It's Tuesday and and a beautiful day here in Virginia again! I have had the windows open for two days not and it's fabulous--no humidity and a nice breeze, perfect I say!! This morning I'm off with hubby to meet with our landscaper about our backyard makeover---hallejuah Suzanne says!! After 4 years of living with "NOTHING" in our backyard 'cept grass, a garden and our fence we our having a makeover my friends. So be prepared for before and after pictures on my blog this summer as it comes to fruition! What will be out there---a cabana with a bar (not the drinking kind, but eating kind so don't get the wrong idea people, lol) so like a screen porch w/o the screens set away from our house, an outside tv, stone fireplace, heaters and flagstone patio with landscaping and lighting! Supposedly it will be done in 30 days from start to finish and I can't wait! We love to be outside so we will be spending a ton of time in this space I do forsee!
Do you all have any fabulous outdoor projects planned for the summer---if you do, let me know and one of you will win a $20 gift certificate to spend at I Brake For Stamps!!!
And I've mentioned before how much I love music and with teens in the house we always have to watch the MTV Awards and last night was hilarious with Betty White, Sandra Bullock and a HILARIOUS dance performance by Tom Cruise as his alter ego from the Tropic Thunder movie (crude, but funny and yes demonstrates my sick humor, lol). So if you dare, watch the video below from the MTV awards--I betcha' will laugh out loud!! (I'm still giggling)
My project for you today is a fun one and should give you a lil' giggle! I LOVE, LOVE working with these Humorous Seniors stamps from I Brake For Stamps!! If you follow my blog you've probably seen bunches of these senior projects along the way! This one is called "Floating Wilma" and isn't she just dah-ling!!? I created a fun lil' gift card holder to match as well! If you buy any stamps from I Brake For Stamps make sure to use the coupon code "SAVE10SUZANNE" to save 10% off your entire order!!
Cosmo Cricket's "DeLovely" and I lovee them--in fact I'm ordering a second pad of it, 'cuz I've used most of it already here & there! The colors are so cheery and fun! The sentiment is from PTI's "A Day at the Beach" along with a starfish stamped next to it from the same set.
And here is a close up of "Floating Wilma"--hee hee! She is of course colored with Copics and then I've coated her float-ee with a thick coat of diamond glaze. The water got sprinkles of stardust stickles to make it shimmer. If you look closely you'll see her lips and toe-nails are all the lovely shade of RV14, LOL! I mixed in some W3 gray into her brunette hair to make it a bit gray too!
Here are some close-ups of the gift card holder---I whip these up regularly because they're quick, fun and you can very your designs. I originally found the tutorial HERE and then I change up how it closes--this one I've made to look like a mini-wallet with a tab closure. A Basic Grey dual magnet keeps it closed. It's hard to see here but I used the same PTI set on the inside and it says "You Deserve It". On the outside of the tab that's a Prima jeweled flower center (love those).
Hope you enjoyed today's projects and I hope to see you back here either tomorrow or Thursday--depends on if I get my butt in gear, LOL! Have a good one!