Good morning to all and yes it is early on a Monday, February 13th. I “do so” know it has been awhile since my last post. I am sure you all understand that sometimes life just grabs hold and doesn’t let you go and sometimes it shakes you around a bit while it is grabbin’ you!! I won’t bore you with the details but I finally have found a minute and I just thought I would let you know that I am “still here”, “still stamping” and “still very, very inky”.
This week I am heading to Red Deer for Cropaganza where I will be sharing 3 projects, loaded with stamping and inking techniques with the ladies at this wonderful event. I am looking so forward to spending some quality time with everyone there including Christy Riopel, Allison Othner, Susan Weckesser and Donna Downey. It will be a very creatively, full, full weekend complete with loads of giggles, I am sure.
I have trashed my studio, my husband’s “man cave” and in general the whole lower part of my house in preparation for this event and my classes that I will be teaching at Scrapfest in Kitchener. Thank goodness, my sweet husband is a calm and patient man as my “stamping and scrapping supplies” explode everywhere. One of my favorite projects that I will be teaching at Cropaganza is a 3D layout that bears a photo of my eldest daughter and my youngest grandson. Yes, I have done this as a card too because both you and I know that “when a project remains “unfolded” and we add a “photo” we call it a scrapbook page and when we decided to fold it and add a primary “stamped image” we call it a card. Anyway, I simply love the techniques that I used to create this project and of course 3D is always great everywhere. Want ohhhhsss and ahhhhhsss … 3D something! The “something” that I 3D’d is an amazing jumbo cling image from Stampendous. The hydrangea and butterfly in this set just screams at me with possibilities and if you love this set as much as I do then you have to, have to go and see the other jumbo cling images available. There is no way you can end up with just one.
Of course, I have used, Clearsnap’s wonderful line of pigment ink to create this project because I know that the minute I quit dragging it around my “stamping world” I will want to place it in my flex room which is full of natural light and the pigment ink I used to create it is the absolute best ink to give my project longevity when I am not hiding them in a scrapbook. I love that this ink stands the “test of time” as beautifully as it does. With “all that”, here is a peek of this project that I cannot wait to share and of course, remember, it all began simply with “white cardstock”, even the ribbon was white. With the power of my ink pads and amazing stamps like this one … “I become the printer and the decider of the theme and color”, no “purchased” embellishments necessary. YES, it was “Superstock” !!