Episode #27

September 11, 2020


  • Tag card


  • Yellow green blue


  • Floral cluster


  • Water color

About The Episode

Episode archive posted on September 14, 2020

I had such a delightful time with Leslie Benson last Friday evening on Craft Roulette. If you haven’t seen this episode, I hope you will take time to do so. Leslie is one of those crafty types that gently encourages you into paper crafts. We had a “house full” of friendly crafters in our audience, too, which always is a blessing. Thank you, one and all, for cheering us on!

We learned some nice things about Leslie, like her opinion of her husband, how she got the name “Plaid Poodle”,  and how I stalked her and why. In this episode, we also had quite a walk down Paper Craft Memory Lane with old tools we still have, but haven’t used in years. It is so FUNN to share our similar paper crafting “heritage”.

Seriously, though, both Leslie and I have an affection for paper crafts not only for the joy of crafting, but because of the people we’ve been able to meet. Thank you for joining us, Leslie, and thank you for being a part of that most treasured group, FUNN friends.

I enjoy joining Leslie when she has her two Facebook lives each week. She makes a cute project on her “Make it Monday” show and her Wednesday “Coffee and a Card” show. Both shows are on her Plaid Poodle Facebook page at 2:00 p.m. Central.

Leslie’s three beautiful submissions are the first line of the Guest Projects – aren’t they pretty?

We have never had so many submissions! I wondered if the “water coloring” parameter would be too much, but I was wrong! Now, enjoy the submissions (keep scrolling, and scrolling, and scrolling) and plan to join us next Friday when I will have had a hair cut, and Jayma Malme will be joining me at the Wheel. Thank you for ALL of these pretty submissions! Give the crafters some love in the comments, they rocked it!

Have a great week.

About This Week's Guest

Leslie Benson


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Guest Bio

Leslie Benson is an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and founder of The Plaid Poodle Paper Crafting Company. Leslie has over 20 years of paper crafting experience and has been teaching in-person and online classes in the Kansas City area for 7 years.

She considers herself a creative coach, offering fresh project ideas and encouragement to her customers and friends. She says that, “creating cards, scrapbook pages, and gift items is about more than just stamps and ink—it’s about sharing a part of yourself with the people you love.”

Mary Gunn FUNN

Guest Contributors

I "cleaned" up my project from Friday's episode. Tag on card with blue, green & yellow cluster of watercolor tulips.
Leslie Benson
Tag shaped card with watercolor wash on jar and blue, yellow and green flowers.
Leslie Benson
Green background Christmas card with blue & yellow embossed resist ornaments adhered to tag and watercolor holly leaf.
Leslie Benson
Tag, You're It!
Patty Beck
The background was made by dragging small stamp pads across the paper. The flowers I painted with watercolors & layered them
Lena Marie
Mary Naber
Mary Naber
This finally got me to use those watercolors I have had forever.
Jacque Rippe
I used Stampin’ Up’s Blossoms in Bloom dies &
Ellen Card Monkey Jarvis
watercolored the cut.
Ellen Card Monkey Jarvis
The paint on my mesk became the background for the next card.
Ellen Card Monkey Jarvis
No puns this week. Look closely for the green leaves.
Sue Masoner
Embossed flower 'clusters' collared with water pencils. Butterfly added for point of interest!
Annie Marks
I could have done this project all weekend. Loved the parameters.
Judy G.
I could have done this project all weekend. Loved the parameters.
Judy G.
I love the way this card came out.
Judy G.
Joseph's Coat. Water colored white. Heat embossed with clear, then using a brayer and navy ink went over the card. Wiped ink off embossed areas
Judy G.
Anna Miller
For the watercolor, I used a shimmer brush on patterned paper.
Amy Ulen
Vicky Logan
Vicky Logan
Vicky Logan
I watercolored the tag.
Theresa Wilkerson
Ellen Card Monkey Jarvis
Project Notes The HELLO card here is my favorite. It uses dies by Stampin’ Up! Tag inside,
Ellen Card Monkey Jarvis
Tag is inside.
Ellen Card Monkey
Lee Kendel
Joining the sunflower craze
Sherri Bradley
Joining the sunflower craze
Sherri Bradley
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Sue Masoner
Sue Masoner
1 month ago

Wow! What fabulous cards! So many variations.

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