Friday, May 29, 2015

Love Is Kindness Grunge Card

Hello and happy Friday morning!  I am home alone this morning and it feels rather odd.  I woke up, had devotions and then came down to stamp in my jammies.  FUN!  I didn't have to fuss for the television (Xbox) and so it has the news playing in the background for noise.  Yes, ironic, isn't it?  LOL!

I had fun with this project and it is kind of messy chic.  (-:  Gotta love that Gorgeous Grunge set!!

Love is Kindness
Gorgeous Grunge

Naturals White, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe

Spray bottle with water
Big Shot
Embossing folder, Spring flowers (Occasions catalog)
Memento ink pad, Black
Ruffled stretch ribbon, Coastal Cabana
Sponges (sponge the background behind the tulip bouquet and then mist with water)
Sponge daubers (background has some sponged circles)

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Spark Naturals May Deals

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Love Is Kindness card

I really love sponging and distressing as is evidenced by this card.  LOL!  This is a bit on the shabby chic side but oh so fun! 

Love is Kindness
Gorgeous Grunge (might go back and add some splatters)

Naturals Ivory, Crisp  Cantaloupe, Baked Brown Sugar

Something Borrowed DSP
Linen Thread
Sponges, of course!
Stretch ruffled ribbon, Baked Brown Sugar
2013-2015 Stampin Write markers

Happy stamping!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Double Twist Easel Card and Weekly Deals

This month I am opting to pull out the retiring colors for one more farewell appearance.  Sniff!  I LOVE the Love is Kindness stamp in the Occasions catalog but kept procrastinating.  Hope that my project inspires you to pull out your stamping goodies!

Love is Kindness

Strawberry Slush, Baked Brown Sugar, and Pistachio Pudding

Big Shot
Ovals, framelits
Memento ink pad, Black
Stretch Ruffle ribbon, Brown Sugar
Stampin' Markers, 2013-2015
Irresistibly Yours Designer Series paper (or any white DSP that is embossed)

 Weekly Deals until June 1 2015

Friday, May 15, 2015

Saturday Video- Watercoloring using stamps and the Stampin' Spritzer

I love, love, love to watercolor and this is a fabulous technique.  The spritzer is retired but it is one of my favorite tools to use.  I did not sell it when it retired (either time) and I hope that it comes back again!

Happy stamping!

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Thank You Card and Catalogs are here!

I love this stamp set!  One thing that I learned at Stamp Camp (for demos) is that this set is far easier to use in photopolymer than in the clear mount variety.  It is a fabulous two step set and the ability to see through the stamps makes lining things up much simpler than guessing it or using the Stamp-a-ma-jig.  It was also fun to add the line of watercolor-ish dots along the top and bottom.

I have been stamping almost every day this week and LOVING it!  I am getting caught up on my projects and hope to start stamping my club projects next week.  I can't decide which retiring set to use...choices!  I know that I want to use the Chalk inks again because they are just so fabulous.

Today Mr. Brown dropped off two boxes from Riverton, Utah and it just now dawned on me that they are probably important!!  Yikes!  I might have new catalogs pining away for my company!!!

In a rush to go look,

PS My daughter was reading over my shoulder and informed me that my boxes were VERY heavy and her brother had to lend his muscles to carry them inside the house!  Jackpot!  Cattys are here!

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Saturday Video Rock n' Roll Stamping Technique

One more day until Mother's Day and the clock is ticking!  Yesterday was yard work and today I start cooking and cleaning.  Is something wrong with this picture?  LOL!  Sunday morning we have a Mother/daughter Tea for Sunday School (you are welcome) and then we are hosting the family for a Mother's Day BBQ.  My hubby is going to grill and the daughters are all making side dishes.  It will be fun to get together with everyone!

Have a fabulous weekend!!

Friday, May 8, 2015

Weekly Deals for May 5-11, 2015

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Balloon Bash Birthday card and yard update

Hello everyone!  It is hard too tell but this week we planted the rose bushes back.  I also planted white and pink vincas around the bush closest to the porch on the right side.  When the men were excavating I did manage to save two Wal-mart bags of bulbs from the flower bed that was removed so today I sloshed through the muddy clay to plant those bulbs.  I am crossing my fingers and toes that I won't lose my rose bushes and bulbs.  LOL!  Next week, on another rainy day, I will dig in the clay to put my brick edgers back along the flower beds.  The next and final step will be to replace the mulch...on a dry day!  My flip flops had inches of muddy clay after finishing up today!  Just for good measure I included my thumb in the picture.  (-:

Stamps:  Balloon Bash
Colors:  Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Birthday Bash DSP
Bermuda Bay sequins
1/8" gold ribbon
Hand held stapler

Happy stamping!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Thank you card

It was a busy week last week and I fell down on the job with my blogging!  This week I am back in the saddle and raring to go!  Come back tomorrow to see another fun card!

Happy stamping

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Stampin' Up! Our Favorite Retiring Products video

Stampin Up Weekly Deals 4/28-5/5

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