Thursday, May 9, 2013

Happy Birthday, Bethie and my #1 Fave! :)

I cannot go live with this post until Beth gets her card, so you are probably reading this a little AFTER her big day, Cinco De Mayo, lol.  Just extending that birthday celebration!

Did I tell you how much I am loving the Dream Pop Papers?  Here is just one reason why!

I made this card with a chalkboard look.  I adore that type of style right now, so hope to try it a lot more in the near future.  I used this sentiment from the Joyful Birthday My Acrylix and a flourish from the Love Life My Acrylix.

It is pretty easy to achieve this look, actually, just use White Daisy Pigment Ink on the Black Cardstock.  The tricky part comes while you are trying to let it dry!  Don't touch it or it will look like a hastily erased chalkboard!  ;)

I also just had to use the dark inking idea that my upline, Mandy Leahy, used in her Blog Hop project last week that you can see HERE.  I LOVE this look!  Best of all, it meant I got to use my favorite CTMH tool!  Know what it is yet?

The Just for You My Acrylix worked beautifully for making this flower with Dream Pop paper.  It is truly one of my favorite stamps.  I cut out the petals and inked each one with my #1 Fave Close to My Heart Tool.........a Sponge Dauber!

Before I became an Independent Consultant for Close to My Heart, I had no clue about inking paper edges.  None.  At all.  Fast forward to today and I can hardly complete a project without using one of my daubers!   Such a difference!  Inking the edges of patterned papers just makes it stand out a bit more from the crowd.  I love the effect. 

Here is one of mine in action on a recent project (go figure!)  It came in super-handy to ink up these letters.  :)

I store them in a handy dandy little case that I found online.  One for each CTMH color!  :)

I hope that Beth had a fabulous time extending her birthday a bit for my post!  Happy, happy, birthday!!!  If you want to find out how you can get your hands on the amazing Dream Pop paper, click HERE!  It is only available THIS MONTH! 


  1. Noooooooooo ... you are way too organized. I'm not sure if you'll still want to be my friend when you see my dauber storage. I love those little things too but I don't treat them as nicely as you do. Love the card btw.

    1. Hahahaha! Thank you, Shelly. I am way more open minded than that, so no worries. When is your birthday again??? ;)

  2. Love these stamps on a black background--it really pops! thanks for reminding me to use white daisy. I'm pinning this card and CASing it too!

    :) Marie

    1. Sure thing, Marie! I love re-discovering my products. :)

  3. I love me some sponge daubers too!!! And...I love your card...chalkboards are the rage right now! Can't wait to see you use this technique more :0)

    1. Thanks, Katy! The trick is actually getting to it WHILE it is all the rage, isn't it? ;)


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