Tuesday, January 31, 2017

WOW- 'Dragonfly Dreams'!

OH my gosh....I just LOVE how this card turned out!!  It is a clean & simple layout, but oh so elegant!  

Wow- the more I play with this 'Dragonfly Dreams' stamp set the more I am in love with it!  This is a card that I created a couple of weeks ago for a workshop & then everyone at my team meeting made it last weekend too!

It is just stunning & sparkles in person! 
stamp set:  'Dragonfly Dreams'
card stock:  Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Shimmery White
ink:  Archival Basic Black
other:  Watercolor Pencils, Aqua Painters, Clear Wink of Stella, Dimensionals

Here are the measurements I used when I created this card:
  • Daffodil Delight- 4 1/4 x 11; 3 x 3 3/4 
  • Bermuda Bay- 5 1/2 x 2; 3 1/4 x 4
  •  Shimmery White- 2 3/4 x 3 1/2

Here is a close up photo of it all colored!  OH my gosh......Check out how is glimmers!
These are all beautiful & they are all a little different too!  It depends on how heavy you put on the watercolor pencils & how much water you add &  blend with the aqua that is what determines your end results!

How did I do that?
1.  Stamp Dragonfly using Archival Basic Black ink onto Shimmery White CS.
2.  Add little circles onto the wings, using different colors of the Watercolor Pencils.  

Here I used the colors- Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay & Daffodil Delight.
3.  Using the Aqua Painter filled with water, I went in circular motions & blended the dots on the wings, making sure there were no bare spots.
4.  I then added the Clear Wink of Stella over all of it, so that the wings are completely covered & have the glimmer!

I am off this morning to pick up all of my boys for the day!  And then tonight I'll be helping Deke work on the farm! 

I hope you have a TERRIFIC Tuesday!!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, January 30, 2017

Swan Lake

This is a stamp set that I got as a prize patrol when I was at On Stage on November.  I honestly don't think it would have been a set that I would have chosen for my first order.....but it is cute!  And I had fun playing with it here.

This is one of the shoe box swaps that I created for everyone joining me for my Iowa Inker's Team Meeting on Saturday!  They all made it!  We all had a great day of stamping together!  I'll share some of my other shoe box swaps throughout this week, so be sure to stop back by.

If you look closely at the water & the dragonflies, I actually picked up the Marina Mist ink (from squishing my ink pad lid) with the Clear Wink of Stella Pen.  It made it lighter & really sparkly!  It is stunning in person!

stamp set:  'Swan Lake' & 'Gorgeous Grunge'
card stock:  Dapper Denim, Marina Mist, Whisper White
ink:  Basic Gray Archival, Marina Mist
marker:  Pumpkin Pie
other:  Big Shot, New Platform, Seaside Embossing folder, Magnetic Platform, Stitched Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Clear Wink of Stella, dimensionals
Our day starts in the dark & super early this morning.  We'll head out at 4:00 a.m., mark, sort & then load a semi of hogs.  Deke will chore & then head to the office for his weekly board meeting.  I'll come in & shower & head in to pick up all of my boys.  I'll get the twins to pre-school & spend the rest of my day with Trey & Masen.  Tonight when the boys go home I'll be headed back out to be a farmer again, helping Deke move pigs.  
I hope you have a MARVELOUS Monday!!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

VOTE for Nathan Wood- stock car driver!

It's that time of year again to do a fun game of racing on the internet!
Click the link below to vote for our son Nathan Wood.
You can vote once a day per device. 🖤🏁

2017 Iowa's Virtual Dirt Track Classic has taken the green flag! 
Vote now by clicking- HERE!!
Thank you!!

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