Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Open House Cards

Good Day Inky Ones! 

Not much happening at the camp site.  Here I find that a busy day is either taking a shower or doing a couple of loads of laundry.  lol

Mostly I relax and read or just catch up with some project I have been putting off.  I love to read and do so no matter how chaotic my life is.  My DH gave me a Kindle a couple of years ago and I must say that e-reader is never very far away. 

While in Ottawa last summer I began reading a series called “The Emperor’s Edge”  written by Lindsay Buroker.

I downloaded everything she wrote last summer because I loved her style of writing.  Her books are a mixture of different genres.  She calls it SteamPunk Fiction, I call it pure entertainment.  It has love, action, snappy dialogue between her characters and a little bit of magic and some futuristic aspects.  See?  I said it was hard to nail it down.

But one thing her books have in common are characters that are fully fleshed out and engaging.  How else could we read about an Assassian named Sicarius and fall in love with him.  The dialogue between  Sicarius and the love interest, Amaranthe, is witty and so funny.
I downloaded the first book for free and have been willing to pay for anything else she writes.  I just finished Number six in the series and am waiting with bated breath for the last book that will be released in August of this year.If you like fantasy fiction with an edge Lindsay Buroker is your girl.

Now on to my share for today.  (and no Lindsay did not pay me for the review)  For my Open House I did a lot of displays of cards and now that the events are over, I want to share them with you. 

Have a look -
This one starts with a basic whisper white base and I used the Doily stamp and white embossing powder on Pool Party card stock.  Love that look.  Some Pool Party seam binding tied in a bow and the Flower from Simply Sketched Hostess set colored with Pool Party and Marina Mist and a Blender pen.  So soft and lovely.

This one is done on Pistachio Pudding card stock and the contrasting color is Strawberry slush.  I used the Large Doily Die and cut one out in Strawberry Slush.  I punched out a 1 3/8" circle in the same color and made a flower.  The leaves are from the little leaves sizzlet die.  Simple but effective.
So that's my share for today,  I am heading to Stephenville and a lovely Wedding class.  "I Hear Bells'  Can't wait!
Still crafting hugs!

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