Hello crafty friends, I hope you have been having a fabulous Memorial Day!! I want to thank my son and all the other soldiers out there for protecting our freedom and for our Vets and fallen soldiers. Our soldiers are awesome, past and present and it saddens me to think of the fallen soldiers who gave all. They will have a special place in my heart.
I didn't get to do my BBTB2 challenge because I sat from Thursday to Sunday morning with heat on my back. I bent over and out went my back. Then when it was feeling better, I did it again!! So the rest of the time I behaved myself and put heat on the area. That helped loosen the tight knot in my back, but only if I kept doing it and rest my back. So it was no crafting for me. I did however behave myself long enough to be able to go to my son's birthday part on Sunday. Just sat there outside and behaved myself too! lol So today I was able to get a little bit crafty. I made thank you cards for people who sent/gave me gifts for my birthday. I kept them simple because I didn't want to over do it on my back. I like how they turned out even if they are very simple. They are all the same, so I only took one picture. I stamped my chevrons with Hero Arts Shadow inks. I only have the 1x1 inch cubes, but boy do I love them. One day I will get the whole pads. lol But these little ones really work nice especially on sentiments. I also love how vivid they are, but then dry to such a soft pretty ink and really smooth out. Just beautiful inks in my own opinion! My chevy's are from MCT and you can find them here. I also used MCT speech bubble dies and you can find them here. Before I stamped my sentiment, which is from an Avery stamp set that I got on line from Staples, I can't remember the name, but it is a wreath set with some Christmas sayings, I think. lol I cut my speech bubble out of watercolor paper. Then I used some of the Hero Shadow inks that I stamped my chevrons with and squished some on my craft mat, spritzed it with water and then dipped my speech bubble in it. I loved the way it turned out. I hope you do too! I'm dipping my toes here and there with the water coloring. Nothing hard because I haven't any clue how to do much. lol But am pleased with the outcome.
As always thanks for stopping by today and sittin' a spell with me. I hope you enjoyed your visit because I always enjoy having you. Enjoy your day and your families, there is nothing better than family. Crafty hugs, Brenda