Hello my stamping friends! This morning when I opened my email, I received an email that made me do the happy dance…..Denise Kasanda passed me THE SUNSHINE AWARD!! First I did the happy dance, and then I slinked down in my chair because……that means I have to pass it on!! Which I would LOVE to do if I knew the first thing about HOW to DO that!!!!! To my left let me first say a word or two about this card and then I will continue lamenting about my lame computer skills…..but first – this card is Black Magic which was also known as the old chalkboard technique – if you go way way down onto the 2nd page of my blog entries,,,I have a tutorial on Black Magic with a White Twist – basically I stamp solid more or less images in white craft ink on any color cardstock and I used SU’s watercolor pencils to color and shade them. I used to use the old pure colored pencils but when they were discontinued last year I decided to try the watercolor pencils and much to my delight they work even better since you can get them a whole lot sharper (with SU’s pencil sharpener)so…….use two colors and lay down the lighter color first and then shade on top with the darker color. Sometimes to achieve dimension I use the light color very lightly, then shade it with that same color bearing down a bit harder and then I put the darker color on top and shade again. After that is completed, I just highlight with a white gel pen. VOILA!! The white gel pen makes the whole thing POP!! This card above is made with SU’s new set Watercolor Trio…….it’s one of the BEST sets for Black Magic EVAH!!!! If you read my blog, and need an SU demonstrator – please use the link on the side to go directly to my SU website and place an order!! 🙂 Better yet, if you want to recruit……you co do that too!!! I have been so grateful for orders I have received from people who say they were inspired by my blog or SCS gallery….thank you all soooooo much!! Okay- now, on to my SUNSHINE AWARD…..I have finally figured out how to GET those awards ONTO my BLAB/BLOG, but how to pass them on is still a mystery to me!! I know WHO I want to pass it on to – because recently I became a member of a brand new little group of friends and we call ourselves THE PAPER DOLLS…. it was started because we all wanted to make sure that SOMEONE ANYONE was actually READING our BLOGS….or in my case, BLAB/BLOG. I think from here on out I will refer to mine as a BLABLOG. Yah, that’s kinda catchy…..cuz I do more blabbing then anything else. So here is my shiney new award…..
How cool is this??? Denise told me I inspire others with my BLABLOG. And I think I have it more so I can pour my heart out then I do so I can share my stamping! I have never regretted the name I gave it – A Stamper’s Diary, pressing on……because truly I use it as a diary, often reading back and thinking hey, do I really want to put that out there?? But I do. So here are 12 ladies who have inspired me with their blogs, my PAPER DOLL friends, my cyber friends….or SOME of them….because I have made so many friends on SCS…but here are my PAPER DOLL friends – who I am passing the SUNSHINE AWARD to cuz each of them have added some brand new SUNSHINE to my life!!
SUNSHINE AWARDS TO ALL OF YOU FUN LADIES!! NOW IF I CAN JUST FIGURE OUT HOW TO LINK YOUR NAMES TO YOUR BLOGS….HMMMMMMM…
Well that’s it for this time…..I am now going to try to get some help to actually make those names LINKS to my Paper Doll friends blogs…..but for now, trust me, this is an accomplishment in itself……Happy Weekend to all, and until next time Happy Stamping!!