Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Yes, yes, I have been stamping, have not created a card with the images I have been working on ~

Because, as I mentioned in my previous post with only together card, the SU! Blendability markers have been discontinued and I was caught up in the defect/quality issues.  

I had wanted to get many of the sets I purchased replaced, but  that is no longer a possibility Smiley from Millan.Net and as such I want to get the most out the markers while they are still viable.

I must say that SU! is working hard to make rectify this situation for customers and Demos.

But, I did get side tracked and made this wreath for my Grand-daughters room.   Her mom wanted something of her door and I this is a placeholder until she finds something that she likes better.

I like it if I do say so myself, but I might need a bow on the lower right hand bottom. 

Hope you like it as well !!!

Happy Stamping Smiley from Millan.Net
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Another Splitcoast Stampers inspired card

I worked through the tutorial after I found a stamp I thought would work, the SU! retired background stamp "From the Garden."

Unfortunately, my pictures don't show the raised areas as well as I would have liked, even in the largest pic mode for this blog.

am usually all about balance and after looking at the greeting I should have had someone-else's assistance Smiley from Millan.Net  to help me see that I needed to reverse the salutation with the embellishment and clean out my ears to get my equilibrium back... 

Stamps:  From the Garden, retired Background stamp and a retired sentiment stamp.

Paper: Mossy Meadow, Whisper White, and Hello Honey.

Inks: Memento Black, Mossy Meadow and the now discontinued Blendabilities

Accessories:  Scallop Oval and Large Oval punches.  Basic Rhinestones and Yellow Sharpie

Thanks for Yappin' bout Stampin' with me!!!

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Just because..... I appreciate you!

Recently I commented "So right, it sure needs to happen more often!!!"  to this Facebook post ...

I meant what I said, but it bothered me that I hadn't put some type of action behind those written words.  So, when I sawthis tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers. I decided give it a whirl Smiley from Millan.Netand make a simple card that would have, hopefully,  a WOW impact and put my words into action through my paper crafting.

So to all of you who have been or are in my life... This is my way of saying THANK YOU, YOU ARE TRULY APPRECIATED !!!
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I experimented with many different colors and this is my favorite.

Stamp Sets:  Retired Simple Sayings II

Inks: Memento Black, Reinkers ~ Blackberry Bliss, Crushed Curry Strawberry Slush and pigment Whisper White Craft ink,

Paper: SU! Watercolor Paper, Black Berry Bliss, Non-SU! Canvas paper for the card (this paper is the bomb) !!!

Accessories:  Aqua Painters, Basic Rhinestones colored with a Yellow Sharpie, Tombow all purpose glue, Acetate, Bigz Die Circles 2, in-color sequins, sponger dauber and good ole' H2O.


I still have a few more color combinations I want to try and then complete all the cards.
  • As a side note:   I did not follow the tutorial exactly, because when I was filling in the circles  with the white pigment ink it was too thick.  I realized that my pad was very saturated and decided to only go around the edges of each circle.  It would have worked perfectly, per the tutorial, if I stamped off most of the ink off the dauber before filing in the circles. 
Just Yappin' bout Stampin'  ~~~ until next time.  

Smiley from Millan.Net

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