Happy Tuesday my stampin' friends!! How are you all doing? Have managed to get myself a sinus infection which is no fun, but at least it's not the flu! I'm used to getting these, while I don't like it, I can deal! Not much liking the change of season either--way to chilly for my bones that's for sure so that doesn't help--I'm dreaming of warm weather! I'm off to CHA (Craft & Hobby Association) this January again (yay) & am soooo hoping it's actually sunny & warm this time. I mean I fly allllll the way across the country last time in search of sun & it rains the entire time, hee hee! Any of you going to CHA in January---I'll be working w/ Diana at the Scor-Pal booth on Monday if you wanna drop in & say "hi"!! It's really a good time, meeting everyone in person & fabulous classes & make-n-takes too! Definitely worth it!
And on a quick funny note for you---here in VA we've been having a StinkBug infestation (do not know their official name)! They're a lil' beetle that excrete a nasty, nasty smell when they're threatened & grody! Well they're all over the backside of my house (apparently they like southside facing surfaces) & on all the screens. My cats are thrilled when one gets in cuz' of course they play with them until they die, then eat them & then puke them (not fun for me)! LOL ! Well last night I was putting my son to bed & closing up his window (screen was in) when I noticed that the stinkbugs were ALL OVER his curtains--I hollered for hubby to come help me and we scooped up over 28 of them!! EWWWWW--they were everywhere & Riley of course none-too thrilled! Apparently the screen in his window was a little bent & they must have been sneaking in all day--if you could've seen the look on my son's face--PRICELESS! LOL--never a dull moment I tell ya!!
-The first challenge is up today for Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge Blog!! Click HERE to see the DT's fabulous projects & to join in on the fun too!
Since it's Tuesday, that means it's a Try It Out Tuesday Challenge #39--this time I challenged the DT to use the new Elisabeth Bell for SCACD "Special Edition Ornamnent" stamps in a way that showcases their versatility--see them all HERE! I decided to use one fabulous stamp, "Surprise", to make 2 totally different cards! The great thing about this stamp is that it is not holiday specific--great for any celebration! My image is colored w/ copics and the fab dp is by My Mind's Eye! I added some stardust stickles to her bows and the present w/ that cute lil' puppy popping out--love it! The cs and ribbons are all from PTI, flowers are Prima & punch outs with my Retro flower punch! And yes, the double bow was made w/ my Bow Easy! :o)
I think she's so beautiful in that fancy dress!! Really love this stamp! Sentiment is from PTI's "Everyday Button Bits" set.
My second card uses the same "Surprise" stamp but this time I made a Christmas card with her! The fabulous gold cs is a heavy mirrored paper that I bought here--it embosses beautifully & is super shiny! The other dp is from my scrap pile, but the cs is PTI's Scarlet Jewel. The Poinsettias & holly are by Prima that I layered together & added a fun gold jingle bell to the center! Sentiment is by PTI's "Signature Christmas"--great grouping of holiday sentiments in this set!
This image was colored w/ Copics as well, the present's bow has gold Spica pen on it & diamond glaze. The tissue paper & her bow have stickles as well! Doesn't she look fab in her holiday finery? Using our stamps in many ways is a great way to save money--lord knows I have a ton of stamps, so this is a good example how to get more mileage out of them!
Now don't forget to stop by the store blog "Follow Your Heart" to see what fab things the DT has come up with today!!
Here is a short slideshow to thank both Cyndi & Sarah Ketchum for my goodies I got in the mail! I love them!!
See ya tomorrow!