Thinking of You

I had the best time stamping last night!  Whenever I know I’m going to have “down time” waiting, I try to take a book to read or a project to work on.  Yesterday, I stamped several sheets of images on watercolor paper (did you notice we have it in larger sizes now??) and took them along to color while Rachel had physical therapy.  I had my watercolor crayons and aqua painters, and had a great time coloring in the waiting room.  It was almost like therapy for me.  Give me a little ink, rubber and card stock and I’m in my happy place.

Last night, I put some of the images to use.  Here’s one on a card I made for a friend.

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Stamp set:  On the Grow; Ink:  Early Espresso classic; Watercolor Wonder crayons (mostly subtles and brights); Jet Black StazOn; Paper:  Designer series paper pack – Brights; watercolor paper; Old Olive, Perfect Plum, Confetti Cream card stock; Other:  aqua painter, basic rhinestones, 2-way glue pen, 2-3/8″ scallop circle punch, Big Shot, finial press embossing folder, dazzling diamonds glitter, Old Olive satin ribbon, stampin’ dimensionals; permanent marker (purple)

This is a set from the summer mini catalog.  I’m hoping it shows up on a carry-over list, but if it’s not, it will only be available through August.  It’s so sweet.  There’s also an image of a scooter with flowers in the back basket.  As Mike said the other day, with gas prices as high as they are, that’s the way to travel!

I love how easy it is to color our basic rhinestones and pearls.  Don’t these look like little amethysts or something? I had the colors and images all ready for this card, but was getting a little tired, so I copied a sketch from a stamping magazine.  It was so simple to plug the basic components into the sketch.

Here’s a better photo of the snowman card from yesterday.  It’s so cute how the snowman seems to be toying with his friends, tossing the snowball from hand to hand (or stick to stick, I guess.)

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Supplies for this card can be found here.

Hope you have a wonderful day!  We’re running errands and hitting the grocery store today.  We’re out of milk, soap and pecans.  Sounds like a recipe for a facial scrub, but it’s not.  I’ve been enjoying fresh, green salads this summer, and adding a few chopped pecans or almonds and craisins to them really steps up the enjoyment!  Last night I cooked a few mahi fillets and added one to each salad.  Yum!  Some of the kids have discovered how good the salads are, too, so…off to the store for more supplies.  Oh – and flatbread.   There’s a whole grain one out there that’s only 1 Weight Watcher point.  With 1/4 cup of mozzerella and some fresh spinach, tomato and garlic, it makes a delicious 3 point lunch.  (5 if you add a cup of light yogurt.)  I’ll have to admit, though, it’s easier to grab a handful of Triscuits and go than to actually sit down, plan and eat a meal.  Not quite as healthy, though, so I guess the salads win.

Thanks for stopping by!

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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6 Responses to Thinking of You

  1. Marsha Reed says:

    I never would have thought to color the rhinestones? Is there a trick to it or do you simply use a Write Marker? I’m going to have to try that. I’ve been wanting to add color to projects other than ink or paper. Thanks for sharing, Buffy.
    Marsha

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  2. buffycooper says:

    No trick, but I use a permanent marker to be sure it doesn’t rub off. Both the rhinestones and pearls color really nicely!

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  3. buffycooper says:

    That’s what I use. I bought a pack of colored ones years ago. They work great.

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  4. Marsha Reed says:

    Thanks, Buffy. Sharpies are now on my shopping list for this week. I can’t wait to give them a try.
    I really enjoy visiting your blog. It’s very easy to read and I love your work.
    Blessings from Marsha

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