Friday, March 28, 2008


So after I finish my cards my kids insist on seeing what I made. Today was not "Great card mom!". It was more like "It is nice, but it is not you." Today's Limited Supplies Challenge was to use an embellishment you just had to have but never use. It had to be a floral card too. I just had to have the Pretties kit but am never fully satisfied with how they turn out. I can never get them to be the exact color I want them to be. So can you tell I tried dying the flower More Mustard? If there is a trick, I would love to know it. I use re-inker and a small amount of water in an old brad container. I used the Spritzer again to add some more color to the flower. So it will fit again for the Ways to Use it challenge from yesterday. The Old Olive one I colored with the marker. I never know what to do with the hat pins, so this was another reach for me. I bought the Silver Hodge Podge kit because I love the elements ,but I am just not a silver person. I thought since the Pretties Kit was silver this would be a good time to use them some more. I love the rub-ons but just do not use them as often. I wanted a little more around the words than just the hardware so I used the small and large oval punches to make a frame for around the hardware and words. Have a Great Weekend!!!

Stamps: Stitched
Paper: Ruby Red, Old Olive
Ink: Ruby Red, More Mustard, Old Olive
Accessories: Eastern Elegance Rub-Ons, Pretties Kit, Silver Hodge Podge hardware, Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon


  1. I LOVE how you made this flower stem - what an inspired thought. this turned out really beautiful. I have added you to my blogroll so that I remember to come her and check it out often.

  2. Deb this is pretty. I have yet to use the hatpins so I'll keep yours in mind. I color my flowers with my markers.

  3. I like it, especially all the beads on the hat pin. Sometimes it is okay to step outside your usual style. I think if you use your markers or I also have heard you can just smoosh it in your ink pad with your bone folder (you can wipe the ink right off it) you get better coloring.

  4. Good for you to do something different! We all need to keep doing that. For the flowers, I have also used the watercolor crayons and aquapainter. Stampin' Success also suggested chalks. I haven't tried that yet.

  5. Debbie, that is so cool! I never thought to use the pin in that way. . .I will be trying this!

    I have colored those flowers a couple of ways so far.

    One time we used reinkers and an aqua painter-you have a lot of control with shading when doing this.

    I have also "smooshed" the flower into the inkpad and colored it that way. . . reink your pad heavily before you do this with a group :) we used taken w/teal and it worked really well.

    hth :)

  6. I like the idea of using the hat pin as a stem, but know what you mean about the pretties kit-i am sure it will be a light bulb moment for me one day!


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