The Greatest of these is Love Layers of Floral Bookmarks & Swirly Heart Card

Hello, crafty peeps! Today I’d like to show you some sweet bookmarks and a card I recently made. This week my folks are attending a school for volunteer Bible Teachers. They’ve been volunteering full-time for the past 45 and 31 years, respectively. I was able to do it for 23 years before I became disabled. It’s a work that brings much joy!  I made them a little gift set of a heart shaped card and a bookmark for each of them to use during their week-long school:

and the back sides:I was pleased that the A Jillian Vance Design stamp and Swirling Heart die match the Spellbinders Layers of Flowers die perfectly — and they all fit on the Spellbinders Filigree Bookmark Tag, too! My folks liked them so much, they asked for a set to give to their classmates, choosing these colors:

One tip – because I used double sided tape on the cardstock for the Layers of Flowers and cut them on a Precision Base Plate, they tended to slip and slide. The solution, which you may know -and I may have, too, but forgot, was to turn the die so that just a corner hit the rollers first:

Since I used double sided tape, I had the leftover pieces of the die cuts and decided to see what they’d look like on another bookmark. I had a piece of watercolor resist that I wasn’t happy with, so I decided to use it as the background since most of it would be covered by the leftover die cuts.

I had used Tombow dueal brush pens and some Inkadinkado Stamps on it, but the note of which ones was no longer with the piece. I guess I should paperclip Post-It notes for added insurance!

I clipped a die cut to the cardstock and put the pieces back in their respective spots, then pulled away the die cut template and cut the cardstock and put it on the bookmark:

To give it a little umph, I hit the solid die cut remnants with a Crystal Clear Sparkle Pen by Spectrum Noir. Here you can see the shimmer better:

Not bad, but it was tedious work! At least I know it’s an option if I want to have 0 waste. Here’s one last look at the front and back of the bookmarks:


  • A Jullian Vance Love Scripture Bookmark stamp set & Swirly Heart die
  • Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Filigree Bookmark Tag die by Becca Feeken
  • Spellbinders Thoughtful Expressions Layers of Flowers dies by Marissa Job
  • Core’dinations cardstock: red, green, blue, black
  • Recollections Chipboard (the base of the guys’s bookmarks)
  • The Fine Touch gold poster board (the base of the gals’ bookmarks & the card)
  • Hero Arts India Ink Black dye ink
  • Spectrum Noir Colorista pencils
  • Tombow Dual Brush Pens, Inkadinkado stamps & watercolor paper
  • Simply Defined Stacey Tape 2.5″
  • Brother p-Touch with clear tape (for the year)

I’m playing along with the following challenges – click on any one of them for more information on how you can join the fun:

Thanks again for the kind comments you guys always leave… it’s always a tread to read them!



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MFT Camp Create Day 2: Remarkable Resist – Sweet Lace Cards

Welcome! Today I have a sweet set of 4 cards I did with the technique from My Favorite Things’ Camp Create Day 2: Remarkable Resist.


The backgrounds were heat embossed with that fabulous lace stamp. I love running your fingers over it afterward as it feels lacy! I did two in white and two in gold with glitter finish . Love that shine!

Then I did one of each with a rainbow of watercolor and one of each with red and blue, making purple in the middle. Which combo do you like best?

Here is the badge I earned for today’s lesson:

Materials used:

  • My Favorite Things Lace Background and Candy Jar Companions stamps
  • My Favorite Things Sentimental Flourish Frame Die-namics
  • Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors 32, 31, 40, 52, 64, 139
  • Tsukineko Versamark Ink
  • Inkadinkado Linen White & Black embossing powders
  • American Crafts Zing! Gold Embossing Powder Glitter Finish
  • Canson Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Core’dinations cardstock: black & white
  • Colorbok Shiny Gold metallic paper
  • Aleene’s Clear Gel Tacky Glue
  • Tombow Xtreme & Mono adhesive runners

I’m entering these cards in the following hops and contests. Click on any one of them for more information on how you can join the fun:

I hope to return soon with more projects from this fun ‘camp’, so please stand by!



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Hey There! Card – Watercolor Resist Technique

Hey There!

I’m back with a new technique to show you from Papertrey Ink’s Make it Monday #240: Watercolor Resist. (You can watch their complete instructional video HERE.)

You start out laying down a wash of the lightest of your 3 colors on your watercolor paper and, once dry, drizzling rubber cement over it (If you’re real brainy, you can imagine the areas you want to stay that color (in this case, yellow) and make sure to cover them in rubber cement. My brain was stopped up from the cold when I started this, so I just randomly drizzled…


Once the rubber cement is dry, you lay down a wash of your second color…


Once it’s dry, you drizzle more rubber cement over the areas you want it to show through (or, if your brain isn’t working, then just randomly again!)…


Once the rubber cement is dry, you add a wash of your darkest color and let it dry…20160228_133327aW

Once dry, take a rubber square and gently start rubbing off the rubber cement…


Keep rubbing until it’s all off…


Now you can use your tri-color artwork for whatever you choose. I cut mine into flowers for a card:


Materials used:

  • Papertrey Ink Big & Bold Wishes stamp set
  • Papertrey Ink Larger Than Life dies
  • Strathmore Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Elmer’s Rubber Cement
  • Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors #31, 34, 40
  • Versamark ink
  • Ranger Antiquities Brick embossing powder
  • Recollections Shimmer Card – red
  • DCWV yellow cardstock
  • Recollections adhesive faux pearls colored with Copic marker #R89
  • Angel Craft Tape double sided adhesive 1/2″
  • American Crafts This to That adhesive foam tabs
  • Dritz serrated tracing wheel
  • Misc. ribbon

I’m playing along with the following challenges if you’d like to join the fun:

I’m tuckered out and won’t be finishing any more up today. Y’all rest well and enjoy your extra day tomorrow… I think it should be spent crafting, don’t you?!



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