Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The "Eyes" Have It!

I am suffering right now!  Not exactly in pain, no illness, no heartbreak, but my right eye is so irritated that it is constantly watering!  There's nothing in there, but it feels like there is.  I didn't scratch my cornea and I don't have allergies - at least none that have been discovered, but MAN, I feel for those of you who do, because this is uber-annoying.  The pharmacist suggested a natural tear solution for dry eye, and I've used two doses of it to no avail.  What's next?

By the way, there is still time to enter to win some blog candy - a free stamp set.  Find out how on my last post.

Anyway, between sniffling, snivelling and rubbing my eye, (I know I shouldn't, but I can't help it.) I made a card for the MOJO Monday challenge this week.  It's also for a friend's birthday, and this friend is also going in for surgery this week, so I wanted it to be special.  I looked at my photos of her and the colours I chose are colours she often wears.  Here's the card:

I used the MOJO Monday #248 sketch by Carole Burrage this week:


I'm still trying out new stamp sets from the 2012-13 Idea Book and Catalogue and today I used the set, Blooming with Kindness for the sentiment and for the stamped off flower image behind it.  I really like this set for the fonts and for the 'shadow' stamping of the image, for want of a better description.  I used Papillon Potpourri again for the butterflies, stamping them in StazOn jet black ink and watercolouring using Blender Pens and ink from either a Classic Stampin' Pad or a Stampin' Write marker.  The DSP is in Midnight Muse from the In Colour Designer Series Paper Stack.  To get the scalloped edge on the backing for the DSP panel I used an Adorning Accents Edgelit.  And I added some Pearl Basic Jewels to embellish it.

And if anyone has a remedy to stop my incessant, involuntary weeping, I will be indebted to you forever!  

Stamps:  Blooming with Kindness (c 126422; set of 6; $20.95); Papillon Potpourri (c 123759; set of 7; $17.95)
Paper: Midnight Muse, Tempting Turquoise; Elegant Eggplant and Whisper White cardstock; 2012-14 In Colour Paper Stack (126910; 40 sheets; 12 x 12; $26.95)
Ink: StazOn Jet Black (101406;$10.50); Classic Stampin' Pad in Tempting Turquoise (126952); Lucky Limeade (126984); Midnight Muse (126860); Pool Party (126982); Summer Starfruit (126991); all $7.25; Stampin' Write markers in the same colours (order as a whole collection)
Accessories: Pearls Basic Jewels (119247; 150; $6.50); 3/8" Stitched Satin ribbon in Midnight Muse (126847; 10 yds; $12.25)
Tools:  Elegant Butterfly Punch (127526; $21.95); Adorning Accents Edgelits (125595; $11.95); Labels Collection Framelits (125598; $32.95)


  1. I love the butterflies on your card!

  2. Nice take on the Mojo sketch! Grand baby is ADORABLE! And I especially like the way you did the above and beyond card. I just may have to try that!

  3. Very pretty! I agree that those butterflies are simply beautiful!

  4. Oh those butterflies are just gorgeous!! I love your color choice!


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