I think I'm getting brain dead. It's been a difficult past week and I'm now packing for a 3 day scrapping retreat. THAT is the good part! But today is the weekly day you get to see my desk and have the opportunity to see many others! This is week 281 so you know this weekly blog tour has been going on for over 5 years. I've been taking part for almost 2 years. I enjoy seeing the desks of other crafters and getting inspiration. This tour was started by head desker Julia at the Stamping Ground. What an amazing long lasting blog tour!
My desk is starting to get loaded with some of the items I need for the retreat. I leave tomorrow!! I still have to get my small table out of storage and pack 3 totes! And can't forget the laptop as I post pictures to the store's FB page for the gals that couldn't come. So, you see here my Tonic paper trimmer way on the left and my Cricut. Then there's rhinestones, acrylic blocks, sponges, black ink pad & scissors, sanding block, foam mounting tape, and my ATG tape gun. I still need to grab glue dots, envy punch board, glue dots, more acrylic blocks, Copic markers, more ink pads, Big Shot and dies (well, those are packed with the paper), munchies, and embellishments. And then stamps for sale, some punches for a project, and maybe my Cricut mat and cartridges. I plan on being at the resort Thursday afternoon to help decorate. The retreat starts officially Friday morning at 10.
I made this card for my Technique Junkies 1 on 1 swap. The technique is called Glossy Outlines and this is my first attempt. I'm not sure I like how the text banner is situated. I really should have made this card landscape instead of portrait.
I stamped my little guy in black ink, colored, then outlined with White Opal Liquid Pearls. I had some issues with outlining the tiny hearts on his chest. I filled the hearts and his cheeks with Glossy Accents. Stamps are by The Angel Company (closed 2011).
Between packing and sorting I will be touring blogs so please join me by going to the Stamping Ground! Usually there's about 80 - 90 taking part so be prepared to take some time!!