Hello Stampin' Friends!! So tomorrow is my wedding anniversary and I don't have a card yet, lol--think I might have to buy one (gasp)!! I know that's horrible, but usually the ones in the store have the best sentiments so I want something really good ya know. Trust me I don't buy cards very often though :o) The kids have off of school today again for voting day so I'm taking both of them for haircuts after Alexa's District Chorus tryouts in the morning.
I'm getting my hair done on Wednesday--yay--I think my roots are 10 ft. long now, LOL! I like to have my hair cut but I'm just too antsy to sit in the chair for very long so I don't get it highlighted very often--my ADD setting in, LOL, plus I don't likee the smell! I know most people like to get pampered & get their hair done, but it's just not really my thing, hee hee! A little bit of my tomboy still lingering with me I guess. Hey, waxing hurts and haircolor smells!! And girlies don't even get me started on my nails--the horror! They always wear a nice coat of whatever medium I'm working in--glitter, stickles, glue & black ink, hee hee! I always envy those of you who have nice nails, I've tried but it's useless cuz' they're always chipped & broken a day later! The only thing I really like to get done are massages--those I could have everyday, LOL, but only manage maybe twice a year! So what are your favorite pampering things you like to get done? Or are you like me and just never seem to pull off the whole pampering thing? (although I would NEVER leave the house w/o makeup, GASP, people would be frightened, hee hee)
-Susana's Custom Art & Card Design is on vacation until Friday of this week, so you can window shop but no buying until Friday while she's on vacation, 'kay!
-Have you seen the fun new Penny Black SlapStick stamps yet HERE! They're etched rubber but have the image on the backside so it makes alignment super easy! Cute too!
Today I have a few Christmas projects for you to hopefully get you inspired--only like 50 days until Christmas--ACK! This card uses a fabulous image from I Brake For Stamps called "Large Bells" (there is a smaller one too)--remember if you want to place an order there, use the coupon code "SAVE10SUZANNE" to get 10% off your entire order!! I love the elegant feel of this stamp don't you? I colored with Copics and this layout is this week's Mojo Monday Sketch #111--fun one! I embossed my red cs with a new Cuttlebug folder called "Victoria" which I just LOVEEE! That pretty holly border was done with a MS border punch I got at Michaels--it's so delicate & pretty! I created a bow with this fabulous gold-wired ribbon and added a Prima Jewel Flower Center to the center--these are fab to put on your bows and/or flowers!
I colored my images with Copics of course, added stickles to the leaves and greenery and liquid pearls to the berries. To really make the bells stand out, I added a nice thick coat of diamond glaze to them. Hope you like it too!
I colored this "Santa w/ Lantern" with copics, added some stickles and puffed liquid applique to his hat trim! The sentiments on both are from the PTI set "Vintage Ornaments"! So cute he is!
So my lil' matchbook holds 2 Starburst candies inside, but would also fit any other smaller candies too! Wouldn't these be great for treats for kids or a special party at your house--they're very easy to make & put together!
Hope you were inspired just a bit today! I'll be back tomorrow with some 'animal fun' projects for ya!