The party is still going - and YOU are invited to celebrate my retirement with me here! :) :)
Good Saturday Morning to you, My Friends! I'm at our favorite B&B in old Folsom papercrafting with 8 wonderful friends - love these weekends with my buddies! A surprise came - and I got to finally meet "Tilda" - oh, my goodness, my first Tilda stamps - what fun they are to color - thanks to Susanne Dean's tutorials and tips for coloring her. Along with stamps came a pack of X-press it Copic paper - WOW!!! I normally use Ninah solar extra smooth and thought I had found the "perfect" medium for my pens... well... move over ninah, there's a new fave!
I'm really amazed at just how little color it takes and the blending is so easy with the X-press It.
I followed the sketch over at Seems A Little Sketchy - I love Jenn's sketches - so inspiring!
I chose to use a center-step card base and some new pink paislee "London Market" collection DP. Since I am with friends, picked out some different Spellbinder's nesties, inverted scallop squares, a bunch of flowers and flourishes, along with my Memory Box butterflies "Darla & Vivienne" (I've been waiting months to use these dies), all cut and embossed with my cuttlebug.
Hard to tell in the photos, but I did distress with my new Tim Holtz edge distress tool, and even edge ink distressed, too. Fun, Fun, Fun! Added Doodlebug mini jewels "limeade" and a bit of ribbon and lace from the LSS. Just topped Tilda's rose off with some glossy accents for a bit of depth.
"A Rose is a Rose" until you give it to a friend and then it's a "gift"~
Wishes to you for a "gift" of a week!!!!
Challenges: Seems a little sketchy-sketch; 2 sisters challenge blog-flowers; Sugar Creek Hollow-dies/punches; Totally Gorjuss-bling; ATC & Cards with Attitude-AG; Card Makin Mamas-Getting Girlie; Delicious Doodles Challenges-loads of layers; Craft us Crazy-Mother's Day/flowers; Moving Along with the Times-shabby/vintage; Just Magnolia-lace; Lily Pad-Simon Says Flowers; Totally Paper Crafts-things with wings; Crafty Ribbons Challenge-things with wings; Crafts and me challenge-3-D embellie; Crafty Creations challenge-flower power; Creative Belli-children; Flutter By Wednesday-birthday; Simon Says Stamp Challenge-April showers/flowers; The Stamping Boutique Challenge-distress; Top Tip Tuesday-spotty/dotty