Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Around the Corner

Hi stampers!  Ian is skipping naps and it's really messing with my stamping and blogging time!  I have a quick and easy card that I got done a few weeks ago at least!

I'm combining current items with a new stamp set that I won at OnStage!  It's called Around The Corner and has fun things for corners and works great with the Stamparatus!

I need to cut up more of my Picture Perfect Party DSP so that's what I did!  And you're going to get really sick of Coastal Cabana but I can't stop won't stop!  It's my favorite color ever!

Happy stamping!

Supplies:  Around The Corner Stamp Set

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Monday, April 23, 2018

Mermaid Monday

Hi stampers!  Happy Monday, the start of a new week.  It's kind of a wacky one here, we just have a few things going on out of the norm and I kind of hate that.  I'm not sure if I'll get much time in the stamp studio, but we shall see.  I did clean a bit and reorganize my inks and papers over the weekend...instead of actually stamping...sigh.  But it feels good to have that done and I'm slowly and I mean SLOWLY getting used to the color changes.  I can't wait to fill the holes in my ink pad storage with our new colors!

Speaking of colors, I was SO, so happy to see Coastal Cabana and Mint Macaron returning!  I immediately thought they would look great on a mermaid card and I wasn't wrong!  I still kind of can't believe this adorable set isn't going to be in the new catalog. So, if you want it, better grab it!

I watercolored my mermaid with both Coastal Cabana and Mint Macaron.  Her scales have a little Wink Of Stella for sparkle.  The background is also those two colors.  I took my silicon sheet and scribbled on it in various places with the markers then spritzed it and squished my paper on it.  Once it was dry, I took an aqua painter and added some drops with Coastal Cabana.  I also stamped a few bubbles form the stamp set.

Those Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate Sheets are also retiring and this print is perfect for mermaid cards!  A few well placed gold flakes completed my card!  I hope you like her!

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Finally Friday

Hi stampers!  It's FINALLY Friday!  It's been a week with Ian being sick and Jon being gone.  Ian is also starting to drop naps which is really hard to get used to since he's been a three hour napper on average for about two years.  He still needs them a few days a week and he napped well the past two days after being sick but it's definitely messing with MY routine :-)  I haven't got much done this week!  He's not napping today and I should go stamp while he's binge watching PJ Masks (he's still tired but I'm letting him just be lazy instead of napping so he actually sleeps tonight lol) but I can't seem to get up off the couch.  Oh well.  Instead, I'll share a card since I didn't get a post schedule last night I guess!

I held off on the Truly Tailored Suite for a while but I always need masculine cards and this one is great!  I whipped this one up pretty quickly with a sketch I'd had pinned.

I hand trimmed the main image and then used the punch to make a mat for it.  I also chopped off the ends of the label for a bit of a different look.  Don't forget you can alter our punched images.

Have I mentioned I'm going to miss those washi tape packs?  I'm also going to miss the enamel dots! I need to start using mine up so here's a start.

Happy stamping!

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Similar Sets

Hi stampers!  I'm late at posting again.  I should have had time to prep this post yesterday with being stuck at home all day with a receiving Ian, but I didn't.  And by the time I wrangled him into bed (in my room...he may never sleep in his own room again, sigh), I was too lazy to do anything at all.  Jon's been in Dallas so I was flying solo.  He is feeling better though for sure, he was a NUT last night at bath and bed time lol!

Anyway, hopefully life will get back to normal today!  I have had this background on my desk for WEEKS and just couldn't do anything with it.  I based it off of a card in the Occasions Catalog.  But, instead of using the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set for the flowers (I did use it for that large sentiment), I used Happy Birthday Gorgeous!  I had Perennial Birthday for display stamper and as soon as I got it, I thought it looked really similar to HBG.  I think they work really well together and I was happy to see both back in the new Annual Catalog!

I've used this color combo to death, I know.  But it works!

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