Hi stampers! Happy Monday....if you can call a Monday happy....although I'm sure I can next week since my Monday will also be my Friday since I leave for my mom's on Tuesday on my way to convention! Anyway, sorry I was MIA over the weekend, it was my bestie's shower and bachelorette party weekend so I was busy and then yesterday I was busy recovering :-) No, I didn't have too much to drink but I'm far too old to stay up until 3 am dancing and being silly (even though it was tons of fun)....especially with a summer cold, ugh! I was worried about feeling icky during the parties but at least I felt ok for those!
Anyway, I have a TON of new stuff from both the new catalog and the the Holiday Seasonal catalog so I better get busy, right? I did manage to make another card with the truly grateful set and I kind of LOVE it! I also added two of my most favorite new items so like Oprah, today's post is a "my favorite things" edition (although you don't all get new cars like on her show, lol....sorry).
So we have these new dies called thinlits that cut out fun words. Now, my first go round did not go well. The paper was firmly stuck in the die and I ripped it all apart to get it out but after some research online I found that the trick is to put some wax paper between the paper and the die. It popped right out that time. You should note, there are some little holes in the die that you use to poke out the openings in the letters and then smaller holes that you use to poke out the actual words. I'll try to make a video of this and how to attach it if I can get my camera problems figured out. And FYI, I used my two way glue pen to carefully attach it.
Stamps: Truly grateful
Paper: Very vanilla, tangerine tango, soft sky
Ink: Chocolate chip, crushed curry, soft sky, tangerine tango
Accessories: Thinlit dies, candy dots (subtles, brights, neutrals), color spritzer (retired)
My other favorite thing is the candy dots! I LOVE them because they are easy and fun and they are really flat so you can totally pimp your card and STILL easily mail it!!!! Now, I did cheat and use the retired color spritzer. I try to use mostly current stuff but I just can NOT seem to make good splatters in other ways so I'm gonna keep using it. I did get a little heavy handed with it but it happens sometimes.... :-)
So, there you go...two of my favorite things!