Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Two birds of a feather - Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Welcome back to the 
Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Weekly Blog Hop!

Big day today .... it is our one month anniversary! Mr. Artisan and I have been going steady for a month!!! O.M.G. The first month has been soooo dreamy. We have spent many late nights together that I just did not want to end. During our time apart I find myself thinking of him and planning our next date. I get butterflies and a rush of excitement each Thursday when we go public. To top it all off, for our anniversary he gave me another brown box of amazing gifts.

I am having such strong feelings in such a short time! I am not sure if it is all of these fantasy dates, the extravagant gifts or the champagne but I know that I am ready for a commitment ... but I can't help but wonder if he has others on the side. Sigh.

With all this on my mind I had to create a mushy mushy project. I just feel that we are happy together ... like to birds of a feather.

card inside ... this text was stamped using the Alphabet Rotary Stamp
The feathers have a two tone effect. Here is how:
1. Ink the stamp with Sahara Sand Ink
2.  Use a Sponge Dauber and ink a portion of the stamp with Smoky Slate Ink
3.  Stamp your image on card stock
To add a soft back ground to the smoky slate card stock I used the
Dots & Stripes Decorative Masks and Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz

I created a matchy matchy box to compliment my mushy mushy card. I think it is perfect for a diamond ring but I it might be a bit too soon for that. For now I tucked a few Hersey's Hugs inside for a sweet treat. Maybe one day I will get a diamond ring in this very beautiful box!!! Just sayin'!

So stinking cute ... fits in the palm of your hand!
I matched the card back ground and the box with the Decorative Masks and Vanilla Smooch Spritz.
This box was created using the Tiny Treat boxes available in the Holiday Catalgoue. They come all ready to use and in a brown craft color. I wanted a smoky slate box to compliment the card. I do not own the new Stampin' Up! Box Punch Board (yet!) and had to get a little creative. By opening the Tiny Treat box and creating a template I had the box I wanted. Here is how ...

Stampin' Up! Tiny Treat Box and my custom Tiny Treat Box

Next up is Lisa Harlow ... Enjoy!

Thank-you for continuing to read my love story! Tell someone you love them today! It sure feels good!!! Have a creative and romantic day!


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