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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, 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

1 comment:

  1. This is a really beautiful card. I made it using your instructions and too had lines the first time. Not sure I can mass product for Christmas but loved the technique. Thanks for sharing.


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