Stamps: Tilda picking petals and sentiment soon to be available for pre order from Magnolia-licious!
Paper: So Saffron and Brocade Blue from SU! DP from the Netherlands
Ink: Memento Black; Copics
Other: Various buttons from Joanns; Nesties; ric rac by CTMH; embroidery floss; Stardust stickles
Card Measures 5.75" sq
Hello Friends! Happy Friday! I hope that you all had a lovely week.
I want to thank you all for coming by again today and thanks for all the better weather wishes! The weather around here look sunny and in the 8o's for the next few days! I know there are worse things in life than rain...but rain, rain, and more rain starts to get pretty depressing. In New England we don't have a very long summer as it is, but at this point I think many New Englanders just feel that this will be the year without ANY summer. Our pool is still cloudy...a much better color than the muddy green it was...but cloudy. It has been hard to work on getting it clear with the weather....the good news is that it hasn't been hot enough to use it. And we are saving quite a bit on our air conditioning bill! Although we try to rent out as many weeks as we could at our (new to us) house on the Cape....we did save a week for ourselves. And I hope that we are full into summer weather by then! I can't even remember the last time we took a vacation in the summer months...if ever. Usually we do something in the late winter or spring. I plan it that way on purpose...we need something (warm) to look forward to during our long snowy winter. And if we go someplace sunny it feels like such a treat to have warm weather in the colder months.
Anyhooooooooooooo....I am sorry that I didn't have up my sketch sample before now. I stayed up late on Wednesday night making my card...and by the time I finished I was too pooped to post! Thursday was a busy day...so I figured that I would just post a day late and you would forgive me. :) right? :) This stamp came in my Summer Stamp Club kit from Magnolia in Sweden. If you didn't pre-purchase the kit, you have to wait 'til they are available for sale individually. I am pretty sure that Diana will be putting together an awesome bundle (that is discounted) with the summer stamps at Magnolia-licious. And she includes so many extra goodies too! She also is offering the 12 new Copic shades at a fabby price. I already pre-ordered mine! She expects to have them in her hot little hands next week to start shipping them out! (the copics shown are for card #1)
My second card is for today's Bloggers Challenge: CASE (Copy and Steal Everything) another Bloggers Challenge member. Well that wouldn't be too difficult to do since the girls in that group are so creative!! The hardest part was choosing WHO to CASE. My initial gut was to CASE my BFF, Kristen....because we have very similiar styles and she ROCKS! Or to CASE the super talented Barb...a fellow BC member who I led into the addictive world of Tilda and Edwin. muuuuuhahahahahahhahahhaaaaaa! But I don't know...I kinda felt like CASE'ing those 2 would be cheating because it would be so natural. And I cheated on last week's BC. So I thought I would then CASE someone who doesn't nessecarily have my same style. Patti Chesky is a a very creative lady and I chose to CASE these cards by Patti. Thanks Patti for the wonderful inspiration! You can check out all the BC ladies HERE.
Card #2 Details:
Stamps: Hanna Stamps Perfect Package
Paper: all SU!: Riding Hood Red; Kiwi Kiss; Pink Pirouette; Bella Rosa DP
Ink: Memento Black; Copics
Other: Martha Stewart doily border punch; white brads; nesties
Card Measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Have a Stupendous Friday!