Late last week, my mom came up for a visit (a week after my MIL was here for a week visiting!) She was in town to join me at the Creating Keepsakes big scrapbooking convention in Portland this last weekend. The convention was an absolute blast and we stayed up waay to late Saturday night at the crop and then having our own after-hours crop back at my house. 🙂 We had a great time over the weekend and between our projects at home and the projects we made from the classes at the convention, I have lots of cool things to show you this week. I’ll be trying to get to pictures taken of the projects and posted this week.
Late last week, the paper came in for my paper samplers and so I got to go through all of it when I was cutting it to 6×6 sheets. I have to say, there is some really cute paper! I have a few now on my wishlist that I didn’t have on there before (Flock Together anyone? Textured designer paper!) I still have a couple left, so if you want one, email me and I can get one out to you!
Finally, when my mom was here, she wanted to try out the pastel techniques we did at our technique night last week. So, while showing her how to use pastels to color an embossed image and color ribbon, I made a quick thank you card for one of the ladies who purchased one of the paper samplers. This time I played with layering multiple pastel colors on an image. I only used a little but it makes such a nice blended effect that you could get more complicated and make some beautiful designs.
Stamps: Petal Pizazz, Thank You Kindly
Inks: Green Galore, versamark
Accessories: Pastel chalks, clear embossing powder, sponges, whisper white grosgrain ribbon, glue dots