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January ’15 Top 5

Hey guys! I can’t believe this month is over already! January has been The Lovely Pear/Lana del Rey month for me. I listened to pretty much nothing but Lana del Rey’s album Born to Die, awesome album! And yes, I listened to it as I crafted this whole month. I’m very proud of myself for keeping up with the blog as I have been, I thought I might struggle because I wasn’t making that many cards but the blog is helping me become more creative and I’ve even been trying out new techniques!

At the end of each month I’m going to show my favorite 5 supplies that I bought during the month. Keep in mind, some of these items were probably released a while back but if they’re on my list that means I just bought it during the current month.

So here we go:

Ds Top 5

1. Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad Mini Kit #1 (Custard Seed, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade)

Fave 1

These inks are so awesome! I love how easy it is to blend these colors, like I did on this card. I really had no idea you could do this and more with them and I will definitely be buying more!

2. Faber-Castell Gelatos

Fave 2

I know I’m not using these to their full potential but I’m glad I bought them and I want to use them more often. I bought the blue set of four and I received the gold one in my Simon Says Stamp kit for February. I’ve already used the blue kit on this card, but I will be using these (and future gelatos) on more cards, maybe even scrapbook pages.

3. Some Odd Girl On Safari Stamp Set

Fave 3

I just got this in yesterday and I’m already obsessed! How cute are these critters? I bought these because of the elephant stamps (for two babyshower cards I’ll be making) and now I’m glad the set included the giraffe and lion. I already broke these babies in last night and started practicing coloring them with Copics.

Fave 3a

4. Studio Calico Tiny Stars Wood Veneer Shapes

Fave 4

I’m loving all the wood veneer shapes that are coming out right now, especially these tiny stars. I’ve already used them on a card with the gelatos and I hope to make a shaker card with them, and a Project Life layout as well.

5. Memory Box Whirlpool Burst Die

Fave 5

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but there are some pictures on my blogs that have a bunch of little dots in the background, it’s because of this die. I love this die and I’m already coming up with an idea for a card as I type this and look at this picture. I already made a card with this but I didn’t post it just because I wanted to make another one and I was going to see which one I liked better, but since I haven’t made the second card, here is the first.

Whirlwind Birthday 2

So there’s my top 5 for January! Believe me, it was hard to pick only 5 because I bought so many supplies this month! And just incase you were wondering, yes, I have been keeping up with the money challenge and I have $15 in it! Woot woot (<– my victory yell)! And yes, I’m listening to Lana del Rey right now.

Bye guys, see you next month!

Items mentioned:

Card Making · Paper Crafts

Thinking of You

Hello everybody! I definitely have Katy Perry’s “Thinking of You” playing in my head as I type this. I’ve been wanting to play with watercolor/gelatos for awhile now so I finally decided to buy some at my local Michael’s craft store. These are Faber-Castell gelatos, the “Blue” set, you can find these on Simon Says Stamp and Ellen Hutson. The colors are so beautiful in person, this picture does not do them justice!

Thinking of You 3

I really didn’t know where/how to start but as I was playing with them I had a mixture of purple and blue puddles on my craft mat and I just grabbed my watercolor paper and soaked it all up. I used my new Ranger water brush to add some spots to the background. I wish it was more vibrant but I’m happy with my first attempt with the gelatos. I used the stamp set and some paper from the Simon Says Stamp monthly kit for January (can’t wait for February’s because it comes with a gold gelato).

Thinking of You 5

I hope to play some more with watercolor techniques and hopefully get better at it because I’m loving all these watercolor cards that are coming out!

Thanks for stopping by!