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Wednesday’s Card: Mother’s Day Bouquet

Mother's Day

Hi All,

Today I am trying something different with my video. As you know, I usually just play music while I create the card. For this week and next week, I am still going to play music, but I am also doing a voice-over that explains what I am doing. I’m also hoping that my talking will eliminate the music rights issues I always encounter in countries outside the US. Let me know what you think!

I also went back to my “clean” roots and created a card that is very, what’s the word… organized and tidy?? I’ve been using a lot of distress inks recently, which make me a little uncomfortable sometimes. All that color and coverage!! I’m still working on the balance of clean and colorful. 🙂

I figured that it’s probably time to start working on some Mother’s Day cards! Mother’s Day is on May 8th this year – two weeks from Sunday!

The stamp set I used here is Awash with Flowers. I used it not so long ago to create THIS CARD. It’s very cute and whimsical.

Enjoy the video!

SONG: “Stereo Love” by Edward Maya & Vika Jigulina.



  1. wrote on April 20th, 2011 at 8:55 am


    You do such a fantastic job on all your videos. I really like the voice-over. Keep up the great work, I’m already looking forward to your next one.

  2. wrote on April 20th, 2011 at 8:56 am

    Jeanie Young

    Love the card! You have a beautiful voice. Thanks for sharing……

  3. wrote on April 20th, 2011 at 8:58 am

    Terri (blindstamper)

    I’m pretty new (found you through Jill Foster), but I LOVED the voice over! So nice to hear the explanation and tips you had.

  4. wrote on April 20th, 2011 at 9:08 am


    Love all your videos. The voice overs are
    great! Thanks

  5. wrote on April 20th, 2011 at 9:20 am


    Love the card! And the voice over was great. I like hearing the explanations and the tips.

  6. wrote on April 20th, 2011 at 9:26 am

    Lillian Friday

    Wow another stamp set that I have. This is such a great idea. I think that awash set is the best one they have come up with so far. I love all of your cards and ideas. Do you ever do two videos in a week? ( I’m just wishing) 🙂 Can’t wait til next week!

  7. wrote on April 20th, 2011 at 9:27 am


    I love your video. It is quick and to the point.

  8. wrote on April 20th, 2011 at 10:01 am


    I really appreciate the voice overs which give an explanation of the process and thoughts behind the idea.

  9. wrote on April 20th, 2011 at 10:23 am

    Joan Van Leeuwen

    Beautiful card and adaptable to different ideas. I liked the voiceover. I like the tips and explanations. Thanks.

  10. wrote on April 20th, 2011 at 10:29 am


    Tku for such a cute card… and the voice-over part was perfect. It is always nice to put a voice to a face. It gives you a chance to add additional side-tips rather than try to work and talk at the same time, I know I couldn’t do it! I love the SU stamp set, its on my wish list and this has moved it to the top of the list. I have to hold my breath when I do anything on the card, not just a straight line, as I’m sure I will mess it up. Tks for sharing this card with us.

  11. wrote on April 20th, 2011 at 10:35 am

    SherryBee in AZ

    LOVED the card, LOVED the video! I like the music AND the voiceover. I like that your video was sped up, too! GREAT job!
    SherryBee in AZ

  12. wrote on April 20th, 2011 at 11:22 am


    Your video tut was great! Super cute card and easy to follow on the video.

  13. wrote on April 20th, 2011 at 11:50 am


    I really enjoy your videos. I would like voice only best, music only second best and voice and music together third!

  14. wrote on April 20th, 2011 at 11:57 am


    Darlene; oh yes, it is so much better with your voice on the video. It helps know exactly what you are doing. Please continue to use voice with your videos. Thanks so much

    I love your work 🙂

  15. wrote on April 20th, 2011 at 12:07 pm


    Great card, lovely voice. Voice adds a lot to your demos, nice addition.

  16. wrote on April 20th, 2011 at 12:28 pm


    Love the voice over! And I’m so glad that you turned the music down to allow us to hear your voice… love the music, but some shows are so loud with the music that you can’t hear the actors speak. I love that you do the videos. I would have never thought to use clear embossing to make shiny paper… something so simple, but I’ve never read about it, so didn’t think of it either. Keep up the good work!

  17. wrote on April 20th, 2011 at 1:08 pm


    I’m fairly new to your blog and have only watched a few of your other videos, but I definitely prefer hearing an oral description of the process. I’m visually impaired and it really helps to hear how you do things rather than just guessing that I’m seeing it correctly. I love your cards!! Thanks so much for sharing your talent!!!

  18. wrote on April 20th, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    PJ Oviatt

    I loved your video… the voice-over was very good! I can’t wait to see more.

  19. wrote on April 20th, 2011 at 2:31 pm


    I look forward to Wed. to tune into your weekly video. You do beautiful art and always new and fresh. I did like your voice over, not overly wordy.

  20. wrote on April 20th, 2011 at 2:33 pm


    Great video, so helpful, I really really liked it. You have a very pleasant voice, so please continue with your video’s. Thanks for sharing

  21. wrote on April 20th, 2011 at 3:31 pm


    I love your style. The voice over was GREAT! I also like that you speed up your videos. I look forward to many many more! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  22. wrote on April 20th, 2011 at 3:40 pm


    loved how you explained things.. I think that’s awesome. this is a beautiful card as always…

  23. wrote on April 20th, 2011 at 4:31 pm


    Loved the video, loved the music, loved the voice over. Now I’m off to CASE your design – it’s just beautiful, and you make it look so easy. Thanks for sharing!

  24. wrote on April 20th, 2011 at 5:13 pm


    love the card and your voice is awesome— I really liked hearing you talk/walk us thru the process- and I agree- the stamp a ma jig rocks!!! Thanks for sharing!

  25. wrote on April 20th, 2011 at 6:02 pm


    Such a fun card. Simple and clean, but a little whimsical and delightful!

    I was totally fine without the voiceover. I could follow you, but I do have to admit, I like the addition of the voiceover even better.

  26. wrote on April 20th, 2011 at 6:18 pm


    This was such an enjoyable video! Please keep the voice-over. … you’re especially good at it!! The project was great and you used one of my favorite stamp sets! Can’t wait for your next video.

  27. wrote on April 20th, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Denise M

    LOVE Clean, Organized and Tidy!! My type of cardmaking! Just wish my stamp room were the same!! TFS! Voice over was great! The touch of music in the background was just right! Looking forward to next share!

  28. wrote on April 20th, 2011 at 8:04 pm


    I LOVE the voice over. I am new to your blog and love your work. The videos are short and sweet. Great job!!!

  29. wrote on April 20th, 2011 at 10:01 pm


    Another wow card and video. TFS. The voice over is great. Looking forward to next week

  30. wrote on April 20th, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Karen (from Canada)

    love the card this week! simple, yet very creative. 🙂 And..you did a great job with the voice-over. keep ’em coming!

  31. wrote on April 21st, 2011 at 1:45 am

    Eveline van Heijst

    I like the card and I like the voice over.

  32. wrote on April 21st, 2011 at 4:02 am

    Linda Saunders

    Darlene, the card is so stunning in its simplicity and it was so nice to hear your voice. You have one of those lovely soft accents! You teach us so much each video . I copy and paste your list of supplies and the photo into a document and then type the instructions on how to create your cards as I watch (or now listen to you!) and then colour print it out so when I have time I can copy your technique, as I love these simple beautiful cards. Thankfully I am able to use stampin up supplies here in Australia too, as well as many I am inspired to buy from America after watching yours, Gina K and Jennifer McGuire videos! Thanks for sharing your talent once again. Happy Easter.

  33. wrote on April 21st, 2011 at 6:55 am


    The card AND the voiceover were great.

  34. wrote on April 21st, 2011 at 7:37 am


    Love your videos and the voice-over is a great addition.

  35. wrote on April 21st, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    caitlin czirban


  36. wrote on April 22nd, 2011 at 12:38 am


    Wow! The voice over adds so much to your already wonderful videos. Please continue! Thanks for sharing your inspiring ideas.

  37. wrote on April 22nd, 2011 at 8:19 am


    The way you stamped the flowers and made the centres is a wonderful idea because it gives dimension. Also a great use of patterned paper. Versatile design for almost any occasion.

  38. wrote on April 22nd, 2011 at 10:10 am


    Great job, love the voice over. Your videos are a wonderful training tool…keep up the good work.

  39. wrote on April 22nd, 2011 at 1:29 pm


    Great job and loved the new format!

  40. wrote on April 22nd, 2011 at 5:08 pm


    Beautiful card! Just recently found your blog and truly love your cards and the video tutorials. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  41. wrote on April 23rd, 2011 at 7:39 am

    Wendy P

    Love your cards, videos and really like the voice over!

  42. wrote on April 23rd, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Francine G

    Lovely card! Great voice over. Thank you for sharing your talent. I am new to your blog, love it!

  43. wrote on April 23rd, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Tonya Denton

    I would definitely continue with the voice over and what a lovely voice you have! I’m new to your blog. I have to admit that I prefer to hear the “how to” from you than trying to figure it out on my own as to what you are doing. Thanks for sharing your talent and I too love clean and crisp designs!

  44. wrote on April 25th, 2011 at 8:27 am


    I really like the voice over because we can hear the explanations step by step. Way to go!

  45. wrote on April 25th, 2011 at 9:23 am

    Donna Olson

    Love your cards and videos. Sound is great. You are an imspiration.

  46. wrote on April 25th, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Jan Evans

    The voice over on your video was wonderful!! And the card you made was uper cute. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. Jan

  47. wrote on April 26th, 2011 at 11:45 am

    Wendy Moore

    I rely enjoyeed the voice over. Seemed a bit more personal . The card was totally adorable. TFS

  48. wrote on April 27th, 2011 at 7:30 am


    I look forward to Wednesday’s cause I get to see a new card! I have never left a comment on ur blog before but I just wanted you to know the voice over and backgroud music were fantastic! The card was GR8 too! Thanx for sharing!

  49. wrote on April 28th, 2011 at 1:51 am

    Jill Foster

    Awesome video and voice over! LOVE the card, too! You just ROCK, girl! Got your beautiful card in the mail– thank you so much! I have it displayed in my craft room where I see it all the time. 🙂

  50. wrote on December 21st, 2011 at 4:10 pm


    Okay, so it’s almost Christmas but so glad I found this video as I have lots of time to make it for Mother’s Day 20112!! I really need to get a life! I can’t be sitting here all morning watching your videos – but they’re so helpful. Thanks again!

  51. wrote on May 4th, 2012 at 11:54 pm


    Absolutely love the voice over! Very nice card…thanks for sharing! :o)

  52. wrote on December 22nd, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Ann Tuck

    Thank you Darlene for sharing so many exciting techniques during your time with Faber Castell. You have been truly inspiring and your tutorials are so clear and easy to understand. Love the Gelatos too!

  53. wrote on March 11th, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Anna Jernigan

    Love the simple but lovely card. I didn’t know you just started doing voice-overs, because you have done them on all the videos I have watched…so far. I’m guessing the farther back I go, there will just be music. I do like voice-overs if given an option. Makes me feel like I am in the room watching the card-making from start to finish. Easy listening, and nice technique! Need to do more paper-piecing, or stamping on patterned paper. I get into ruts, I think. When I find myself making the “same” type of card over and over……….oops! That’s why it is so much fun to watch videos, get some “new” ideas, or remember some forgotten ones. TFS.

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