Thursday, January 12, 2017

OSAT Blog Hop - No Rules New Year!

Hello and Welcome to One Stamp At A Time's January 2017 Blog Hop!  If you've already been hopping than you should have landed here from the blog of my talented friend and partner in crime, Andrea Tracy-Tucker.  If you didn't make sure that you hop all the way through and check out her fabulous blog!  She always has an incredible card and project!

Well as you may already know, this month's theme is No Rules New Year which means we can make whatever we want to make so that's exactly what I did.  I've been having a ball playing with the fabulous Fancy Flowers Card Kit from My Favorite Things!  Here's what I came up with!

So for my card I started with an 11" x 4 1/4" Neenah Crest Solar White Card Base that was scored at 5 1/2" for a top folding card.  My next layer was a piece of 4" x 5 1/4" Tim Holtz Woodgrain Watercolor Cardstock.  On that layer I did some watercolor smooshing with Tim Holtz distress inks in Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed, and Broken Glass.  After the watercolored panel was dry I used MFT Words For Friends to cut out the word "Smile".   The flowers, stems, and leaves from the MFT Fancy Flowers Stamp set were heat embossed onto Neenah Crest Solar White cardstock with White Embossing Flower and sponged with Distress Inks.  After sponging I used a paper towel to remove most of the ink from the white embossing and then layered them on my card with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and Foam Tape.  I added 3 clear dew drops with more of the Multi Medium Matte to finish this one off!

My little craft frame was bought at Michaels for $1.  I sponged it all over with Stampin' Up! Tempting Turquoise Ink and then allowed to dry.  After it dried I added  the "smile" letters that were left over when I cut them out of the panel for my card.  I attached them with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  My flowers, leaves, and stems were heat embossed in white and sponged with distress inks just as I had done on my card.  I added a sweet picture of my granddaughter Blakely.  If that sweet picture doesn't make you smile, I don't know what would!  lol

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Next up is the fabulous Maria Willis.  I absolutely adore Maria's work and I'm sure you will too!  Just click the Next Button and you'll be there!

  1. Megan Thompson
  2. Melissa Davies
  3. Jessie Holton
  4. Wendy Cranford
  5. Rick Adkins
  6. Anna Smith
  7. Lori Mueller
  8. Sue Plote
  9. Wynne Grob
  10. Pam Staples
  11. Andrea Tracy-Tucker 
  12. Tina Riddle -That's Me!
  13. Maria Willis
  14. Renee Ondrajka
  15. Kim Smith
  16. Jeanna Bohanon
  17. Marisa Gunn
  18. Justin Krieger
  19. Dena Rekow


  1. Love the watercolor effect. It really adds that little extra something that all cards need! It takes it over the top and done flawlessly

  2. Oh WOW...your watercoloring is FABULOUS! And the picture frame is priceless!

  3. Absolutely gorgeous!! ❤️❤️❤️

  4. Gorgeous projects. Love all the watercoloring! High five!!!

  5. This is absolutely gorgeous & your watercolouring/sponging is amazing! xx

  6. Gorgeous projects - love the colors (and that sweet baby!)

    1. Thanks so much Jeanna! I'm pretty partial to my adorable granddaughter :)

  7. Absolutely beautiful! I love the embossing on the card and using the ink to die the frame!! I need to try that project. :)

  8. The colors for your projects are gorgeous...and that baby is precious!

  9. Love the bright colors. The picture frame is gorgeous!

  10. The colors, textures, and techniques you used came together in a gorgeous project!