Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Product Focus on Splitcoaststampers is out today

Hello Crafters! Today Splitcoaststampers has a new Product Focus article out and I've been so fortunate to take part in the review. You can read about it online or via the Weekly Inkling (#433) newsletter if you are a subscriber.

Clearsnap Graphic 45 Decades Inkpads

Details about the cards I made with this product can be found by searching on Splitcoaststampers using the keyword ClearsnapDistressPF and look for dizzymommie as the user.

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

September Diva Dare today

Yesterday while I was suppose to be finishing up my post I was running around the house getting ready for a new piano to be moved to our house. It came all the way from our friends of 9 years home. Thankfully they live just across the street so there wasn't much to do in way of scheduling.

I'm amazed at how proficient piano movers are and as I'm sitting on the stairs watching them I image how I too could be proficient at cardmaking if I "moved" through multiple cards in one day. I have tried that, but those who've read this blog know that it was a disaster to try and make multiple cards in a day.

The movers were done and already trucking down the road to their next job and it was time to run on to my next task before my kids came home from school, so I could be poised for optimal viewing. I imagined my kids would run in the front door, drop everything and swing around to see the new piano.

What happened however was a 15 minute monologue to the kids giving them clues as to what I thought they really wanted to see when they got home from school. I'm not sure how long after my banter had stopped that my son exclaimed from the front of the home, "PIANO!".

It's my turn to share the how I took the challenge this month for Verve's Diva Dare, Terrific Trios! Simply use three of something and it ended up being three flowers for me.

I share a little bit about the making of this card on my Diva Dare post so if you are interested in even more of me you can jump on over there. Be sure to take the challenge and link your creations in the gallery!

Stamps: Happy Place (Verve Stamps)
Paper: So Saffron (Stampin' Up), Gray (Strathmore), watercolor paper, Balsa (Wausau)
Ink: Dark Cashmere, Photogenic Black (Graphics 45 Decades Ink, Clearsnap)
Accessories: Happy Doodles and Pennant Trim Die (A Cut Above Dies, Verve Stamps), Cherry Ribbon (Truly Madly Deeply Signature Ribbon Collection, Verve), acrylic paint

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Stampendous and it's skeletons

Hello crafters! This week over on the Stampendous blog we're linking up our design team with projects that use some Halloween skeletons or skulls. It's "Skulls Galore" week!

There are some images that are pretty scary and some funny or cute, but I think we can consider them all harmless. At least there won't be anything jumping through the monitors at you and well if there is it isn't our fault. Maybe. {wink}

I created this card for the July Catalog and you can find a link to instructions here that will take you to the Stampendous website. There are so many more projects than mine though so here's a link to the project page and you can scroll through to find ones that catch your eye.

During the week you can stop at the Stampendous blog for posts about the other designers and links to their blogs.

Stamps: Tomb Elements (Stampendous)
Paper: Cardstock by Core’dinations®
Ink: Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®Watercolor Pencils (Black, Holland Blue, Indigo Blue, Violet, Yellow Orange, Dark Brown, Slate Gray, Warm Gray Medium) by DESIGN

Accessories: Purple Color Fragments, Lavender and Royal Purple Crushed Glass Glitter

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