Dear Friend from Stampin’ Up!

Hello.  Thank you for stopping by today.  Today is an extra special day because it’s the day I get to post this card to the Creative Inspirations Paint blog.  This is one of my favourite cards.  I miss working on this style and promise to get back to it again.

Stampin’ Up’s Bella Blossom, and sentiment was used.

How to create this card

  • Stamp out the flower onto watercolour paper
  • Cut out flower four times
  • Turn the pieces of the flower over and watercolour with Tombow markers (or use your Copics)
  • Distress all edges of the petals
  • Layer flowers in layers with pop dots
  • Stamp stem out onto white cardstock
  • Paint flowers with Creative Inspirations Paint
  • Adhere flowers to the flower stem

Sparkle and shine from Creative Inspirations Paint.  Thank you for stopping by.

Posted on : May 23 2011
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It’s Time to Bloom

Hi stampers.  Did you enjoy your Easter weekend?

Today I have a card that uses Creative Inspirations Paint.  As you know, I love these buttery paints that leave behind a shimmer just like Twinkling H2O’s.  These paints are so easy to use too.  The orange in the bow and along the bottom of the skirt was painted with a CI paint stick, and the orange on the collar and dress were painted with my chisel-end paint brush.  Creative Inspirations paints leave shimmer which I will show you in my close up

This cute Raggedy Anne is called You’re a Doll and is a digital image from Sweet and Sassy Stamps.  Sentiment is from Stampin’ Up!   Nope, that’s not a blemish in my photo:  it’s a skin blemish from using too much glue.

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Card Details:

  • Sponge a sky onto the background
  • Use the Martha Stewart winter icicle punch and turn it upside down to create grass
  • Adhere image to background, leaving the glue off of the face
  • Add a butterfly to the smaller image area
  • Use the Dry Embossed Wash technique in the background
  • Add ribbon (SU here) to card

A note about Creative Inspirations Paint

  • It comes as a thick melted butter in small pots, a little larger than Twinkling H2O’s
  • CI paints are easier to use than Twinkling H2O’s because CI paints come in a liquid form
  • There are over 50 colours to choose from
  • CI paints can be painted on with their paint stick or with a regular paint brush
  • Paint adheres to vellum and non porous surfaces

Posted on : Apr 25 2011
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Cupcake Flying In as a New Design Team Member

It’s early in the week, and  I’m  have my chest stucking out yelling, “okay world–take me on.”  It’s a new week and I’m refreshed after a restful weekend.  I’m also feeling a little creative today.  How about you?

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Today I make my debut with Creative Inspirations Paints.    We have a cool blog with tutorials and work from all the design team members.  Everyone’s style is so different, that you’re sure to find something that suits your style.

Creative Inspirations Paints are a water based, non-toxic paint.  Paints come in little pots, slightly larger than Twinkling H2O paints.  Unlike Twinking H2O’s, Creative Inspirations Paints are in liquid form; almost the thickness of a water-downed icing sugar,  These paints can be painted on with their sponge-like sticks or painted on with a paintbrush.  For those who know how to work your small chisled paint brush on blending paper, you will be excited to know that these paints work for that too.  I’m doing the happy dance.  These paints leave a shimmery shine just like Twinkling H2O’s.  You can purchase your paints directly on the Creative Inspirations Paints website.

I’m eager to  tell you all the wonderful things you can do with these paints, let me point out some of the things I did on my card.

  • Coloured Mo Manning image with Copic markers
  • Shaded and highlighted with Creative Inspirations paint by using the blending method mentioned above
  • Coloured cupcake icing with Prismacolors and then painted onto cupcake icing with sponge stick
  • Painted colour directly onto stars that sit on the cupcake, with the sponge stick

My background design is the Waxy Cuttlebug new Emboss or Die CD.  You can order your CD by clicking on the pay button on the upper top portion of my blog.

Creative Inspirations Paint:  Rose Quartz, Buttercup, Plum, Amythest

Stamp:  Mo Manning by Stampavie

Accessories:  Copic markers

Posted on : Apr 11 2011
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Hippity, Hoppity, Easter’s on it’s Way

Good morning.  Did you have a nice weekend?  Our weather was dreary with snow and rain, which was a great excuse to play in my studio, and that’s what I did for the whole weekend.  I got some DT work done so I’m ahead of the game.


Just a quick card for you all.  It’s close to a one layer card which is a little different for me.  The bunny is an old Stampabilities stamp.


Today I get to stamp for me.  That said, these are the challenges I am playing along with:

Aly’s Sunday Challenge – Hippity Hoppity Bunnies

Corrosive Challenge – Pastel Colors

CPS – Sketch

Creative Inspirations Paint – Spring

Let’s Ink it Up – Easter, no digis

Paper Sundaes – Spring Blossoms

Stamptacular Sunday – Buttons, Bling and Bloom

If you want to play along in challenges, Pile it On Challenge has oodles of links.

Thank you for stopping by.

Tutorials every Tuesday


Posted on : Apr 04 2011
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Big Announcement

As many of you know, I am a lover of so many mediums including Tombow markers, Twinkling H2O’s, watercolour crayons, watercolour pencil crayons, Prismacolor pencil crayons, and Copic markers.  Well, I now have added Creative Inspirations paints to that list.

Starting April 1st, I am a Design Team Member for Creative Inspirations Paints. These paints are an iridescent water based paint that will add brilliance and sparkle to any of your creations. They are so easy to use just shake, open, and play! There are 55 vivid colors to choose from and they dry quickly on most surfaces including vellum and acetate.

Won’t it be fun to see how I use them?  I can hardly wait to show you.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by today.

Posted on : Apr 02 2011
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