Monday, August 30, 2010

Clean and Simple Notes-Just for you

Good Monday Morning! Hope you're enjoying the final days of summer. I can't believe that Autumn's almost upon us. You can feel the crispness in the air and it's starting to get dark here just after 8 p.m. I must say that i've enjoyed a wonderful summer, but I always look forward to Sweater Weather!

Today, I've created this simple not card using the Just for You stamp from the Moments in Time Line

To keep your images simple and to cut down on colouring time, try shading the image just a bit to add dimension. I used BG10 to do this, but cool gray works well too!

I added Fuchsia Flower Soft for the Flowers and Shamrock Green for the Foliage. Initially I added my Fuchsia mix to the bouquet, then went in and added the Shamrock Green. I found the green a little overpowering, so I simply added more Fuchsia, which gave me a fuller bouquet and became the predominant colour again. Lesson: If you're not quite happy with the result you achieve, just let your area dry for a bit and add more!

The card itself is very simple. I cut the image with my nestabilities. Then I decided to use my Copic Airbrush system to do the shading around the edge of the card. The DP is Lily Kate from Basic Grey and I edged the paper with a SU border Punch!

Have a lovely week and I'll be back next monday with another little project for you!

Happy Stamping

Friday, August 27, 2010

Winter Snowman

Today is Friday.. you know what that means! Noreen has something new to show you on Flower Soft TV. Make sure and check it out ---> HERE

So a few days ago I showed a Fall card... how about a taste of Winter?

I used Copic markers to color the snowman. I added a Polar White Flower Soft to the snowman’s hat for a little extra texture.

Here is my card:

Stamps: JB-08765 Old Fashioned Christmas, JB-08117 3 1/4″ Round Stamper - JustRite
Paper: Bazill
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copic markers used: R01, E25, 0, YR16, YR18, YG95, YG97
Other: Copic Opaque white, sponge, Polar White Flower Soft, Flower Soft Glue, button, Nestabilities (Spellbinders), adhesives (3L)

Have a great day!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Fall Pumpkins

The kids are heading back to school and that means Fall is just around the corner. Whew! It's been a scorching hot Summer and I'm ready. Here is a Fall card to get you in the mood.


I used Copic markers to color the image. I added a little Autumn Mix Flower Soft to the base of the pumpkins and as a border (using 1/4″ Scor-Tape). Here is a closer look:

Stamps: JB-08703 Autumn Blessings set, JB-09516 Clear Oval Stamper - JustRite
Paper: Bazill
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Potters Clay
Copic markers used: E0000, E25, E31, 0, YR16, YR18, YG95
Other: sponge, Autumn Mix Flower Soft, Flower Soft Glue, Gold Peel-offs, Scor-Tape, Nestabilities (Spellbinders), adhesives (3L)

Have a great day!

Lampost Stamp

If you are looking for inspiration and are keen to learn exciting new stamping techniques then this is the show for you!

Once again the multi talented Sheena takes you on an amazing journey to enable you to create stunning cards from your beautiful stamped images.

I am truly fascinated by the effortless techniques that Sheena shows you to enhance your crafting skills, and whats more, it is so easy to do once Sheena shows you how.

I'm proud and inspired by Sheena and you will be too.

Have fun and enjoy, I know you will,

Lots of Love


Materials list:
Lampost Stamp, Sage Green Ultra Fine, Raspberry Fizz Ultra Fine, Flower Soft Glue, Rangers distress inks.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Flower Soft makes it stunning

There are so many fast and easy ways to give a project a little touch of Flower Soft and the result can be amazing. 
For this card, I stamped the flower and leaves, using colored stamp pads.  The stamps are solid so when this image was stamped, there was a red/pink flower and green leaves.  All I needed to then do was to thoroughly coat that stamped image with the Tacky Glue and then add the Flower Soft to the areas with glue.  In order to keep the colors separate, I did do the flower part first and let that dry and then coated the leaves and let that dry, shaking off the excess Flower Soft before moving on to the second color. 
Because I used colored ink for the flower and leaves, you can see that color peeking through the Flower Soft that is the same color as the inks.  The inks and the Flower Soft end up complimenting each other.

Thanks for visiting, Linda Beeson, Design Team member

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Nursery Rhymes.

These rhymes have been around since before I was a young girl. Yes, as long as that!
Most of us in the U.K. have been taught them sitting on our mothers knee, as I did with my two boys.
I'm now loving teaching them to my grandson Joseph.

Just imagine the pleasure of then having the beautiful scenes to accompany them,beautifully created by Rikey Austin, for us all then to enjoy!

The addition of Flower Soft and Ultra Fine totally brings your story to life.

Just take a peek into the wonderful world of make believe and see all the gorgeous images that are available
to you as downloads.

Materials used;
Flower Soft glue
Flower Soft (various colours)
Ultra Fine (various Colours)
Little Miss Muffet download

The great thing about these is that you can use all of the colours of Flower Soft and Ultra Fine that you will have.
Looking forward to next week,
take care until then,
lots of love,

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Flower Soft / Impression Obsession Blog Hop Winners!

We have winners for the Flower Soft/Impression Obsession  Hop!!!

The winners for the Flower Soft $25 Gift Certificates are:

Tanya Phillips
Leslie at Grenouille Greetings 

Tanya and Leslie please contact me by email --> HERE to collect your prize!!!

Head on over to the Impression Obsession blog to see if you are a winner of one of their Gift Certificates!

Have a great day!

Flower Soft Card Contest News!!!

All Occasion Card Contest 
Sponsored by Flower Soft® and Paper Creations magazine.
Here's how the contest works: 
1.  Go to and click on the Flower Soft® banner on the home page.
2.  Use any color Flower Soft® to embellish a card for whatever occasion you desire.  Upload a photo of your finished submission along with the completed entry form, or, write your name, mailing and e-mail address and phone number on a postcard and send along with your completed submission(s) to:  All American Crafts, 7 Waterloo Road, Stanhope, NJ 07874, Attn: Flower Soft® Contest.
That's it!   The possibilities are endless with Flower Soft®, so enter as many times as you wish between July 15 and October 15, 2010.   Winners will be notified on November 1, 2010.
Here's what you win:

1st Prize Winner - $100 of Flower Soft® product, a free one-year subscription to Paper Creations magazine, and $50.00 cash.  The winner will also be published in the Spring 2011 issue of Paper Creations magazine.
2nd Prize Winner - $50 of Flower Soft® product, a free one-year subscription to Paper Creations magazine and $25.00 cash.
3rd Prize Winner - $25 of Flower Soft® product and a free one-year subscription to Paper Creations magazine.
BONUS:  You'll receive a FREE GIFT - Beautiful Flower Soft® papers to download just for entering the All Occasion Card Contest!

Check out the complete Flower Soft® product line at your local Scrapbook, Card Making, Paper, Stamp or Arts & Crafts Store.
To enter, visit:
Enter here

Monday, August 16, 2010

Sharing my Blog HopCard

Publish Post
If you haven't had a chance to participate in the Flower Soft/Impression Obsession Blog hop, please do before the 18th. For all the details, please scroll down a couple of posts and you can see how you can win some gift certificates from both Flower Soft and Impression Obsession. For all the details on my card , please visit HERE

Happy Stamping!



Saturday, August 14, 2010

Flower Soft makes the fruit look touchable!

I hope you went on the blog hop that the Flower Soft team did with the Impression-Obsession stamp team this last wednesday. If you didn't, it is not too late. There is so much inspiration on using both the stamps and the Flower Soft and there are prizes to be had!

I wanted to share with you the card that I did for the hop. I know you did see it if you went the entire hop, but if you didn't have time, here it is.  I love the Refreshment set of stamps that I was able to play with. This is just two of the stamps in the set.  I stamped the pitcher with black ink, embossed it with clear embossing powder, colored in portions with Copic markers and then added in my Ultra Fine Flower Soft here and there. 

I just loved how well these Cosmo Cricket patterned papers went with my theme. 

Notice I only added the Flower Soft to portions of the various fruit pieces and the umbrellas? That way my images showed and you get still the great look of the Flower Soft accents. 
Thanks for visiting, Linda Beeson, Design Team member

Friday, August 13, 2010

Fuzzy Stockings

Did you go on the Flower Soft / Impression Obsession Hop? If not start HERE - you have until Wednesday to enter for prizes!!! 

Here is a favorite Impression Obsession image dressed up with some Ultra Fine Toffee Flower Soft. As you can see in this card, sometimes a small highlight of Flower Soft can make such a big impact!
Stamps- H1792 Stockings, Woodgrain Cover-a Card - Impression Obsession
Paper: Bazzill
Ink: Ranger Distress inks - Brushed Corduroy, Black Soot
Other supplies: sponge, Ultra Fine Toffee Flower Soft, Flower Soft glue

Have a great day!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Flower Soft / Impression Obsession Blog Hop!!!


Are you ready for some fun?

The Impression Obsession and Flower Soft Design Teams are playing together for this hop!

As you make your way through the hop make sure you comment on each and every post. There will be 4 prize winners chosen randomly among the blogs:

Two $25 gift certificates from Flower Soft and....
two $25 gift certificates from Impression Obsession!!!

The prize winners will be announced on the Flower Soft Blog and The Impression Obsession blog on Wednesday August 18th.

Want even more inspiration? Do you like video tutorials? How about Challenges? Make sure and check out both Flower Soft TV and the Impression Obsession blog!

The next stop on the hop:
Jenny Gropp

Monday, August 9, 2010

Flower Soft meets Impression Obsession

A Little Later this week, August 11th to be precise, the Design Team Members of Flower Soft and Impression Obsession Stamps are joining forces for a Fun Blog Hop! You won't want to miss all the DT Creations and to see how perfectly the Flower Soft and Impression Obsession Images can be combined for the most beautiful of creations!

I'm sharing with you one of the images that I chose for the Hop this week. It's called Window with Planter. What I loved about this image in particular, was that I was able to combine FOUR different colours of Flower Soft in the image. I used Christmas Green, Ultrafine Raspberry Fizz Ultrafine Sage and Heather

Be sure to follow the blog this week for all the details on the hop! I'm REALLY looking forward to it!


Stamps: Impression Obsession
FS: Ultrafine Sage and Rasberry Fizz, Christmas Green and Heather Regular Mix
DP and CS : Stampin' Up!
Image coloured with Prism Pencils
Button : Misc

Happy Stamping!


Sunday, August 8, 2010

The Versatility of Flower Soft

A very happy Sunday to each and every one of YOU!! I hope you have had a delighful weekend and are looking forward to a marvelous week.

I wanted to share a wee set I just made of a card and matching papier mache box which uses Flower Soft in a couple of ways and also uses one of the accessories. You will see that on the card I grounded the character image with Koala Gray Ultra Fine Flower Soft which approximates a shadow as well as gives much dimension to the setting. I also used a little bit of the Flower Soft 2 mm Lilac Silk Ribbon to tie the sheet music. On the box, I used Lilac Flower Soft in the centers of the wild roses to give them much more depth.

Please mark your calendar for this Wednesday, August 11 for a very exciting Blog Hop when the Flower Soft DT meets the Impression Obsession DT for a FUN event. We would love to see you then!

Until the next time, take care and be safe....Jacque

Friday, August 6, 2010

Let's Talk

Today's card was made with a special download package from Flower Soft. It comes with printable images and backgroundss. Very fun!!! You can find out more info about this package on this weeks and see a fun new technique video by Sheena Douglass!

I added a little bit of Ultra Fine Toffee to the teddy bears and I made a border by putting a line of glue around the edge and sprinkling Russet Red Flower Soft. Here is a closer look:
Digital images: Flower Soft® (Recipe Download)
Flower Soft® - Russet Red and Ultra Fine Toffee, Flower Soft®glue
Paper: Bazzill
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink (Brushed Corduroy)
Other: sponge, Spellbinders Scallop Square and Square Nestabilities, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™ (E-Z Runner, 3D Foam Squares)

Have a great day!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Recipes for life.

Hi there,

well, what a great time was had by all at the CHA in Chicago. It was great to put faces to names, especially to some of the design team that I have long admired.

Talking of people I admire, don't forget to look at this weeks and see the magic performed by Sheena Douglass! This talented lady will astound you with her simple techniques and ideas that she passes on. Wow! I really can't wait for you all to see the show.

Yet another reason to watch this week is for the really cute download thats on offer too. This would make such a lovely little gift for someone special!
Materials used;

Recipes download
Flower Soft glue
Foam pads, (pop dots)

I just can't wait to see your reactions, I know you will be amazed!!!!
Lots of love to you all until next time,

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Hello there! 
Today I'm going to show you a fun (and very easy) way to make Flower Soft borders. 

 I applied 1/4′ Score Tape (high tack tape) along the sides of my card and applied Summer Mix Flower Soft to make fuzzy borders. When adding flower soft to adhesive tape you'll need to press it into the tape to get it to stick well. Once it is adhered it sticks very well. I also added a Gold Peel off sticker to each edge. Flower Soft carries a large line of these stickers. They are so easy and fun to work with.


Here is a closer look:
 Stamps: M-032 Baby Shower - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Paper: Bazzill
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Ranger Distress
Accessories: Copic markers, sponge, 1/4 Score Tape, Simmer Mix Flower Soft, Gold Peel Off stickers (Flower soft) Nestabilities (Spellbinders),  Scrapbook Adhesives from 3L

Have a great day!!!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Picking Flowers

Hi! This is Rose Ann with my CPS 177 Sketch card. I've used the Picking Flowers digital Toppers and my Moments In Time digital papers. I've used just a little Shamrock Green Flower Soft to accent the grass.

Topper: Picking Flowers (Flower Soft digital Toppers) Card Stock: Moments In Time-"Just For You" (Flower Soft digital papers), Daffodil Delight (SU), Lavender Moon (PTI) Ink: Inkssentials Opaque pen Accessories: Shamrock Green Flower Soft, Flower Soft Glue, Circle & Scalloped Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Scallop Trim Border Punch (SU), Light Pink sheer ribbon

Thank you for visiting, and I hope you have a great day!

Rose Ann

Monday, August 2, 2010

Fluffy Feathers!

Good Monday Morning! Here in Canada, we're enjoying a long weekend, so I apologize if the posts up a tad late! I enjoyed a wonderful getaway with my guy to his hometown, meeting some of his Childhood Friends and Family! It was a short trip, but so nice to meet the people I've been hearing about for quite some time!

I wanted to show you this project because I used the Ultrafine Strawberry Flowersoft to add some texture to the Feather's on this sweet lady's hat!

Even using a touch of Flower Soft here and there, can make a difference on your project!

Hope you have a lovely week!

Supplies: Stamp:Red Hat Stella-Totally Stampalicious
Paper: Purple Cardstock, DP K&Co
Accessories: Copic Markers, Stick Pin and Beads from SU Prettie's Kit Ultrafine Strawberry Flower Soft.