Happy weekend!  I hope you’re having a good one so far  . . . and maybe the sun is shining where you are!  I was talking with my aunt on Thursday of last week about how we all needed to get away to somewhere warm.  The only place I could think of that was warm and sunny was Hawaii . . . . I think we’ll wait awhile longer!

One day last week, and I truly don’t remember what day, the doorbell rang and it was Smiley from millan.netThe only thing I’m expecting is a sunhat that I ordered the day before and knew it couldn’t be the hat . . . Spellbinders . . . it was from Spellbinders!  New release dies are in the house . . . .Smiley from millan.net

Then today I was just a rockin’ in the recliner when the postman rang the doorbell . . . still not the hat . . .  all the new Ranger Distress Inks in the house . . .Smiley from millan.net

Can I just say how gorgeous the new colors are and that they are much needed to fill in the gaps.  Particularly in the green and red families Smiley from millan.net I couldn’t resist heading down to the studio, organizing them all first, and then playing a little!

As I’m sure most of you know, one of my favorite things to do is to make a humorous card with a twist.  I truly find it funny in its on way to take an image, make a stunning card, and then insert a sentiment that you would not expect.


and then the inside


I wanted this image to look old, so I did a very light wash of Vintage Photo on some watercolor paper and then stamped the image in Coffee.  A few of the bathing suits were then water colored with my new pink . . .  Spun Sugar.  The image was mounted on a piece of illustration board, the edges sponged in Vintage Photo and then the piece was covered with Sepia Accents.

I kept trying to find the right designer paper, and finally settled on some scraps of BasicGrey Porcelain and of course, I couldn’t resist using some of those new Spellbinders™ dies that arrived.  For a finishing touch, I swiped some Spun Sugar ink on my craft sheet, misted it with water and dapped it up with the twill ribbon.  While the ribbon was still damp, I swiped Antique Linen sporadically along it and then tried with my craft iron.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous weekend.  Remember, life is short  . . . live each day to its fullest and take advantage of the adventures offered!


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