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Friday, November 17, 2017

Count My Blessings

Sometimes, a girl just needs to take a random day off to chill, to do whatever makes her happy and to not have to deal with the bullshit of work. That was me today. I kept myself occupied, but it was my kind of busy. My daughter was in school, my husband played golf and I was alone. Then I picked-up my daughter from school, went back home and took a long nap. What a gift today was! I did a lot of watercoloring and made eight cards. The whole time trying to come up with ideas how I can afford to just do this...how I can quit my job and make this work. Well, a girl can dream...Smile.

I just love this Count My Blessings stamp set and the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper. It's definitely in a Must Hoard category. Haha.

I stamped the image using Versamark ink and then black embossing powder, heat embossed. After that I used aqua markers and ink pads to color. The clear wink of Stella made a difference by adding shimmer after the coloring.
Well, that's all folks. This weekend is going to be very busy, my daughter's Band Review, my son's coming home and my sister and nephew are coming to visit. I made a few fall cards today - hopefully I can post them before this month ends. Oh well, happy weekend, everyone! The products used to create this card is below. 
Saturday, November 11, 2017

Christmas in the Making

I meant to post this yesterday because I had the day off due to Veteran's Day. Well, of course I got distracted with other things. It was one of my many goals to put away my summer clothes and shoes so I can take out my sweaters and boots. Thank goodness, I was able to at least do that. I filled an entire huge box of clothes and shoes I am parting with. Either they no longer appeal to my taste or sadly, they no longer fit. 

I was a bum the rest of yesterday and just watched my recorded Grey's Anatomy. I so want this series to end. I feel like it's been around forever and I don't know why I still watch it. Both Sandra Oh and Patrick Dempsey have been gone for years and they were my favorites. Yet, I am still here. Oh well, today I've been a little bit productive. I got up really early and put away all my fall stamp sets. I worked on my upcoming Gifts class. And hopefully, finish this blog post. Fingers crossed. 

I really like this new stamp set called, Christmas in the Making. It reminds me of the moms on classic TV shows like June Cleaver, Donna Reed or Laura Petrie. I really enjoyed watercoloring this image. It's my favorite thing to do with cards...it is so forgiving unlike markers. I guess I just like to color, it's my therapy. 



Well, that's all for now, folks. Thank you for stopping by. The list of products used to create this card is below. 
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Halloween 2017

It's still Halloween, so I can still post these cards to share with everyone. My life as usual has been excruciatingly hectic that I didn't even get to send out my halloween cards. I'm always busy as it is, but more so around the holiday season. I'm beginning to feel really burnout that I just want to quit it all. I want to quit the job, the cards classes, everything. I'm done! I want to go back to Paris! 
Spooky Cat bundle (146014), Spooky Night DSP (144610), Classic Label punch (141491), Black and Pumpkin Pie cardstocks
I CASED this card from Tami White. The technique is called "masking". I used Seasonal Chums bundle, aqua painters, basic black, pumpkin pie and old olive ink pads and retired stamps set for the spider and web.
Well, that is all for today. Thank you for stopping by. Happy Halloween!
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Graveyard Gate

It has been very hectic since we got back from our trip. Sad as it is for me to admit, it only took a few days back to the office for all the joy of Europe to dissipate. When I look at the mini Eiffel Tower statue on my desk, I have to remind myself that I was just there and that one day soon, I will go back. I loved Paris and one of my favorites was when we went to Shakespeare & Company by the Notre Dame Church. I could easily spend all day upstairs or at the next door Cafe reading. 

Oh well, I want to share this really cute Halloween card created using the Graveyard Gate bundle from the 2017 Holiday catalog. I love the Detailed thinlit gate dies. It was a little challenging to cut out all the pieces with my Big Shot at first. I found the Precision Base Plate (139684) really helpful. Definitely worth the investment. I can't wait to CASE all the adorable projects on Pinterest. 
I achieved the background by using a circle punched mask then sponging around it with Wisteria Wonder, Pumpkin pie and Pear Pizzazz ink pads.

This is all I have for today. Thank you for stopping by. The list of products used to create this card is below.