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Potted Succulents



I just love the Oh So Succulent stamp set!  There are 30 stamps!!!  And you have to buy the bundle to save $$!  So, the Succulent Framelits are a must!  Look how cute this turned out!

I wanted this to be a sweet and simple layout using the Brick Wall embossing folder!  I first inked up my brayer with Tip Top Taupe on the side where the mortar was raised up.  Then, I placed my card stock into the folder and ran it through the Big Shot.  To create the pot, I used the cupcake bottom from the Cupcake framelits. I added some Tip Top Taupe to a sponge to shade the pot a little bit.

Then, I stamped my images and cut them out!  I used dimensionals on a couple to pop them up.  Some were adhered straight to the card base to give it a 3-d feel. final(13)

I love the Lace Doilies!  One side is Whisper White and the other is Very Vanilla!  Very smart!!  Lastly I added the sentiment from Flourishing Phrases and a tousle of linen thread to add a little whimsy. (Yes a little Wink of Stella clear too!)

We are headed to On Stage this coming weekend!  You know that means sneak peeks are coming!  I CAN’T wait to see the new catalog!  Stock up now on your 2015-2017 In Colors!  They will sell out first on April 10th!  The retired list is coming!!  Be sure to get online credit! Print Laura’s Creative Corner Online Rewards Program and keep track!  Once your card is filled, email me to redeem!  I will send your reward to you!

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Black Magic Dragonfly


I am so happy that Stampin’ Up! has unveiled the new Water Color pencils!  So easy to use and many different way as well!  (They are so popular, that they are on backorder and will be put on “not orderable” soon!  So get yours now! Don’t worry, they are working on getting more, they just have to turn off the item number until the supply is back.

I decided to teach my club members the Black Magic technique.  Here is how we achieved this ombre look!

  1. We stamped the dragonfly with Craft Whisper White on to Basic Black. We then used the heat tool to dry.
  2. We used the Tempting Turquoise for the body.  Using the Calypso Coral on the inner most wing towards the body. Then Rich Razzleberry in the middle of the wing. It was finished on the tips with Melon Mambo.

Easy Peas!! So sweet looking too! I used the Blooms & Bliss DSP for the patterned strip.  I thought the Brick Wall embossing folder made a great background with extra texture.


The sentiment is from Awesomely Artistic and cut out with the Project Life Labels. join_demo_dec0116_us