Good morning! I’ve got to tell ya I did cartwheels yesterday . . . the Graphic 45 catalog hit my mailbox! I’m so excited about their new releases and can’t wait to get my hands on both French Country and Secret Garden. I’ve been waiting for these two collections . . . they absolutely scream at me!
Did you all see the new eP e-Team Picks Challenge posted yesterday on the eP Blog? I have a project started for it, but it’s still a work in progress and might be another day or two. How could I not participate in an altered box challenge? Hopefully, it will be worth your wait to see it!
What do you guys think of the new Spellbinders™ 3D M-Bossabilities™ folders? The minute I saw them, I knew that they would be a perfect match for Quietfire Designs and even hinted to Suzanne that she was going to love the new folders . . . I can see some fabulous designs for these! Yesterday, in between awake and nap times, I was able to work up a simple and easy card using a Thank You sentiment from Quietfire.
This card is posted over on the Quietfire Creations Blog today! In order to get all the deets and more pictures you’ll need to hop over there.
That’s it for me today. Thanks for stopping by . . . I’m off to place a G45 order!
I have some exciting news to share today. For the month of September, I will be the Guest Designer over at The Color Throwdown! I was so excited when they asked me to participate along with all the other Designers . . . they are such a talented group and totally wow me with their creativity. Each week they challenge us with another color combination and then invite us to participate along with them and link up our own creations. I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t often have the time to play along with The Color Throwdown, and was doubly excited when they asked me to be a guest designer for them!
The challenge colors this week and your inspiration are
I must admit that when I see pink in a color combination I panic just a little. It’s not that I don’t like pink, I’m just not a pink kinda girl . . . so, I did my best and believe it or not, I didn’t use that first piece of designer paper.
The image was stamped and embossed with clear embossing powder, water colored with Distress Ink Refills, and then the embossing was iron away (Faux Bleach/Batik Technique). To my own surprise I had Melon Mambo paper in my stash, and used it along with Neenah Classic Crest Solar White for the card and all layering.
The background was created with the Wrinkle Free Distress technique and hot press watercolor paper, using Spun Sugar, Mowed Lawn and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks. Once I had the desired colors (lighter than darker . . . this was the third try), the background was embossed with Spellbinders™ Garden Lattice M-Bossabilities.
The image was matted with (and the corner pieces were die cut/embossed) from the new Marvelous Squares. The layers were separated with dimensional foam squares.
Before I forget, please visit The Color Throwdown Design Team for more inspiration:
and then hop over to The Color Throwdown Blog to link up your own project using this week’s colors.
That’s all for me for now. Thanks for stopping by and remember . . . life is short, enjoy the adventures that come your way today!
Have you been enjoying the Sneak Peek – Spellbinders™ Summer Spectacular? I know I have! I love seeing the projects the other Designers come up with using the dies that I’ve looked at but haven’t tried yet! It also has given me a chance to see what some of them are SUPPOSED to look like when I use them . . . sometimes you just never know (well this meno-memory doesn’t).
As I said I would the other day, I can now post all the details on the second card I made with Framed Labels One.
For this card, the Frame Labels One M-Bossabilities folder was inked with Peridot Mix’d Media Inx, and then the white paper was embossed. To match the ink on the bottom, the seam binding was also dyed with the Peridot Inx.
The Bitty Blossom flower and leaves were die cut/embossed from white mixed media paper and then the flower was inked with Wisteria and the leaves with Mossy Mix’d Media Inx.
Okay off my point here, but I have to tell you . . . I LOVE these Donna Salazar Mix’d Media Inx. I finally purchased some a few weeks ago and they are fasting becoming “go-to” favorites. They are pigment, so they can be embossed, but they also react with water. One of the favorite things now is to apply some of the Inx to the edges of the paper, mist with water, and let the Inx run a little. You can see here on the Labels One (the blue layer), where I added Jasmine Inx to the edges . . . love the soft look.
Once I can post other CHA projects, you’ll see that I used the Inx quite often!
The sentiment was stamped in Wisteria (to match the flower) and embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. The sentiment panel was stenciled with Antique Linen before removing the paper from the die. The leaves were white when die cut/embossed, stenciled with Mossy; and then when the paper was removed, it was misted with water to let the Inx bleed to the edges of the paper. LOVE the results!
I guess that’s all for me today. Thanks for stopping by and remember to embrace the adventures that come your way . . . life is too damn short!