Tuesday, March 20, 2012

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DARLING BROOKIE.....

Here is my bit of spring card! Spring to me means grand daughter's birthdays! It kicks off with my adorable grand daughter Brooklyn Sophia who just turned 3, and then the birthdays just keep comin'! Brooklyn looks a little like this little girl on my card, except her beautiful blond pony tails are long....but to give you an idea of her adorable personality, this is a recent conversation between her and I while I was babysitting for her the other day: Brookie: - Gramma you said if I went potty I could have a treat! Me: I did say that, didn't I Brookie, I'll go get you some fruit snacks, no wait a minute, does Mommy let you have fruitsnacks Brookie? Brookie: I want fruit snacks!! Me - I know honey but I'm not sure Mommy lets you have fruit snacks, Brookie: but YOU do gramma! And then she smiled at me with a smile that could melt a glacier in February.....so precious this child, who runs to you when you walk thru the door yelling your name and jumps into your arms and hugs you tight around the neck.....our Brooklyn Sophia.....she is a precious gift from God and I love her to bits' and pieces!! So thankful for Brookie!!! Until Next time........

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

IT AIN'T EASY BEIN' GREEN.........

So here is one of my most favorite in the world stamp sets, Simply Soft....it's a hostess set and will only be available thru May.....so you might wanna have your own workshop just to GET it! I used the brush bleach technique on this card...I embossed the flowers in black and then bleached all the flower petals with an old blender pen dipped in bleach....then I accented with a white gel pen. I also distressed a lot, every layer of this baby. Did I ever tell you my famous bleach workshop story?? I went to a brand new hostess's house, walked thru the door and spilled bleach on her carpet? That's the condensed version of my story....it was NOT exactly the highlight of my demonstrator Stampin' UP career.....as a matter of fact if I didnt' quit that night I never will! I had screwed the top on the bleach bottle so hard to make sure it was on there tight that I cracked the lid It ended up a wonderful workshop, and that lady has remained a customer over the years.....and I mostly bleach in the privacy of my own home. Did I mention one of the chairs in my stamp room has the bleach technique on it's upholstered seat? Yep, some lessons you never really learn. Bwahahahahahahaha.....go order you some Stampin'UP, click on my 24/7 button and get you a Simply Soft set before it's gone FOREVER!!!! (it's the best!) Oh happy day, this set sings to me!!! Until next time.......Karen