Friday, July 25, 2014

Mighty Kind of You

In a sort of an #InspireCreateShare2014 miracle, I have actually begun work on some thank you cards.

Yes, you heard me right.

And yes, I mean thank you notes from the Convention that just happened, NOT my first one thirteen years ago.

I said it was a miracle, right?

When I was in Utah, a friend was telling us that at some weddings, you actually pick up your thank you note from the bride & groom on your way out of the wedding, along with a nut cup or some such.

Now that, my friends, is efficiency. I suppose I could try sending out NEXT year's thank you notes right now and then being all smirky when I arrive in Salt Lake - "Oh, hi - I hope you got my pre-thank you cards - thank you so much for whatever nice thing you're about to do to me!"

Except no. I like to have mine be a little more personal, even if they're late.

So at the BEST CLASS EVER at convention - the Stamps, Ink and Paper optional class given by Melody, Donna and Arika, my friend Sue won a stamp set designed by Melody Hyde called Yee-Haw.

It. Is. Awesome.

It won't be released until August, but you're going to love it. It's a photopolymer set of 25 western themed images and phrases and it ROCKS!! Now Sue was kind enough to GIVE me, her favorite Texan, this prize and I've been stamping up a storm with it.

This set is SO AWESOME that it even helped me mend my relationship with Wild Wasabi, which is strained at best. I have a really weird psychological aversion to most greens, with few exceptions, and Wild Wasabi is definitely my least favorite. BUT - I decided to try something and we are back together now!

What I did was cut a mask for this cute lasso image. Then I masked off the lasso and sponged inside it with Wild Wasabi, and then sponged Coastal Cabana on top of that - it makes the most AWESOME sea-foam green. Seriously - looks just like the Crayon of my childhood. THIS is a green I can live with!

Then, while the mask was still in place, I stamped Hardwood over the sponged area and removed the mask - WHEE!! The cowboy hat I colored with the Dark, Medium and Light Daffodil Delight Blendabilities, and then used my Project Life pen to do a little of my addicting stamp etching technique on.

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Now if you can't wait to get your hot little paws on this set, just email me. The day it goes live, I will order you one AND include a sheet of masking paper in your order! Mighty kind of me, I know! Maybe I should pre-thank m'self!! :)

Now I have to scurry off and get ready for my framelits class tomorrow. You comin'?



  1. wild wasabi + coastal cabana = crazy delicious! Must try it! Fabulous card, Lydia!

  2. VERY cute, Lydia! I'm so glad you have such a generous friend who was willing to give the set to you. I love the detail you added to the hat too. Brilliant! Thank you for sharing your excitement and your talent.

  3. This is fabulous, Lydia! I may just have to get that set! LOVE how you masked the inside of the rope- so creative.

  4. Thanks for the sneak peek. I asked before, and now you answered my question on if (now when) it will be available. Can't wait to see the whole set!

    1. I *think* it releases on the 18th Heidi - we missed you at Convention!

  5. Awesome card and great color! Terrific masking and you made me LOL at Pre-thanking yourself! Ha! Love the look of the etching tech. I did a tiny bit of zentangle on an apple leaf with those pen strokes and it fast became a favorite thing for me. Seeing it on your hat makes me think I need to practice and use it more often!


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