Thursday, January 31, 2013

Oatmeal, anyone?

I love oatmeal, I'd eat it everyday if I weren't too lazy to fix it (Honeynut Cheerios are soooooooooo much easier).  Today I had some spare time so I nuked a bowl, added a tablespoon of butter, a tablespoon of sugar, some half and half and a few raisins.  A healthy breakfast for a change, right?

I pulled out my ream of kraft cardstock and after being inspired by a recent GinaK video, colored some stamps.  I discovered my Copics are very different on kraft as opposed to my usual white or cream Beckett Radiance cardstock.  After playing with a scrap for a while, I finally printed a new copic color chart from Suzanne Dean's classroom site on kraft cardstock and spent part of the evening last night coloring it in.  Amazing how a vibrant color can become antiqued just by using this color base.

Lots of firsts here.  I don't normally use colors for the sentiments.  As with the Copics, I wasn't sure how they would look on Kraft so I made charts for my inks: Memento, Distress and PTI, although I don't have many PTI pads.  When I pulled this Jellybean Poptone cardstock out, I matched it to my Memento Bamboo Leaves and Copic G14.  The image and sentiment are from Flourishes and I've added a tiny Recollections pearl to the sentiment.

I made my own envelope out of some text weight recycled kraft paper and added a liner to it.  I've been listening to all the hype about the new Envelope Punch Board that came out at CHA.  Sounds like the enthusiasm outweighed the manufacturing capability and orders have been pushed out to May in some cases.  I still use my Martha Stewart scoreboard and envelope maker as well as my Crafter's Companion and I can't say I wouldn't like to get my hands on the new one as well, but I'll make do.


  1. It is absolutely beautiful Cindy, I like the envelope too.
    Kevin xx

  2. Love your card Cindy!! And the oatmeal and raisens sound good too (although I had mine in cookies today! lol)

  3. Beautiful card I love that passion fruit flower, lovely touch too to line the envelope.