Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Wednesday Blog Hop -- September 7, 2016

Happy Wednesday once again.  The weeks are really going faster and faster.  Do you realize it is only a little more than 3 months until Christmas.  Oh shame, did I say that??!!!  It is a good thing our new Holiday Catalog is ready because it is time to start those holiday cards.  I think today is a farewell to summer colors.  I think next week we will start in on the fall colors.  You should have come to my blog by way of Joni's blogsite.  I need to go back and take a look, because she is so talented and I don't want to miss anything.

For today we have some pretty blues and I have a special card today.  I can't take credit because I CASE'd from Debbie Henderson's blog.  Usually when I CASE I try to change it up enough to make it mine.  I'll use a few different stamps or colors.  Today I loved her creation so much that I copied it and only changed the colors a little so they would apply to our challenge.  Actually, I made one other change.  I do not have By The Shore dsp, so I made my own piece of dsp by using Very Vanilla cardstock, one of the dies from Swirly Scribbles, and a sponge.  Go take a look at her video showing how she did the window with the water look.  She used hand sanitizer with a drop of color for the water look.  Now maybe everyone else knows all about this technique, but this was a first for me.

This was a fun card to do, and it surprised me that it really wasn't hard at all.  I think my grandson will love this for his birthday.  I'll just add a really nice birthday sentiment inside, some money, and there it is.  My grandson's birthday is this Friday and we are having a party on Saturday.  He loves fish and he has his own aquarium, so this is very appropriate.  Thank you Debbie for your inspiration.

Now you should continue to Robbie's blogsite if you did not start there.  She also makes some really nice creations.  Let's see what she has for us.

Have a fun day, see you soon,