Sunday, April 25, 2010

CPS #164

Today was a (_) good day, (_) bad day. Check one.

Today was a (X) good day, (_) bad day. :)

Let me elaborate.
  • Ah, got a good night's sleep due to clean, freshly laundered sheets.
  • Woke up to a sale.
  • Didn't make it to spin class this morning, BUT I did go to the gym (to watch reruns of The Hills, hah!)
  • Cute front gym desk guy was working this morning, extra bonus.
  • Ate yummy potato salad and pasta salad leftover from last night's family BBQ.
  • Ate Edy's peach pie ice cream. I haven't had ice cream in what seems like forever.
Even though I went to ACMoore on Friday night and didn't find anything that I really wanted or needed, I saw that they were having a sale on cardstock this week. Overheard at ACMoore today:
  • Little girl- "Oooo, that's SO pretttyyy." Yes, honey, that's how they getcha. With really pretty packaging and colors. Welcome to my world.
  • Girl talking to her friend in the scrapbook paper aisle- "I buy paper that looks so pretty, but then I don't know what to do with it." Ah, yes. I feel that way often.
For tonight's card, my goal was to use the new chalk ink that I bought today. The card was inspired by CPS's #164. Tonight, I used the emboss resist technique, which means you heat emboss with some sort of embossing powder and then you use a cotton ball, tissue, or something similar to add color to the cardstock. I heat embossed the flower image with white embossing powder and then added color using a tissue. I didn't want to go with all purple, so I blended in some blue too.

Card Specs:
Embossing powder: Stampendous! in clear and white
Embossing ink: VersaMark
Ink: Colorbox chalk ink in Blackberry, Ink It Up! in Lavender and French Blue
Stamps: Fiskars- Thank You (sentiment), K.I. Memories-Blooms (flowers), Inkadinkado- swirl
Foam Adhesive: Making Memories
Punches: Fiskars Threading Waters border punch, We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

Oh, P.S. in an effort to clear some inventory, I'm having a sale over at my shop! Until May 2, 11:59 PM EST, buy 2 cards, get 1 FREE. Purchase all 3 cards and get the least expensive card for free. Refund via Paypal. Happy browsing! :)


Southern Belle said...

Sounds like you had a great day. Love card, 'specially the color

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