Happy Saturday everyone! Hope everyone had a safe & fun 4th of July! I am feeling better today, but still moving a little slower than normal. Tonight we're going to dinner and to see fireworks at our Club so hopefully the weather holds out. We went to see Wall-E last night, and if you haven't seen it--GO--its so cute and fun, I really liked it and so did my dh and kids. I am having quite a happy mail day today. I got all my new Magnolia stamps from Diana (thanks Diana), my Magnolia summer stamp club stamps, my new MFT stamps and last but not least I got all my new "Sarah Kay" stamps. Doesn't get better than that!! If you're interested in the Sarah Kay stamps you can check them out at Sweet 'n Sassy. If you want to order some Magnolias and can't wait for Diana's (from Scor-Pal) webshop to open, you can email her at email@example.com and she will tell you what she has in her inventory (she will also be carrying Copics--yippee).
I finally finished my card that I've been working on for the past 2 days--I won't even tell you how long it took me :) All stamped images (girl, clouds, house) are from Magnolia and the sentiment is from Verve Visual's "Wonderful Wishes Remixed". The lovely dp is from Heidi Grace called "daydream believer" and I lovee it, chocolate brown is my "new" black--lol! I paired it up with SU's choc. chip and ballet blue cs. Of course there are many layers in this one--I cut and stamped the girl, clouds & house separately and then restamped the stairs and door, cut them out & colored all w/ my Copics. The stairs, 1 cloud, girl and the house are popped up with dimensionals. The second door image( the cut-out one) I glued 2 paper door "hinges" to it and then glued it to the door on the house image--I then cut a piece of choc. chip cs to size and glued it over the hinges for the inside of the door so you don't see the inner workings-lol. If you have or have seen this house stamp you will know that over the door is a house number--I wanted my sentiment to be there instead so I stamped it out separately and popped it up there. The windows and door handle have Diamond Glaze on them for a nice glassy shine. There are stardust stickles on her wings, flowers and clouds for lots of sparkle! I added some design dots to the girls dress and highlights to her shoes, cheeks and windows with my Ranger Inkssentials pen. I am pleased as pie on how it turned out, hopefully you think so too!
Now for my Top 10 List--I have a lot of people email with questions concerning my favorite, can't live without products--so here goes (in no particular order):
1. my Carl RT-200 paper cutter from Staples
2. stickles (easy to use and under $2 a bottle)
3. Ranger Inkssentials white pen (the best)
4. Copics (love 'em-expensive but worth it)
5. Nestabilities by Spellbinders (use 'em everyday)
6. Cuttlebug (can't do w/o it)
7. Diamond Glaze (great for shine and as a clear adhesive)
8. Scotch's Quick-Dry Adhesive Glue (the only glue I use-I get mine at Michaels)
9. Ranger's Adirondack inkpads in Espresso & Pitch Black (quick dry & great w/ Copics)
10. Paper Trey Ink's White Cardstock (the best quality for stamping & coloring w/ Copics)
Of course I have other products I use regularly, but these are my most beloved and recommended!
Well, I hope you enjoyed my "long" post and have a great weekend!
Magnolia stamps (girl, house, clouds), Basic Grey brads, Heidi Grace dp (daydream believer), stardust stickles, Diamond Glaze, dimensionals, scalloped square nestabilities, Fiskars threading water border punch, Verve Visual "Wonderful Wishes Remixed" sentiment, SU cs in ballet blue & choc. chip, Ranger Inkssentials pen, Copics