Sunday, May 17, 2015

What a month!! Still here!

MAN, what a month!  I have been so busy at work (end of the year for a teacher) that I have only stamped three cards the whole entire month.  THREE!  Plus a journal cover, which was actually a lot of fun.  And the only reason I even got those done is because I am designing for the SCS Creative Crew this month and I had to get my projects posted!  Anyway, here they are, in no particular order:

This card features one of my favorite retiring in-colors, which I will be so sad to see go.  I will also miss Strawberry Slush and Crisp Cantaloupe.  So don't expect me to stop using them anytime soon, even when they disappear from the catalog, ha ha!  I also stamped the feather images in Versamark on Kraft cardstock, and then heat embossed them in clear embossing powder.  I love how that looks!  I added some knotted Strawberry Slush baker's twine that hangs down below the edge of the card, for added interest. 

 This journal cover was supposed to go with a "moving" or "traveling" theme, so I immediately thought of The Open Sea and the World Map stamps.  The Epic Day This & That journal set was perfect for this; I used the here, there, everywhere stickers to embellish the banner in the front.  The ship scene was done with masking and sponging.  The background of the journal cover was a new-to-me-technique that I tried, and it was a lot of fun!  I wadded up some plastic wrap, pounced it on an inkpad, and "stamped" all over the Very Vanilla cardstock with it.  I did that with a rainbow of different colors (click the link to see supplies).  No DSP used in that journal cover at all!

This card was made in honor of something seasonal that I am looking forward to - working on our big vegetable gardens!  We have 15 raised garden beds, ranging from a couple that are 2x3 feet up to three that are 4x12 and three more that are 6x12.  We also have some 4x6 beds in there too.  And a patio full of potted kitchen herbs.  I LOVE all the homegrown food we produce in the summer!  After our long MN winters, it's one of my favorite things to look forward to.  I have a picture on my "About Me" page.  :)


This card was meant to showcase a new product that I hadn't opened up and used yet in May, and for me that was the Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum.  I colored in the leaves with Old Olive and Mossy Meadow on the back side of the vellum, and embellished them with basic pearls that I colored in with a Calypso Coral blendability.  I like how the polka dot embossed panel echoes the little round shapes of the pearls.

This morning I woke up and had some fun news: I am the Featured Stamper on Splitcoaststampers this week!  WOOP!

  I never thought I would have this honor, and I am humbled.  I'm off to see what beautiful projects other people create after viewing my gallery!  Have a great day!
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