Happy TGIFriday my friends! I love Fridays don’t you? Everyone always seems happier on Fridays because they all are ready for some down time or good times, LOL. I’m just thrilled that I didn’t have to build an Ark this week since the rain seemed to never stop here in Virginia. My backyard just makes a huge sucking sound and I’m afraid it will be a sink hole if it continues, yikes! They are saying it will be warm and sunny this weekend (but if not I’m hunting down the weatherman) LOL. We did eat out on the patio last night and enjoyed fresh lettuce from our garden, yum. Best two things ‘bout summer----fresh veggies and warm weather! We also had a Pirates of the Caribbean Movie Fest this week to catch up again on the other 3 movies so we can see Pirates #4 at the movie theater this weekend. Me loves some Johnny Depp as Capt. Jack Sparrow for sure!! I have had just a “tiny” crush on him since he was in 21 Jump Street (am I showing my age, lol) and now I hear they are doing a remake of 21 Jump Street---what’s old is always new again. I don’t really think Johnny Depp is super hot (I’ll save that for Tim McGraw---wink) but I just love his hilarious and strange character in the Pirate movies. Not to mention that Disney ride has ALWAYS been my fave And speaking of the new Pirates movie I heard there is a MERMAID in it this time…………..hmmmm….I think I have a mermaid tale to share with you today as well.
-Upcoming CMC Copic Classes on the Road---North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, Ontario and Las Vegas are up on the site www.cmcroad.com and ready for registration. It’s a fun day of coloring and friends—always a good time & I’d love ot meet ya!
-Have you joined in on the CMC Challenge Group yet? Everyone is welcome and we have a fun challenge every 2 weeks HERE—great prizes as well. We’d love to see you there!
-Signed up for Through the Craftroom Door Mini-Magazine yet? I publish it with my friend Marti and it has lots of great articles, projects and new products in it every 2 months. If it’s handmade than its in there---more than just a papercrafting publication! The main site HERE is open to everyone—come see what its all about!
Today is the day I get to share with you one of the new beautiful stamps by Carmen Medlin for SCACD from the “Natural Beauty Collection”. And there are sooo many beauties in this collection your head will be spinning and wanting them all! I had a delightful time creating this mermaid tale…….errrrr…….project for you today, LOL. So the SCACD DT and some special guests are celebrating today with a fun Blog Hop—make sure to see where to hop at the end of this post or go to the store blog HERE to see the entire list!
giving away for FREE 1 tooled rose's set from Prima (contains 9 roses -
Approx 1" each). Susana will pick the color and only good for the 1st week
of the release offer ends May 29th." Only available at SCACD!
Entering this into the following challenges (btw have you seen Feline Playful yet--great way to check challenges, very easy and simple, love it)
Do You Stack Up Challenge (use celery, white, sea glass)
Isn’t she a cutie and a beauty—I just ADORE her! This stamp is named “Water Babies” and isn’t that seal baby the cutest? My papers are by Memory Box’s “Spearmint”—a close second to this set is called “Minuet”. I loved the watery bluegreens in the patterns which worked so well with this image. The scrolls are by Marianne Designs and I cut them from cream cardstock, inked them in 2 shades of blue/green and then spritzed them with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz in Sheer Sparkle which is soooo pretty (I spritzed the whole finished card with this lightly as well)! Her tail and some of the seaweed has Fantasy Film on them (love this product, so easy and fun to use—Find Fantasy Film HERE and great tutorial here) Basically ink your stamp up with Staz-On, layer a few sheets of fantasy film on top face up and add a washcloth or napkin on top of that and place iron over it for about 35 seconds until all layers of the film are adhered together. Quick and easy and does not hurt your stamps!
I also die cut some more scrolls from some layers of Fantasy Film and added them around the scrolls—I liked the watery seaweed effect they gave. The image’s mattings were done with Spellbinders dies and the darker green cs was embossed with a Crafts Concept embossing folder “garden swirl”. The bow was made with my Bow Easy and topped off with a Prima Say It In Pearls gem (luv these as they work perfectly in the center of bows).
Everytime I see this cutie I just say “awwww”—say it with me now, LOL! She’s colored with Copics—G03,G02,G00,G000/E44,E43,E42,E41/E11,E00,R20/YR24,E35,YR20/C1,C00. Stickles on the seaweed that didn’t get Fantasy Film and Doodlebug flock in white (25% off) on the cute seal for softness. And yes those are tiny pearls on her shirt done with my Viva Décor Pearl Pen (a must have). The one shell got Diamond Glaze on it and then while wet I sprinkled Glamour Dust (15% off) so the sparkles are suspended in the liquid—very cool! The pearls are actually Bella Baubles in String of Pearl—loved the shell look of them.