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Darla Hutt-Watson

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Weaverville, CA, United States
Hi there! I'm Darla and I live in BEAUTIFUL Northern California! I am a mother of seven terrific kids and have been married to my husband for 32 years. I have been a Stampin' Up Demonstrator since 2010 and love ALL THINGS paper crafting. I also have a scrapbooking retreat business called Scrap Happens Retreats. I love teaching and learning new techniques, sharing ideas, hosting my retreats, being a wife and a mom. Hiking, bicycling, gardening and cooking are a few of my other hobbies. I'm living for Jesus and LOVIN' LIFE!!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Too Kind

Good Morning!  I'm leaving early today to go to Lake Almanor to do a bike ride with my husband and sister-n-laws!  It is a 56 miler....my bum might be a tad bit sore!  

Today I have a card that I made for the Retro Sketches challenge.  I have had it in my mind to do a card with three square across...and then I saw this challenge...SORRY it's WATERMELONS again...I have honestly had this in my mind for quite awhile so this sketch challenge is PERFECT!

Here is the sketch and a link to http://retrosketches.blogspot.com/

 Isn't it a great sketch?  Here is my card!  Hope you LOVE it!!!

The colors I chose for this summery, fun card are Baked Brown Sugar, Strawberry Slush, Old Olive, Whisper White, Basic Black, Early Espresso and Daffodil Delight.  The Designer Paper is from the In Color 2013-2015 Paper Stack.  I used the 1 1/4" square punch to make three black squares, the 1" square punch to make three white squares and the 1", 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches to make the watermelon slices.  The sentiment is from the Too Kind stamp set and is stamped in Baked Brown Sugar on Whisper White cardstock.  I then cut it with the new Project Life Cards and Lables framelits.  I cut it out again in Baked Brown Sugar, cut it in half lengthwise and backed the sentiment with it (on top and bottom).  The flowers are made with the Boho Blossoms punch.

This view really shows off  the sentiment and the details.  I first adhered a piece of 1 1/4" Burlap Ribbon to the card (just the designer paper and Whisper Whited cardstock), then I added a piece of Natural 5/8" Chevron Ribbon, tied a double bow around it with Linen Thread.  It gives it a real EARTHLY look...kinda SHABBY CHIC...minus the lace...dang it...I could have added some Venetian Crochet Trim....if only my order was here already!  I added some curled strips of paper under a button and tied a bow in the button with Bakers Twine.  I added the candy dots to hide a spot of black that appeared out of nowhere!  ONLY ONE BLACK DOT...but I had to make the candy dots look right!  I LOVE HOW IT TURNED OUT!  

Let this be a lesson to you!!!   

THERE ARE NO MISTAKES.....           


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