Friday, February 19, 2016

February Freakiness

Hi stampers!  Whoo-hoo...February is quickly coming to an end and that means it's time for the Control Freaks monthly blog hop!  While February is my birthday month it's COLD and long even though it's a short month and really, after 25, who needs birthday's anymore???  Ok, maybe for the cake and presents but that's about it ;-)  But seriously, I kind of hate January and February!  All the fun of the holidays is over and then I'm totally over cold and snow and just wish we could spring forward so to speak!  Anyway, welcome to the hop for this month!


You may have come from Julie's blog and her adorable projects, but if you didn't, don't fret since we make an endless loop!  Just keep clicking the links and you'll make your way around!

The theme this month is all things SAB.  I mean, who doesn't love sale a bration and FREE stuff?????  My very favorite SAB set is the hello set but since it was a limited time deal, I passed on using it for the hop even though I just love it!  I figured I'd break out this little chickie instead.  I'm not a great watercolorer but I'm working on it and I think he turned out ok!  The little honey combs are fun and I spritzed it down with some hello honey.  The easiest way to do that is punch out a circle then open it up an adhere it to the circle.  Then, you can put glue on the punched circle and adhere it!  The sentiment didn't turn out well on the photo but it's cute in person!

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  Honeycomb happiness (SAB), greatest greetings
Paper:  Whisper white, soft sky, shine on DSP, kraft yardstick
Ink:  Staz on, pumpkin pie, soft sky, hello honey
Accessories:  2.5 inch circle punch, metallic foil doilies, honeycomb embellishments, very vanilla satin ribbon

So, I'm really happy with my projects and with my stamping in general lately after struggling for a while and something that I'm trying to do, is use things or do things that aren't really "me".  I think this card is a bit out of my usual comfort zone with both the black and the other darker colors.  I think I've mentioned it recently but I'm really trying to use more black as an accent color so I tried that here and I think worked.
Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  Botanicals for you (SAB)
Paper:  Very vanilla, basic black, typeset specialty DSP
Ink:  Basic black, hello honey, blackberry bliss, mossy meadow
Accessories:  None!

I hope you enjoyed the projects as much as I did making them.  It's nice to actually LIKE what you stamp, hehe!  Speaking of things you'll like, head on over to Mary's page because I know you're going to love what she has for you!


Thanks for joining us and we'll see you again on the 20th of next month...hooray for March :-)

Happy stamping!

6 comments:

  1. Great cards! I love the way you stamped on the newsprint paper! And that chick is just too darn cute! I haven't tried dying the honeycomb embellishments yet, but now I want to!

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  2. Cute cards! Love the little yellow ducky belly and the stamping on the DSP is a great way to unify the background into the sentiment!

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  3. Well, I think you are nailing the watercoloring and black accents. Way to go!

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  4. The stamping on the DSP looks great and love the little chicky!

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  5. Cute cards and ENJOY your birthday...it IS your special day😊

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  6. Oh Mindy! I LOVE the 'Just for You' card. I have to try that .. and I hope you have a great birthday!

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