The UPS man showed up yesterday...well, last night at 7:30pm!...with a box of goodies for me and my club ladies. I was impatiently waiting for him as I really wanted to play with some new stamps! I was a good girl and made thank you notes for my orders (see below) before I pulled out some new inks, paper, and stamp set to play. Insomnia paid off last night as I was piecing together my cake around 1am! I used the great sketch from Freshly Made Sketches this week as the guide for my card.
I just adore funky cakes, so Topsy-Turvy Celebration was one of the new stamp sets that I was really drawn to in the new catalog. It is just so whimsical and FUN! I also used another product I was looking forward to, the Polka Dot Parade DSP. I'm a big fan of bright colors and that paper has plenty of them! The Color Coach had me pairing up 2 of the new in colors with an old favorite for this one: Marina Mist, Midnight Muse, and Gumball Green. Don't they look great together? I think it might be my new favorite color combination!
Stamps: Topsy-Turvy Celebration, A Little Birthday Cheer (retired)
Ink: Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Marina Mist
Paper: Midnight Muse, Marina Mist, Gumball Green, Whisper White, Polka Dot Parade DSP
Tools/Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Circles #2 die (retired) 3-inch circle die
Here's a quick picture of the little thank you notes I whipped up last night. They use two new sets, Summer Silhouettes and Papillon Potpourri, along with the Elegant Butterfly punch. Nothing fancy, but I like my customers to know I do appreciate them.
Finally, an update on Laila. My blood pressure was still up at my doctor's appointment on Monday but no other signs of pre-eclampsia. I do keep adding in lots of new issues and am even having a bit of trouble walking around now because of all the pressure she's putting on my lower body. My doctor took pity on me and she is now scheduled to arrive on June 27th at 3pm. 11 more days!!!!! We are excited, scared, happy, nervous...just a mess of emotions. This pregnancy has been a rough one for me as the physical issues have caused some mental stress, but I know in the end it will all be worth it. I can't wait to meet our little girl!