Happy Friday everyone! Are you happy it’s the weekend? I sure am and I cannot wait till Monday…why Monday…wellllll let me tell you. We have central A/C in our house and its split into 2 units…one unit for bottom 2 floors and one for top floor. Well my craft room is on 2nd floor next to Alexa’s bedroom (separated by a bathroom) and neither room is getting air…and its 100 degrees here in VA with 80% humidity…ACK! We have fans running but its so stuffy and hot that sweat was dripping down my legs while I was working…disgusting and hard to work in…and oh-so-not purty. Course the A/C man can’t come till Monday, but of course cuz’ I’m soooo sure there are a ton of other sweaty, not nice-hormonal women working in un-air conditioned rooms…NOT…so SHOOT ME…so me and Alexa have to suffer for the next few days. But its only those 2 rooms, the other bedrooms and baths are cool and nice…very odd…and I’m sure this is gonna cost us mucho $$$$ KWIM..ugh! So I will try to spend as much time NOT in my craft room this weekend and this is coming from someone that likes HOT weather..but the humidity and stuffiness is too much for me. And I’m not at menopausal age yet…god help me when that happens huh? I mean you woulda thought I was quite hormonal today…bright red face, dripping sweat and YELLING at anyone or thing that got in my way LOL! I was like a blown-up, sweaty version of Cruella DeVille I tell ya…not a pretty site I will assure you! And where would my hubby be? Yeah he’s in NC till tomorrow night…so he’s missed my yelling and cussing and sweating…I’m sure he’s chuckling to himself that he’s not here. Yeah NO…cuz I spam texted him to let him know of my displeasure…just to mess with him and make him feel some pain too…yeah that’s how nasty I was today hahahaha. I like to share BOTH my joy and my pain…and I DID!
So today is the NEWEST SCACD RELEASE…some awesomely, fun-tastic and cute stamps coming out today. I’ve used two today on this card…the monster stamps (and sentiments) are called the Oddly Sweet Curiosities Sets #1 & #2 and this one is called “Monster Chill” (from set #1). I love these cute lil’ monsters…great for all ages and boys and girls. I had to go with some fun, bright colors….this image/sentiment will surely bring a smile to the recipient. In the background I also used some fun houses from the NEW set from Susana Loves Stamps “M’s Place”..cute & whimsical houses and landscapes that can be used for multiple occasion/projects.
I'm entering this into the following challenges:
365 Cards (sparkle & shine)
Charisma Cards (anything goes)
Papercraft Star (embossing)
Try It On Tuesday (anything goes)
I used some scrap papers from an older Basic Grey paper pad (love me that zebra print) and I embossed the green paper with a fun print. That lil monster got colored with Copics (YG25,YG67,YG20,YG03 / RV10,RV14,RV17) and I feathered the colors together and also dotted it on to give some fun texture to the skin. Then I added a very thick coat of Diamond Glaze for shine. The sentiment comes with the stamp & then I added some fun button accents to finish it off.
For the next project I used the new collection called “Little Sassy Crew” and this cutie is “Little Stargazer”. I had to give her some fun hot-pink hair…she’s sassy yes? Instead of a card I made a fun lil’ note pad that could be given as a gift to someone special & sassy! Again I used scrap papers and kept the colors bright and fun. The notepads I buy from PTI and then just create simple cardstock covers that I then decorate.
She got colored with Copics (same as above with the additions of B18,B21/E11,E00) and then I added Diamond Glaze to her boots and eyes…stickles to some accents for fun sparkle. The sentiment is from PTI too and then I matted my image with SBs shapes. I love this fun color combo!