Friday, July 20, 2018

Fab Friday 142

Hi stampers!  Happy Friday!  I hope you're having a great week!  I can't believe how fast the summer is flying by!  It's almost August and almost Ian's birthday!  Last summer didn't go so fast because I was stuck on the couch a lot with that broken foot!  Not that I want anything to do with that again, lol!  But it can slow down any time!

Anyway, it's time again for another Fab Friday challenge!  This week has some PRETTY colors!

I think that there are a lot of ways you can go with this one!  I chose to go straightforward, pretty and soft!  I got Healing Hugs with my last order for this rose.  It's SO pretty!  It's one of our "Distinktive" stamps so it's made to look photorealistic.  If you have any problems inking them, try using sponge daubers.  Mine worked just find with my ink pads though.

For my background, I stamped the little background design randomly and then flicked my tide marker  for some splatters.

I fussy cut my rose and the leaves.  I also added some of the Copper Metallic Thread and some of the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls.

Now it's your turn to show  us what you got and play along!  Make sure to check out what the rest of my amazing design team did, too!

Happy stamping!

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

If Life Gives You Lemons...

Hi stampers!  So I've had a lemonade card on my to do list for most of the summer.  I finally got around to making one of them last week and it's funny because I just saw another demo friend post an almost identical one this week...great minds!  She used the Mason Jar, which is the second one that was on my list but I didn't get around to just yet :-)

The background on this one was yet again, a happy accident.  I tried to make it with one of our decorative masks but it didn't turn out like I'd planned.  It still works though!  And don't let the name Pineapple Punch fool you, it makes great lemons, too!

I inked my lemon up with Pineapple Punch and then used a sponge dauber to add a little Mango Melody around the bottom edge for some depth.  I tried the rock and roll technique but I didn't like it.  My glass of lemonade is watercolored and looks a lot cooler in real life with it being lighter colored as you go up the glass.  Remember, these framelits aren't just for coffee!

This is the perfect summer card as we're over here roasting in the heat!

Happy stamping!
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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Rainbow Celebrate

Hi stampers!  So....I meant to post last night but I fell asleep, lol!  Sunday night, Ian decided to keep me up from 2am-5am or so and was up for the day jumping on my bed, at 6!  His allergies have been bothering him and he has a cough but he only coughs when he's awake so I guess he woke up and decided it was time to get up since he couldn't settle down with the coughing.  It. Was. Brutal.  LOL! Thankfully he slept all night last night as did I!  So, I'll share this card now, better late than never!

I used my markers a month or two ago on some watercolor paper and blended them together with an aquapainter.  And then I didn't really like it and it sat on my desk.  I finally decided to cut it out with the Celebrate You Thinlits though which totally worked!  If I use thicker paper I have to run my dies through the machine a few times to get them to cut clean through so I only ran this once so that it would keep the cut outs.  Sometimes I like that look!

The "you" is from Thoughtful Banners and I added a few white sequins over the embossed ones for a bit of interest.

Hope you like it!  Hopefully I'll get another post done for tomorrow since I'm not surviving on caffeine and crabbiness today, lol! ;-)

Happy stamping!

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Mailable Monday

Hi stampers!  Happy Monday!  I was kind of quiet last week, I just kind of took a break from blogging.  I laid around on the couch at night instead of prepping blog posts and I'm not sorry about it :-)  I have been making some pretty things to share though!  Like this!

Inspiration struck one morning and I ran off to make this happen!  I was a little unsure of it at first but I think it works!

I used brusho for the balloons, obviously, and I simply watercolored her dress with blueberry bushel which I think looks amazing!  Balmy blue makes a pretty shirt.  Petal pink will now be my new go-to skin color as well.  It's more peach than pink which I'm happy about!  It's the "new" blush blossom!

Edited to add:  I had someone ask me how I kept the crystals off of her dress and I forgot to address that!  Yesterday was a long day when I was posting before bed :-)  I covered her up with a few post it notes.  I cut a few to fit where I needed them as well and I didn't remove them until she was dry and I'd wiped her off a bit.

I hope you have a great week!  We're doing some fun stuff!

Happy stamping!

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