Have ya seen all the fun, new dies and stamps at Simon Says Stamp!? I really need to stop visiting Jennifer McGuire's blog - she is such an enabler! After seeing all the fun she's been having with the new dies and stamps, I just HAD TO do some shopping! And to make it even worse, (uh, I suppose I should say better,) Simon Says Stamp is celebrating STAMPTEMBER too! Yikes - I'd better have one of my kids hide my wallet or I'm going to be in big trouble by the end of the month!
I first decided to play with this fun Chainlink Die. Love it! I paired it up with a flower from the Hero Arts/Sizzix, Bold Pop Design set.
I inked up the flowers with Hero Hues Ruby Die Ink, but it dried much lighter than I wanted. Instead of inking it again with a darker red, I decided to take a dark red, Tombow Marker and just color in every other petal. I like the way it turned out! And those cute little, pink dots under the sentiment? Those are from My Mind's Eye - called Enamel Dots. They come in all sorts of colors too - love 'em!
I've had a wonderful week off from work - the weather could not have been any better! I go back to work tomorrow and I'm actually looking forward to seeing everyone, and playing with my flowers.
I've also been counting down the days until Scrapfest, where I'll be meeting some of my Flickr and blogging buddies! About 15 of us will be there this year and I am sooo excited - 11 more days!!
Hope you all have a fab week! :)