Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A 'Just Be' kinda day

I leave for San Diego in 2 days for a Youth Leader Training weekend.  It's a really big conference and a lot of very cool things are going to happen.  I'm starting to get excited now.  There has been so much to do that I have had trouble getting my head around my trip, but as of today the following has happened so that I feel a little better about getting excited; I found my passport, I have travel insurance, I exchanged some of my currency for some American currency, I AM COPIC CERTIFIED *squeal*, and the puppies (all of them) are on the road to healthy.  Having wormy intestines can really do a number on a little guy!!!  All I have left to do is laundry and groceries and I'm good to go!

To celebrate progress in my preparations, I made this card using almost all new supplies.  Love it!

There are 6x6 pads of Pyrus in stock now at i {heart} papers, but likely not for long.  It's an earthy collection with a lovely, soft palette - feminine in a Mother Earth kind of way.

Kate got this fabulous new product from Ranger - Enamel Accents.  It is ridiculously wonderful stuff!!!  I'm a bit of a tactile kind of person and the raised bumps nestled in the pierced swirls is all sorts of wonderful.  I pierced my pattern then applied the enamel accents.  I set it aside to dry thoroughly while I went and had supper.  The bottle directions say to let it dry overnight, but my dots are small and don't used that much product.  Once dry, I sponged the sentiment piece with Pumice Stone distress ink, and the white enamel drops pop right out because they resist the ink so perfectly.  BTW, Pumice Stone Distress Ink co-ordinates with many of the new product you will see in LSS this fall and winter.

I used the Unity sentiment 'Just Be', available as a single stamp or in a quote bundle pack.  I stamped the image in dark brown and then featured key words by tracing over them with atyou Spica pens (lipstick and chocolate). IRL, the effect is understated loveliness with a hint of shimmer.

And then, I couldn't find a single place to pop a bow on, so breathed a little sad *sigh* and decided it was done enough to post...

stamps; just be or quote bundle pack (unity stamp co)
paper; pyrus 6x6 pad (basic grey), cherry vanilla, brown, coconut swirl (bazzill)
ink; espresso adirondack, pumice stone, tattered rose distress ink (ranger)
accessories; autumn branch, border punch (martha stewart), mulberry rose (petaloo), enamel accents (ranger), piercing template (ornare), atyou spica pens (copic)


Conniecrafter said...

Love the layering, pretty papers and neat quote, are those branch punches with the flower, neat touch! I have been looking for that enamel, looks great with your piercing! Have a wonderful and safe trip!

Stamping Becky said...

Wow, Loretta! This is absolutely gorgeous! So lovely, so many beautiful details, the sentiment is inspiring... I could go on and on.

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