Hi stampers and happy Monday!!!!! I'm happy to finally try to get back to stamping and blogging! I made TWO whole cards this weekend, lol!!!! How sad is that, coming from someone who could crank out 10+ in a weekend. Oh well, progress I suppose! I had to CLEAN my stamp room (and still have a bit more to go....I left all my bills and non-fun stuff over in a pile in the corner, lol) because...well honestly because we finally had someone look at our house Saturday but honestly I needed to do it as my new cameo needed a home....oh yeah so now my printer is on the floor, lol! Baby steps.....
Anyway, I'm hoping to be able to stamp some during the days this week since my hubby is now busy working so I need to leave him alone :-) But, I've also got a to-do list a mile long because I was saving stuff up to keep myself busy so we'll see how that goes. I really need to get a routine going! It was much easier to budget my time when working because I knew I only had that little amount of time to stamp! Now, it's kind of like, eh, I'll do it later...then later then later...you get the point, lol! But it felt good to get organized, get out my occasions and SAB stuff, and make some things! I had forgot I hadn't even put up my holiday things let ALONE got out the new stuff!!!! Who AM I????
Ok, so the idea for this card came from a sample in the mini that used a different set but the same embossing folder. I did use the retired shimmer paint to make the splatters. I think that they used the silver ink pad on the sample but I wanted splatters instead of the look they got with the pad. The card didn't turn out quite as "stunning" as it did in my head but it's still cute and kind of a very different look for me. And it's prettier in person although I think I should have used the green or blue for a card base....
Stamps: Banner blast (SAB)
Paper: Whisper white, basic black, sahara sand, crisp cantaloupe
Ink: Pool party, crisp cantaloupe, pistachio pudding
Accessories: Cameo, silver shimmer paint, arrows embossing folder
So, are you wondering where the big hello came from??? Do we have a new die??? Nope, I used that cameo e-cutter I got for Christmas to take an element from MDS and cut it out. I enlarged it to the size I wanted and ta-da! Very cool!
The little banners use a SAB set and a punch exclusive to SAB!!! And the colors are pulled from the gorgeous SAB DSP. By the way, the colors are totally not ones that I would put together but I LOVE them. They are a bit retro but fresh and fun and cute!!!!! SAB is coming right up and I need to get to work using more of the neat stuff! I hope to show you more of that this week! If you need catalogs, please let me know!