Hi folks, how is your week going so far? I’m getting a little frustrated with the weight plateau I’ve been on since December. I’ve kicked it up a notch and walk 5K a day, and even started to add running into the mix. This last 10 lbs just doesn’t want to come off. Frustrating. Know what I mean?
As I rest from my run, I’m sitting down writing this post, admiring this Dream Butterfly Impression Obsession stamp that I love so much. Got up early and used my Tombows on the Marker Watercoloring technique from the June 2008 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.
My background is what I am showcasing today as it is this week’s Technique of the Week and is called Triple Embossing which can be found in the June 2013 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter. My background is 5″ x 5″–perfect for this large stamp.
For Mother’s Day I sent my mom this card filled with Love. The background technique is called Mica Transfer and is from the June 2013 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter. If you have the newsletter you will see it published in the paper edition, as well as on the subscriber only website.
I decorated the background with a Judikins sunflower stamp. The main image was watercoloured with Pearl Ex mica powders. I was lucky enough to find shiny bronze paper for the mat, and bronze stickers to add the word “Love.” The main sunflower image is from Inkadinkado.
Hope you have terrific day!
Good morning. It’s 4:00 a.m. and I couldn’t sleep so I decided to spend my time working on this post. I’ve been up since 2:30. Don’t you just hate waking up early when you have to go to work? It’s half price at the movies tonight and I had planned on going, but now I’ll have to be in bed early to make up for my lack of sleep. Ugh!
My daughter’s bridal shower is coming up and there are party game prizes to be had. These are two gift bags I decorated for the prizes. The others are wrapped in pretty cellophane.
Have a good day.
Bloom Where You’re Planted is this week’s theme for the Impression Obsession blog challenge. As you may know, I love Impression Obsession and have become a regular in their challenges. It allows me to ink up stamps and not leave them sitting around unused like
we I so often do.
I used the Blender Pen Technique from the Technique Junkie Newsletter. I love to use my Tombows and seem to be using them more these days.
The stamp I used is Sunflower with Butterflies H1771. I do love my sunflowers and was thrilled when I stumbled upon this stamp.
About the buttons, Al asked me why I added them. All I could say was I needed to embellish the card. What do you think. Could this card stand on it’s own without embellishments?
My daughter is getting married in August so I made her 50 shower thank you notes. Each rose was watercoloured following this tutorial by Patty Bennett. Please note that Shimmery White Paper, from Stampin Up has to be used. I embossed 50 roses onto regular cardstock only to discover that the paper saturated with water and would not work.
My background was created by sponging on three colours of ink and then stamping an Impression Obsession background stamp over top of the sponging. Silk leaves were added to the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp (Stampin’ Up). I cut out a scalloped Nestability and sponged on Cool Caribbean ink before applying the flower.
Here I added music sheet to cardstock and added my watercoloured rose to the front. A little more simple than the card above. This was my daughter’s favourite style.
Thank you for visiting today.
Hello friends. I’ve been eyeing this stamp for ages and finally found it on sale at Hobby Lobby so I scooped it up.
This week’s Technique Junkie Technique of the Week is Faux Silk Designer Paper, and I knew I wanted to use this stamp. Why leave a stamp unstamped for a couple of years like I usually do? As many of you know, I love turquoise and found just the technique to use my Glimmer Mists. Hate to tell you, but I had them for two years and just used my mist for this card.
The moral of the story is subscribe to the Technique Junkie Newsletter so you use all the products you are stashing and not using. LOL.
Stamp: Stampendous; Designer Paper: BasicGrey
Once again, I’m a winner. I won a $30 gift certificate (I won their blog hop) to Verve Stamps and so I went wild, buying additional stamp sets. Stay tuned for some stamping….
Hello. Are you having a good week so far? I hope you have nice weather and have time to spend outdoors. After a long winter, we could use the change of pace.
Today’s card is for the In the Air challenge at Impression Obsession. I inked up my new stamp Dream Butterfly H1774 and used my tombow markers for the Blender Pen Technique from the June 2008 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter. My designer paper is hello luscious from BasicGrey.
Enjoy your week. I’m off to shoot some tutorials for the Technique Junkie Newsletter. Are you a subscriber yet?
Hello. Did my fellow Canadians enjoy the long weekend? I worked as I’m training on a new job. I left a Monday to Friday job to take a job that has 3-11 shifts and every other weekend. Call me crazy, but I’m going to like it. I’m going to be the hospital switchboard operator.
I did find time this weekend to work on this week’s TJ Technique of the week. The technique used came from the newest issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter and is called Distress Stain Watercolouring. Those who follow me will know how much I enjoy painting and colouring.
My image is one I haven’t used for a while and is from Penny Black.
Thank you for stopping by.
Good morning folks. Today I have a Designer Paper Starburst card to share with you. This technique can be found in the April 2013 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter. For those of you who are subscribers you will notice that this is the technique of the week, so please don’t forget to share your work with us on our Yahoo group. Myoriah Beth, I’ll be expecting yours–LOL.
My designer paper is paper that I have had in a matt stack for mega years and is from K & Co. My flower image is from Hero Arts and although I had the stamp for years, it is the first time I inked it up. Haven’t you heard that before? How many do the same thing? When I told Al he teased me because he thought it was the craziest thing he’s heard. Guess he doesn’t understand stampers. We have good intentions, though, wouldn’t you agree? My sentiment is from Stampin’ Up!