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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Monday, January 15, 2018

Vibrant Valentine

Hi stampers!  It's a new week and January seems to be dragging by!  I saw a meme the other day that said it's the Monday of months.  It's totally true!  January always seems so cold and long!  I'd love to go back home for a visit since I haven't been since Thanksgiving but we've got a number of things going on and I have a wedding next month so I'm not trying to drive 16 hours round trip two times in a row.  Sigh.  At least maybe this vibrant card can brighten things up around here!


I tried to resist the Heart Happiness set in the Occasions catalog but they did some really cute stuff with it in Salt Lake so I HAD to order it ;-)  I really love the heart I used on this card.  It looks fantastic embossed!  I colored the little rose (which actually fits within a heart framelit but I chose to fussy cut it) with my coral Blends.  And that Petal Passion DSP is AMAZING in black and white!  It's SO versatile and is perfect for Valentine's!

And hopefully "winter" won't seem as long here in Tulsa as it did in Chicago.  I'm looking at warmer temperatures, even for just a few days, later this week!

Is everyone else feeling like January is the new Monday?

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Winter Rainbows

Hi stampers!  So, looking at other people's creations lately there have been rainbows everywhere it seems!  Or maybe it just seems that way since I made this card the other day?  Maybe everyone is over the holidays now and anxiously awaiting spring?  I am...except for the severe weather that accompanies it!  Now that we don't have a basement...and Ian sleeps on a different floor than us.  I get anxiety just thinking about it, lol!  Better look at my card again to take my mind off of it!


This one went together super fast with our adorable washi tapes!  I didn't fit quite all of them on my card front so I'll have to try another one ;-)  I trimmed off just a tad of my label just to add a little interest by changing the shape.  That's a great punch that's still available from the Holiday Catalog!  Hooray!

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Hello Brusho

Hi stampers!  We have a new product, or new to SU product, in our Occasions Catalog.  It's called Brusho Crystal Color and it's pretty nifty!  It's made to be used in watercolor type techniques.  For this card, I shook some out onto my watercolor paper and spritzed it with water after I had heat embossed my sentiment.  I used the red and yellow colors here (they are brand specific so they don't have SU names but you can mix and match them with many of our colors) and there are infinite possibilities but this was a simple technique.  I want you to note, if you do get these, please don't take the tops off!  Just poke a hole or two and shake them on or you'll have a huge mess!  Personally, I just used my paper pricer and poked only one hole.  And make sure to wipe it off after you poke.  The color is SUPER concentrated!


Isn't it fantastic looking?  I love how vibrant the colors are.  And you can play around with different levels of saturation.  I spritzed this one pretty well so that the colors would really spread and blend.

I added a few elements with the Oh So Eclectic bundle which includes my embossed leaves.  Some people think that die is faulty but it's made to emboss and not cut!  My tranquil tide leaves are from the Sure Do Love You Bundle.  A few Glitter Enamel Dots and a leaf from the Touches of Nature Elements round it out.

Sorry my photo is kind of dark.  It's been cloudy here the past few days which is why I didn't post this earlier, I've been waiting for better light for photos but I finally gave up.  Is what it is!

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