Saturday, January 24, 2015

Mimi's Love by Penny Black

There was a surprise in my mailbox this week.  My friend Penny had some "extra" goodies to share and luckily she chose me!

Inside the package were three products in this gorgeous blue.  The blue ink is officially Radiant Neon by Tsukineko; the little blue dots were made using Imagine Crafts Irresistible Neon Pico Embellisher.  Also in the package was a bottle of Irresistible Neon Colored Texture Spray.  This RAK arrived on just the right day at just the right time.  Stamping friends are the best friends!

I'd been dealing very unsuccessfully with the auto insurance company responsible for settling our claim from the October car accident and the stress and frustration had sent my mojo scurrying for cover.  The new products were the motivation I needed. 

30-269 So Very Much; 30-270 Mimi's Love
I stamped the heart image from Penny Black's "So Very Much" transparent set with the Radiant Neon ink "Electric Blue", and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I added a few dots of the Neon Pico to make things more interesting.  The four dots on the corners of the red paper are also made from the Pico. 

The cap on the bottle of Irresistibel Pico has a built in "needle" that fits into the tip of the bottle so there is no clogging!  This is a product I want in more colors.  You can make your own enamel dots!

I did try working with the Irresistible Texture Spray, but I think I need some practice!  I plan to check out Penny's  amazing blog Penny Ward Ink to see how she uses it.  My efforts were not worthy of sharing.

I am running with my scissors on the Penny Black blog today.  There's a story about a very important love letter that you won't want to miss.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Share a Hug

I just love Valentine's Day!  More specifically, I love making cards for Valentine's Day.  The images are cute, sweet and adorable; and fun to color.

30-271 Share a Hug
This sweet image is from Penny Black's Transparent set "Share a Hug".  I just did some simple Copic coloring, used some heart shapes for the base and stitched it all onto some kraft paper.  And who doesn't love hugs?

I made more Valentines using Penny Black stamps and they are part of my Runs with Scissors column today on the Penny Black blog.  I would love to have the pleasure of your company; just click here.

Our freezing temperatures have kept us indoors this week.  That means lots of stamping time!  Hope you are staying warm and taking some time to do what makes you happy.  Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Happy New Year to my Special Friends

It's a new year and I am playing with new stamps!  This adorable image is from Penny Black's new Love and Friendship release. 

30-270 Mimi's Love
Just simple stamping and Copic coloring along with some Washi Tape borders.  One of my New Year's resolutions is to use up some of the supplies that I seem to collect rather than use.  Washi tape is at the top of that list (just ahead of sequins).

And it is a Run with Scissors day on the Penny Black blog.  Come see what I've come up with after a week of inspiration by Therese Calvird.

And I wish all of my visitors a very Happy New Year.  I look forward to another year of learning and sharing with my stamping friends.  Thank you for your visits and encouragement, it does mean so much.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

An Invitation from Cooper
Cooper says, "Please visit the Penny Black blog today for another installment of Runs with Scissors"

We have all returned home and we are back to doing what we love!  Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.  Thanks so much for stopping by and for checking out the Penny Black blog


Saturday, December 20, 2014

Merry Christmas!!

I am in Milwaukee to celebrate an early Christmas with some of my kids and the two littlest grandkids. 

I wish all of my blogging friends and guests a Merry Christmas!  May all your Christmas wishes come true!

And in case you are feeling stressed or grumpy:

This photo of 17 month old Evelyn Rose will cheer you up!

Evelyn now has a baby brother and this Grandma is spending time with him as you read this.

I am running with scissors on the Penny Black blog today.  And as an incentive to make you visit, I've posted a photo of Evelyn's new baby brother, Jack, over there.

Thank you for visiting my blog today and all year long.  I love seeing you on the  Penny Black blog when I take over on Saturdays!  Merry Christmas!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Penny Black and Simon Says Stamp

My friend Barb Engler is the guest designer this month on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog.  This week the theme is "winter" and they are highlighting Penny Black stamps.  In spite of the fact I should be making sure everything is ready for our flight to Wisconsin tomorrow, I could not resist entering the challenge.

40-356 Woodland Wonder;30-261 Nature's Friends;  51-069 Together
I am editing this post to add that I am also entering this card in Virginia Lu's challenge "All things distressed".  The background is made with distress inks applied with the blending tool.

And because there is magic in the air at this time of the year, I will be in Wisconsin and on the Penny Black blog this Saturday!  I told you, it's magic!!

When I look at this card I see a winter sky .. I hope Simon Says agrees!

Thanks for stopping by.  I love sharing cards made with the Penny Black slapstick stamp Woodland Wonder.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Adorned with Love and Running with Scissors

My goodness!  It's been two weeks since I've posted on my blog.  Thanksgiving was a lovely day, even though we celebrated on Wednesday instead of Thursday.  My daughter Kathy and Larry's golfing partner Tom added much to the enjoyment of the day.

I am back to running with scissors on the Penny Black blog today.  I've missed my visits there lately and had a bit of trouble remembering how to get there!

40-341 Adorned with Love
I've also been working with a Penny Black slapstick stamp lately called Adorned with Love.  While it could be a very elegant Christmas stamp, I also see it's potential for friendship, love and Valentine's Day.  I added some little dew drops onto the purple image and some shiny red hearts for the Valentine's version.  You might notice that on the purple card, I've cut away the lines framing the image.  It just gives the image a different look.  Love it when we can use a stamp in different ways for different occasions!
Add cap40-341 Adorned with Love
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