Thursday, April 3, 2014

Tomorrow, at 5 a.m. our time (PDT), the IMAGINE Crafts/CardMaker Magazine Radiant Neon Blog Hop begins.

Be sure to check in because you could win all of the Radiant Neon ink pads for your own!

Just in time, our re-order for more Radiant Neon ink pads and re-inkers arrived today at Art 'n Soul. Please check 'em out and purchase them while they're here!

I worked with the Radiant Neons again today . . . they just pull me into the workroom and yell at me to play! I started by inking the flower stamp with the Electric Blue Radiant Neon pigment ink. Using Fantastix, I colored the petals, leaves and stems with the Radiant Neons; I colored over the Electric Green leaves with the Memento Pear Tart. Radiant Neon colors were pounced on the bird-only portion of the template with small finger daubers .

by Debbie Gaetz
  • IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko Radiant Neon pigment inks in Electric Yellow, Electric Orange, Electric Coral, Electric Blue, Electric Green; VersaFine in Smokey Gray; Brilliance pigment ink in Peacock (the blue color); Memento Luxe pigment ink in Pear Tart; Fantastix paint sticks; small finger daubers
  • Magenta stamps:  Mellow Flowers (14.635.P); Live Your Dreams and Soar (07.515.G)
  • Magenta Template:  Birds (TM43)
  • Spellbinder Die (deckled rectangle); LifeStyle Crafts embossing folder and Elizabeth Craft Designs' Shimmer Sheetz (for butterflies); Martha Stewart Butterfly paper punch; Hero Arts adhesive-back gems; Sakura Gelly Roll pen in brown metallic (for woody stems)
  • Conqueror 118 lb. card stock in White Diamond (card base and card top panel); SEI patterned paper for frame die cut

Another item came into the store today . . . it works with your color markers.

This is a Mother's Day card from Lezlye Lauterbach, a member of the Poppystamps' Design Team.

by Lezlye Lauterbach for Poppy Stamps

From Authentique, another beautiful card from Design Team Member Shellye McDaniel . . .

by Shellye McDaniel for Authentique
Here's the link to the Authentique blog for the details. The Elegant collection will be at Art 'n Soul this weekend.

Today, my husband and I celebrated Hannah's 13th birthday. It's amazing that in her 13 years with us, beginning at 8 weeks old, she has thoroughly charmed us. And, Hannah has trained us to know she is the center of everything that happens in our household, something we did not expect.

Tomorrow is going to be another great day! After the Radiant Neon Blog Hop, my next posting will feature this month's Artist of the Month, Sam (Sara) Lee.


  1. Debbie,
    What is a blog hop and what happens during one? I love the bright mood lifting brilliant colors in the neon collection and added them to my list of supplies I want to have. I'm up at 4am so I'll try to figure it out so I can check out my first blog hop. I have treatment at 1pm and no matter how I feel I'll be at the Recycled Rubber Sale on Saturday April 5, 2014 at 10am. I miss everyone’s smiling faces. See you soon.

    Always with Love
    Uniquely Robin Ann Taylor

    1. I sent you an email Robin; I hope you'll check out the blog hop anytime today and/or into the weekend.

  2. Fabulous works of inspiration! Love the adorable pooches too!

    1. thank you! I really appreciate your comments.