What a week it has been. It all started last week when I bought some Cricut Cartridges from a bad seller on Ebay. The seller from CO Springs told me they were shipped but never arrived. After writing countless emails to him that went unanswered I finally got a refund on Monday. I was able to find another great seller on Ebay after that who who was able to get the carts I wanted to me in 2 days and she lived in California. I would highly recommend this seller if anyone needs Cricut stuff.
On Sunday Rich got sick. By Tuesday he was feeling so bad he finally went to the doctor and they said he had the flu.I don't think they knew what they were talking about though because he did not have the typical flu symptoms. On Wednesday Emilia got a sore throat and I started getting one yesterday too. What we have seems to be different than what Rich had though because he never had a sore throat. He finally went back to work today after being off almost a week. Emilia and I are still dealing with it. I am hoping what we have won't last as long as his did but Emilia has been pretty miserable.
We also took our fur baby Lily in to get her teeth cleaned yesterday. I have never had any of my dogs teeth cleaned before because I felt it was just another way for vets to make money but she had a few teeth that were so bad we didn't have much choice. She is a young dog and we didn't want her to end up with other health problems because of this. I was really nervous all week about her having it done and kept wondering if I was making the right decision. Thankfully all went well and they told me we caught it just in time. I intend to brush her teeth a couple of times a week now so we don't ever have to do this to her again. She was pretty out of it when we brought her home but is back to her old self now.
Today I finally have something new to share with you. All this month Papertrey Ink has been celebrating their 3rd anniversary by announcing something new everyday. They have also been having lots of challenges and contests too. With everything that has been going around here I have not had the chance to participate in many of the challenges. I have been working on CPS Sketch 153 on an off all week and finally got it done today. I also incorporated Dawn's color's for Day 9's challenge too because as most of you know I love bright colors
I started by stamping the smaller flower and leaves from the PTI Friends till the end set with Versafine ink on hot press watercolor paper then embossed them with clear embossing powder. After that I watercolored the images with Perfect Match inks. When I was done with that I cut them out and attached them with dimensionals. The letters for the word Friend were cut with my Cricut using the Plaintain cartridge then I added liquid glass for dimension. The Summer Sunrise and Raspberry fizz pieces were embossed with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder. A dark Chocolate button was added to the center of the flower to finish it.
I also wanted to show you a cool new product I was introduced to that would be a great addition to any card. They are call voice stickers. You can find out more about them here. I shot a little video showing how to use them in your cards.
That's it for now. I plan to work on this months technique video tomorrow and hope to be back Tuesday to share it with you. Until then I hope you have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by.
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