My dear friends and fellow stampers, I cannot tell you how much I appreciate your support of my little blog. Sometimes in life we are faced with extreme challenges, and it is the support of those who are part of your life, in one way or another, that help us get through trying times.
Without going into details, one of my dear loved ones is struggling right now, your prayers and positive thoughts are much appreciated. In life we can do anything if we see the possibilities before us, and sometimes we need to let the light into our lives to be able to see the wonder that we call "life."
So many of you have sent me emails over the almost two years I have been writing this blog, and your comments, suggestions and kind words mean a great deal to me. Thank you, again, for visiting the blog and for continuing to come back to read my ramblings and postings.
Having said how much I appreciate you, don't get mad if you find yourself "enabled" with some of the links I have for you today. Personally, I will put the blame on Suzanne Dean (who I stalk on a regular basis, and I say stalk because her blog is one of my top ten to visit on a daily basis).
So, what exactly am I talking about? How about some fabulous Viva Decor Pearl Pens that allow you to make your own pearls (and other things)! These new products look AMAZING, and yes, after reading Susann's blog post, and viewing her video of course I ordered (and thank GOD my husband does NOT read my blog.)
Here is a video of these great new pens:
And where can you order these pens? I ordered from Susana's Custom Art and Card Design, and of course I didn't just order the pens, I had to order two stamps as well. As for the Viva Decor Pearl Pens I ordered a Chrome, Dark Brown, and for the Viva Decor Pen I ordered a Graphite and an Opal, and of course somehow the glitter pen managed to find a place on the order as well (Susana is currently out of the "Ice White" but is expecting a shipment this week) I can't WAIT to use these new pens!
When I make cards many times I can't seem to find the right embellishment, and these pens are just what any good card maker/scrapbooker needs to give that special added element to a project. And isn't it great that these pens allow you to make your own pearls? And how about adding some great dimension to flourishes? Flowers? The list is endless (and exciting.)
NOTE: If you happen to find that you can't resist these great new products please make sure to give Suzanne Dean the full credit for the enabling : )
And here are a few more products you might find interesting:
Derwent "Inktense" Pencils: WOW! These look so interesting, and I love the review on Craft Critique. These are similar to water color pencils, except you get an ink instead of a water color, and yes, these will go on my "wish" list for a must try.
Hot Glue Helpers: I LOVED these tools (which Craft Critique had a post on) and can't wait to find a place to purchase them, and yes, I do have the scars to prove how much hot glue I have used over the years. And now that I am using more and more flowers on my cards, the hot glue gun is looking like it needs to get used more, but I have an adversion to being burned, so these new "Hot Glue Helpers" are going to find a way into my house for sure.
Here is a cool video of what these tools can do:
Ok, that is it for now, again thank you for your continued support and comments. Have a great week!