Hello everyone! It's another beautiful spring day here in VA- & its Friday-yeahhhhh! I have the windows open and the fresh air is blowing in (and my dogs barks are blowing out!). I am looking forward to some time off this weekend--no plans, just wingin' it with the kids. They want to go see Nim's Island so we'll do that and maybe some shopping for summer clothes (because like always, nothing fits them from last year).
In case you're interested in doing some internet shopping head over to Stamping Bella --she is releasing some new stamps this weekend. And check out Melissa's blog at Pink Cat Studio & Paper Trey Ink's blog--both have teasers of new stamps & things on their blogs. PTI has new colors out April 15th and they are be-u-tiful--I will surely be ordering them! I'm always up for shopping, especially if I can do it at my desk w/ my jammies on!!
I have two more cards for you today. I actually made these last night, when I should have been in bed. I knew with my craft class today, I wouldn't have time to make something, so I stayed up to finish these just for you:). The first card is made with some new stamps I've had, and hadn't had the chance to ink up. The stamps are from Innovative Stamp Creations - they come on a sheet, quite a few, and you must cut them & mount them. They have alot of nature stamps & they are really quite beautiful. I cut the butterfly out and colored it w/ my Copics then applied 3 coats of Diamond Glaze to it so it was shiny & bendable. The rub-ons behind the butterfly are from Fancy Pants Designs. I stamped SU soft sky with the Baroque Motifs stamp set and then layered more SU cardstock on top. The sentiment is from SU too. I think its a really elegant & unique card--different from the cutesier (is that a word?) stuff I usually do.
The second card is made with another new stamp set (yes, I know I have alot of new stuff) from CC Designs called Cleaning Queenie (I got mine from All That Scraps ). We all have to clean and most of us (at least me) hate it! I made this card w/ a magnet on the back so someone could hang it on the fridge to remind the family of their thoughts on "cleaning". I paper pieced her shirt and rag with pp from Michaels and she's colored with my Copics. I gave her just a little bling (stickles) for earrings and hair band--we all gotta have some bling!! Hope you like it!
Hope ya have a great weekend and do lots of relaxing & crafting! Suzanne
Butterfly- Innovative Stamp Creations, SU solid paper, Michaels ribbon, Fancy Pants Designs rubons, SU baroque motifs & elegant greetings sentiment, diamond glaze
Cleaning Queenie by CC Designs, Michaels pp, SS solid paper, stickles, Michaels ribbon, brads by Provo Craft