog, and don't have a demonstrator- email me at kjoyink@me.com (or click on the email link on the sidebar) and we can set you up with a NEW catalog.

I'm going to share one of the cards I made for a demonstrator swap. I loved making these for all my demonstrator friends.

This set is soooo adorable and if you like little piggies, well you are going to be delighted with this darling stamp set. Its called "This Little Piggy."

I started by using shimmery white cardstock and water coloring with an aqua painter and the ink on the lids of the ink pads.

I think this little piggy was rolling in the mud..

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I framed the piggy inside a Stitched Shape Framelit circle. Isn't this little pig adorable?

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I used very vanilla and pink pirouette cardstock as well. The embossing folder is "Sparkle."

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Here they are, ready to be shipped out to top demonstrators all over the country!

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I hope you enjoyed this fun sneak peek. Mark your calendars- the NEW catalog goes live, June 1st!

Until the next time...

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The Premier Bundle comes with FREE very vanilla thick cardstock and very vanilla envelopes.

The Starter Bundle, comes with FREE very vanilla note cards and envelopes.

They both include 3 of the NEW In Color ink pads and the Premier Bundle includes the coordinating thinlits- a must have! ( the thinlits have at least 42+ different creative combinations!)

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Its that time of year again- Graduation

Well, I haven't stamped for a few days, so therefore, I haven't had anything to post on my blog.

But, today, I took some time to make a special graduation card for my bff's daughter, Brianna. Brianna is "over the top" brilliant and beautiful, so I had to design a card to match Brianna's beauty and brains. No small feat, I tell you.

She just recently graduated from High Point University, where the school colors are purple and white. I had to combined all the aspects above and also make sure it included purple, plus, it had to "look" like a graduation card.

I decided on the Birthday Blossoms stamp set. I pulled it off the shelf and realized that I really hadn't used this set much. I don't know why- its such a pretty set with some great sentiments, any of which would have worked great with this graduation card.

But, as I mentioned, it had to "look" like a graduation card. So, how was I going to incorporate "graduation" on a card stamped with flowers?

Well, I pulled out one of my favorite retired alphabet sets- "Varsity Letters" which is perfect for anything related to "school" wording, and....

Here's what happened:

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Purple, High Point University, beautiful and smart- everything pulled together quite nicely, I think.

This card does remind me of the graduate- bright, sparkly and all around amazing!

Yes, there is glitter on this card, as well as a few shiny rhinestones.

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I used shimmery white cardstock (of course;) to hold up to the watercoloring that I did with blender pens and drops of ink from the ink refill bottles.

Here's a little peek at the inside of the card. I had already written a personal message, so I didn't photograph it completely open. The verse inside says: "She believed she could... so she did." And that's exactly what this highly accomplished graduate did!

You'll find this verse included in one of the new stamps sets in the upcoming, new Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 catalog.

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If you think I'm exaggarating about Brianna's beauty and brains... here's a picture to prove its the truth- she gets it from her momma, for sure.. and I get to be in the middle of the "beauty sandwich."

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It was a wonderful celebration of a sweet and sassy, over the top, on her way to bigger and better things, graduate.

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When I handed Brianna her card this evening, she said " I can't wait to see what you came up with, for my card." I sure hope she loves her card as much as I loved creating it just for her.

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A one of a kind card, for a one of a kind graduate. Congratulations again, Brianna!

I hope you all enjoyed visiting today and I'm glad I was able to share this special graduation card with you.

Until the next time..

Keep on Stampin' and Come back again soon!

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Pansy Punch
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