Raspberry Blush Margarita

Happy New Year! A bit late, I know, but I have been gone since New Year’s Day and just got back today. Unfortunately, my New Year started out on a sad note with my Grandpa passing away on New Year’s Day, before we arrived. His health deteriorated very quickly the last two weeks of his life and although I am sad to be without him, his quality of life was lost in those last weeks. It was a rotten way to go home, but it was great to see my family again. After the services, our trip was delayed by snow. Our trip out was horrible — we ran into lake effect snow in Indiana and it added a good 2 hours to our trip. We took an alternate route back to bypass the lake effect areas and it was just far too long. I’m very happy to be home and am trying to get things organized. I had some fun mail waiting for me so I hope to get some crafting time in this week.

The Impression Obsession challenge this week is love or spring. I had made this card up before I left, in anticipation of this challenge. It was a great switch from Christmas colors.

I chose the fun Valentine’s Margarita image for my card. I love the floating hearts and the XO salted rim. I colored the image with Copics first and then cut it out with rectangle Nesties. The image is double-matted on Raspberry Fizz and Sweet Blush rectangles from PaperTrey Ink. This is then mounted on the super yummy Simple Valentine designer paper from PaperTrey Ink.

Of course, this image needed some bling. I added Liquid Pearls in Petal Pink to the very base of the wine glass. Then I brushed over the “liquid” of the drink with Pink Shimmerz and added Xmas Red Stickles to the small dots in the liquid, as well as to the cupcake. More Stickles, in Cotton Candy, were added to the tips of the arrow. My favorite bling is the Dazzling Diamonds over the XOXO “salt” on the rim. It really sparkles IRL. Finally, I added a pretty bow of Raspberry Fizz satin ribbon. The sentiment is from IO as well and is stamped in Raspberry Fizz ink.

Raspberry Blush Margarita
Stamps: Impression Obsession Valentine’s Margarita, I {heart} you!
Paper: PaperTrey Ink Raspberry Fizz, Sweet Blush, Select White, Simple Valentine designer paper
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Raspberry Fizz
Copics: RV25, R24, R29, RV04, RV10
Other Stuff: Raspberry Fizz satin ribbon, Petal Pink Liquid Pearls, Cotton Candy and Xmas Red Stickles, Pink Shimmerz, Nestabilities, Dazzling Diamonds

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
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