Thursday, April 17, 2014

Hello friend

Hello! Been a while, hasn’t it?

But I have a fabulous card to share so I know you will forgive me! This one uses more of my favorite things and is perfect for this month’s Inspiration Emporium Challenge: A Few of My Favorite Things.

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I started by stamping the bulb image from Mini Blueprints 3 in Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink on Kraft cardstock. I sponged the edges with Spiced Marmalade and Tea Dye Distress Ink. For a bit of contrast I spattered a bit of Peacock Feathers Distress Paint on the lower left corner.

For the sentiment I trimmed the top off a manila tag and then stamped a sentiment from Simple Sayings in Jet Black Archival Ink. I added a piece of tissue tape to the background before stitching the tag top to the card.

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I added some crystal stars and rub-ons to add more fun to the card. Cause fun is great!

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And the reason I haven’t been posting much this last week is because I’ve been busy organizing my crafty space. It started with ordering a new chair and then making a trip to Ikea. All because I was annoyed with knocking items off a cabinet next to my desk ever time I turned around in the old chair. LOL.

Here is a picture of my desk area after the remodel. Still have more organizing to do in the rest of the craft room. Mostly removing items that do not belong or are no longer needed. I have a box of cleaning supplies in there – crazy! Think I can find a better spot for those.

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Of course a reorganization project wouldn’t be complete without a side project or two. I’ve been eyeing Jennifer McQuire’s swatch book and of course, in the middle of cleaning, is the perfect time to create one for myself. I added pages for my Distress inks and my much neglected Stampin’ Up! ink pads. Sadly I discovered that three of my red SU! ink pads had gone bad – crusty gooey nastiness - yuck! I still have a few other inks to add and some to get rid of that I never use.

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Thanks for stopping by! I have a crafty afternoon/evening planned at my house with a friend this coming weekend so I better get back to cleaning.

Coupon Alert!  If you are shopping at the Inspiration Emporium you can use coupon code fatcatstamper for 10% off your order. Pictured below are links to some of the products I used to create this card.

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