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Happy Mother’s Day

Good Sunday morning and Happy Mother’s Day!  I especially remember my mother today with love and appreciation.  She has been gone for many years but never gone from my heart.

My project today was made using the Elizabeth Craft Designs Garden Notes Jasmine, My Favorite Things Stitched Scallop Basic Edges and the sentiment from Essentials by Ellen Amazing Women.

KC Elizabeth Craft Jasmine 2 right

I started by adding color to the flower centers and the tips of the stamen using scattered straw ink and a mini applicator.  I wasn’t happy with the darker shade of yellow so I lightly added a touch of squeezed lemonade ink to brighten. I formed the stamen by rolling it around the tip of my tweezers and applied glossy accents to the outer edge to secure closed and removed it from the tip. I applied Crafter’s Pick glue to the bottom of each stamen, secured them in place in the flower centers and set them aside to dry. I applied crushed olive ink to the leaves and stems to add more depth of color.  I heat set the ink with my heat gun and then added vein lines using the leaf tool and pad. 

KC Elizabeth Craft Jasmine 2 center

I cut the scalloped border on the card base and then inserted it in my MISTI, set my sentiment stamp in place, applied black versafine ink and stamped.  As it turned out I didn’t get full coverage of my sentiment so I inked up the stamp again and stamped it again.  I can’t tell you how much paper I have lost in the past by not getting a good stamped image the first time.  I love my MISTI.  I applied crushed olive ink to the border of the green layer so it would match the green of the leaves.  I applied ATG adhesive to the back of the sentiment base and attached the green border.  I applied mounting tape to the back and attached it to the card base.

The leaf sections were cut apart, arranged and attached in place using glossy accents.  The flowers were attached to the leaves using glossy accents.  I wanted the simple white background to allow all the focus to be on the floral arrangement and sentiment.  I love how elegant the flowers and leaves are.

KC Elizabeth Craft Jasmine 2 left

Ellen Hutson is holding a special Mother’s Day sale. 

  • Coupon code – momsday17
  • The sale ends on  5/16/17 11:59pm PDT
  • 20% off every in-stock item
  • Cannot combine coupon codes and does not apply to previous purchases.

Please Note:  The BCRF Fundraiser Courage stamp and die set will not be discounted.  $25 from each sale will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Any sales of the set by the end of today will help qualify for a match by the BCRF corporate sponsors. 

BCRF Stamp Die BCRF Die


Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”


Floral and Foliage Spray

Good Saturday afternoon.  Before I start talking about my project I thought I would draw your attention to the Ellen Hutson Breast Cancer Research Foundation fund raising event and the Essentials by Ellen Courage Stamp and Die Set.  I still had my set on my desk and thought I would make an “any occasion floral spray” card with it today.  I used bright green and pink so it would really pop off of the white frame and background.  The frames were made using the Impression Obsession Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames.

KC Essentials by Ellen BCRF 1 right 

I cut all the flowers using bright pink cardstock and the foliage using bright green cardstock first and then lined the stamps up over each piece and stamped. I used my new Impression Obsession Chartreuse ink for the foliage and Ruby ink for the flowers. I formed the flowers using my stylus and molding pad and gently formed the foliage with my fingers.  I punched out tiny flowers using my Fiskars 1/4” Flower Punch, formed them with my stylus and molding pad and attached them in the center of the larger flower using glossy accents.

KC Essentials by Ellen BCRF 1 center

The frames were attached to the card base using thin strips of mounting tape.  I attached the largest pieces of foliage using glossy accents to create the foliage base.  Next I attached the flowers using glossy accents. I finished by tucking smaller pieces of foliage in between the flowers and attaching with glossy accents. 

KC Essentials by Ellen BCRF 1 left

We send a package with two or three  cards to my mother-in-law every week.  She’s living in a nursing facility and hangs my cards all around her room to enjoy, This is so bright and pretty and pretty and I know my husband will take to add to the next batch. 

I hope you are having a good Saturday and I sure do appreciate you stopping by.

chartreuse  ruby ink  fiskars flower


BCRF Courage in the CLASSroom

I would like to invite you to join me in the CLASSroom for my BCRF Courage post and step by step tutorial.  Ellen Hutson is holding a week long event to raise breast cancer awareness and funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  It has been an honor to be involved in this wonderful project.

BCRF right

Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a good day.


UNITED WE CONQUER! Ellen Hutson BCRF Fundraiser

Ellen Courage Banner

In honor of three amazing mothers, Chaitali, Julie and Ellen, teamed up to find a way that they could make a difference and honor these very special women in their lives and actively contribute to finding a cure for breast cancer. Together we have created the Courage Stamp & Die Set.

BCRF Stamp Die 


We know that many of you are affected by this disease or other forms of cancer and we are turning to you for help. After much research our team made the decision to support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  BCRF is the highest rated breast cancer organization in the nation. To learn more about BCRF please visit their website at

Through this fundraiser, it is our goal to educate and raise money for research and support services for patients and survivors battling breast cancer.   $25 from the purchase price of each Courage Stamp & Die Set will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Won’t you join us?

Donate, stamp, share, create—there are many ways you can contribute!  Visit the Ellen Hutson BCRF fundraiser page to find out how and to follow our progress.

Together we can!

BCRF Courage 1 left

This fundraiser for BCRF is especially close to my heart as my older sister was diagnosed and treated for breast cancer two years ago.  The sentiment on my card today celebrates her being a SURVIVOR of breast cancer.

I love all the different layering images in this beautiful set and decided to use some of the parts and pieces to create a simple yet colorful background that would coordinated with the flower and foliage and yet allow the main focus of the card be the sentiment. I used Memento markers to apply ink to the stamps.  I started with the foliage pattern and tried to create a fairly random pattern.  Once it was finished I used the two small center flower stamps to add the pink and yellow images to the pattern.  I stamped and die cut several pieces of foliage and gently formed them with my fingers to add dimension.  I cut a few flowers using pink cardstock that matched the pink dots on my background and formed them with my stylus and molding pad.

BCRF Courage 1 right

I stamped the sentiment with versa and embossed with gold embossing powder.  I applied a pink background to the sentiment layer and attached it to the card base using mounting tape.  The foliage and flowers were arranged and attached to the sentiment layer using glossy accents.  I applied a tiny white pearl in the center of the flower to finish.

BCRF Courage 1 center

Here is a complete list of the designers participating in this special fund raising event.  I’m sure you will love seeing all the different projects made by this talented  group of designers.  This is a special cause close to each and everyone of our hearts.

Hop Roster:

 The CLASSroom 

Kittie Caracciolo  (you are here)