for Easter! :) I am just putting the finishing touches for our Easter morning. I got to a later start than I had originally planned, because my littlest guy didn't seem to want to go to sleep! The two older ones ran right up to bed to make sure that the Easter Bunny had more than enough time to visit :), but M had his own ideas. It was basically because he napped a bit later than usual today, I guess that he was just a little off overall. Oh well.
Since the house was nice and quiet, I was able to finish the cards that I had started on Monday! Yay me! I love the quietness of my house at night - it really is "my time." It is when I get the most done from a creative standpoint (which is largely how I came up with my screen and blog name - that and because The Sound of Music is my all-time favorite movie... yes, I know it is a pretty obscure throwback to the movie, but you would know it if you were a die-hard fan who knew all of the words to all of the songs! ;) ) And it helps that I am a nightowl by nature. Although I am trying to curtail that a bit since I started working out of the house again... if I stayed up as late as I used to sometimes do, then there would be hardly any time until the alarm went off!
Back to the cards... have I already said how much I am lovin' my new aqua painters?? This time I used mostly re-inkers AND watercolor paper. My last SU order seems to be filled with lots of things that I always knew I should have in my creative arsenal, but just never seem to have gotten around to buying until now. My other new "oldie" purchase was Shimmery White CS. Another thing that I can't believe that I never used until now!! I know, I know - I am waaay behind the crafting times, but better late than never, right? I had gone so long without buying anything during my stamping drought, but I am sure making up for it now! :O LOL
In both of the cards, I used my new Stampendous stamps and Chatterbox paper that I bought from, where else? - eclecticpaperie.com. Gotta love this store!
So here is the first one:
Stamps Used: Stampendous - Tiers of Treats, SU-Birthday Best
CS Used: Mellow Moss, Watercolor Paper, Chatterbox and Basic Black
Inks Used: Basic Black, Lots of reinkers - Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Ruby Red, Really Rust, Brocade Blue, Twinkling H2os
Accessories: Aqua Painter, Ribbon, CB die - Tiny Tags, Mellow Moss eyelet, CAD, Copper Cord, dimensionals
And here is the 2nd card...
Tsukineko Brilliance Dew Drops for the background. Can I just say how much I love this color! And it even has such a cool name - Red Rocket Gold! :) How fun is that? It has such a pretty shimmery and bold color - it looks red at some angles and then gold at others (duh, right?!). Anyway, I really like it!
Stamps Used: Stampendous - Poppy Stems, SU-Little Hellos
CS Used: Mellow Moss, Watercolor Paper, Chatterbox (the other side of the sheet I used in the card above) and Basic Black
Inks Used: Basic Black, Reinkers - Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Summer Sun, Appricot Appeal, Twinkling H2os
Accessories: Aqua Painter, Black Gingham Ribbon
So that's it for tonight and probably until later this week. Happy Easter! :)