I live in Idaho with a great hubby and two sons. I love the fiber arts and papercrafts. I have started running and recently completed a FULL MARATHON. If you want a glimpse in to my life, this is the place for you. Hope you enjoy your time.
This is another wonderful mermaid image drawn by Rebecca Sinz for Sweet Pea Stamps called Adrift. I have been playing around with colors because to me mermaids, fairies, etc. can all be any color, have any color hair, etc. That is part of what makes them so fabulous!
The background paper is from the Bazzill pack Miss Teagan Sue. It was super wonderful to use bright colors and flowers with such dreary weather outside.
Each year the Sweet Pea Stamps design team loves to create a hop for
Lynette, owner of Sweet Pea Stamps as our gift to her for Christmas. We
are all in awe of the lovely stamps she offers and want to show our
appreciation for her kindness and generosity.
Today I am going to share a creation made using the image Wind Swept by Rebecca Sinz. This lovely image is on a sheet with 3 other amazing images or can be purchased individually in rubber or digital format.
After coloring the image I paired it with turquoise card stock and a pattern paper from the Teresa Collins Now and Then collection.
would a blog hop be without some candy? So one lucky person will win
these gorgeous rubber stamps. Just leave comments along the way - each
time you do you will earn another chance at winning!
I ended up pairing her with papers from two different collections. They both worked so well with the image and together. Also, since the paper police have never been to my house, I couldn't think of a reason not to. The floral background is from the American Crafts - Soho Garden. The real with the script print is from the Teresa Collins - Tell Your Story. Those gorgeous corners are from the Dies by SCACD - Garden Corners and only one of the two fabulous die designs you get.
Since I awoke to snow on the ground this morning, a bit of sunshine in my creations was a nice thing to have.
This lovely lady is Midnight Rose by Elaine Cox. I had this background paper from Teresa Collins on my table and the image stamped out sitting in the same area. I noticed the roses in both and knew it was a perfect match, as long as I could color the image correctly. The corners are Dies by SCACD Classic Corners. Very pleased with it and looking forward to sending this card to a friend in need of some 'happy mail'.
I have posted this in the past, but was reminded of it today. :)
As a December baby (today isn't my actual birthday day though) I
would like to take a moment and remind others of the dilemma.
Specifically #4. I Probably should have made that #1. As people with
our birthdays at this time of year, we have enough to 'deal with'
without your added griping. Please stop. It really gets old hearing
how tough it is on YOU to have to buy for us. So don't. It won't be
the first or last time our birthday was ignored, forgotten or
overlooked. That is pretty standard for us. It is also preferable to
hearing about how inconvenient our day is.
ATTENTION!! ATTENTION!!! ATTENTION!!
about now is when all the holiday hustle and bustle really starts. I
would like to take just a moment to remind you that some people still
have birthdays in the next couple of months. I also want to give you a
couple of tips with regard to those birthdays.
1- Do not wrap the present in holiday paper. If you don't have anything else, please use the newspaper.
A combined gift is fine, if it was requested. If the recipient is under
12 years old, separate gifts are necessary for them not to feel
slighted. The cost does not matter, trust me on this.
3- Telling them to pick one from under the tree to open early, NOT a good idea.
They did NOT ask to be born during this time of year, do not complain
to them. Complain to the parents and if you ARE the parents, well.....
in mind this is only a mini list and there are other items that may
apply. I can, however, guarantee that if you keep these four in mind it
will be appreciated!