I've been having loads of fun with my Silhouette SD machine (no affiliation, just happy!) I used it to cut out the banner, the doily, and the shaped piece behind the flower, which I designed all by myself! Yay! As someone who used to hate computers with a passion, being able to now make designs on one is a huge thing. True, I didn't come up with the design myself, as I got the idea from a Papertrey Ink die, but I was so proud that I was able to figure out how to weld and modify.
Anyway, that's really what's been keeping me away from the blog. I had nothing to show unless you count the oodles of things I've been cutting out; borders, doilies, frames, etc. And of course, I've been welding stuff to my heart's content (now that I can actually DO it!) Wouldn't you know, they just announced that Silhouette is releasing a 12x12 inch cutter. Nice. Oh well, I wouldn't have wanted to pay that much anyway and I barely have room on my stamp desk for this one.
I'm getting back into my Copic markers. IT's been about a year since I've used them because I got discouraged at not getting the color I thought I was getting. I have enough peachy pinks now, thank you. And they all look the same. It's so frustrating ordering colors online. Oh yeah, did you hear that Copic is raising the price of each marker by 50 cents? They must think we're all rich Americans. LOL! The price hike starts August 1st, in case you want to get an order in before then.
Thanks for visiting! I'm amazed, but honored, that people still come to visit my little neglected blog. :)
ETA: Oh my gosh, I was so busy blabbing away that I almost forgot to alert you to an amazing giveaway! Melissa at Creating from the Heart is giving away some MAJOR stamping goodies you'll want to check out!
Stamps: Inkadinkado, Stampin up
Paper: Melissa Frances, Stampin' Up, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Rose Red, Baja Breeze ?
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black, SU Always Artichoke, SU Soft Sky (for sponging)
Accessories: Copic Markers (R81, R83, R84, R39, YG91, 0, C1), crinkled seam binding (Prairiebirdboutique on etsy,) corsage pin, half pearls by Melissa Frances, sewing machine, Silhouette SD