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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 30 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!!

Scrap Happens Retreats

Scrap Happens Retreats
Crafting/Scrapbooking Retreats by Darla

Friday, August 31, 2018

Peaceful Poinsettia

Good Morning friends and fellow paper crafters!  How's your Friday looking so far?  I hope you find a little bit of time to CREATE today!  I've had a busy morning...spin class, Kate to school with her cupcakes, Adam to school...going to his first football game (he's playing this year), shale and rock delivered for our driveway and PARKING (YAY!), and gutters are being added to my new porch in front of my workshop!  It seems like there is always lots going on!  

I'm super excited to play in my workshop today...a girlfriend just called to see if she can come over for a few hours!  What a treat!  I LOVE being out there with my music going, but it's ALWAYS more fun with a friend!

I have another Christmas card to share with you today!  I skipped right over fall to Christmas...don't worry...FALL IS COMING!!!

I've been wanting to try this colored pencil technique!  It isn't new, but I've NEVER tried it!  Yesterday I did!  Have you ever wanted to color on dark paper?  Well here's how!  

First I cut a 3 3/4" X 5" piece of Basic Gray cardstock.  Using the Peaceful Poinsettia stamp set (in the Holiday Catalog) I stamped the floral image in VersaMark and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  Next I colored the image in using my WHITE watercolor pencil!  When finished I colored the flower and the berries with my Real Red and Cherry Cobbler watercolor pencils and the leaves with my Granny Apple Green watercolor pencil.  I think I pushed to hard because I can see the lines.  I'm gonna try again to color lightly and maybe color it two or three times....I don't like the lines...but I LOVE the look!  After coloring I stamped the sentiment (from the same stamp set) in VersaMark ink and heat embossed it using white embossing powder.  I added a few Glitter Enamel Dots and Red Rhinestones to finish it off!  My Basic Gray stamped image is matted onto a 4" X 5 1/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock and then onto a 5 1/2" X 8 1/2" Real Red card base!  I really like the look...but I am gonna try to get rid of those lines!  I hope you'll give it a try when you have a chance! 

Don't forget today is the last day to earn $5 Bonus Codes to be used on purchases made in September!  It's also the last day to get the Color Your Season Bundle...DON'T MISS IT!!!

Thanks BUNCHES for stopping by!  Have a FANTASTIC long weekend!  Find just a bit of time to CREATE!!!


Don't forget Bonus Days last for the entire month of August!  For EVERY $50.00 you spend (before tax and shipping) Stampin' UP!  will mail you a coupon code that you can use for $5.00 off in September!  Spend $100 get two codes...spend $200.00 get four codes....PLUS get all the goodies below from me!! 


REMEMBER....use this months hostess code  MM3B4SXJ and place a minimum $50 order (before tax and shipping)...and you will also receive the gift pictured below ABSOLUTELY FREE!

Simply Shammy (an $8.00 value)
Stampin' Up!'s newest stamp cleaning tool!


You'll also receive the following...

  • Get a Darla Daisy for every $50 spent (before tax & shipping)
  • The projects we make in my August classes!

If your order is $150 or more, DO NOT use the code because you will receive hostess credits. You will get the gift from me FREE automatically along with the projects we make in my August classes!

Your FREE gifts will be shipped separately and will be shipped during the 1st week in September or before if possible or along with the free class items if you order the bundle.

If you have ANY questions...please contact me!  I'm here to help!

~Today's Thought~

Good, better, best. Never let it rest. 'Til your good is better and your better is best. - St. Jerome

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Blizzard Christmas Card

Hello there and HAPPY THURSDAY AFTERNOON!!! I spent the morning out in my workshop creating!  I've really been wanting to make some Christmas cards so that's what I focused on!  My company wasn't able to make it today so I had to find something to do...I'd already cleaned the bathrooms lol!!!

I think my FAVORITE new Stampin' UP! tool is the Big Shot Embossing Mats!  They are TOTALLY affordable at $15.00 and can turn any framelit into an embossing folder!

My Whisper White card base is 5 1/2" X 8 1/2".  The Night of Navy mat is 4" X 5 1/4".  The Whisper White mat is 3 3/4" X 5" and is embossed with the Blizzard Thinlit Die using the Embossing Mats!  I also used the Blizzard Thinlit Die to cut a bunch of snowflakes all at once from our new Sparkle Glimmer paper.  I attached three of them with Mini Dimensionals then added a Faceted Gem in the middle.  I used Night Of Navy Gingham 1/2" ribbon and Real Red 1/8" solid ribbon.

The sentiment is from the Great Joy stamp set.  It is stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink and cut with the Classic Label punch!  I attached it with Mini Dimensionals, slipping it underneath a snowflake!

I LOVE it! Clean and simple...easy but unique!  I LOVE making Christmas cards!  

Well...that's it for today!  I'll be back early tomorrow as I have some projects ready!  YAY!! It's so nice to be ahead of things once in a while!  THANKS BUNCHES for stopping by!  Have a FANTASTIC rest of your day!





Don't forget Bonus Days last for the entire month of August!  For EVERY $50.00 you spend (before tax and shipping) Stampin' UP!  will mail you a coupon code that you can use for $5.00 off in September!  Spend $100 get two codes...spend $200.00 get four codes....PLUS get all the goodies below from me!! 


REMEMBER....use this months hostess code  MM3B4SXJ and place a minimum $50 order (before tax and shipping)...and you will also receive the gift pictured below ABSOLUTELY FREE!

Simply Shammy (an $8.00 value)
Stampin' Up!'s newest stamp cleaning tool!


You'll also receive the following...

  • Get a Darla Daisy for every $50 spent (before tax & shipping)
  • The projects we make in my August classes!

If your order is $150 or more, DO NOT use the code because you will receive hostess credits. You will get the gift from me FREE automatically along with the projects we make in my August classes!

Your FREE gifts will be shipped separately and will be shipped during the 1st week in September or before if possible or along with the free class items if you order the bundle.

If you have ANY questions...please contact me!  I'm here to help!

~Today's Thought~

Being aware that respect is difficult to maintain depending on the individual, providing respect for ourselves and being responsible for our actions is a necessity for all humans. | #quote #truth

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Love What You Do!

Hey there everyone!! I hope you are all well and I hope you've been getting some creating done!  It's such a busy time of year for me, with school starting and sports starting...I haven't had a chance to create a card in a few days!  I do have a super cute card that I received from my Upline, Sarah Wills!  I shared one of her cards on Monday as well!  She is very talented and her blog is sarahsinkspot.com, I hope you'll check it out!

This card is made with the Love What You Do stamp set!  She didn't have the pool party circle on it...just the sentiment on it, but I was eating an ice cream sandwich and got a smidgen of chocolate on it!  I HAD to cover the evidence up!  

Isn't it a lovely card?!!?  I really love this set!  I especially LOVE the designer paper that goes with it!  

My son is here for a visit which is wonderful and I'm a bit tired from babysitting four children yesterday (1, 3, 9, 11). I forgot how much work it is...even with my 13 year old here to help!  I'm relaxing today, but do plan on getting some creating done as well!  I have a couple girlfriends coming up the mountain tomorrow for a visit too!  What a treasure friends are...I really need to make more time to get together with them!  I will surely miss those that are unable to make it!

Thanks a BUNCH for stopping by!  I hope you ENJOY the rest of your day!  I'll see you tomorrow...hopefully with a creation I made today!



Don't forget Bonus Days last for the entire month of August!  For EVERY $50.00 you spend (before tax and shipping) Stampin' UP!  will mail you a coupon code that you can use for $5.00 off in September!  Spend $100 get two codes...spend $200.00 get four codes....PLUS get all the goodies below from me!! 


REMEMBER....use this months hostess code  MM3B4SXJ and place a minimum $50 order (before tax and shipping)...and you will also receive the gift pictured below ABSOLUTELY FREE!

Simply Shammy (an $8.00 value)
Stampin' Up!'s newest stamp cleaning tool!


You'll also receive the following...

  • Get a Darla Daisy for every $50 spent (before tax & shipping)
  • The projects we make in my August classes!

If your order is $150 or more, DO NOT use the code because you will receive hostess credits. You will get the gift from me FREE automatically along with the projects we make in my August classes!

Your FREE gifts will be shipped separately and will be shipped during the 1st week in September or before if possible or along with the free class items if you order the bundle.

If you have ANY questions...please contact me!  I'm here to help!

~Today's Thought~
Looking for a friend, or even better, a really good one? We need people who will love us throughout the highs and lows of our lives, encouraging us when we're strong, carrying us when we're weak. What kind of friend do you want to be? What kind of qualities make a friendship meaningful and strong? Darlene and Julie, girlfriends who cross generational lines, talk about relationships they cherish and why, and practical ways you can be this kind of friend. #gritandgracelife

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Tuesday’s Tip - Halloween Treat Boxes

Hello everyone!  It's been a busy day but I'm FINALLY sharing my Tuesday's Tip Video!  Enjoy and give it a try!



The Kraft Pillow Boxes are so much fun and can be used for ANY occasion!  Here are a few photos of today's projects!





Thanks BUNCHES for stopping by today!  Hope your evening is WONDERFUL!  I'll see ya tomorrow with another FUN project!!


Don't forget Bonus Days last for the entire month of August!  For EVERY $50.00 you spend (before tax and shipping) Stampin' UP!  will mail you a coupon code that you can use for $5.00 off in September!  Spend $100 get two codes...spend $200.00 get four codes....PLUS get all the goodies below from me!! 


REMEMBER....use this months hostess code  MM3B4SXJ and place a minimum $50 order (before tax and shipping)...and you will also receive the gift pictured below ABSOLUTELY FREE!

Simply Shammy (an $8.00 value)
Stampin' Up!'s newest stamp cleaning tool!


You'll also receive the following...

  • Get a Darla Daisy for every $50 spent (before tax & shipping)
  • The projects we make in my August classes!

If your order is $150 or more, DO NOT use the code because you will receive hostess credits. You will get the gift from me FREE automatically along with the projects we make in my August classes!

Your FREE gifts will be shipped separately and will be shipped during the 1st week in September or before if possible or along with the free class items if you order the bundle.

If you have ANY questions...please contact me!  I'm here to help!

~Today's Thought~

Monday, August 27, 2018

Color Your Season!!

Hello everyone!  WOW!!! I'm a FLAKE!!! I completely forgot to blog on Friday!!!  YIKES!!!  I had a GREAT weekend though...with a FUN class on Saturday!  There were six of us and we created (well I didn't), we ate, we visited and we had FUN!

It was my Color Your Season class and I want to remind you that August 31st is the last day that you can get this bundle!  It's really a BEAUTIFUL bundle with so much versatility and when you buy this bundle from me you'll also receive TWELVE (12 yes 12) tutorials on how to create 12 different cards with this bundle!  You'll also receive the paper and embellishment supplies to create four of the cards, including envelopes, from me for FREE!  Because the bundle is $64.75, you'll also get a Darla Daisy and this months gift with purchase which is the Shammy!!!  In addition, for every $50 spent, before tax and shipping, Stampin' Up! will send you (via email), a Bonus Code worth $5 that you can spend in September!  PRETTY AWESOME!

Here's the bundle!



Here are the four cards you'll get kits for...including 12 COMPLETE TUTORIALS!




I also received a BEAUTIFUL card in the mail from my Upline, Sarah Wills, created with the same bundle!  I just have to share it with you as it is GORGEOUS!!! Her blog is sarahsinkspot.com if you'd like to check it out!


Well...that's it for today!  I hope you join me tomorrow for my Tuesday's Tip video!  I think you'll really like it!  Have a WONDERFUL rest of your day!




Don't forget Bonus Days last for the entire month of August!  For EVERY $50.00 you spend (before tax and shipping) Stampin' UP!  will mail you a coupon code that you can use for $5.00 off in September!  Spend $100 get two codes...spend $200.00 get four codes....PLUS get all the goodies below from me!! 


REMEMBER....use this months hostess code  MM3B4SXJ and place a minimum $50 order (before tax and shipping)...and you will also receive the gift pictured below ABSOLUTELY FREE!

Simply Shammy (an $8.00 value)
Stampin' Up!'s newest stamp cleaning tool!


You'll also receive the following...

  • Get a Darla Daisy for every $50 spent (before tax & shipping)
  • The projects we make in my August classes!

If your order is $150 or more, DO NOT use the code because you will receive hostess credits. You will get the gift from me FREE automatically along with the projects we make in my August classes!

Your FREE gifts will be shipped separately and will be shipped during the 1st week in September or before if possible or along with the free class items if you order the bundle.

If you have ANY questions...please contact me!  I'm here to help!

~Today's Thought~

“If you’re always trying to be normal, you’ll never know how amazing you can be.” -Maya Angelou Looking for more fun ideas?You Can’t Use up CreativityYou Were Born an Original9 of the Best Mother QuotesThe Art of Mothering / The Art of Living




Thursday, August 23, 2018

Big Wishes and FUN FOLD

Hello and GOOD MORNING!  Boy...it feels like FALL here this morning and let me tell you it feels GOOD!  It also saw that Farmer's Almanac is saying it's going to be a long, wet and snow filled winter in Northern California! I'm hoping it starts early...puts the fires out and gets the smoke out of here!

I have another card we made at my August workshops to share with you today!

It's hard to tell from this photo, but the card base is Whisper White and is 4 1/4" X 5 1/2".  The base doesn't open up...the Berry Burst part of the card opens up!  It's kind of a cool fold!  I think I'll do a video of this for next Tuesday's Tip!

The Berry Burst layer measures 5 1/4" X 8" and is scored and folded at 4".  After scoring it I embossed the front half with the Polka Dots embossing folder.  The Wish Big sentiment is from the Big Wishes stamp set and is stamped in Lemon Lime Twist ink onto a Whisper White circle cut with the Layering Circles framelits.  I used a little large circle framelit to cut the Lemon Lime Twist background layer.  The sentiment is attached to the card front with dimensionals.  I also added sequins, rhinestones, linen thread and Granny Apple Green Textured Weave ribbon! It's a SUPER simple and fun card to make and can be used for ANY occasion!  My mind is spinning!

Hey...that's it for today!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a FANTASTIC rest of your day and week!  Hope you find time to CREATE!



Don't forget Bonus Days last for the entire month of August!  For EVERY $50.00 you spend (before tax and shipping) Stampin' UP!  will mail you a coupon code that you can use for $5.00 off in September!  Spend $100 get two codes...spend $200.00 get four codes....PLUS get all the goodies below from me!! 


REMEMBER....use this months hostess code  MM3B4SXJ and place a minimum $50 order (before tax and shipping)...and you will also receive the gift pictured below ABSOLUTELY FREE!

Simply Shammy (an $8.00 value)
Stampin' Up!'s newest stamp cleaning tool!


You'll also receive the following...

  • Get a Darla Daisy for every $50 spent (before tax & shipping)
  • The projects we make in my August classes!

If your order is $150 or more, DO NOT use the code because you will receive hostess credits. You will get the gift from me FREE automatically along with the projects we make in my August classes!

Your FREE gifts will be shipped separately and will be shipped during the 1st week in September or before if possible or along with the free class items if you order the bundle.

If you have ANY questions...please contact me!  I'm here to help!

~Today's Thought~

#truth #shutup and #listen

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Tropical Chic Bundle



Hello everyone! It was a BUSY morning with lots of errands and planning, but I'm finally here to blog!  Today's card is one we made in my August classes!  Hoping you are INSPIRED!!
The colors I used are Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Mint Macaron, Crumb Cake and Memento Black.

The Whisper White card base is 5 1/2" X 8 1/2".  The Coastal Cabana layer is 4" X 5 1/4".  The next layer, Whisper White, is 3 3/4" X 5".  On this piece of  cardstock I used my Clear Block D, Coastal Cabana ink, and rubbing alcohol in my spritzer to stamp the background image.  The Mint Macaron cardstock that has been cut with the Chic Tropical framelits measured 3" X 3" before cutting.  It is attached with dimensionals as is the sentiment and the flower.  The frongs and flower were cut with the same framelits.  I stamped the flower image prior to cutting it!  The sentiment is from the Tropical Chic stamp set and is stamped on a Stitched Shapes Oval in Memento Black ink.  I tied some Linen Thread and Sliver/White Bakers Twin in bows as a final detail! I love the clean and simple look of this card and I think it would be FUN in lots of different colors and with any sentiment!  I hope you'll give it a try!  




Here's what I used!  
Tropical Chic Bundle
Item # 148399 - $44.00






That's it for today!  I hope you enjoyed my creation and that you find time to play with this terrific bundle!  THANK YOU for stopping by!  Have a TERRIFIC rest of your day!


Don't forget Bonus Days last for the entire month of August!  For EVERY $50.00 you spend (before tax and shipping) Stampin' UP!  will mail you a coupon code that you can use for $5.00 off in September!  Spend $100 get two codes...spend $200.00 get four codes....PLUS get all the goodies below from me!! 


REMEMBER....use this months hostess code  MM3B4SXJ and place a minimum $50 order (before tax and shipping)...and you will also receive the gift pictured below ABSOLUTELY FREE!

Simply Shammy (an $8.00 value)
Stampin' Up!'s newest stamp cleaning tool!


You'll also receive the following...

  • Get a Darla Daisy for every $50 spent (before tax & shipping)
  • The projects we make in my August classes!

If your order is $150 or more, DO NOT use the code because you will receive hostess credits. You will get the gift from me FREE automatically along with the projects we make in my August classes!

Your FREE gifts will be shipped separately and will be shipped during the 1st week in September or before if possible or along with the free class items if you order the bundle.

If you have ANY questions...please contact me!  I'm here to help!

~Today's Thought~

Beach tropical summer quotes paradise

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Tuesday’s Tip - Starry Night

Hello Everyone!  It's Tuesday and that means it's time for Tuesday's Tip!  I've been wanting to create this card for months now, but something else always comes up!  Today, I decided it's the day!  ENJOY!!  



My 
INSPIRATION
I think in my video I said this was inspired by Claude Monet...YIKES...it's ACTUALLY  by Vincent Van Gogh!!!

My Blueberry Bushel card base measures 5 1/2" X 8 1/2".  The Whisper White layer is 3 7/8" X 5 1/8" and my stamped image is Whisper White and measures 3 3/4" X 5".

The colors I used are Crushed Curry, Mango Melody, Night of Navy, Blueberry Bushel and Memento Black!

The tools that I used are the Twinkle Builder Punch and Stitched Shapes Framelits and the Little Twinkle stamp set.

Last, I used Wink of Stella, Rhinestones and dimensionals!




I added some Wink of Stella to the inside of the card and I think I'll add a few rhinestones!  I LOVE how this card turned out!  It's cool that inspiration can be found in so many different places!


HEY....THANKS BUNCHES for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoyed my video and INSPIRED to create!  Have a FANTASTIC rest of your day!



Don't forget Bonus Days last for the entire month of August!  For EVERY $50.00 you spend (before tax and shipping) Stampin' UP!  will mail you a coupon code that you can use for $5.00 off in September!  Spend $100 get two codes...spend $200.00 get four codes....PLUS get all the goodies below from me!! 


REMEMBER....use this months hostess code  MM3B4SXJ and place a minimum $50 order (before tax and shipping)...and you will also receive the gift pictured below ABSOLUTELY FREE!

Simply Shammy (an $8.00 value)
Stampin' Up!'s newest stamp cleaning tool!


You'll also receive the following...

  • Get a Darla Daisy for every $50 spent (before tax & shipping)
  • The projects we make in my August classes!

If your order is $150 or more, DO NOT use the code because you will receive hostess credits. You will get the gift from me FREE automatically along with the projects we make in my August classes!

Your FREE gifts will be shipped separately and will be shipped during the 1st week in September or before if possible or along with the free class items if you order the bundle.

If you have ANY questions...please contact me!  I'm here to help!

~Today's Thought~

Self-confidence quote  - If you want to fly, give up everything that weighs you down

Tuesday's Tip - Success with Intricate Dies

Good Morning everyone!  I'm excited to share my Tuesday's Tip with you today even though it's Thursday!! I was so happy to lear...