I'm speechless and it's not because I've got nothing to say!…Somehow I managed to catch Ella's cold last week and now, it's settled into my throat and I've been sounding like a raspy, three pack a day smoker.  I think the hardest part of this is that, I can't yell at the kids and I actually had to send them a text to call them for supper last night.  Quite humorous….actually.  You know, I've been wanting a dinner bell to attach to the porch for the summer months, and I could have used it last night.  I'm wondering though, if I'd be violating some subdivision ordinance or by-laws.  🙂 I do feel about 80% better than this weekend and I hope I'm back to normal as I'm supposed to be doing a couple of You-Tube videos and I have to work at the hospital on Thursday night.  Doesn't look good when the help sounds sicker than the patients….

I had my Flower Power class this week and I was quite pleased with the cards that we did.  Here's one of the cards that we did.  This started out as a swap card from our downline's Shoe Box swap.  Nicole swapped this card as a monocromatic black and white with touches of pink butterflies.  Then my friend, MeLynn, posted to our group's site how she had colored the flowers in and added a mini butterfly and pearls.  That got the old wheel's turning and I decided to color mine too!  While, I loved the simplicity of  Nicole's black and white version, I decided that we needed a breath of spring, so I opted to color my flowers too, for class.  So Nicole and MeLynn, your combined card got a lot of oohs and ahhs here.  I added a Daffodil Delight ribbon to the saying layer and actually stamped the Butterflies with the Papillion Potpourri set before punching them.

So Very Grateful

  • Stamps:  So Very Grateful, Papillion Potpourri
  • Inks:  Pink Pirouette, Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo Markers, Melon Mambo Ink, Black Staz-on
  • CS:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo
  • Misc:  Pearl Jewels, Bitty Butterfly, Elegant Butterfly, Daffodil Delight, Chalk Talk Framelits

To color the So Very Grateful flowers, I first colored with the Pink Pirouette marker, then blended with the Aquapainter and the Melon Mambo ink and finished up with the Melon Mambo marker, and Daffodil Delight and Pear Pizzazz too.  Now, I CANNOT wait until we get our new Blendabilities Markers as I think this will be even easier and i will have better and more consistent results!  Hurry Stampin' Up!