Monday, August 18, 2014

A Bright Hello

I ordered the Watts Up stamp set from Simon Says Stamps back in April when it came out and was so excited to use it. 
When it finally arrived I was excited to dive right in and play but I decided to put it out of the way while I finished up some projects that I was working on and then I never got around to using it :(

A couple of weeks ago I pulled it out and had a lot of fun... I decided to pull out my distress inks and my paint brush to use with this stamp and love how it turned out!!

I used my distress inks as paints and the only problem that I ran into was on my first try where my yellow and blue meet it turned to green :( (not in my night/ light
So on my second try I had a little less water on my watercolour paper and it turned out great!!!

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Fun Things :)

I haven't has a lot of time over last little while to just sit and work on my nails but today I had that opportunity to do so, so I went all
I started off with a nice light blue, Sally-Hansen's Blue-Away and then sponged on a darker blue (Blue Me Away) on the tips for a gradient look.
I pulled out my stamping nail art kit from Konad and my Konad stamping plate m64 and stamped with some Essie (No Place like Chrome) over my gradient blue polish.

I really loved how they turned and I finally got to use my new bottle of Essie :)

On a completely different note but just as fun, my pack of warm greys Spectrum Noir markers arrived... At I ordered them back in June and for some reason they took a really long time to come in.
I have been upgrading my markers to the second generation markers when enough of the markers from one colour family runs out. Instead of buying the ink refills I have been buying the packs of second generation markers instead.

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

A Pretty Border Card

Now that it's summer my three boys are home and I am doing child care for two other boys - my house is a pretty busy place. I love summer but it seems to be just flying by...
I have not had as much time at my craft table as I would like but I've had a chance to play today!!

Watching this weeks "Make it Monday" challenge I knew exactly what I wanted to do!!
I pulled out one of my favourite stamp set, Green Meadows from Papertrey Ink, some water colour paper and distress inks and had a lot of fun creating this card!!

I was all set to give my mother the Shaker and Sprinkles card that I made but now I am stumped whether she should get this one

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Yay for Shakers and Sprinkles!!!

My Papertrey Ink Shakers and Sprinkles kit finally arrived last Monday!!!! I have been waiting for this kit for 3-1/2 months...(I kid you not!!) It was my mother's day gift from my hubby :)
Even with the wait I would order it again in a heartbeat. I LOVE it!!! It is so pretty and cool all at the same :)

And a couple of small stamp sets to help qualify for the shipping discount :)

My 1st finished card!!!

I have been thinking of what other word dies are available so I can keep on using my kit for other kinds of cards. I have found some really pretty "love", "thanks" and "hello" dies that I am thinking of ordering.
I have also found that you can buy some acetate paper (clear paper) at Staples from their copy desk for $1 each. The quality is not as good but I can buy it locally and it looks nice, you really have to look hard or know what to look for to notice a difference.

The only little hiccup I had making my shaker card was when I opened a brand new bottle of tinsel glitter and dropped it all over myself! I was covered... it was in my shirt, all over me and my chair and the carpet under my desk!! I am still finding glitter a week

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