Welcome to the Winged Masterpiece Blog Hop

Our team of Makers has some wonderful projects to inspire you using the Winged Masterpiece stamp of the month. Each month, we show you a variety of ways to use these exclusive stamp sets, and, this month, we are showing you how to use these beautiful floral butterfly and dragonfly images on your projects.

What is a blog hop? 151413618_10158228879417686_332923833687185585_nWell, if you are just starting out here or have come from Kristine Ponte’s blog, then you are in the right place.  As you travel from project to project, you will be inspired by our talented team.  When you are finished viewing my Simple Watercolor Dragonfly Card tutorial, you can click the link at the end to “hop” on over to the next creation.  If you get lost along the way, you will find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.


Dragonflies are my favorite creatures, so when I saw the Winged Masterpiece stamp set, I knew that I wanted to use that image. As you can see, it is filled with detailed flowers and leaves, so I had to be careful how I used the image. To prevent your eyes from being overwhelmed, I kept the project simple, used watercolors to shade the images, and added a little texture with bricks and hexagon shapes.

These Simple Watercolor Dragonfly cards are easy to make following my video tutorial. Before I show that video to you, I want to share a few of the details on each of these cards.

To create the brick background, I used Opaque Texture paste with a stencil I created on my Cricut Maker with our stencil sheets. I wanted the base of the card to have some texture and very little color so that the dragonfly stood out.

The colors on the dragonflies match the colors on the hexagons. I was inspired by a zip-strip on one of the March/April Mix-In papers with had floral patterns in Peacock, Glacier, and Sundance. I created a watercolor background using those same colors onto some distressed watercolor cardstock, then heat embossed the dragonfly images in black.

After the dragonflies were cut from the cardstock – fussy cut not die cut – I added them onto some hexagon shapes cut from those Mix-In papers. This is the first time I have used the Stitched Hexagon thin cut dies and I am loving how easily they can create a background.


Before I continue to explain how I made these cards and share the second card with you, I want you to have a chance to watch the video tutorial. You will learn how I created the watercolor and texture paste background and, hopefully, be inspired to use the Winged Masterpiece stamp set on a few cards of your own.

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As you saw in the video, both cards were created in much the same manner with a few little changes. On the first card, I added a stamped sentiment on the front. On the second, I chose to add a wooden sentiment instead.

These wooden sentiments are a must-have in my embellishment collection. I had added them to cards, scrapbook pages, and home décor pieces. They add just the right amount of texture and a natural element to your projects.

I also changed the color of the hexagons on the second card to match the yellow wing on the dragonfly. This image was also darker than the first, so I chose a lighter blue hexagon behind it.

The hexagons were adhered to the card using liquid adhesive and foam tape. I have found that this MonoGlue works much better to adhere elements to texture paste than a tape runner does.

Both of these cards were very simple to make – I just had to be patient and wait for all the elements to dry before I could put them together. I hope that this project inspired you to try something new and create a few Simple Watercolor Dragonfly cards of your own.  Now head on over to Darlys Recker’s blog to see her work!  Be sure to visit all of the blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas. 

Don’t forget! The Winged Masterpiece stamp set is only available until March 31st. Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit the my website to learn how you can get this stamp set for FREE as a VIP or for only $5.00  with a qualifying purchase.

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Family Legacy Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the Family Legacy Stamp of the Month Blog Hop where we will be featuring a variety of projects using the March Stamp of the Month. 84396199_10157170432297686_1120654321550098432_nIf you have come here from Michelle Loncar’s blog you are on the right path!  When you are finished reading my post, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog. This blog hop is simple, fun, and full of artwork created by some very talented consultants.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.

We are bringing all kinds of wonderful vintage products into your life today, with our Yesterday & Today papers and our beautiful Family Legacy stamp set.  Our New Catalog Idea Book is full of old world products you are going to love this season, and I am eager to show you how I used them to create a page featuring my beautiful daughter. 

Isn’t she just stunning?  When I first saw this photo of her, I wanted to create a layout right away, but, at the time, we didn’t have any papers in our collection to make her stand out.  Can you image my excitement when I saw these Yesterday & Today papers for the first time last month? They are just fabulous!  

The process video for this layout wasn’t quite ready to share before this blog post was due. February and March are busy for us with Awana, and I fell a little behind in my craft room.  Today, I am just going to share a few techniques I used to create this layout.



When I saw our Family Legacy Stamp set, I knew that the bundle of roses would be a ideal complement to this design.  The image was stamped onto the background using White Daisy ink to create a soft, chalk-like look, then used again to create the Espresso embossed paper behind the photo. 

After cutting a few strips of paper from the Yesterday & Today pack, I decided that I wanted to add a few circle images to match the circles in her photo. I found a Rose sticker and a paper doily, but had a difficult time finding a third circle image I liked.  That is when I decided to create the outline using Gold Embellishing thread.  It added the third circle element I needed without overpowering the page. 

After layering the papers , Vellum Die cuts, and stickers I took a step back and felt like the page needed something in the upper right corner, so I cut a strip of paper and stamped one of the quotes from the Family Legacy stamp set. 

In all honesty, it turned out so much better than I had hoped.  I have always enjoyed creating a vintage, distressed look on my pages, and am happy to see that we have a line of new products to allow me to create even more old-world designs. 

Now ‘Hop” on over to Krista Hershberger’s blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas. Remember, the Family Legacy stamp set is only available until March 31st.  Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit the Promotions tab of my website to see how you can get this stamp set for only $5.00.

Some of the links in this blog post are affiliate links. By clicking on those links, and making a purchase, your are helping to support my small business. This is at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support.

This Happened ~ March SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to the This Happened Stamp of the Month Blog Hop where we will be featuring the March This Happened stamp set. 49708615_10156181121437686_5131541734584483840_n.jpgIf you have come here from Gina Brandstetter’s blog, you are on the right path!  When you are finished reading my post, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog. This blog hop is simple, fun, and full of artwork created by some very talented consultants.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.

I made it a goal this year to create pages that contained actual photos. Although this event happened over 15 years old, the photos are finally going to appear in an album and our This Happened stamp set created the perfect place for me to record my memories.

MissCarriesCreations-FieldDayLayoutI will admit, I am a tad bit rusty when it comes to creating my own personal scrapbook pages.  (here is where I get a little personal) When a family member passed away 15 years ago, I couldn’t bring myself to create pages anymore, and it wasn’t until I “had to” scrapbook some photos last summer that I realized how much I missed it.

Since I am a bit on the rusty side, I decided to use a cutting guide from the So Much Happy Scrapbook workshop as a starting point. The color palette of the Something Fierce paper collection fit my photos, but needed a little inspiration for a layout.  This is why I always download our guides. Even though this is a current guide you can download on my website, you never know how it will inspire you long after the paper pack is gone.MissCarriesCreations-SoMuchHappyLayoutOneI only chose to use a few of the stamped images on my layout. Most of the accents are from the Something Fierce Cut-Apart page or Complements, but that large “Remember” stamp was a great addition and a perfect way for me to journal the memories.

If you look closely, you will see that I stamped the “Take Note” to use the top portion of the stamped image as an accent and the “What a Day” sentiment fit perfectly with a memory full of field day five-year-olds.

Now ‘Hop” on over to Katy Taylor’s blog to see her work! She always has something beautiful to inspire you. Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas. Remember, the Remember This stamp set is only available until March 30th .  Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit the Promotions tab of my website to see how you can get this stamp set for only $5.00.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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