Happy Thursday afternoon everyone! I hope your week has been swell so far. I am really looking forward to some time away--the kids go to my mom's tomorrow for a week and my dh and I are headed to Phillie on Sunday for 5 days. Since it was kind of a last minute trip we didn't want to go far and we're bigtime history buffs so we're looking forward to all the historical sites Phillie has. We're staying at the Ritz Carlton and I have big plans to spend a few hours at their spa for my treat--can't wait!!! After the past 6 months we've had with my "cancer" scare, relatives sick, pets dying and then my hubby's scare the other night--this will be well worth the money spent for some relaxing and enjoying each other.
I'm on a Magnolia "kick" right now and I'm inking up some of my Magnolia stamps that have been lonely! This little "tomboy" Tilda reminds me of myself when I was little. I was such a tomboy and always wanted to be like my big brother (who is 9 yrs older)--the dirtier I was the better :) (If you want to order some Magnolia's, please contact Diana Crick at email@example.com )
This fun and cheery dp is by Cloud9 Design (Sunrise Buds) and I paired it with some Bazzill cs I had. I always like to pick out my dp first and then match my Copics up with it to color the images. I stamped both Tilda and the fence, colored them w/ Copics and then cut them both out. Now on the Tilda stamp she is holding a jumprope, but I cut it off and attached embroidery floss for a more "real" looking jump rope effect. I used my Nestabilities to cut out the scalloped squares, and embossed the rust cs with my CB swiss dots folder for some texture. All of the images were attached w/ dimensionals for a nice 3-D effect (ya know my usual stuff). The sentiment is from SU's "Sweet Serendipity" set and I thought it was perfect. I punched out 2 butterflies w/ my PaperShapers punch and layered them together and then spiffed it up with some dots and stickles on the wings--then it was attached to the sentiment. The ribbon is from PTI (lemon tart) and the brads are Basic Grey. I added a few more stickles to her wings and some highlights with my Inkssentials pen. Just a fun, cheery summer card---Just what I needed!!!
Thanks to everyone who asked about my hubby--he's doing well and hopefully this will be a warning to him to slow down a little (better said right). We'll be enjoying some downtime that's for sure.
BTW, can you believe I'm almost at 10,000 blog hits already!! Seems like I just hit 5,000 and gave away blog candy. So when I get back from my mini vacay it will definitely be BLOG CANDY time--so stay tuned!!
And if you haven't checked out Diana Crick's new Scor-Mat for your Scor-Pal, ya really should. I have it and it's fantastic--allows you to work right on top of your scor-pal--lovin' it!!! And if you don't already have a Scor-Pal (gasp), whatcha' waiting for!!!! Also check out all the new stamps MFT released last nite, wickedly cute and into my cart they all went (sigh...when will I ever have enough...sadly, never--lol)!!
I'm taking the kiddos to my Mom's tomorrow so I don't know if I'll post or not. I'm trying to have some posts done for while I'm away, so we'll see...