Happy Wednesday everyone--or otherwise known as HumpDay, hee hee! I'm in a better mood today me thinks--(you're sighing w/ relief I know, giggle)! I got about 5 projects done yesterday, 3 loads of laundry & a workout in too--hope to get about 5 more projects done today. I have a Guest Designer spot coming up in July so I've had to work on those projects too--shhhh....can't tell you who with yet!! So my tally so far is I've lost 13 lbs (11 lbs more to go) and am back in my size 4 pants & shirts--YAY ME!! It's so wonderful to fit in your regular clothes ya know--and they're a little loose too--WOO HOO!! Gonna pack my weights & Jillian Michaels DVD's with me to take to the beach--no way am I gonna backslide. We're also taking our bikes with us since on the island you can bike everywhere & its such a great workout too! I'm so excited to just get gone, LOL! Anywhooo, moving on to my project today!
NewsBitz: If you read my blog regularly you know how much I LOVE Paper Trey Ink's products (just ordered all the new goodies too, hee hee)! I use the stamps, papers & ribbons (and buttons, & inkpads) almost everyday on my projects! So after many entries (9 to be exact) & 4 honorable mentions I finally won the Guest Star Stamper Contest for them---WOOHOOOOO! I won for best Summer Themed project for my "Beachy Totebag" that you can see HERE! So excited, hee hee--it says I used the "Lollipop Along" template but its actually my own template design that is quite different from the other one, mine is alot bigger & open, but who cares right!! My template will be up soon for you all!
So if you came to my Copics class this past Sunday, then this image will look familiar to you since it was one we colored & added some fun products too! I colored this fabulously cute lil' "Tilda in Spring Rain" which you can buy at Magnolia-licious! I just wanna squish her she's so cute & wearing my favorite color in the whole wide world! I just had to do a monochromatic card with her! I added some fun white polka dots to her boots to match my dp & then put a nice coat of diamond glaze on top so her boots are nice & slick lookin'! The raindrops & puddle have diamond stickles on them for more shimmer!
When you add more texture & products to your stamped images you really make your card POP & much more dynamic & it's not hard to do at all! All the dp is by Stampin' Up & little "smile" sentiment is from PTI's "Mega Mixed Messages" set (I swear this is a MUST HAVE set)!! The white border was done with a new Martha Stewart border punch I picked up at Michaels (just new to me). For those who have asked how I get the soft backgrounds around my images--here's the secret--I use Ranger's Inkssentials Foam Blending Tool dipped in SU inkpads. If you watch my "Card Making Process Video" (on sidebar) you will see how I use this! I absolutely ADORE this tool, use it everyday and if you get it, make sure & buy extra sponges HERE so you can have one for each color!
Alright off to do more work & see ya back here tomorrow!