This week's CAS challenge on SCS (CAS129) is to create belated birthday cards. Goodness knows I need a stash of those so I may do a couple this week. I thought this little pup might be good for the boys/men on my list.
My brain must have been on overload after a day of shopping for the master bath renovation, because I just couldn't get a card to come together. After a good night's sleep, I cleaned it up...alot and went super simple for a card for our grandson who just learned to ride his two wheeler...all by himself.
My coloring needs lots of work, but he won't mind.
There's a Copic class coming soon and yours truly has signed herself up because coloring scares me! Thanks to my good blogger friend, Sue, over at Sue's Stampin Stuff for stamping out the image and sentiment for me.
Now for dessert...
Pecan Fingers are my go to when I need a yummy dessert in under 30 minutes...mixing and baking time.
They're chewy and crunchy all at the same time. A hot cup of tea or coffee and dessert is served.
You will find the recipe under the recipe link at the top of the page.
Nothing I can show you in completed stage as all projects have been for DT fun at May Arts Ribbon. Be sure to stay tuned for some upcoming sneak peeks though.
Our grandson called to say that he rode his bike ALL BY HIMSELF. Miss those days with our own boys..sigh. Sue, over at Sue's Stampin Stuff shared some of these adorable LOTV Boy oh Boy stamps with me so that I can send him a congratulations card. We've been swapping stuff for awhile now...I really think she should next door!
DH is off today so it's out to shop for the Master Bath redo....the fun begins in Sept. Yikes!
I used these beautiful stamps from Rubbernecker Stamps Wild Garden. The Dandelion Stem Set is one of my most favorite and versatile stamps. I used the stamping off technique. Inking, stamping off on a scrap of paper then, stamping over and over on the tag until the stamp was dry.
Paper - SU Chocolate Chip, PTI Rustic Cream (inside), The Girls Paperie DP
Ink - Versamark Sahara Sand/Ocean Green, SU Chocolate Chip
I heat embossed the car and the tickets then cut them out and did some "fingerinking" to make the bg color more like the DP. I then stamped the sentiment directly onto the cover piece and heat embossed it. I decided to add a tea stained tag as a bookmark so I stamped some of them images in clear around the sentiment, sprinkled on Clear EP then applied the heat. After it dried, I did more finger inking on the clear images. I even did some heat embossing on the edges of the notebook...first time I've tried that but it won't be the last...it looks cool! I just sponged Versamark around the edges, then added black EP and heat...voila!
Paper - Graphics 45 Transatlantique, PTI Rustic Cream
Ink - Versamark, PTI Summer Sunrise, Chai, Dark Chocolate, Tim Holtz Walnut Distress
Sorry for no post yesterday...DH had a day off and for the forseeable future, that means shopping for the master bathroom renovation. We're trying to keep the cabinets to save $$ so matching the countertop to them is proving to be a chore. I'll take some before and after pictures soon.
In the meantime, here's a little treat to cool you off this summer...DH said that after he tasted it, it was all he could think about all day. ;-) It IS really good!
Can you say YUM?!!
Strawberry Smoothie Ice Cream Pie...oh, my!! The original recipe came from SL. You can find the recipe on a printable Google Doc at the Recipe link above.
That's the main course...now for dessert!
This is for the challenge at the Impression Obsession blog to make a card for any occassion using only IO stamaps. That part was easy because I love their stamps! I love that you can have your rubber stamps mounted...or not, and that they also have acrylic stamps.
If it's Wednesday, then it's also time for WOYWW#111 over at Julia's Stamping Ground. The beginnings of this card and the remnants of a DT project are all over the desk along with various other things that need a home...no use apologizing...it's a happy mess!
I finally got a Copic Airbrush system and compressor but the compressor arrived with no instructions! Anyone know where to find a manual?
Card size: 5.5" x 4.25"
Paper - Neenah, Bazzill textured
Ink - Memento, Copics
Stamps - SU Congrats for Everything
Accessories - star buttons, brad, Spellbinders Circle die, PTI banner die
I just hate it when I sign up for something and then can't fully participate. Such has been the case with Summer Card Camp. This is the last week and I finally just told myself that I WILL participate this week.
Today's assignment is a color challenge and I couldn't resist because these are the colors I think of when I think of where we live.
I put off my shower to head into the studio to try and fnd something to match...Not quite but almost. The flower by Rubbernecker Stamps, actually looks much better IRL but it's overcast here today...seems there's a tropical storm playing around in the Atlantic today so the light is awful. (go away!)
I clear heat embossed the image. I tried the fingerinking technique on the flower that Jennifer McGuire introduced last week...yes, I did pay attention. It reminds me of fingerpainting...so fun. I used Copics to color the leaves as they were a bit narrower for fingerinking.
Be sure to scroll down for my CAS Clean and Simple project. Two posts today...woo,hooo
Paper - Neenah, Making Memories Chloe's Closet, PTI
The CAS Challenge CAS127 on SCS wasn't posted yet when I took a sneak peek but from what I could gather in the gallery, it's a tropical inspiration photo with pink and green as the colors..or at least I hope so!
I chose the hot pink of PTI's Hybiscus Burst and paired it with Spring Moss.
I spent this evening trying to organize the mess I created in my studio this week. I'm thinking of selling the small desk and replacing it with a cabinet with shelves. It's a really nice Ethan Allen computer desk but no room for it anywhere else in the house. Decisions, decisions....
I'm also working on a fun project for May Arts that I can't show you just yet. Think Yogi Bear! ;-)
In the meantime, did you know there's a contest over at Rubbernecker Stamps to name the new design team? Be kind....I made the team! ;-) You could win a $25 gift certificate...now, that's some serious shopping cash! Hurry, the contest ends Monday, July 18th.
Accessories - Spellbinders Scalloped Circle dies, seam binding (I colored it with reinker), paper roses colored with Copic marker, Martha Stewart leaf punches, string pearls
Now for a sweet treat! My DH and I have been on a bit of a "I gained 4 lbs. on vacation and I can't eat a thing diet". ;-) Poor thing was craving something sweet so I tried this recipe from King Arthur flour. Can you say to die for? I mean, chocolate, peanut butter AND Reeses' PB cups...what's not to love?
Yay! I put the recipe on a Google Doc so all you have to do is go to the Recipes link at the top of the page and click the link under the photo.
TheTeapot Tuesday challenge this week on SCS takes us to Canada and Rita, who has been diagnosed with lung cancer. Rita faces a huge challenge but is facing it with peacefulness and humor. She loves the outdoors.
We are to bring Rita daisies and birds or bees. Since I don't have any decent birds, I brought my daisies as rub ons and some bees to wish Rita a happy hello.
I've got a super simple tutorial for you over at the May Arts Blogto make this adorable dog collar and leash. I promise you'll never be able to pay those big $$ at the pet store again once you see how quickly and easily these come together. There's a link for the hardware as well.
Isn't my little model adorable...of course, he wouldn't look at the camera. I woke him from a nap and he was NOT happy.