I have snuck in a few vacation pictures, first is the outside of the Rockin' Roller Coaster (featuring Aerosmith) at Hollywood Studios (one of my very favorite rides), next is Cinderella's Castle at night in the Magic Kingdom. This is my favorite place and my happy place when I need a mental escape!! Next is a picture of Hogwarts Castle in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando, I had to sneak that in, it was so much fun and a pretty decent picture!! The last vacation pic is one of me and my hubby in front of Spaceship Earth in Epcot! It's one of the only pics of us together and it is actually a pretty good one. Now for what you all are really here for here is the picture of the card I made for my friend Jen's Birthday. She loves pink and brown so I mixed it up a bit. I did the emboss resist technique on the friends circles and then sponged the pretty in pink and chocolate chip ink over the embossed images, then punched them out with the circle punch. I haven't yet got the Pink Pirouette ink pad (it's on it's way) so I needed to improvise a little bit. I think it turned out OK!! I used the Big Shot for a little texture with the polka dots, I love the embossing folders!! I can't believe I waited for 4 months to get my Big Shot, what was I thinking??? Silly me!!! Here's the details on the card:
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla
Stamp Sets: Simple Friendship (pg. 108) , Occasional Quotes (Level 3 Hostess Set), A Word for You (pg. 158), Perfect Punches (pg. 131)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Very Vanilla Craft Ink, Versa Mark
Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots textured impressions embossing folders, 2 3/8" Extra Large Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Stamping Sponges, Chocolate Chip 1" w/white stitching Grosgrain Ribbon (retired), White Embossing Powder, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Dimensionals.
I am envious of all the demos that are headed to or already in Salt Lake City for the annual Stampin' Up Convention!! Since I was joined in February and we had the Disney trip already planned I couldn't take more time off work so close together, my boss if great but that would have been pushing it!!!! Have a great time and I look forward to hearing all your stories and seeing the wonderful stuff and ideas you got!! Thanks for stopping by, and suffering through a few vacation pictures!! I appreciate it! I will have a card that I made for my hubby to share with you tomorrow!! Have a great day and Happy Stamping!!