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Friday, May 5, 2017
Some days I just want to play around with some card ideas that I have had laying around.  So I took a day to do just that and played around with some watercoloring.
I must say that these adorable cards were inspired by Lisa Young.
The stamp sets that I used today are both retired or retiring. The little birdie is a previous Sale a bration stamp called Honeycomb Happiness.  The flowers and grassy area is from In The Meadow which is on the retiring list.
Card #1 I used my Blendabilities Markers and the little bird was stamped in Archival Black Ink onto heavy White Card Stock.  I also used the Wild Wasabi Blendabilities Marker, but the grassy area is a mix of Old Olive Ink and Crumb Cake Ink using my Aquapainter.

 Card #2 is all watercolor (no markers), and the bird is stamped onto Watercolor paper.
The colors I used are Perfect Plum (flowers), Old Olive (grass area), Crumb Cake (dirt).  For the bird I used Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, and Real Red. The sky on both cards is Soft Sky.
I fussy cut the birds out and used Tombo Glue to adhere to the card front (Shimmery White)
Which one do you like better?
Tips for watercoloring:
Use Watercolor Paper or Shimmery White (the regular Whisper White will not hold up with all the water and will pill)
Add water to the area you are going to watercolor with you Aquapainter before adding ink. This will help the ink to flow more and not give you blotches of ink color.
Always use a Pigment Ink like Staz On or the Archival Black Ink pad.  (Using any other ink, the color will bleed).
We are now into the final month of the Retiring Products. Did you take the chance to place your order for your favorite items that are retiring?  Don't delay because May 31st is the final day to place an order from that list.  Please remember that everything is WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.
Here are the links to the retiring products:
Keep in mind that only SOME of the items are on sale, but they all are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST
The Clearance Rack has been updated so be sure to check that out.  Products are While Supplies Last and everything is discounted.

You can place your order HERE and please use this new hostess code for the month of May
I'm so excited to get the NEW Annual Catalog into your hands.  You will absolutely love it!  I know it is hard to see things go, but think of all the new possibilities with the new products. I'm extra excited about the new ribbons so look forward to a RIBBON SHARE coming up.
Just an update: my second surgery will be in two weeks, and I will be out of commission for a couple weeks for sure.  After that I will play it by ear, so stay tuned.
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