After some discussion, we (my mom, my sister, and I), decided we needed to get Fishy Friends and Mix & Mingle before they'd be gone forever. Here's are two cards I made today.
As soon as I knew I was getting the Mix & Mingle set, I had visions of embossing it with my Ruby Slippers gelly glitter. I was really liking all the shine to this card, so I dug out one of my beloved background stamps (Linograph) and embossed tone on tone with silver EP on brushed silver paper.
The other card, featuring Fishy Friends, has the seahorse as the star. I watercoloured with apricot and pumpkin, also bits of caribbean and turquoise for the water. I jazzed him up with some glitter, went on a bit of a distressing frenzy, then mounted him over textured turquoise cardstock with pop dots. It was today that I really appreciated having craft inks again. I could actually stamp with the Only Orange ink over top of the turquoise cardstock and you can see that it's orange, no awkward washed orange+turquoise mix (the greeting is way more vibrant in person than in the photograph).
My excitement for the day was getting to see the gel-a-tin Summer Release sneak preview. I cannot share them, but Oh My Goodness! It would've knocked my socks off had I been wearing any! It's like she knew all the types of stamp images I wanted, then took them out of my head and designed them. They are beautiful!