It's good to be stamping again. I have a ton of projects to do this week so hopefully I update the blog again. Last week, I had a hard time getting started after vacation. I felt like I lost my "stampin' mojo"( as my friend, Michelle, would say!)
The last hostess club for this round was Friday night. As usual, we did 3 cards and learned 3 new techniques: Rock n Roll, No-tie bow (not Taebo, Lori! :P), Bleach.
Here are the cards:
Rock n Roll uses the SU! Wild About You set, Weathered Background, Lavendar Lace CS, Apricot Appeal CS, Certainly Celery CS, Whisper White CS, and Apricot grosgrain ribbon. Isn't that lion cute? I think I'm really starting to like Apricot - it's a shock to me since I've never been a yellow person!
No-tie bow uses the SU! Spring Garden set, Cool Carribean CS,
Marigold Morning (starting to love this color too - and it's going away soon :( ), Whisper White, Sponge, 1/8" hole punch, and Mustard grosgrain. How can you go wrong with Spring Garden? The tulips are always so pretty no matter what color you do them in! My friend, Michelle, sent me a card last week with this set. It's somewhat similar but not the same and she did hers in Gable Green and Regal Rose. Very pretty.
And finally, the bleach card. Now, most of you know that I don't "dress" up much. You know it's that previous life as an engineer - jeans or shorts and t-shirts (like college!) but I do try to look half-way decent for my workshops. But Friday night, I wore my "paint the house, clean the closets, stay - at - home - and - don't - let - anyone - see - me" t-shirt for the workshop. WHY? Well, because I am a bleach magnet! I can get bleach on me just by looking at the Clorox bottle. Seriously! Practically every brand new shirt I got would immediately get bleach on it. Mind you, I don't even use bleach when doing laundry so how does it happen??? Anyway, I just knew that I'd get it on me so I wore the old shirt. So, this card uses the SU! set Polka Dots and Paisley (from the Spring Mini), the Paisley background, Happy Everything, Tempting Turquoise CS, Taken with Teal CS, Cameo Coral CS (I never use this color!), Certainly Celery CS, the same color markers, Basic Black, and the new file folder punch. The bleach is on the turquoise CS.
So, I'm back at it. I think I found my mojo again...