Hi there dear blogging friends! I hope you are having an awesome weekend! Things have been a little hectic in my corner of the world lately. Last week, we had traveled to San Francisco and had a great time but unfortunately, Scott since has been feeling under the weather with a mild case of the flu :( Surely the 60 degree or so temperature difference has something to do with it, mass public transit and the fact that the climate changes at the drop of a hat there, ranging from sunny and 70 degrees to 50 with a dense fog.
Before I get to my CR84FN61 project, I just wanted to share with you all what an awesome company Ellison / Sizzix is! Here's my saga: Last year for Mother's Day, Scott surprised me with a Vagabond to replace my dying Sizzix Big Shot. Call me lazy but I LOVE the ease of pushing an electric button and I love the quiet whisper not to mention the fact that that little suitcase looks REALLY neat in my crafting studio aka: kitchen :) LOL !!! Well, when I was preparing for a class last month at 4:00 am in the morning, my Vagabond starting making this horrendous noise and the feed would not accept the dies to cut! YIKES!!! I reached customer service at Ellison later in the morning, she asked all sorts of questions and passed the info on to the Warranty Dept. The next day, Ashley followed up with an email instructing me to ship the Vagabond to Ellison with the prepaid shipping label. They needed to inspect the machine to see if I damaged it or if it was a manufacturer's defect. Mind you, the date of purchase was 2 months past the warranty! Low and behold, one week later I received AWESOME news that Ellison was going to REPLACE my Vagabond with a BRAND NEW machine!!! It arrived yesterday! Now, is that AWESOME customer service??? THANK YOU Ellison!!!
You still have a few days to join along with the pretty CR84FN61 Color Combo:
This week, I created a mixed media layout featuring a photo of my sweet daughter Angie and our former dog Oakley. This photo was taken nearly 13 years ago when Angie was only 9 years old! YIKES!!! Time sure does fly!
I used a combination of paint, molding paste, gesso, sprays, inks and mists along with 4 different stencils and lots of metal doo dads. The fun Chevron pattern was created using a Crafter's Workshop stencil along with molding paste.The chipboard letters are from Imaganinarium Designs and the Diamond texture was created using a Crafter's Workshop stencil and molding paste.
The circles pattern was created using a Crafter's Worshop stencil
The pretty pattern shown below was created using the Pink Paislee Mistables Misting Mask.
For sketch inspiration, I joined along with the current Creative Scrappers challenge:
Thanks so much for visiting! Please be sure to visit the CR84FN site to see all the beautiful samples from many of the DT members! Have a great Sunday!
Be Sweet :)