Sunday, April 19, 2015

Computer Withdrawal

Happy Sunday everyone!! I have not been around AT ALL as of late. The graphics card on my Mac decided to die on Easter and I have not had any computer for TWO WEEKS!! No browsing fun blogs, or posting on my favorite web board, and defiantly no blogging. I was able to use my phone for some things but I cannot comment on stuff when I am on my phone. I am literally all thumbs and auto correct + me = disaster. Yesterday I finally picked up my computer from the store so I am back and raring to go!

No computer has left me a lot of time to do a little bit of crafting AND a lot of cleaning. I also did some "experimenting" with some of the stamps that have never seen ink. I gave myself permission to have fun and to not be all about the "end result" but more about the process. I will talk about that later this week, though.

The card I am going to show you today was part of my "clean up" of my desk, otherwise known as "what is on my desk" challenge." (I think I am going to have to rethink that name so I can make an acronym out of it. Maybe the Clean Up Challenge or CUP for short?) I have a TON of WPlus9  "Fresh Cut Florals" on my desk that I have stamped and die cut. I decided to layer some of them together to create a simple Mother's Day card.

First I used a stencil and Spun Sugar Distress Ink to created the pink polka dot background on a die cut piece of stamper's select white card stock from Paper Trey Ink. Next I stamped a few leaves using Hero Art's soft green and green hills ink directly on the background.

I then layered my die cuts over the leaves and added some Stickles. My last step was to add a few pink sequins. My card is not as bright in real life as this but you get the gist. I edited these photos BEFORE my graphics card went and I am too lazy to do them over.

I thank you for stopping by and apologize for being MIA. I have missed all of you!!

Paper-Paper Trey Ink
Stamps-WPlus9-"Fresh Cut Florals"
Dies-Winnie and Walter-"Essentials-Katharine Cutaway," WPlus9-"Fresh Cut Florals," My Favorite Things hearts
Ink-Paper Trey Ink-"Blueberry Sky," "Enchanted Evening," "Hibiscus Burst," Ranger Distress Ink-"Spun Sugar," Hero Arts-"Green Hills" and "Soft Green," Momenta-"Tuxedo Black"
Other-Big Shot, Sequins, Ranger Multi Matte Medium, Diamond and Blue Bayou Stickles, Foam Adhesive