CASing the New Catalog!!

Dear Friends,

Per Stampin’ Up!’s rules, I can’t take a picture of pages of the upcoming new catalog — but I can replicate projects and show them to you! The buzz is that the new catalog has the BEST samples. I decided to replicate one so you could see it.

WARNING: I did change the card a bit. I am not able to copy things exactly since I’m a perfectionist. If I see something that I could easily tweak, I can’t help myself. I added the blue card base and also the very thin layer of whisper white behind the watercolor paper. I love the original card but I also love the effect my few tweaks have on the card. It gives it a different effect and I’m lovin’ it.


Now that I’ve gotten over my fear of it, I love watercoloring. I used to be intimidated by it. Really. That was a long time ago — back in March. In April I decided to force myself to conquer my fear by teaching it for my creative challenge. There’s nothing that makes you learn something as well as when you teach it. Nothing. So here it is, a month later, and I just grab my aquapainter and go for it, without hesitation. That’s why I’m a demo. I love to learn, so I teach.

If you’d like to join me in my journey, click here and read about how I came to be a demo and consider joining me. You’ll have a ball! And you’ll learn, more than you ever thought you would. I promise.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Kinda Eclectic
Paper: Pool Party, Whisper White, Watercolor
Ink: Watermelon Wonder, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party
Other: Baker’s Twine, Pearls, Butterfly Punch, Aqua Painter

I have a new class!  All orders (any size) receive a free class tutorial with gorgeous cards using the Circle of Spring stamp class.

Have a great week,


A card that flips? No way!

Be still my heart.  A card that flips through different images at the tug of a ribbon?  Yes, it’s true!  And no, it’s not crazy hard.  It’s called a Waterfall Card.  And a picture is worth a thousand words, so let me show you.

From the front, it looks like something is going on, but you’re not quite sure what.  I designed the dimensions of the card so that you would see the first image, but the images under it would be hidden . . . until you tugged at the ribbon!


When you tug at the ribbon, the card flips through three more images.  Cool, no? Here’s a picture to show how it looks as you start tugging:


So adorable!  I have never made a card like it.  My kids went nuts over it. (I had to sneak it away from them so I could take the pictures :)).

Below is a video on how to make the project:

Click Waterfall Card for a project sheet with dimensions.

I hope you have as much fun making this project as I did! Be sure to send me your pictures.

Reminder: I am offering a free class with a $25 purchase.  Click here for the details.