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Peonies for mama


My mom’s birthday is coming up and since she loves flowers, I pulled out the Mondo Peony and Lovely to do some quick and loose watercolor. Finished it off with some black spatters and Rose Gold Sequins.



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This was shot entirely on my iPhone 6+; I was testing out a recent purchase–the Arkon Desk/Table Stand for Kitchen/DIY/Crafting Periscopers (no affiliation; just bought one after hearing about it via Sandy Allnock).  I don’t actually Periscope myself (alas, I am incapable of creating and talking simultaneously. I also cannot cook and talk simultaneously.  However,  folding laundry and talking at the same time is entirely within my wheelhouse.  Go figure.),  but I absolutely adore Hyperlapsed crafty videos set to pretty or fun music…

Anyway, I really like the stand!  It’s well-built/sturdy, the vice type grips at the repositionable joints tighten nicely to hold any position I need to use my iPhone for video work, and it is much easier to set up and takes far less space than a standard tripod with a boom, etc.  The base is heavy so there’s no danger of it tipping, either.  I also like that the clamp that grips the phone has substantial rubber padding; no worries about scratching my phone.



Hope my mama enjoys this card as much as I did making it for her… :)



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  1. Your mom will love the card Julie, it’s gorgeous.

  2. Just exquisite! Thank you so much for filming this.

  3. So pretty! I Love everything mondo!

  4. It’s a beauty. Nice music.

  5. So pretty! and you make it look so easy!

  6. What an absolutely BEAUTIFUL card. LOVE!

  7. Gorgeous!!!

  8. Oh, my – Momma is gonna be so delighted. Bet she is super-proud of her girl! Julie, you make this look so dang easy! this is just stunning and one of my all-time favorite Julie creations. LOVE!!!

  9. Will she like it? Well that’s a given. Beauty-full.

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