Monday, July 9, 2012

Now and Forever

Happy Monday to you!!!  Hope you had a great weekend.  We sure did (more on that at the bottom of the post!)

Here's a wedding card I made last week - pretty CAS - but ooooh, I love how it came out!

I started inking a Hero Arts background stamp with three different Distress Inks.  Then I spritzed it with water and perfect pearls and stamped onto watercolor paper.  The shimmer is so nice!

I heat embossed a Studio G stamp with white powder and then smooshed that circle in some puddles of Distress Inks.  I used a paint brush to really color in the "&".  Then I found some matching ribbon and the card was complete.

Here's an closer picture of the sentiment circle since the lettering is quite delicate.

On Saturday night - we had a small gathering at our house.  When my friend Nick texted me at 7:00am and said he just finished squeezing 6 ruby red grapefruits, I knew it was going to be a good night.  You see..........he squeezes the grapefruits........then he makes basil simple syrup.......then Jim 'muddles' some basil, adds some vodka and we're ready to PARTY!!!  The grapefruit basil martini's were just YUMMY!

Then, after dinner....we did some night swimming and out of nowhere, the Cafe Patron came out! Oh Boy...about 6 shots later were a happy bunch!!!  Lots of laughs were had.  Good times :)

Thanks for your visit!


Lynn McAuley said...

What amazing inking on this gorgeous card, Maria!!

And those martinis sound delish!!

Olga said...

This is absolutley gorgeous!!!! Party!!! sounds like you had a fun time!!!!

Amanda R said...

I wanna come live by you Maria! That sounds like a blast! Your card is beautiful, so delicate and pretty, nicely done!

Kathy and Lucky said...

All kinds of goodness on your blog today, your card is stunning, love how that turned out. Then the flowers are so pretty, but the drinks sound yummy! I have decided you must have the best party house in the CT area.

Cheryl said...

Your card is GORGEOUS!

Sounds like a fun evening! I printed your recipe for the Simple Basil Syrup. My plants had better get too it. They are looking kind of sickly in the heat (even with watering) but I need enough basil to make this (along with the Caprese salad for my family.) :)

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