Thursday, August 8, 2019

Stock Your Stash

I'm finally getting around to playing the new Stock Your Stash challenge on the Reverse Confetti blog and there's a wedding theme going on this month! I chose this Seafoam striped paper from RC's Sweet Stripes 6x6" pad for my starting point and paired it with two stamp sets: Bitty Banners (for the sentiment) and Cake and Champagne.

I seldom use my embossing folders and so I'm trying to break them out more often.  I lightly sponged the embossed areas using Seafoam ink by RC. Images were colored with Copics after I stamped them with Memento Tuxedo Black on X-Press It Blending Card. The sentiment banner was stamped 3 times using my MISTI.

DIES: Cake and Champagne, Bitty Banners, Edge Essentials, Stitched Hex Tag - all by Reverse Confetti.

After stamping, I canned more tomato juice from our 5 tomato plants! That's as huge as our garden gets (oh...can't forget the couple of zucchini squash plants - lol!). I'm so thankful I ran into a lady last year who sang the praises of the KitchenAid stand mixer attachment that is a strainer/grinder option. This makes it so easy to process the tomatoes! A mess to clean up but still pretty easy.

I found this YouTube video helpful in assembling the setup and explaining the different options. I do better with visual/audio instruction than I do with reading a manual.   I now have 8 new quarts of tomato juice for making vegetable soup this winter!      

1 comment:

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Gorgeous card Wanda and the embossing compliments your cake beautifully too. Great tip on the Kitchen Aid attachment; I grow lots of tomatoes and usually blend and sieve, but I have a Kitchen Aid so this sounds like a much better idea!