Saturday, June 30, 2012

LOVING Starfruit


Difficult to get a good pic of this one, and my not-so-willing photographer was not for messing!

I am so in love with Summer Starfruit. I didn't even buy a full packet of it, as I didn't think I was a fan, but I can't stop using it. Oh well, I guess I will have to put it on my next order!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Ooops, Sam's Birthday.

I forgot my nephew's 5th birthday! Aaaaargh. As he lives in Lancashire and I am here in Maryland, I need to post something off, pronto. Must get onto Amazon (as I'm NOT going shopping any time soon due to pneumonia)...

Anyway here's his card!


Not sure it quite works. Plus I found the die & stamp REALLY hard to line up. Hmmm.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Numbering has gone WRONG...

...horribly wrong! I am on 100.60 according to this blog, but 100.61 according to my tracker sheet. So this is 100.60.5. Or something. Ach! Let's just call it 100.61:

Hee hee it's a RILEY! Someone was selling them on BST on SCS so I thought I'd have a go! I found the colouring really difficult, particularly as none of my ProMarkers seem to coordinate. However for my first stab at it, I was pretty pleased! This card is also for a challenge - Mojo Monday 247! It's only taken me until Thursday to upload it.

The papers are Bo Bunny (Back to Basics?) from my stash, as is my ribbon. The sentiment is Hero Arts - I think "A Happy Hello". Had a big sort out of my clear stamps and organised them back into sets so I know where they came from now! Any I couldn't identify I binned. Kept the random ones I liked of course!

In other news, I have pneumonia for the third time in three years! Feeling poo but I hopefully caught it early. And I reckon stamping isn't too strenuous for the invalid. I just have to make sure Leo and Jake stay clear. I have lots of medi in various phases of matter (ex Chemistry teacher!) to make me better.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012



There are a few of us Brits here in Southern Maryland. Most of them I don't know as well as I should! Anyway another English lady was pregnant at the same time as me, and had a little girl soon after Leo was born. Sadly the lady has a history of heart problems and she is now in hospital. We are all hoping she makes a swift recovery.

Here's my card for her. I recently rescued this stamp set (True Friend) from the eBay bag and I'm glad I did, it's always been one of my favourites. The sentiment is from Word Play.

In other news, I sold another card on Etsy tonight, completely out of the blue. Woooo!

I have lots more cards to post here and on Etsy, but my photographer isn't very keen at the moment! We had a total battle with Jacob going to bed (the usual control issue and everything having to be done exactly in sequence, by the correct people, at the correct moments), and picked tonight of all nights to have a go at sleep training Leo. Errr, that went very badly. Needless to state, Daddy caved (though I was close) and Leo is now snuggled up by my leg, as per usual. Hmmm.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Silver, no, blue linings!


I have NEVER made as white a card as this! I usually manage to smear ink all over any large areas of white space, usually somewhere that you just can't hide it. But, as I really didn't use a lot of ink here, I managed to avoid that pitfall!

The clouds are layers of Marina Mist cardstock with a top layer of white Bristol paper. I tried to give the card a bit more dimension by altering the amount of layers for each cloud. However I'm not sure it really worked! The idea came from the card class I am currently taking. It has only taken me a week to do the first 3 days!

I like the idea behind this card, but I really don't have a lot of dies. I find it really hard to choose a die I think I'll get a lot of use out of. These clouds have been used A LOT though. What's your favourite and most versatile die?

Monday, June 25, 2012

Spot the error here...


Another one layer CASE for the card class. There is a GLARING error here! It took me so long to get the sponging "flat" that I didn't want to ruin it by trying to fix the mistake. I actually like this card though so someday I might remake it. I have kept all my masks so it is theoretically possible!

I really love this stamp set, I have to say!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

One Layer Cards

Well I got COMPLETELY stuck on this step of my Clean and Simple Cards class. So in the end I did as close CASEs as I could with my supplies. I quite like the cards, but it felt a bit like cheating!


Found an extremely old Inkadinkado set for this one. I never managed to get it to stamp well with my dye ink pads before, but I have since learned to use an eraser to "season" polymer stamps. So I had quite good success with ink coverage! Of course, the new SU! ink pads help massively too.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

The Spoon Family is Sick!

We're all under the weather... I am feeling terrible for little Leo who does not like coughing at all! His wee face crumples up and it's all bad news. Poor mite. I can't believe we're having another stay-in weekend. I am going to have to do SOMETHING tomorrow or I'll be climbing the walls.

I have got 4 cards done today! I am going to drip feed them to you just in case I don't manage to get much else done this weekend.


I am still working on the card class I mentioned a few posts ago. It's all about Clean and Simple cardmaking. Well, this is a CASE of a Kristin Werner card. No idea what a key has to do with "You Rock" but I found it in a drawer and thought it'd be fun to encrust it with glitter! When I use Thickers for sentiments, I always have trouble because I never have any A's, E's or B's. Kind of cuts into your options. I haven't scrapbooked in so long!

Most of the supplies here are random bits found in drawers. I am finding I am quite inspired by some of my old stuff. I have a big Joann reusable bag full of stuff I was intending to sell as it was either long-retired SU or random brands. I think I'm going to have to find room for it all again. Since deciding to stop being SUM I have had such a burst of creativity.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Bonjour Clouds!

Well we've had a mad couple of days here. I've sacked off going to the gym at 5.30am as I am soooooo unproductive the rest of the day if I go that early. It's funny, I always consider myself a morning person but I guess 5am is the middle of the night! Also with my sedentary lifestyle as a SAHM I just get really lethargic. I'm like a lizard in the cold!

Yesterday I was with Lovely Heather in the ER all day. It was a bit stressful, but thankfully she's OK. I was T-I-R-E-D afterwards. I spent the day with her today too and she seems a lot better.

Jacob went to the National Zoo with his nursery school today. It was very scary, him going off on his own. He had a brilliant time though and his favourites were (predictably) the monkeys. He was exceptionally tired tonight after no naps the last couple of days (he needs his sleep, just like his mummy!) so perhaps we'll get a lie in? Yeah right Bexx. 


Loving this one. Started with no plan at all, apart from feeling proud of myself for battling my way up off the sofa!

Picked up this DSP 6x6 stack in Marshalls the other day because I loved the colour combination. (Yeah, the not buying anything part of 100in100 has kind of fallen by the wayside) I can see a few cards being made using it!

Supplies for 100.54:
Stampin' Up! - Poppy Parade, Whisper White, Naturals White cardstock, Poppy Parade ink, Poppy Parade poly-stitched ribbon, Dimensionals, Dazzling Diamonds glitter glue
Other - Mystery stamp from stash, PTI cloud dies, My Mind's Eye Honey Cake 6x6 DSP

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Christmas in June

As well as doing the 100in100 challenge, I am also taking part in the Christmas Card Challenge. I did it last year too, and it was utterly fabulous to sit down in November to a big pile of handmade cards!

Anyway, with all the events of this year, I struggled to keep up in March, April and May. But, thanks to 100in100 I caught up my backlog AND I am on schedule now!

Just finished 8 cards, two of each of these:

100.46 & 100.47

OK so these are not going to set the world on fire but they'll do!

100.48 & 100.49

100.50 & 100.51

100.52 & 100.53

All supplies Stampin' Up. Stew has set up my light tent, so these photographs are slightly better. Still need to work on the lighting I think. I also think I should rotate the card a bit, and try using DSP as the background. But hey, tonight's achievement was getting off the sofa and completing these cards. I will mess with the light box another day...

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

My favourite card in a while...

The last sketch in Day One of the CAS card class (clearly this is going to take me SIGNIFICANTLY longer than specified!) was one that didn't initially excite me in any way. I almost skipped over it! But then I had an idea and decided to give it a whirl.


Again, the photograph is baaad but I think you get the idea. It really POPS in real life. I am gutted because I gave away my second set of SAB ribbon, and I have run out of the Lucky Limeade variety. I would have liked to do another of these in Limeade! Oh well.

Love the sketch so much that I am working on this month's Christmas cards (part of the Christmas Card Challenge) using it. So at the moment there are 8 cards on my desk waiting for me to complete. Will post those soon which will take me over the 50 mark... wooo!

Supplies for 100.45: Basic Black and Very Vanilla cardstock, Basic Black and Calypso Coral ink, Black grosgrain ribbon, Calypso Coral organdy (?) ribbon from Sale-a-Bration, Antique brad, First Edition DSP, Teeny Tiny Wishes and Triple Treat Flower stamps.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Last Washi card for a while, I promise!

OK one last Washi tape card before I either put it away, never to be found again; or buy a different combination!


This photograph is simply awful - I MUST get my light tent set up.

I absolutely LOVE the new-style SU! inkpads, they give fantastic coverage on just a couple of taps. My Island Indigo pad is one of my faves, but I didn't want to buy the new style as we only have the 2011-2013 In-Colours for one more year. However, I am rethinking that... Oh dear.

Anyway! Supplies for 100.44: Washi Tape, Embellishment unknown (found in drawer), So Saffron cardstock, Island Indigo ink, Island Indigo ruffled ribbon, Delightful Dozen stamp set, Corner Chomper.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Washi Square

Well, I felt a bit disappointed I'd rushed the layout of my first class card - so I had another quick go with some washi tape. See - I am using it! This was uber-quick to pull together and I really like the layout. Will definitely do more cards with this sketch. 

Supplies for 100.43: Washi Tape, unknown stamp, Bashful Blue cardstock, Subtles buttons. Night of Navy ink. Yep - that's all!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Heather's Stamp Camp

On Thursday, Heather hosted a Stamp Camp. This was AFTER Heather and I had been to spinning (epic fail for me AGAIN - perhaps it's just not my thing?) and BodyPump, and before we took our kids swimming! She is a wonderwoman!

Anyway I got three cards made there, courtesy of Heather. They're also all her designs so I can take no credit.


100.41: This stamp is my personal bete noir:

Not going to list all the supplies because I can't remember what some of it was! Let me know if you desperately need to know what something is and I will endeavour to find out!

In other news, I was umming and ahhing about whether to include my one sheet wonder from the other week in my 100 cards. I haven't even put the cards into my box, as I don't think I like them. But as I really don't want to have to go through and renumber everything, I am sticking with them but going to make my challenge 110 cards! Eeeek! I figured that the reason I don't like them is the paper, I don't think I've ever made a card I like with it so I am going to GIVE IT AWAY. Whatever I have left of it is up for grabs - make a comment here and I'll have Jacob pick a name out of a hat (if necessary, I am not usually overburdened with comments) and I'll bung it in the post to you as speedy as I can!

The paper is called Beyond the Garden and I have at least 5 full sheets of it, which I will cut into 6x6" for ease of mailing. Good luck! Hope you do better than I did with it!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Card class


Well, I signed up for a card class today at It's called Clean & Simple cardmaking. This is a CASE of the first project which also ties in with my fabric challenge. There are a few things I need to change- I rushed the finish as the boys got back from the park so I was needed! Next time I'd line up the sentiment in the middle of the flowers. And use a ruler for the faux stitching. And use my embossing buddy (I ALWAYS remember just as I sprinkle the EP). But otherwise I liked it!

Two Teacups

On Wednesday I arranged to go over to Lovely Heather's house to play with her new SU! stuff. I haven't yet ordered from the new catalogue due to 100in100 so it was a nice treat to be able to play with some stuff. However, neither of us seemed to be in the right place creatively, and we kept having disaster after disaster.

My first disaster was coming along really nicely, it was a fab snowman built from the Stylin' Snowfolk set, then I decided the snow scape I'd created needed glitter. Well. Heather didn't have the Dazzling Diamonds gluey glitter so I decided to attempt to use Crystal Effects and Dazzling Diamonds glitter. First off the CE glooped everywhere so I tried to spread it out, pretty unsuccessfully, but I thought I could make it work so I sprinkled it with glitter only to discover it wasn't actually glitter, it was embossing powder. Phooey. So basically I just made a huge mess.

Second disaster was using the wonderful new Pleasant Poppies background stamp.  I am not good with background stamps generally but what I usually do is Dotto the piece I want to stamp inside the lid of the background stamp's clamshell, ink up the stamp, put it image side up inside the clamshell, close the lid and rub. Works a treat. However Heather had bought Pleasant Poppies in clear mount so that wasn't an option. Needless to say I made a total mess of about 3 cards then got a good image, and proceeded to ruin it by having a Bexx brainwave which wasn't a good idea. At all.


I wanted to play with Heather's paper piercing templates so I got those out. First time I used them I managed to get them all wonky donkey somehow so I tried again. I am not thrilled with this card but it was the best of a bad bunch!

Supplies for 100.39: Raspberry Ripple, Pink Pirouette, Basic Black, Whisper White, Crumb Cake cardstock, White baker's twine, Raspberry Ripple stitched satin ribbon, Apothecary Accents framelits, Raspberry Ripple DSP, Tea Shoppe and Made for You stamp sets, Fancy Fan embossing folder. 

Friday, June 15, 2012

Washi Tape Typewriter

I am such a sheep...

Someone on Splitcoast Stampers was asking about a good place to buy Washi Tape, so of course I had to have a look, and fell in love with this lovely chevron pattern in earthy tones. I am completely NOT usually an earthy tones person but something about this set spoke to me. However, it arrived and I realised I have absolutely no idea what to use Washi tape for. This is what happens when I try to restrict spending, I buy bits and bobs of stuff that I think I can get away with for other uses... I have a problem. Anyway! The card!


Supplies for 100.38: Just My Type stamp set, Bitty Banners framelits, Night of Navy, More Mustard and Soft Suede cardstock, Botanical Gazette and Marina Mist DSP, Night of Navy 1/8" taffeta ribbon, small heart and spiral border punches. 

Seriously love this one. Stole the tag & bow idea from this card I CASEd from Nat last week, the layout was from here. I am discovering lots of challenge blogs & sites from browsing the other 100in100ers' blogs. The issue for me is time at the moment. Oh well. 

Funky Fabric Friday

 I put this shirt on this morning and thought, "Wow, that would make a fabulous colour combination!". Then I thought I'd share that inspiration with you. Make a card using this colour scheme- the closest SU! colours are Basic Gray, Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral (though Tangerine Tango would work too), Whisper White. As you can see, there are small sequins and beads on the top, so if you can include some bling as an embellishment then all the better!

Post a link to your creation in the Comments section below. Can't wait to see what you come up with! I also have another 5 cards to post but they'll have to wait as it's Jacob's Fathers' Day Cookout at Nursery today and Stew can't get out of work (eeeek!) so I am about to whip up some cookies SUPER FAST as Jakey would say!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Is symmetry a card-killer?

I've been having a look at the cards I like, and the cards I don't like, that I have made so far for this 100in100 challenge. Funny thing - most of the ones I like are completely unsymmetrical. Is this one of those "design rules"? I know about the rule of thirds (but usually forget to check that one) and groupings in 3's and 5's, but other than that my designs are usually totally off the cuff. Perhaps I don't like my symmetrical cards because they are never actually quite symmetrical and that's worse than either!

No time for stamping this weekend. Jacob was invited to TWO parties, one on Saturday and one on Sunday. Whilst lovely, kid's parties are TIRING (even as a guest!) and I have fallen behind on my chores. I just hoovered and steam-mopped downstairs and the stairs, just need to do upstairs now, get the boys bathed and bedded, then shop for groceries (we are breadless and Cheerioless so it's all bad), make packed lunches and get ready for the week ahead. Urgh, I really wanted to go to the pool today but Leo conked out about 5 minutes before we set off, and he's been up and smiley all day so I didn't want to move him. So Jacob and Stew have gone without me! :-( Oh well I'm taking J on Thursday so that'll be my big chance.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Funky Friday

Felt a wee bit down today, missing home a little bit. Most of the time I love living here in the States but just occasionally I miss walking around town, meeting people for coffees and cupcakes at the Yummy Cupcake Company and of course, shopping in Monsoon, M&S, Next, Boots etc. And I really miss my family, but that goes without saying!

I also failed to complete the spinning class, I got 15 mins in and realised I'd made a huge mistake and there was no way I could manage another 30 mins. So I slunk out. Not good for the self esteem. I made the problem even worse by going to McDonalds straight after and eating a Angus burger meal and a McFlurry. Oh well, tomorrow is another day!

Tonight I treated myself to some stamping time and got 3 cards polished off. I CASEd the first two from Nat's blog. Her card was a CASE too! Love CASEing. Layout is not my strong point (all my cards tend to come out more or less the same!) so I like using someone else's genius and making it a bit different.

First up: Mum's birthday card at last. Will just have to send it late! In a way it works out OK as her present hasn't arrived yet but I am feeling like a bad daughter all the same!


Sorry for the more-than-usually awful picture. My upline and I have done a deal whereby when we buy DSP, we give one of each pattern to each other (there are always two of each in the pack). Hopefully in this way we'll avoid retired DSP overload (I have a BAD case of this!). Neither of us does any workshops or big events so it should work out well. Anyway. She ordered this Comfort Cafe DSP (I would never have chosen it) and I actually really like it.

Supplies for 100.35: Comfort Cafe DSP, Summer Starfruit, Cajun Craze and Pool Party cardstock, Midnight Muse ink, Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon, Delightful Dozen and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp sets, Scallop Trim punch, 1/2" circle punch, Adorning Accents Embosslits, Bitty Banners Framelits.

Next - Lovely Heather's children have just finished school for the year. Her daughter won loads of Maths and Science prizes (she's a girl after my own heart!) so I wanted to make her a little card:


Supplies for 100.36: Comfort Cafe DSP, Summer Starfruit, Cajun Craze and Midnight Muse cardstock, Midnight Muse ink, Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon, Delightful Dozen and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp sets, Scallop Trim punch, 1/2" circle punch, Adorning Accents Embosslits, Bitty Banners Framelits.

I didn't want to leave Heather's son out so I made him a card too. He's 7 and full of fun! He gets on really well with Jakey. In fact, he's Jakey's hero! It's funny because they bicker like brothers when they are together, but Jacob always holds his ground. Funny little fellow. It'll be awesome to see how Leo and Jake interact when they are older. But for now:


It's a bit mad but I like it!

Supplies for 100.37: Outlined Occasions and Up, Up and Away stamp sets, Brights brads, Daffodil Delight stitched grosgrain ribbon, Old Olive and Whisper White cardstock, Basic Black, Real Red and Daffodil Delight ink, Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Real Red and Daffodil Delight markers, Big Top Birthday DSP.

Just love the coverage the new Firm Foam SU! inkpads give, I used to struggle to get the balloons of this set to stamp cleanly but it's so easy with the new pads!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

One Sheet Wonder - quick cards!?

After being inspired by Amanda, I decided to have a go at a one sheet wonder myself. That's where you take one sheet of DSP/plain paper stamped all over, and make a certain number of cards using it. This particular OSW, from LeeAnn Greff, also used 3 sheets of plain cardstock, so she calls it a Four Sheet Wonder.

I also used the set Happiest Birthday Wishes (a retired Hostess set) for all the sentiments. Whilst I was making the cards, I wasn't liking them an awful lot (more to do with my DSP and colour selection than anything else), but boy, did I get 10 birthday cards done quick!

My next project is going to be another OSW for Christmas cards I think. I also think I'm going to trade out the Melon Mambo pieces for a coordinating DSP just to give a bit more interest.

Supplies for 100.25-100.34: OSW Tutorial from LeeAnn Greff, Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi, Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point, Naturals White, Whisper White cardstock, Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi, Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point ink, White, Melon Mambo and Wild Wasabi embossing powder, Scallop Trim punch, Cupcake Builder punch, Happiest Birthday Wishes stamp set and assorted odds and ends of embellishments!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Body Pump Paper Piecing

Ow ow ow ow!

Went to BodyPump today at the gym. I used to go every so often when I was a student, so I know how great it can be for slimming down quick & getting stronger. But, boy, it was hard. The ladies in the class with me were super nice though, and of course I had the moral support of Lovely Heather. Got asked again if we are sisters... That always makes me laugh as I was born and bred in Lancaster, UK and she was born and bred in Virginia, USA. But I suppose we look similar.

I managed to get Leo to sleep from 1-3pm today. He actually got himself overtired, when I took him to the gym he was fast asleep in his chair but something must have woken him up as he was happily swinging & looking mystifiedly at all the other kids in the creche after my class. He is so cute. Stew put he and Jacob in Jacob's bed for storytime tonight and they looked so gorgeous!

Anyway. I cranked out a couple of cards whilst Leo slept today (as well as doing a load of laundry, cleaning the kitchen and doing the dishwasher). They aren't my best but the idea had been bouncing around in my head. I was inspired by a fellow 100in100er, Heather B, who has been doing lots of lovely cards with furniture. I forgot AGAIN to do my Mum's birthday card, it's getting a bit desperate now. Will probably have to Express Mail it. Because my mum is a cardmaker too, I always want to make my absolute best for her, which means I'm often late as I wait for inspiration! Must do it tomorrow OR ELSE!!!

Anyway here goes. I am a bit leery of going on about other company's products (I am an SU! hobby demonstrator) so if I haven't mentioned something, that's why. Drop me a message if you really need to know. I am stash-busting whilst doing this challenge so I might just send it your way if you're nice! I am going SUO (Stampin' Up! Only) as soon as possible.

I'd like to add that SU! demonstrator support really is fantastic. As you may or may not know, we've recently changed to a Firm Foam pad (before, they were felt). They are fabulous, but my Basic Black was smudging a bit unless I heat set it. So I called them today and they are sending me a new one. It's already in the mail, I don't have to faff sending the other one back, problem solved! Awesome.


I did paper piecing here. I don't have a lot of images I can paper-piece (I seem to go for more silhouette style stamps than faffing around colouring - usually) but I think these came out nicely. I was dismayed by how little DSP I was using for just the chairs so decided to mat onto DSP too. Really like the effect. The embossing folder here is actually Lovely Heather's but I think i might have to invest!

Supplies for 100.21: Cheerful Treat DSP, Basic Black ink, Whisper White cardstock, Elegant Bouquet embossing folder.


Supplies for 100.22: Everyday Enchantment DSP, Basic Black ink, Whisper White cardstock, Elegant Bouquet embossing folder.


Supplies for 100.23: Elegant Soiree DSP, Basic Black ink, Whisper White cardstock, Elegant Lines embossing folder.


Supplies for 100.24: Cheerful Treat DSP, Basic Black ink, Whisper White cardstock, Elegant Lines embossing folder.

I actually wish I'd stuck with the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder for the second two but never mind. The Elegant Lines folder gives such a deep impression that sometimes I think it can overwhelm things.

I think I'll give these as a set to someone for a little gift. Not quite sure who, or when, but they'd look awesome stacked together and tied with a ribbon. Also they will mail easily as they are embellishment-free!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Fun weekend...

We had a slightly busy weekend here, although we probably didn't actually do that much! Time seems to fly with two children...

Friday night I hosted a Thirty-one party which was lots of fun - a really great bunch of ladies came and it was lovely to relax and have a glass of vino with friends. I also managed to earn some free stuff so I will hopefully be a bit more organised. There is a special offer this month to get one of the big totes for $10 if you spend $35 - I am planning to get 3 to organise my laundry. Had a total laundry disaster where I managed to dye all Leo's and my whites a weird browny colour because I washed them with ny black jeans. Not smart!

On Saturday I was in the gym at 7am (!!!!) but had to go for a nap at 11. I think I was tired after the party! Anyway we went swimming at our neighborhood pool in the afternoon which was loads of fun. Leo had his first dip (not a hit!) and Jacob made friends with some other local boys and had a big water fight. Sunday was a day off from the gym, we had a lazy morning, then I had some Mummy time in Target. More swimming in the afternoon then I went grocery shopping with my neighbour in the evening. So it wasn't an exciting weekend, but it was nice. Somehow the weekends fly by without much being achieved.... but we all enjoy them so it doesn't really matter!

Anyway! I also managed to make 3 cards along the way. All of a sudden I seem to need loads of cards so I've knocked three off my list anyway.

First up - 100.18:

This one is for one of Jacob's nursery friends who is having a 4th birthday party on Saturday. Jacob is very excited about that! He designed the monsters and chose the colours. I am not sure it's my best work as it's hard to control an Aquapainter with a wiggly 4 year old on your knee. The sentiment also slipped and ended up wonky but I tried to make it work...

100.18 - Supplies: White baker's twine, Rich Razzleberry polka dot ribbon (retired), Gumball Green and Whisper White cardstock, Watercolour pencils and Aquapainter, Crystal Effects, Tempting Turquoise DSP from the Brights stack, Basic Black ink, Make a Monster and Happiest Birthday Wishes stamp sets.

And, lucky me! Jacob has another birthday party to go to on Sunday. So - 100.19:

Jacob had got a bit bored by this point so I was able to do this one on my own (crafting with kids is fun but it isn't suitable for control freaks like me!). I vastly prefer the design, probably because everything is lined up neat and straight!

100.19 - Supplies: Brights brads, Star punch, Whisper White, Gumball Green and Pumpkin Pie cardstock, Marina Mist DSP from the Subtles stack, Basic Black ink, Watercolour pencils and Aquapainter, Crystal Effects, Make a Monster and Happiest Birthday Wishes stamp sets.

Finally, we actually checked the mailbox on Saturday morning (it's around the corner in a communal unit and somehow I never seem to get round there during the week) and we had received a wedding invitation. We won't be able to go as it's in the UK in August, so I needed a "With Regret" - 100.20:

Made this one to complement the colours in the invitation. I wish I'd put the Woodgrain on the Island Indigo piece but never mind. I love my Woodgrain background stamp, it's been a great investment. I am so pleased SU! has started doing some of their background stamps in clear mount in the new catalog as they always seem a big investment in wood. But if you use it a lot it's worth it!

100.20 - Supplies: 2011-2013 In Colour brad (Island Indigo), Pool Party ruffled ribbon, Pool Party, Island Indigo and Lucky Limeade cardstock, Adorning accents edgelits & framelits, Pool Party, Island Indigo and Lucky Limeade SU! Markers, Kindness Matters and Woodgrain stamp sets.

A final note - SU! has an awesome special offer on in June and July, so I am going to try to finish my 100in100 by the end of July, so that I can take advantage! Could be tricky!! It makes it about 100in70 for me. Need to keep the pace brisk! I think I can, I think I can!