Monday, January 22, 2018

Kitchen Sink Valentine

Hi stampers!  Happy Monday!  I'm hoping this week starts out better than last week with me pulling my hamstring!  I wasn't able to sit at my desk much last week but it's finally feeling better and I was able to lightly kickbox on Friday!  So, here's hoping I can stamp and workout this week!

Before I injured myself, I had made this card and totally forgot about it!  It's pretty busy but I kind of love it!  Valentine's Day will be here before you know it (even IF January does seem to drag on FOR-EV-ER...does it not? I feel like it's been January for 97 days already and no end in sight but anyway...)!


So, this isn't a typical background for me, the lazy stamper!  Why?  Because it's took ages to dry lol!  I started with a watercolor wash in calypso coral and then let it mostly dry.  When it was just a little bit damp (because I'm impatient) I flicked on some melon mambo ink from my marker.  I might have flicked pool party on it too, but since it took so long I can't really remember, LOL!!!!!  Once it was totally dry, I stamped the hearts in powder pink and used an aquapianter with bermuda bay to drop some big splatters on.  For that, I just dipped it into my ink and then squeezed a lot of water out and let the drops fall while moving it all around.  Then I sat it to dry.

Once it was dry I just loaded it up with everything I could put my hands on ;-)  The Heart Happiness stamp set is really cute and I love this simple polka dot heart.  I embossed it in white on melon mambo which is a color I haven't used much so I'm trying to change that!

Hope you like my kitchen sink card because it's has about everything on it but the kitchen sink!

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Friday, January 19, 2018

Fab Friday 129

Hi stampers!  Happy Friday!  This was a long week with me straining my hamstring on Monday.  It's hard for me to take it easy, especially with a three year old!  It's feeling better although a long way from normal but I can at least sit at my desk chair now!  Not that I HAVE...lol!

Anyway it's finally FRI-YAY!  That also means it's time for a new challenge at Fab Friday!  This week we have a sketch for you.


I used the picture perfect birthday stuff for my card because it's just too cute!  And bright!  And fun!


Did you know the artist that designed this paper MADE everything on the photo side of the paper?  She made the hats and bows and streamers and everything and then took pictures of them for the paper.  It's so cool!

My photo isn't the best this time, sorry.

Anyway, make sure to check out what the rest of the team did and play along with us!

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Lots of Lavender

Hi stampers!  I called January the Monday of months yesterday and I still stand by that statement.  Monday was also very Monday-ey.  I managed to strain my left hamstring something AWFUL in kick boxing class.  I haven't done that in a couple of years and I got it worse than I ever have.  OUCH!  You'd THINK I'd be able to stamp since I need to rest it but sitting at my desk chair with a 90 degree bend in my knee is horrendous!  I'm posting this on Monday night and hopeful that by the time you read this on Tuesday and I slept on it, it will magically be better, lol!  Have you noticed a theme with me?  That maybe I'm accident prone???  Sigh.

Anyway, at least I have a pretty card to share.  I used the SAB set, Lots of Lavender, which you can get totally FREE with a $50 order!  It's so pretty!


It's made to be a two step stamp so that you can actually stamp the outline and then use another stamp to fill in with color but I only used the outline here and watercolored it myself.  And I used plum and eggplant which I NEVER use.  Who am I?????  But they combine to make some pretty lavender!

I paired it with some Wood Textures DSP and the Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder for a rustic look.  I also pulled in a sentiment from Hanging Garden because, well, the sentiments sold me on that set!

Here's to hoping I can get back to the gym today...or at least sit at my chair ;-)

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