Stamping retreat goodness

Hey there!  My husband finally got home on Wednesday, safe and sound.  So happy.  We spent the day as a family and then I turned around to head to a stamping retreat with my friends.  It is the last trip to this favorite place of mine, since they are closing due to family commitments.  Boo!  We have been laughing like crazy – so good for the soul.

Just popping in to share a card that went up on the Hero Arts site.  Super simple.  I just embossed the floral images with white embossing powder on heavy watercolor paper.  I then used a ink applicator to cover it heavily with Wild Honey and Broken China Distress Ink.  To get it to blend, I sprayed it heavily with water containing Perfect Pearls.  After letting it dry, it blends and looks super cool shiny.  The metallic silvery-gray is actually paper I created.  I just heavily covered white cardstock with Pumice Stone Distress Ink and then sprayed with the Perfect Pearl water.  After letting it dry, I punched it.  Easy.

042310 Smile JenMcGuire
Supplies: Hero Arts stamps (flowers and greeting); Perfect Pearls in a Mini Mister; Broken China, Pumice Stone and Wild Honey Distress Inks; Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Liquid Pearls.

Some linky fun for you:

  • Was having a down-sort-of-weekend and my dear friend Michelle must have sensed it.  Her kind heart arranged a fun card collection for me to make me smile – totally surprised, totally needed, totally appreciated… and it totally worked.  Thanks to you all, ladies.  God was good when he introduced me to you all on this great place we call the web.  I HIGHLY recommend that you check out the fab cards HERE.
  • Not sure glitter is for you?  THIS card will make you believe.  Love it. πŸ™‚
  • Oh my.  One of the most adorable layouts ever HERE.
  • THIS is cool.  That's all I can say.  So cool.
  • THIS is awesome.  Want to do.  Especially with the girls when they are here all summer.
  • While away this weekend, Ken told me he tried a recipe from the new Jamie Oliver Food Revolution book.  He said it was incredible.  It was a 20-minute pasta dish with all fresh ingredients.  Huge hit.  Many people asked if I had tried his recipes, so I thought I would pass on the good review.

OK… off to get some work done.  Have a great weekend.


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89 thoughts on “Stamping retreat goodness”

  1. So happy your hubby came home safely. What a horrible situation to be away from your family and not being able to get to them when you want to.

  2. Glad your husband made it back safely and I hope you have a wonderful time this weekend!

    Quick question–how do you get the paper to not get all warped after it’s been wet? Do you iron out the wrinkles w/a craft iron?

  3. Jennifer, I’m very happy for you that Ken is home! Love your card! Such gorgeous embossing, and of course the perfect pearls are the best! I love them too! Thanks for sharing the links and I’m so glad you liked all the cards!! It was fun to surprise you! πŸ™‚

  4. This card is gorgeous! I love the colour combination and I always love resist techniques. Will have to give this a try – it’s spectacular.
    Glad to hear your husband is back and your week is on the upswing.

  5. Congrats on having your hubby home safe!!! My husband decided to go ahead and purchase a ticket through Asia after hearing his return flight through Amsterdam would be pushed back 6 days and he got home on Wednesday too! So nice having them home, huh?!

    Thanks for all the links. Love all of Jen Gallacher’s stuff and those cards everyone made you are fabulous! Enjoy your weekend–You deserve it! πŸ™‚

  6. Gorgeous card Jennifer. It does make me smile too. Glad your honey got home safe and sound. TFS!!! πŸ˜€

  7. Lovely card, I’m definitely going to give this technique a try. Thank you for sharing.
    On this side of the Atlantic, Jamies book is called “Ministry of Food”. I bought it about a year ago, and it has totally changed how we cook as a family, the food we eat and buy etc! Have you tried his “consistently good gravy”? Yummy over any roast dinner!

  8. It’s nice that you are back in the same place πŸ™‚ I am so lovin the wild honey with broken china! I’m pulling out my DI’s later and trying this.

  9. glad to hear your husband made it home safely. like the card where you did resist technique…think that is one of my favorite techniques. thanks for sharing stamping sue

  10. So happy your DH is home safe and sound. This card is awesome.
    It is my favorite card that we made at your class at the Simply Scrapbooks store in Kettering, Ohio.
    I am so addicted to Perfect Pearls thanks to you! It really gives your finished project a wonderful look.
    I am sure you are having way too much fun on your gals retreat!

  11. This card is so cool. Love what you did with it. I’m glad your husband is home safe. You must have had a hard week with him gone.

  12. Oh, what a beautiful card. I love the added butterflies. Thanks for the links. I’m glad your hubby is home.

  13. WOW that card is incredible!! Love the distress inks. I need to get some of the new colors but I cant decide which ones because I want them ALL!!!

  14. Glad your hubby made it back home. We leave for France on May 15 and are concerned about the volcano, too. Your card is lovely. Love how you used the white on the watercolor paper. I’m going to try it, too, because it would make a lovely set of cards. We will be making a home visit in France, and I thought I would take them a set of my cards. Enjoy your girlie time! How’s that new IPad?
    Shirley L.
    Roseville, CA

  15. Such a gorgeous card, I’m definitely going to have to try this one. Glad to hear your husband made it home safely, I’m sure you can breathe easier now. Thanks for the ever beautiful inspiration.

  16. Glad Ken got home safe and sound. We like it when they go, but also like it when they get home.
    I’m not a glitter person, but this butterfly makes me think twice, it’s soooooo pretty.
    Those sandals are cool too. Looks like a good project for Grandma and Granddaughter this summer.

    Have fun stamping.

  17. I didn’t realize he had a book. Excellent! Must say that the other day while at the kids’ school cafeteria I said a silent prayer that I am able to make my childrens’ lunches every day. The cafeteria food looks disgusting is all the processed stuff that he talks about in the show. Gross.

  18. So glad Ken is home to you safe and sound. Big fan of Jamie Oliver – even have signed copy of one of his books.

    Glad we were able to give you a little “lift” last Wednesday. Hugs to you all.

  19. Glad your hubby got home safe and sound! Wahoo for a stamping retreat! Your card is BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for the links, I always enjoy following them.

  20. Thank you for sharing this technique that I am dying to try!
    I’m glad you’re able to laugh and play…..we all need some of that!
    Have a great rest of the weekend!!

  21. You often refer to using Perfect Pearls with water but never mention a color… What exactly do you use? Thanks….

  22. So glad your hubby is home and safe, what a relief. Thanks for the sites you show, some cool ideas and will have to give it a try on some of them. I love what you did with the water color paper. Thanks for all you do and show to inspire.

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