I made a shabby bow to start and couldn't decide between it and this bow. I got tired of pulling them off and looking at them, so I just left this one. :)
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Monday, December 2, 2013
Welcome to the first blog hop of the Stamp Review Crew! We'll be featuring a stamp set on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of every month. This month's set is the gorgeous Festive Flurry set that also has matching framelit dies! You probably arrived here from the fabulous Kerry Willard Bray's blog. Wasn't her project awesome?! I love seeing all the beautiful projects everyone made.
I don't have this set yet, but a dear friend was kind enough to send me some images to play around with. After making my card and looking through my fellow demos' projects, I am totally kicking myself for not investing in this one. The snowflakes are amazing and the matching framelits to cut them out makes them so much more versatile!
I actually designed this card in my head before my happy mail from my friend arrived. I was hoping that it looked as good on paper as it did in my head. I believe it did too! :) This is one of those sets that you just can't make a bad card with if you tried! It's that awesome!
My blog is the end of the hop, but if you want to go through it again or if you didn't start at the beginning, be sure to go back to Heidi's blog! She never fails to have fantastic projects to share.
Stamps: Festive Flurry, Greetings of the Season
Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant
Paper: Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White
Accessories: Paper Doilies, Basic Pearls
Tools: Big Shot, Elegant Stripes TIEF, Festive Flurry Framelits
If you get lost or confused, you can always go to our main landing page, The Stamp Review Crew blog.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Happy Thanksgiving...with a Christmas card? Sorry...it's all I have to show. lol I wasn't going to even post this one as I am a bit embarrassed about it, but my FMS teammate Jen Timko told me it was cute. I'm curious to hear what you think? I almost sat out this week at Freshly Made Sketches because I didn't want to post this one. Thankfully I had time to make another card that I did like better. I keep looking at this one, but I don't like any better now than I did on Tuesday.
I have some news to share today to make up for that awful card. I was asked to be part of the Stamp Review Crew! It is going to be a fabulous blog hop that will give you lots of ideas as we are featuring one set each hop. Our first hop is Monday, so be sure to tune in for that!
Jason has to work early in the morning, so we put up the tree yesterday instead of tonight. I hate breaking our tradition, but I want him to be able to rest after cooking today. Laila is very fascinated with the tree and likes to tell us what all the ornaments are.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Wow! It's been a whole week since I last posted. What a week it has been too, but we'll talk more about that later. First, it's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches! Linda S is our hostess and she created this fun sketch for us this week. I tried NOT to use snowflakes, but it just didn't look as good as the sketch so I went back and made one with them. I like this one much better. :)
I haven't used much of the Winter Frost paper that I have, so I needed to change that. I really love the colors. Blue and silver are my favorite colors for Christmas cards. I used Pool Party, Island Indigo, and the silver glimmer paper. Fun combo, right?!
Laila had her picture with Santa today. She got to wear her new Christmas pajamas and everything! :) I was worried about how she'd do and Jason really thought she'd freak out. I've been working with her and she "knows" Santa from books and pictures and can say his name and "Ho Ho Ho", so I was hoping we'd be okay. Well, she was awesome! She sat in his lap and was so calm. She talked to him and even gave him hugs! It was adorable. I can't wait to get our proofs back.
She's been teething again and these teeth seem to be so painful. She's had a rough week, which means mommy had a rough week too. I was so worn out that I actually napped during her naps instead of stamping. Fingers crossed we are through the worst part of it! She's a whopping 17 months old today! Crazy.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Time for a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches! The fabulous Cindy Hall is our sketch designer this week and she made a super fun one! We've finally had some cooler days here in Texas, so I finally feel ready for some fall cards. Maybe I'll just skip the Christmas ones this year since I'm getting a late start. ;-) This was a pretty quick one to put together because I found myself with no ideas and didn't even start anything until after dinner last night. Yikes!
Stamps: Truly Grateful, Gently Falling
Ink: Crushed Curry, Early Espresso
Paper: Early Espresso, Early Espresso Core'dinations, Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Neutrals Candy Dots
Tools: Big Shot, Woodgrain TIEF, color spritzer (retired)
One of Laila's favorite things to read lately is the cooking magazine. It has seen better days at this point, but she loves it. We flip through it and talk about the pictures. That girl knows her apples let me tell ya! ;)
Monday, November 18, 2013
I love my square framelits for these kind of cards. They make it so much easier!
Stamps: Ornament Keepsakes, Pennant Parade
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Modern Medley DSP
Accessories: Basic Black 1/4 grosgrain ribbon (retired), Neutrals buttons (retired), linen thread
Tools: Big Shot, Square Framelits, Ornament Framelits
I hear a little voice in the monitor, so I'm off to get my girl. I hope you all have a great Monday and fabulous week. :)
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Man. It's been a rough week here. I don't think I slept much Thursday or Friday nights and was so worn out. I have been trying to sleep every time Laila naps so that means NO stamping. :-/ Thankfully the diaper rash that's kept us up is almost all healed and I slept great last night and took a nap today! That means I was able to stamp some today. I decided to play along with CAS(E) this Sketch and Dynamic Duos.
I wasn't sure about black and gray for a Christmas cared, but I figured I'd give it a shot. I think it turned out so elegant! I love it. I had originally intended to use a tree image, so I embossed the black in the woodgrain folder. I hope it doesn't look bad with the ornament. I still liked it and left it.
Stamps: Ornament Keepsakes, Pennant Parade
Ink: Basic Black, Smoky Slate
Paper: Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Accessories: Basic Black Chevron ribbon, Large Rhinestones
Tools: Big Shot, Woodgrain EF, Ornament Framelits