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.