6.17.2015

In The Mood ~ Blog Hop

Did that title catch your attention?  The designers for Creativity Grows Here are at it again.  We have an amazing new and completely unique class being released TODAY.  Maureen Merritt of MamaMoStamps created 7 exclusive mood boards for this class, including a bonus board for those who sign up by June 24th.


What exactly is a mood board and how does that inspire us to create?  We thought you might ask that, so Maureen created a special mood board for the designers and guests.  Then Catherine put together a blog hop so you can see how this board inspires each of us in a unique way.  Each person on the hop has pulled inspiration from the mood board to create a card.


Isn't it a gorgeous collection?  I could stare at these photos all day.  I'm considering printing all the mood boards and framing them for inspiration in my hobby room.  Check out the video to learn how I was inspired.

http://youtu.be/YAByxbZk46o

Are you ready to join us for this class? Clicky to go there now. StampNation members be sure to pick up your $10 off coupon code.  



~~~BLOG HOP~~~



There are 10 FREE class registrations hidden along the hop, so make sure you leave comments along the way.
The more comments you make, the greater your chances are of winning!
You have until 11:59 pm EST on Sunday, June 21st to leave a comment to be entered to win! Winners will be announced at on Monday on Catherine's Blog.

It’s time to hop along now. Click on each of the designers below…
Catherine Pooler
Maureen Merritt
Kristie Goulet
Heather North----->>>you are here  :)
Stephanie Klauck
Isha Gupta
Laurel Beard
Allison Cope


Stamps: You've Got This (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Black Onyx (Versafine); Versamark; Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Shaded Lilac, Salty Ocean (Distress)
Paper: Watercolor Paper (Tim Holtz Distress); Whisper White Thick Cardstock (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories: Butterfly Thinlits Die, Clear Embossing Powder (Stampin' Up!)



You've Got This Clear-Mount Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
You've Got This
Butterflies Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up!
Butterfy Thinlits



161 comments:

Martha Harris said...

Such lovely flowers! Thank you for the tutorial.

St. Petersburg CutUp (Veronika) said...

Thank you for the inspiration ..great job!

Shirley said...

Heather,
Love your card. I can clearly see where you got your inspiration from for the background on your card...beautiful!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful inspired card -- I love the mood board!

cghundley said...

Oh this is
fabulous! Love
all that pale
colors and
great design.
Carla from Utah

OhYouMadeMeInk said...

Nice job! That card came out great!!

Virginia Lu said...

You sure went to TOWN with this card, Heather! Love the watercolor background with that large butterfly!!

foleysfriend said...

Stunning - you captured the mood board beautifully

Sue McRae said...

Wow, that is one gorgeous card! Love how the flowers turned out!

I Card Everyone said...

Oh Heather! So beautiful - I love this SU peony!
=] Michele

Sharon Jones said...

Great tutorial, Heather! Love the colors you chose as well as that sentiment! Your watercoloring turned out great!

Marianne said...

So pretty. Love how the simple white butterfly totatlly finishes off the card.

Theresa Knopf said...

Heather,
Your card is amazing!
Thanks for all the inspiration and the chance to win a class spot.

KimS said...

Oh, this is SO pretty! Love the colors from this mood board.

D.Ann C said...

Elegant loveliness! Thanks for the video... loved hearing how you went with it when things didn't go your way... turned out gorgeous!!

Teresa said...

Heather, this is gorgeous! I love working with water colors so this will be so much fun!! Thanks for the idea!!!

Robbie said...

Beuatiful card! Love that masking paper. Need to go on a hunt for some of that as I always mask and have been using post-it notes. This looks so much easier! Thanks for a chance to win this class.

Theresa Paulson said...

Beautiful card and a great video.

Denise Bryant said...

Fabulous card! I love the gorgeous flowers and butterfly! Awesome watercolor technique and great colors!

Deb Kane said...

Stunning card...I'm really into water colouring right now so I'm loving this card.

Elaine Brufatto said...

Love the water colouring, I'm going to try making this card this weekend.

Jacquie Southas said...

Gorgeous card - the colors are so light & delicate!

Priscilla said...

Very soft and beautiful....

Vicky B. said...

So very pretty!!! Sounds like a great coach you refer to.

Mary Holshouser said...

Beautiful. The colors blend together so well.
the flowers really shine and the butterfly pops off the card.
thanks for sharing a wonderful card.

Peggie Sue @ Maxx and Boo said...

Another amazing card - the colors are so soft and beautiful!

rosie452012 said...

love it!

"glow" said...

hey gorgeous card... gr8 artist.. looks easy when you do it but i have a feeling it is NoT so easy on the heart:) lol.. sorta like not having any idea how it may turn out? ... but you do this awesomely tho.. thanks:)

Kristie Goulet said...

So pretty, Heather! Love your watercoloring.

Nana Griffin said...

Nicely done. Very pretty colors in the mood board.

Jill said...

Absolutely stunning!

Nikki said...

What a beautiful card! Great video.

Terry D. said...

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS !!! I'm ordering that stamp set now and getting my inks ready...Thank you so very much. You are my Inspiration !

Deneen said...

What a beautiful card!

Joy Moody said...

This is stunning!

Linda Stone said...

Great technique. Lovely card!

Bonnie Staten said...

This card is awesome, I love all of it. I'm sure the coach and his wife will treasure it? I can understand how the mood boards would be a huge help when the mojo just won't come...thanks for allowing us to enter for this great prize!

KT Fit Kitty said...

The class looks so interesting! Your card is beautiful! I'm your newest follower.

Tammy Mohr said...

Love you card Heather. I'm sure your son's coach and his wife will cherish it.

BeverlyBL said...

This is so pretty. I love how the white butterfly shows up on your beautiful background..

sunnee63 said...

oooh~ that background turned out gorgeous!!! this would be pretty with the technique where at the end you put an iron on top to remove the embossing so there is white underneath!

Crafting with Andrea said...

So Pretty! Love your water color background!

janice hilton said...

Thank you for that wonderful video. Love the techniques and the use of that new stamp set!! Love it. The watercolouring is gorgeous. Thanks so much.

Pam Jorgensen said...

Stunning and such a great technique. Thank you for sharing this gorgeous creation.

Deborah Freeman said...

Very beautiful. The colors are both soft and vibrant at the same time. I really like this mood board idea.

Maxine M. said...

You make this look so very easy. Thanks for the inspiration!

Four11Lady said...

Love the softness of this card and the way the white butterfly looks with it. Like I said on a previous post............I HAVE got to get into watercoloring!!! I sure would like to be able to take this class..

Fran said...

A gorgeous card Heather! Wish my watercolour skills were as good as yours. And I neeeed more distress inks:)

Madlin Baltzell said...

Love this card

Karyn Penno said...

I really love the way you have watercolored with the 'you've got this' stamp - what a beautiful result! Fully gorgeous card.

Patt H. said...

Stunning card! Your coloring is just superb. Thanks for the tutorial.

Unknown said...

What a lovely card. Thank you for the detailed techniques on coloring. I am inspired!
Karen

ednamburgess said...

Great job. Have never seen this technique done before and enjoyed you showing it.
So thoughtful of you to send such a nice card and like the saying. Edna Burgess

Lady Fair said...

Beautiful card, love the colors of distress inks you used. I love the sentiment, too. I just subscribed to your YouTube channel.

Ruth said...

What a beautiful card! Loved the video, too!

Peggy Pride said...

Great job and so easy to do with your instruction.

Lisa Harrolle said...

So beautiful! Love your gorgeous mix of colors on this. So dreamy.

Beastybunny said...

Wow! Absolutely fabulous! All that lovely color!

Kim said...

Im looking forward to trying this technique. Thank you for the inspiration. Love your card!

Bea Connor said...

Love the card!

Karen said...

That was a great video Heather. Really love your style. I've just gone over to You Tube to subscribe to your channel. Also... what a gorgeous card. I'll be searching through my stash for a similar stamp so mI can have a try at it myself.

THanks

Karen

Cathy Montoya said...

I am loving all the inspirations from this mood board, beautiful card, thanks.

Harriet Skelly said...

I love this technique and your beautiful card!

Loraine Pike said...

This was a great video, I love this and can't wait to try the technique. this mood board has some of my favorite colors.

janice hilton said...

I just watched the video again and I want to thank you so much for taking the time to take us step-by-step through watercolouring. :-) Such a fabulous technique to add to die cuts like the butterfly or flowers. Love it.

Irene Grau said...

Beautiful. I really love this color combo!

Debbie T said...

Oh Heather, I loved this video! I think my favorite part is the space between the flowers where you floated the beautiful colors for that wonderful watercolor look. You're so good!

Amy McCue said...

Your card is just lovely. Now I want that stamp set!

Janet Zeppa said...

Love your pretty card and thanks for the video!

Kim Manera said...

Totally loved! I haven't masked before and can't wait to try! Thank you!

Cynthia said...

With each Hop, more inspiration! This Mood Board has such soft and romantic colors. This is going to be a class I'll play and replay again and again.

Debbie said...

Beautiful inspired card
upnurse at aol dot com

Anniebear10 said...

Oh what a beautiful card.

Sue D said...

Gorgeous background for this butterfly.

Nancy Lynn said...

Heather, your card is just "stunning"! I have never tried this technique - guess I was a little scared, but you've convinced me to give it a try - thank you for that!

Trina said...

Your card is very beautiful. I love the colors.

Becky said...

Your card is just beautiful!

Theresa Turri said...

Just gorgeous! I need to get that stamp set :-). Thanks so much for sharing your video.

Linda Wilkinson said...

Heather this is beautiful I am so glad you did a video I love listening to you great card love the color combo♥

Natalie said...

Great video and GORGEOUS card, love the inspiration!

Natalie Godfrey said...

WOW! great looking card love the colors.

Deanna said...

Beautiful card! Beautiful colors! Love the mood board.

Katy said...

I've never felt like I understood the whole 'mood board' thing, but I really understood after watching your video. It's lovely, and I really like that sentiment!

Carrie K said...

I LOVE the watercoloring!!

Joyce Dyck said...

Wow! I'm so going to save up to get that stamp set! Love it!

Sherry said...

love your card!!! Gorgeous!!!!

scrappi said...

Loving all the inspiration from just one mood board. Your card is beautiful and the class looks awesom.

scrappi said...

Loving all the inspiration from just one mood board. Your card is beautiful and the class looks awesom.

scrappi said...

Loving all the inspiration from just one mood board. Your card is beautiful and the class looks awesom.

craftytreen said...

what a lovely card with such a lovely sentiment. what a wonderful way to encourage someone.

PrinzessinN said...

Beautiful. I love the colored background.

Dawn Turley said...

wow -What a stunning watercolour Heather. I really love the look you got.

mandy salazar said...

Those are my most favorite colors!! Would love to know more about mood boards and how to use them! I sure do pin a lot of these types of ensembles on pinterest! I'd love to put them to good use! Love that watercolor look! Just stunning!! Have a Blessed Day!!

Maxine D said...

Oh what a beautiful card - love the white butterfly as the foil to that gorgeous background. Love how you have used the mood board.
Blessings
Maxine

Freda said...

Beautiful card!

Martha Miller said...

Well your card changed my mind about getting the SU stamp set. This transformation of the flower is gorgeous. 😍

Anna Krol said...

Absolutely stunning card!

Nadège said...

Beautiful! And thank you so much for the video showing the whole process! I love watercolor because you never know what you gonna get until the end, always a surprise and always unique!

Laura Miller said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love purple and pink -- that's my color palate out in the garden. Very nice example of various techniques!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Love your card - the loose watercolor background is gorgeous!

Patty K said...

Heather,

This card is gorgeous. Bobbie wanted to comment but could not figure it out. We both think you are the best water colorist on SN.

Linda said...

I love this card, the colors are so beautiful. I am going to try to make a similar card to take to my Mom in he hospital.

BFalcone said...

Beautiful card and colors. I love butterflies. Thanks for the inspiration.

2amscrapper said...

beautiful card background and flowers.

Jackie Parkins said...

Love your card and thanks for the video!

jan metcalf said...

BEAUTIFUL card!! My favorite so far on the hop!

Sandra Johnston said...

Absolutely beautiful card Heather! I know the coach's family will cherish this card! Great stamp set, great sentiment, great technique, and great use of the mood board!!!

Debbie A said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I think this is my favorite card on the hop. And I actually have everything I need to duplicate it!

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful.......I want to learn how to do this so... badly and you make it look really easy. Thanks for sharing.

Judith D said...

Wow! another lovely card and the colours are gorgeous. Must put peacock feathers on my shopping list

Lynne said...

The embossing is great!

Bonnie said...

Absolutely stunning Heather!

Sanasmom said...

Lovely card! Definitely have to CASE it.

CreativSpirit said...

Thank you Heather for the beautiful card and love the technique.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

I like this gentle touch from the thin lines and the soft colors. Fabulous !
Best regards, Synnöve

Bucki13 said...

Beautiful card!! Love the combination of techniques!!

Dawn Y. said...

Wow! I love the dreamy feel inspired by the Mood Board, Heather! Thanks for the wonderful video. I can't wait to try it on my next card! ♡

lisa808 said...

Gorgeous card! Thank you so much for the video. I have that stamp set and dies, and can't wait to try and duplicate your card!

Christy said...

Wow! This card is gorgeous!! Love the watercoloring effect you did on the flowers.

Susan White said...

This card is gorgeous!!! I can never get my water coloring to look like this

Keyosha Atwater said...

Beautiful card Heather and I love having another way to use my butterfly thinlits!!!

Tiz Barnes said...

Love your watercolouing. Thanks for showing us how to do it in your video.

Queen-of-Cards said...

great tutorial! BEAUTIFUL card. thank you

Late Blooming said...

Very nice. Butterflies are always welcome. Thanks.

Michellew said...

Heather, WOW!!

Emma Rose said...

Love the technique, will certainly be trying it. Lovely card thank you for sharing it.

Cindy Pryor said...

I love the beautiful colors you used in making this card. Thanks for the tutorial as well--very helpful! I liked your comment about letting the water do the work.

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Pretty card. You definitely got your inspiration from the board. Great job.

Drsnowfox said...

Love the calmness and soft colors of this card.

Debbie Lou said...

So delicate, dainty, and delightful!
Love it!

Bobby said...

Beautiful card. I love the colors.

Daniela O. said...

A very beautiful card.

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Yvonne S. said...

This mood board is super inspiring! Gonna white heat emboss some butterflies and get inky!

Bandon, Oregon said...

Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful.... Love what you have Created here....

Faith

Dawn B said...

Another beautiful, beautiful card. Thank you!

4luby said...

Love the card and your personal experience with it. Great job.

Sharon Underwood said...

I like the addition of the butterfly with the pretty watercolored flowers. Gorgeous card!

loceanjo said...

Love your card. Thanks for sharing the inspiration.

jhammond0128 said...

Absolutely love this card!!! Love the colors!!

ckeller219 said...

I love this beautifully soft card, thanks for sharing

Flip said...

Absolutely love this technique and the card is gorgeous! Can't wait to try this one.

Gigi Gleason said...

Each designer has done such a lovely job. Love the effect.

Kathryn Zetts said...

Nice colors, my favorites! would also work as a "Thinking of You" or sympathy card, even birthday!

Carol McCready said...

Such a pretty card. I love those flowers.

Kathy Shaw said...

I'm completely addicted to this technique right now! I've done several variations for my card classes over the last few months. I love how every card turns out so differently and yet each is beautiful. I love this color palette!

Heather Parry said...

This is a beautiful card. I like how you adjusted the design to bring the watercolour to the full front of the card.

Susan Wheatley said...

You Got This!

Jeannette aka Jnett said...

Time to pull out the butterfly dies and WOW your stamp and card are gorgeous!

Ellie Fraser said...

Mood boards - what a great idea for a blog hop. May try it myself as a different way to get inspiration. Love your card.

Carol Cel said...

Gorgeous -- absolutely gorgeous!

Maureen Merritt said...

Love, LOVE this Heather!

Carol Cel said...

This is just beautiful!!

Jan Gonzales said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful card! I love it. Thank you!

cheryltownley said...

Wonderful watercolour techniques. Your card is so pretty!

Myra said...

Your water colouring is beautiful!!!

Michele Slater said...

Beautiful background! Thank you for the chance to win this class sounds amazing!

ajax said...

Your card is gorgeous. I am so going to get back into water coloring. I had gotten away from it. Love this hop.

Tammy J said...

The colors are wonderful. The card is beautiful. Going to have to come back and watch the vid. As utube is not working for me right now.

Joyce Spear said...

Ohh, Heather! This card is drop dead GORGEOUS! What a perfect marriage of stamps, colors, and technique! I'm scrambling to keep up with the daily stuff in my life, including email, but when I saw this card I knew I had to stop and watch the video - and I'm so glad I did! I'm hoping I can get my head above water to work with this mood board over the weekend, and the first order of business will be to see if I can do a decent job of CASEing this card. Thanks for making this video and sharing your creative style with me! I'm sure I don't tell you I appreciate you nearly enough!

Back Porch Smiles said...

Very pretty! Thank you!