Welcome to this months Pinworthy Blog Tour with the RemARKables!  Each month we feature a new theme.  You'll be able to visit our Pinterest Pages to see additional ideas and more that we pin throughout the month so you'll want to make certain to "Like" my Pinterest Page and especially my "RemARKables Pinworthy" board.

I think you'll enjoy this new format and find plenty of inspiration for our current theme –  Flowers a Bloomin'!  So, welcome to the April 2014 Pinworthy Blog Tour with the RemARKables!


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Flowers A Bloomin'…  Flowers, Flowers, Flowers!

Spring is in the air and here in North Carolina, we are starting to see flowers in bloom not only in the craft room but also in the gardens.  My Phlox is looking beautiful with a pretty "strawberry slush" color but I'm still waiting for my Iris's to bloom.  In the meantime, I'm in the final stages of setting up my new craft room and found time this week for the flowers to also start blooming in my craft room!  For this month's Pinworthy Blog Tour we are featuring flowers and you'll find some beautiful floral creations I'm sure as you visit each blog.


Project #1 – Wonderful You Secret Garden Card


Handmade card featuring the Secret Garden Stamp Set with the Stain Glass Window effect created by Pam Staples, Sunny Girl Scraps.

I love the Stained Glass window effect created by using Vellum then coloring the back of the vellum with Stampin' Write Markers!  I originally made this card with my mom in mind.  The card base is Whisper White cardstock cut to create a 5×5 square card with the first layer being Blushing Bride Cardstock also layered with Blushing Bride Color Collection Designer Series Paper Stacks from the Subtles Collection.  I also added a small amount of contrast by using Calypso Coral Cardstock placed behind the Blushing Bride Color Collection Designer Series Paper then added 5/8" Organza Ribbon over the contrasting edge.  For the Stained Glass flowers, I heat embossed the stamped flowers from the Secret Garden Stamp Set using White Embossing Powder on Vellum. Next, I turned over the embossed flowers and used the following Stampin' Write Markers with a Blender Pen to create the Stained Glass Window Effect:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Pink Pirouette and Tangerine Tango.  For the finishing touches, I added the banner stamped with a sentiment from the Loving Thoughts Stamp Set, pearls to the center of each flower and added a bow with a Vintage Faceted Designer Button threaded with Linen Thread and also tied in a knot.

Project #1 Supply List:

Ink:  Calypso Coral Classic Ink (126983); Stampin' Write Markers (131264); 2013-2015 In Color Stampin' Write Markers (131260); Whisper White Craft Stampin' Ink Pad (101731)

Cardstock:  Whisper White (100730); Blushing Bride (131198); Calypso Coral (122925); White Vellum Cardstock (101856)

Designer Series Paper:  Subtles Color Collection Designer Series Paper Stack (130135)

Accessories:  White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132); Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons (127555); 5/8" Organza Ribbon (114319); Linen Thread (104199); Pearl Basic Jewels (119247)

Tools:  Big Shot (113439); Secret Garden Framelit (129372); 1" Square Punch (124094); 

Stamp Sets:  Loving Thoughts (w: 128436; c: 125845); Secret Garden (w: 131940; c: 129144)


Project #2 – Lova Ya Handmade Card

Handmade Card featuring So Very Grateful Watercolor flowers created by Pam Staples, Sunny Girl Scraps.


So, I have to admit that this is probably one of my favorite cards that I've made recently.  My inspiration for the card comes from a Card Sketch posted on the Paper Craft Crew Challenge Blog where I'm a Design Team member.  I didn't actually participate in this challenge but loved the sketch and decided the So Very Grateful Stamp Set would be a perfect compliment to this sketch.  I just LOVE how it turned out!

The card base is Basic Black layered with Strawberry Slush cardstock.  Then I added a strip of the Whisper White Quatrefoil design printed Window Sheet from the Quatrefancy Specialty Designer Series Paper.  To attach the window sheet, I cut it longer than the Strawberry Slush cardstock then scored the edges to tuck behind and it worked perfectly.  The next layer is Watercolor Paper stamped with Basic Black Classic ink using the So Very Grateful flower image then I used the Aqua Painters filled with water and just pulled a little bit of color from the Strawberry Slush Classic Ink Pad for the flowers and the Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink Pad for the leaves.   The water colored image was set aside to dry then layered on Basic Black cardstock. The banners along the bottom edge of the center feature the Language of Love Stamp Set banner stamped on Very Vanilla and cut out with the Banner Framelits.  The "Love Ya" sentiment comes from the Just Sayin' Stamp Set and is also cut out using the Word Bubbles Framelits.  

On the right edge of the stamped image, I placed three Basic Black Candy Dots.  Then, for a final touch of flair, I added the Basic Black Designer Button on the left tied around a couple pieces of the 5/8" Crochet Trim Ribbon and the 3/8" Pear Pizzazz Taffeta Ribbon.

Project #2 Supply List:

Ink:  Basic Black Classic Ink (126980); Strawberry Slush (131178); Pear Pizzazz (131180)

Cardstock:  Basic Black (121045); Strawberry Slush (131295); Very Vanilla (101650); Watercolor Paper (122959)

Designer Series Paper:  Quatrefancy Specialty (130141)

Accessories:  Neutrals Designer Buttons (130031); Neutrals Candy Dots (130934); 5/8" Crochet Trim (118481); 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon – Pear Pizzazz (131208); Linen Thread (104199)

Tools:  Big Shot (113439); Banner Framelits (132173)); Word Bubbles Framelits (132968); Aqua Painters (103954)

Stamp Sets:  So Very Grateful (w: 133050; c: 133053); Language of Love (w: 133074; c:133077);  Just Sayin' (w: 133200; c: 133203)


Project #3 – Spiral Flower Origami Owl Box


Spiral Flower Rose Box created by Pam Staples, Sunny Girl Scraps.

This is a special little box that I made for my mom to hold her Mother's Day / Birthday Gift from all the Grandkids.  My Sister-In-Law and I received beautiful Origami Owl Lockets for Christmas from my mom then I recently hosted an Origami Owl Jewelry Bar and my mom bought herself a locket and charms.  Well, I was then at another party with the Spring / Summer Release of the Origami Owl products that just happened to have a few items that I KNEW my mom would love!  BUT, then I realized she had the wrong size locket and after talking to my Sister-in-Law, we decided getting her the larger locket and the charms would make a great gift from our two families. Which now brings me to this cute little box…  Yes, the Origami Owl items come in their own packaging but I wanted the packaging to be extra special.

I created this little box using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool so that it would coordinate with the Lova Ya Card previously featured.  The bottom of the box is Basic Black cardstock with a Strawberry Slush Cover.  In the middle of the Strawberry Slush cover, I used the smallest Floral Frames Collection Framelits to cut out a flower then created a window using the Whisper White Quatrefoil design printed Window Sheet from the Quatrefancy Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Next, I used the Spiral Flower Originals Die to create 2 larger roses with one rose being Strawberry Slush and the other rose is Blushing Bride.  Then I took the 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch and made two smaller roses using the same colors of cardstock.  The leaves are from the Secret Garden Framelit collection and cut out using the Pear Pizzazz cardstock.  For the final touch, I added Pearl Jewels to the center of each flower.

Project #3 Supply List:

Cardstock Basic Black (121045); Strawberry Slush (131295), Pear Pizzazz (131201)

Designer Series Paper:  Quatrefancy Specialty (130141)

Accessories:  Pearl Basic Jewels (119247); Large Pearl Basic Jewels (125577) 

Tools:  Big Shot (113439); 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch (119854), Spiral Flower Originals Die (129379); Secret Garden Framelit (129372); Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334);


I invite you to pin any of my creations to Pinterest and to share your thoughts or questions by leaving me a comment.  I love hearing from all my readers!

To continue on with the next blog on the Pinworthy Blog Tour, you'll want to visit Jeanette Swain!  I'm certain you'll enjoy the projects she has to share with you!  To view her blog, you can click on her name or on the Pinworthy Button.


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