Monday, January 18, 2010

Faux Mother-of-Pearl

I found this fun technique on Paper Patty's blog here:

She has all the instructions to do this Faux Mother-of-Pearl, or Shimmering Pastels technique on her blog...the only difference is that Patty used Stampin' Pastels and I used ink instead for a bolder color. TFL!

Tote-ally Tess

Tote-ally Tess...another new stamp set featured in the Occasions Mini Catalog! Tess just loves to stamp, and with her tote bag full of scissors, Stampin' Write markers, and Stampin' Around wheels, and her favorite stamps in hand, she's ready for any occasion! I just love this adorable new set! And those of you who follow me on Facebook, this is the card I was working on the other day when I decided to blow off the excess Dazzling Diamonds instead of tapping it off, & I ended up sparkling myself!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Something Sweet

Mr Brown brought my new stamps from the current Mini Catalog on Tuesday...this is the new set "Something Sweet". I ordered this set in the new clear mount style - LOVE IT! You can see just where you're stamping! I chose bright, happy colors for the jellybeans & dispenser...Real Red, Brilliant Blue, Summer Sun and Certainly Celery. I thought the scalloped-edged border on the top looked like a candy shop awning. The "pile" of jellybeans on the bottom right came about out of necessity - I used them to cover an ink smudge! Sometimes what starts out as an accident turns out to be a good idea! TFL!