Hey y’all.  I know I’ve been absent the last few days, but something horrible happened . . .  my mojo walked right out of the studio and went who knows where!  After trying to color with markers, reinkers, anything . . . .  I gave up.  I walked out of the studio and spent a few days sleeping and playing with the little shitzes.

It’s probably a good thing I did take a break, as my trigger thumb started acting up again last week and I had to go back to the doctor this morning.  I had a cortisone shot 8 weeks ago on my thumb and middle finger and all was well.  The middle of last week my thumb started acting up again and by the time I got into the doctor this morning, I was in excruciating pain.  I received another cortisone shot this morning and I must say that my thumb is still rather sore.  If this shot doesn’t take, it looks like surgery is the next option.  I opted out of surgery this time because I’m heading to CHA and didn’t want to be messing with a thumb that didn’t work right the entire time.  I guess it’s now a wait and see situation.

This afternoon I was getting somewhat itchy for the smell of ink and paper, and thought I would try searching for the mojo.  I need a simple masculine card to send to my uncle (remember this post of my uncle in my pool) who is waging his own battle with cancer.  I also wanted the card to be funny and not serious . . . laughs and humor are needed now.  Here’s the card I came up with . . . . just enough to say hello and that I’m thinking of you.


  • Stamps:  Puns from the Past from Stampin’ UP!
  • Paper:  BasicGrey Granola; Prism Suede Brown Dark; Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
  • Ink:  Ranger Vintage Photo Distress
  • Accessories:  Spellbinders S4-116 Small and S4-114 Large Classic Circle Nestabilities, and S4-128 Small and S4-126 Large Classic Square Nestabilities; BasicGrey Button; Twill Ribbon; Ranger Matte Accents; Venture Foam Tape; Twine

So now that I’ve babbled on enough . . . . I hope you have a great day!

Good morning!  Before I hit the road this morning, I wanted to share an SU! card with you.  I know, I can hear some of you now . . . an SU! card?  Well, I am still a demonstrator and do have a Stamp Club, but I rarely use SU! unless it’s for Stamp Club.  One reason is that I haven’t bought much from the last few catalogues.  When I saw the Level 2 Hostess Set, Kind and Caring Thoughts, I NEEDED it!  It’s floral and a silhouette . . . oh my badness!

Anyhoo, here’s my first sample with the set.

Kittie's BDay Card

One of my favorite techniques to use with floral silhouettes, is to stamp on damp watercolor paper.  I mist my watercolor paper thoroughly and let it sit until just slightly damp.  My image has been colored with markers, and when the paper is ready I mist the image with water and then stamp onto the damp paper.  If the ink hasn’t bled enough to give the effect you’re after, you can always mist it with water and then dry with a heat tool to keep it from bleeding further.  This is what I did with the gingko leaves in the background.  By the time I got around to stamping the red flowers, the paper was already dry so the only water effecting this ink is that which is misted on the stamp.

  • Stamps:  Kind and Caring Thoughts from Stampin’ UP!
  • Paper:  Prism Spring Willow Dark and Black; Strathmore Watercolor
  • Ink:  Ranger Archival Jet Black and Old Paper Distress
  • Accessories:  Spellbinders S7-014 Grand 12” Classic Lace Borderabilities, S4-140 and S4-138 Petite Ovals, and S4-139 Scalloped Petite Ovals Large; Tombow Markers; Venture Foam Tape; Ranger Matte Accents and Mini Mister; Tsukineko Sponge Dauber; Sewing Machine; May Arts Ribbon

I hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

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