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2/8/12

Penny Black's New London Collection

New London Collection
Hello Friends, How are you?? I feel like it has been forever since I have posted and if you are interested I will update you on the moving/packing at the end of my post. I also will announce the winner at the end.
This week Penny Back is featuring a new "London Collection".  I have always LOVE Richard Scary's books and I LOVE the olympics so you can image that I am loving this new series. I think it's both wrapped up in one. 
New London Collection
Let's start with my simpler card today. When you stamp it off center there is less to color.  Also a second card is always faster even if you are coloring because you already have the color selection down. For both cards the red and blue is so bright with zero shading = fast!  I used these Tombow markers. The "sign" is leftover from my first card....got to love that. 


New London Collection

I just love creating these fun scenes so much. The hills were created just like I did in this post. I must mention I shouldn't have used this sentiment set.... I don't know what I was thinking. It's new 2012 just released at CHA and won't ship for many weeks? I love all the sentiments and forgot NOT to use it. The flag is part of this particular transparent set and I am constantly reaching for it. I colored the critters with Copics. 

New London Collection
The olympic torch I borrowed from a different stamp in the collection & they are listed below the post. 
Before I forget..... the winner from my lost post is Bunnyfreak. Congrats!! I will be having more giveaways so stayed tuned :)

Now...only if you are interested read on :) We plan on moving May or June and before you know it we will be leaving our home with so many memories. I will never forget the kids running down the hall ..., the play dates, teacher parties, Thanksgivings, Christmas etc... etc. With that said I'm the "it girl" ...the girl that does 90% of the packing of all of the breakables, my precious dishes, collections and all that brick brack. So if you notice a lapse in posting I am probably packing. I tend to do it in spurts then I have to take a break. This past week I was removing furniture that I have accumulated in the past 16 years to the basement to make the rooms appear larger and less cluttered. So happy to have that part finished. We are looking forward to our next chapter and making new memories in a new home so it's all exciting and overwhelming at the same time. I don't know what I will do though when reality hits and I can't take Paula to my new neighborhood. (She's the dream neighbor that everyone wants) 
 Thanks so much for your sweet comments and good wishes. I might as well add that we have begun the college search and many more to check out this year for my DD. 2012 is a big year for us. I am so happy to have this blog and all of you that tips the balance the right way to keep me in check and stay "balanced" . So thanks to you for your visits... they really mean so much to me. Happy stamping and hugs, Kathy

The Images are from Penny Black & you can purchased them here
(4220K Miniful, 30-014 Sweet Wishes", 30-093 Love London)

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1/31/12

yes we have a ...... winner

Hello Friends, Super quick post today but, before we get started how are you?? I have been crazy busy getting my house packed and organized. I have a feeling it will take months because I'm an avid collector.
 I am sure you are wondering who the lucky winner is?? Well before I say so I have a beautiful stamp set to giveaway. It's called "Love Assortment" . Here is a card I created with the rose. All you have to do is just say "HI" in the comment area. Super easy and I will draw a winner the end of next week from the comments. 
A super big congrats to Lisa L. (Lisa was randomly selected by InLinkz.) 
Did you happen to see the new Penny Black London collection. So awesome! Thank you for your visit and I hope you week is off to a good start. Hugs, Kathy

1/26/12

Do you use a Dove Blender pen to water color a image??

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Hello Friends, How are you? I am finding that I just can't keep up with the weeks passing so quickly. I did find some time to  make another video about water coloring with Tombow watercolor markers & my favorite Penny Black butterfly . I feel like I have more control with a Blender pen & Tombow's blender pen rather than with a paint brush. I created the video especially for Simon Says Stamp and I hope you find it useful.



If you want to suscribe to my UTube channel click here and you will get to view my videos before I share them on my blog. Have you checked out my blog candy?? If not click hereThree days left before the winner is randomly chosen. 
Love to you
These papers are so delicious and look so beautiful with the Tombow colors. The first layer was stamped and distressed. (You will find the colors I used at the bottom of the post in the supply list.) I love to layer these sentiments from SRM stickers. To layer sentiments at varying heights I like to use to different kinds of pop dots. This and this and I guarantee that you will use both. 
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I have created so many cards using Tombow's water color markers. If you would like to see a few of them click here, here, here & here
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Just to remind you that each post will have a simpler version of my first card and this is my simple. When I colored this butterfly it was much faster because I did less shading on this butterfly than the  the first butterfly (and what you see in the video). Do you like how the sentiment pops on this card? 
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I always trace over the antenna's lines to thicken them that way they are much easier to cut out. 
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These butterflies have a spot in the video too. For these babies I embossed the images on water color paper. In the video I explain that I would rather use this paper. I just like the look better for some reason. BUT, you need to be more careful so I caution you :)
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If you are careful and don't over saturate your paper you get this look ...the look that I like.  It looks like the paper is ready to pill (ball up) It's sort of a velvety, slightly nubby texture rather than the smooth texture that the paper has. Do you think I am crazy?? If you try this please send me a link to your card because I would love to see it :) 
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Just had to share this angle so you can see the pretty floral Basic Grey paper inside. Such an elegant 6x6 paper pack. Have a happy weekend and thanks for popping in. Hugs, Kathy

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