Dear me! It had been a bit of a sudden whirlwind. I was to start my bar prep course and I had been trying to finish up a little of little odds-n-ends until I discovered I overlooked the biggest odd-n-end of all. My bar app!!! I missed the deadline. No exceptions are made. I will have to wait until the next exam at the end of February. I was lucky enough that I can switch my bar prep course from summer to winter. I just made the deadline on the cheap side. I had to FedEx 32 pounds of books back for 2nd day delivery. Had it been next day the cost would have been somewhere between $300-$600. Hopefully, there is a lesson learned here. I am still trying to wrap my head around it all. On top of it, there is water seeping into my basement craft room from all the rain we’ve had.
I want to wish Claire and Waltzingmouse Stamps a belated Happy 2nd Birthday!!! I am so honored to be a part of the WMS Design Team. Claire’s creativity is unparalleled, she always manages to come up with the most versatile and unique designs. WMS just keeps getting better and better! Way to go Claire on a rockin’ 2 years!
The £200 (approx $324USD) of WMS goodies went to the very lucky Deb C of the blog Tinkering with Ink : Engineering Creativity. Yay Deb!
My card today isn’t a birthday card, but a redo. I just didn’t like how the first one turned out, so much so, I decided to redo it.
For the redo, I ripped of the vellum and decided instead to try and cut the vellum with a Nestie. It worked great and so did the SU! ink. I got great ink coverage with one try. I think the shape of Labels No. 5 Nestie along with the WMS Very Vintage Labels No. 5 stamp make the card.
I didn’t like how the ink I originally used wouldn’t give a good impression on the vellum. I stamped it three times and this was the best impression I could get. It just doesn’t pack the punch like the redo. And I think the shape of the vellum, although true to the sketch, didn’t accent the background or the sentiment the way the Labels No. 5 does.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps Very Vintage Labels No. 5, Victorian Frippery, Words of Wisdom
Ink (redo): SU! Early Espresso, Baja Breeze; PTI Fresh Snow
Paper: SU! Aqua Mist; Unknown vellum
Ribbon: PTI Fresh Snow velvet
Other: Spellbinders Labels No. 5 Nestibilities, Grand Calibur; PTI Aqua Mist button
Well, I think my craft room carpeting might be dry enough to move things back in. I am preparing for the June WMS Stamp of Approval Parade (SOAP). Be sure to check out Claire’s and the design teams’ blogs on June 1st for fun and fresh new ways to use you May release goodies!
Blessing and Faith to you and thanks for stoppin’ by!