July 31

July 31, 2015

   
   
It is hard to believe that the year is half over!  Time goes so fast. Yesterday did not go fast!  Lots and lots of traffic in Chicago. we almost went up and around but it’s 30 miles further but looking back we should have.  We arrived around 9:30 pm. Getting ready to go set up but need to get the teenager moving 😊

Stamps Used: AA31 KB’s Butterfly miniAA15 Dual Dots Mini ; A146 Retro Daisy Solid SingleBB39 Dots & LinesEE25 Dots & LinesD306 Thinking of You Smile

July 30

July 30, 2015

   
   
We are off to Novi, MI this morning. Bringing my niece, Hallie, with me to help. Lots to do this morning since my day went a little hay wire yesterday. 😣

Stamps Used: B186 Beth’s Coneflower SMEE25 Dots & Lines;  E278 Praying for You

July 29

July 29, 2015

   
    
 
well my day has kind of gone array ! I feel like I got nothing accomplished. it didn’t help I went to town twice!  I had to get a new watch battery and just as I got home…Kevin sent me back to get some parts for his project! 

Today’s card is a quick friendship card!  I just got a gift from a friend of mine …

  
I’m glad it says “going to be” and not that we are!!

Stamps Used:  AA31 KB’s Butterflies MiniBB39 Dots & Circles MiniD279 KB’s Sisters SMEE41 Dots/Lines Combo MedF132 True Friend

Tuesday July 28

July 28, 2015

   
   
We finally have all our stamps finished today and so we just need to load everything tomorrow. 

We’ve been working on re -modeling our powder bathroom so Kevin is hoping to install the toilet and sink in the morning.  I’m hoping to spend time in the stamp studio !!  

Stamps Used: EE55 KB Primrose MedE257 Glad Feeling Better

Monday Ugh!

July 27, 2015

   
 
Sweet & Simple card for this Monday!  

It’s been a long weekend with my nephew Drew ending up in the hospital with a broken bone in his hind end! I don’t know why he can’t break a normal bone like leg or arm. Not him!  He was discharged from hospital today and doing much better.   But it was a mad dash home from MN. 

Stamps Used: EE52 KB’s Paper AirplaneD302 You’ve got Mail 

Perogies Day!

July 24, 2015

  
We made it to MN late last night and we are up early making perogies !  I’m keeping track of the recipe for whoever has been wanting it!

There are four of us kids together today and the last one will come tonight. Our Grandpa’s funeral a few years ago was the last time we were all together. so special times😊

Stamps Used: D118 Celebrate BirthdayG331 KB’s Tie LG

Enjoy the very summer weekend!  it’s going to be in the 90’s here in MN. 

More Zentangle!

July 23, 2015

  
Hello! I have a couple of Zentangle cards from Michelle that you’re going to love!  She had also sent me a little tutorial I’m going to try and post too!  I am very much electronically challenged so we’ll see how it goes!

Stamps Used:D239 Coffee with a FriendG316 KB’s Capp Cup LG

Here is a mini-tutorial to recreate the Zentangle Gift card.
Supplies:

Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

White Cardstock

Coordinating Cardstock

Sakura Pigma Micron Pen 01

Copic Markers

Uni-ball Signo Broad White Gel Pen

Foam Tape

Cuttlebug Tiffany Embossing Folder

Darice Iridescent White Sequins 5mm

Glue Dots
1. Stamp image on white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and cut it out leaving a narrow white border. I did my cutting by hand. Then using a stencil I added some circles in two sizes with my Micron pen.
2. Add the darkest color of Copic Markers to the image for each color value. For my sample card I used:

BG07 Petroleum Blue, V06 Lavender, YG05 Salad. Note that I use a flicking motion to add my color, lifting as I go so that the edges have a feathered effect. I lay my Copic colors down quickly.
3. Next, add the next darkest colors of Copic Markers to the image. I used BG05 Holiday Blue and V05 Marigold. Cover the areas you have already colored and bring the colors out a bit farther in the same feathering technique. Leave a bit of white area on the image so that your lightest color will show. Add white detailing to the green dots with the white gel pen as shown.
4. Finally, add the lightest colors of Copic Markers to the image and blend the areas. I used BG01 Aqua Blue and V12 Pale Lilac. Add white gel accents to the large circles on the package as shown.
5. Now we are to the Zentangle portion of the project. This could be done on a white image for a more traditional Zentangle look, but I decided to go in color on this card. I colored the image first so there was no chance of the Copics smearing the tangles.

The first pattern I chose is called TIPPLE and consists of lots of little circles that are in different sizes that touch on all sides. I did this pattern on my bow. I love the way the shading shows through this design!
6. Finally we are ready to tangle the gift. I chose a tangle called NEKTON which consists of four paralel lines in various contrasting directions. I look for sharp angles and shorter lines so that there is a more woven effect achieved.
7. On the final card I actually shaded the ends of each of the 4 line sections so they look like they are tucked under each other, but if you like the original shading we did, you can skip this step. I popped my gift up on the foam tape and added the sequins with the glue dots.

Michelle Pearson
So there you have it!  I want to try it!  The directions are for the gift card that was the first Zentangle card we posted 

We are leaving today to head back to MN for a family reunion this weekend. I believe that all Five of my brothers and sisters will be there!  Very Excited!  It has been a long time since we have all been together. I will do a sceduled blog for tomorrow so enjoy your weekend. summer is going way to fast 😳

Making Stamps!

July 22, 2015

   
   
Good Morning! It’s going to be a beautiful day here in WI and we will be busy making stamps!  We got all the orders ready to go out yesterday so now we can concentrate on the Novi, MI show. The laundry is again caught up and toilets are clean! 

I am in charge of supper tonight since my sister and her husband are working late…we may have to eat out since I really have no food in the house.  We leave again on Thursday for a family reunion in MN so it didn’t seem practical to go grocery shopping. 😊

Stamps Used:  GG35 KB’s Primrose LG;   B283 Snail Mail; EE48 KB’s Snail; HH28 Dots & Lines Border. To order stamps…click on item number above!  We have finally figured this out!!  Enjoy your day. 

We’re Home!

July 21, 2015

   
   
We are so excited to be home !  There is no place like home!  And it all starts over again. I did take all my MNT (make and take) supplies with and stuffed around 150 MNT’s while on vacation. 

We are getting ready for the Novi, MI show the first weekend in August. We are also looking for help on Saturday August 1st from 9-4. if interested please email me at beth@shopec.com
Stamps Used:  EE53 Skinny Candles http://shop.endlesscreations.info/searchquick-submit.sc?keywords=EE53F235 Triple Banner Flags http://shop.endlesscreations.info/searchquick-submit.sc?keywords=F235 B117 happy birthday http://shop.endlesscreations.info/searchquick-submit.sc?keywords=B117

To purchase stamps click on links above

thanks a ton

July 20, 2015

        thanks a ton for putting up with our scheduled blogging. The plan is to arrive home today so we can go back to regular blogging.  Stamps Used: A246 thanks a ton (http://shop.endlesscreations.info/A246-thanks-a-ton-A246.htm); CC71 KB’s Baby Elephants Mini (http://shop.endlesscreations.info/CC71-KBs-Baby-Elephant-Mini-CC71.htm)


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