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Little Moments Matter- Watercolor Wings

It’s always the little moments that matter to me.  Sure, I love big moments too.

It seems like the little moments make me stop, reflect and typically bring me more joy.

Can you relate?

Yesterday was a case in point.

 

We have a friend that helps us now and then with our big 200 gallon saltwater fish tank.  This tank is truly a piece of happy to me.  It’s also a big job to take care of.  Our water filter system needed new filters and to make a long story short…. this guy came to our rescue. He took the time yesterday to help me with something outside of what I was paying him to do and ultimately that little thing brought me extreme joy.

 

It didn’t take him long however it was something he had not planned.  He made a difference doing something so little.

Yes, little moments matter.

Watercolor Wings

 

 

Watercolor Wings is a beautiful stamp set and I love the greetings that go along with it.  This is one of those sets that makes me smile because it has beautiful greetings and beautiful butterfly images.  SCORE!

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I have a new favorite paper I’m playing with right now- Shimmery White Cardstock.  OH so fun and beautiful.

This paper is great for watercolor.

Tips & Tricks

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Here are a few tips when creating this card.

  • I did a simple watercolor wash using my Aqua Painter.  To do this simply load your brush with the color of choice and gently go back and forth moving the brush in a downward stroke.  By moving the brush down while moving you will notice a brighter color when you begin and lighter as your brush continues downward.  The shimmery paper gives it a shimmer look when it’s dry.
  • I used Calypso Coral, So Saffron and Pink Pirouette inks
  • The White thread you see coiled behind the greeting is a single strand pulled from the White Jute ribbon.  I love this stuff.  I never seem to use the entire ribbon alone as it tends to be too wide for me to use.  Instead I pull the threads and use them in other ways.

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I love the spring colors for this card.  I typically do not use So Saffron for anything so it was nice to pull that color into this card and the best is I really liked it.

 

 

 

These colors just scream soft, delicate and spring.

 

See all of the supplies I used for this card in the clickable links below.

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Have an amazing weekend and create something pretty!
XOXOXO

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TGIF #22- Gift Giving Made Easy

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It’s not even funny how LAZY I am when it comes to gift giving.  I’ve even succumbed to having my daughter take on the task of picking it out, wrapping and then my job is the card.

 

I’m not sure why this is so difficult for me except when you are the “master of procrastination” my mojo leaves and I flounder for an idea on what to make.  If you are reading this you probably are with me on the fact we love to make the pretty stuff…. BUT… it’s coming up with the idea of the “pretty!”  Right?

 

Solutions-

I might have a solution for all of us and it’s two fold.

First if you are not taking part of papercrafting challenges I highly suggest you do.  It only stretches your creativity to the max capacity and sometimes makes you step outside of your comfort zone.  Whether it be style, colors, project type, you will see a difference in growth with your papercrafting when you participate.  Being a designer for TGIF gives me the opportunity to step outside of my comfort zone and most definitely stretches my creativity.

TGIF 22 Remix

This weeks challenge is a Remix of all the challenges this month.  I lurrrrvvve this challenge.  This is when my brain gets some great exercise.  Below are the three previous challenges for the month. Take a few of them or all three and come up with a project.

TGIF September Challenges

Now for my gift giving solutions…

 

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I though I knew the catalog like the back of my hand… NOPE.  I need to sit and go through the catalog myself with a fine tooth comb.  I thought for SURE the Tag a Bag Gift Boxes were long gone, retired.  Ha ha ha.  Oh no….they are quite available.  <seriously I need my head examined!>

This is the perfect solution for quick and simple gift giving AND you could look like the master crafter when giving the gift.  Little will they know it only took about 15 minutes to make it.  The boxes are FOOD safe and only $7 for 8 of them.  STEAL of a deal.  My most favorite part is the window sheet around the box so they can take a peek of the gift inside.  Unless you are me and hide it way at the bottom and put enough fluff they will think nothing is in it.

 

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Tips & Tricks 

The decorating part is fast, fun and simple.

I used our Envelope paper found on page 149.  I used the In Color Envelope paper and one of them is the Mint Macaron.  Take a 3 x 12″piece and wrap around the box.  Pinch the edges to make a better “scored” edge all the way around.  Next I cut a 2 1/2 x 12″ piece of the Typset DSP.  Using my Fringe Scissors (on SALE until Monday night 11:59pm) and fringed one end.  Gently wrap around the box, pinching edges like the previous and adhere to the box.

I wrapped a piece of Strawberry Slush Dotted Lace ribbon and tied it in a knot.  I secured a small Tea Lace Doily inside just for added fluff.

Lastly, the tag.  I used the most popular stamp set in the entire catalog- Watercolor Wings.  Did you know it’s the most popular? I found out that tidbit at Founders.  Pretty fun.  Once I had the butterfly stamped I die cut the image using the Tags & Labels Framelits.  I attached this by bringing the ribbon ends straight through the hole on the tag and tied a knot.  Simple and easy.

Now I have a fun gift for a birthday -or- any occasion.

 

The Card!

The gift needed a card to go with it so I made it match and again, kept it simple.

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Same design basically with a few extra add-ons.

TGIFC, Watercolor Wings stamp set, Stampin' Up!

 

Now it’s your turn.  Take on a few challenges with me today.  Make a gift that can be ready to go at a moments notice and play along in a challenge.  You can check out the TGIF challenge HERE.  See what the other designers created and leave a comment if you are a big ole procrastinator like me when it comes to gift giving.

 

 

Housekeeping…

Fringe Scissors are on sale.  Check out the Weekly Deals this week.  They are AWESOME.

I will be sharing fun ideas using the Fringe Scissors…. you will WANT them when you see these projects.  Get them while they are on sale.

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Handmade Christmas Class

I’m excited about a new Online Christmas Card class I have available.  Click HERE to see all the info and purchase.

I have kits available to go with this class but keep in mind the amount is very limited.

Kit update… only a FEW left.  Get yours before they are GONE!

 

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