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Garden Wishes

It’s Friday!  It’s the last Friday of summer vacation and it’s the 13th.  I’ve always loved Friday the 13th.  I guess I’m not superstitious.  I also own a black cat, I don’t throw salt over my shoulder when I spill it and I don’t see the harm in opening an umbrella in the house.  I don’t walk under ladders, but it’s more of a fear that something may get dropped on my head.  It’s been a good stamping day!  I got two cards done – the one you see here and my Sketch for You to Try for tomorrow.  I love them both!

For this card I combined the Friday Free For All on SCS with an Anni-Verve-sary sketch from Verve.  I don’t own any Verve stamps yet, so I went with the Pure Innocence Fairy Girl from My Favorite Things.

Over the past few days I’ve gotten a lot of questions about how I watercolor.  I am no means trained in it.  I just eyeball it.  I don’t use any fancy markers.  I simply use a very loved AquaPainter from Stampin’ Up! and re-inkers in the lid of my ink pad.  The first layer is always very watered down and I build up in intensity from there.  I do get a lot of practice because I L-O-V-E to color!  I find it relaxing and I can spend an hour coloring an image and getting it just right.  I always remember that it looks best if it’s not perfect and I just go for it.  About a year ago I uploaded a video to YouTube explaining how I go about watercoloring.  The video is here.

I’m using up more retired Stampin’ Up! supplies and it was hard to have enough dsp for this card.  I loved Cottage Wall and have only scraps left in the package, but I can’t bring myself to toss them.  I also had a piece of Whisper White card stock that I embossed with the Lattice Embossing Folder, but it was not cut to the correct size for a previous card.  I like how it looked with the striped paper.  I also used the retired corner rounder because I liked the larger size of it and some Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Grosgrain ribbon.  Her wand has Frost White Shimmer Paint on it.

Tomorrow I have a card for Jen’s Sketch for You to Try.  I am thrilled with how it turned out.  I hope you stop by to see it and hopefully play along with us.

Stamps: My Favorite Things – PI Fairy Girl
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Whisper White, Cottage Wall dsp, Orchid Opulence
Ink: Basic Gray, Blush Blossom, Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Sahara Sand
Accessories: Big Shot, Lattice Embossing Folder, Corner Rounder, AquaPainter, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Ribbon


It's the Thought

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Wow, can you believe that I got it together enough to post every day for a week?  I tell you the summer has just flown by and now the school year is staring us right in the face.  I can’t wait!  Colin is talking about 2nd grade and is missing his friends that don’t live in our neighborhood.  Evan could probably care less, but I think Colin was like that going into his 2nd year of preschool.

I made another card for the Dare to Get Dirty Challenges.  There is paper piecing, gingham and winged things involved in this card.  I thought the Fairy Fhiona stamp from Your Next Stamp would work perfectly.  I paired her up with papers from the Sweet Pea dsp pack.  The sentiment is from a retired hostess set from Stampin’ Up! called So Many Sayings.

I’m trying to get the boys motivated to get dressed and out of the house to shop for a gift for my grandma.  I have no idea what to buy her.  I think we may stop at our local candy store and buy her some chocolate.  I also want to make a trip to Hobby Lobby.

It’s going to be one of the hottest days so far this summer.  I’m planning on staying inside and staying cool.  Tomorrow I’ll have a Sketch for You to Try from Jen for you to see.

Stamps: Your Next Stamp – Fairy Fhiona, Stampin’ Up! – It’s the Thought
Paper: Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Sweet Pea dsp, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Gray, Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Blush Blossom, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Neutrals brads, Pretty in Pink satin ribbon, large and small oval punch, dimensionals, AquaPainter