Thursday, March 31, 2016

You are Special

Hello friends!

I am popping in to share a card from this stamp set "Gentle Day" (Penny Black).
 As you can see, this stamp set has many ornate images. I chose to start with a collage-like stamp.

And then....this Mermaid Seashell Magicals ( Lindy's Stamp Gang)
About the Magicals: a unique product containing a powdered pigment stain that activates with water, with a burst of mica shimmer for ooomph!!

I used my Tim Holtz Detailed Waterbrush with a touch of the powder and set to color...
This is the result after coloring.
you are so special

Pretty neat and straightforward, right? I fussy cut  and popped up the birdie. This serves an good focus for the design. I am sure that I will continue to use this new "magicals" medium to add colors and shine.
On a side note: I am recovering from dental surgery (Gum Grafting) performed yesterday. I almost chickened out and wanted to cancel the surgery. Dr. John urged me to " Please just get this done".  I was SO anxious and nervous about the surgery that I didn't sleep much the night before... In the end, the hour-long surgery went smoothly. I survived!!!! My gum is swollen and in recovery, as you can imagine. Yup, soft food diet for a week--not fun!  No doubt that the inconvenience and discomfort will prolong my health in general.
 I did it!
We really need to take good care of our health. I thought that I'd share this as a reminder.
 Off to take my medicine now...

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Paper Smooches Guest Designer ( Week Four-LAST)

Hello friends! 
 I am into week four ( last!!) for my Paper Smooches Guest design.
March really goes by so very quickly!! My project today is focusing on featuring this awesome and versatile die I Love You

I used Peerless Watercolor and glitter paper to create a fun look.

card #1 (for my mother-in-law)
Happy Mother's Day
After making the die cut, I piece them together like puzzle pieces.

Card #2 (for my mom )
Mama, Happy Mother's Day

With the help of MISTI, I stamped the sentiment in colors.

I love you
This I Love You die is not just for creating Mother's Day could be uses in many ways (anniversary, Valentine's Day, Father's Day or even birthdays) to show your love.

I would love it if you can stop by over Paper Smooches to leave me some love (for the last time!!).
Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge #362


Welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge !! Thank you for joining us for the Come Rain or Shine Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too :-)

This week the challenge is...

Anything Goes

 We are using Ranger products this week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have some, we love to see them used :-) 


For my project, I am using Tim Holtz Distress Crayons (my latest obsession).

I stamped the entire background with Distress Inks and then clear-embossed the images with the help of MISTI.  I then applied Distress Crayons over the butterflies. For embellishments, I added vellum, pattern paper and a large sequin. 

This card was made BEFORE I posted the Detailed Coloring.  If you are super intrigued about Distress Crayons, you should see my post here from yesterday. It is ALL about Detailed Coloring with Distress Crayons.

As always, Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store!
So now it's YOUR turn ! Happy Crafting !!
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You have until Wed. 8am Eastern Time to join in :-)
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I hope you check out the DT's work!  I can't wait to see what you create!!
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