Hello & a very happy Friday to you all! OMGoodness but I am so tired today (and typing this at 3 am in the morning) and I have to run out and get goodies for Alexa's sleepover this evening. And yes, give me the "bad mom" award of the year but I forgot to order her ice-cream cake, for her birthday & no I haven't gotten all her presents yet, YIKES, lol! Thankfully Dairy Queen has a cake in the flavor she likes and they are going to decorate it for me last minute so I can pick it up this afternoon--my poor brain needs a break I tell ya. Her birthday is Sunday so I'll be heading out tomorrow to get the rest of her gifts although her BIG SECRET one (I can't say cuz' she's nosy & reads my blog, lol) I've had for a bit!! I need lots of Cherry Coke intravenously today :o)
And then I was adding my part of the new magazine issue's info last night and somehow deleted a whole page--Marti is gonna KILL me or smack me down, lol! She's better with that template and I'm horrible so I always end up messing something up--good thing she doesn't live too close that she can come over here and knock me a good one :o)
My birthday is May 3rd and I'm so thankful that hubby is taking me away for a few days before I LOSE MY MIND. The past couple of months have been supremely stressful as most of you know and it doesn't seem to be slowing down much (who the heck starts 2 NEW businesses at the same time--crazy me that's who) with not a lot of sleep and I've been sick for over a week now, can't get rid of it. So next Thursday we are leaving (without kids--yay--grandma dean is coming to stay with them & the animals) to go to Disney World in Florida until the following Monday! We love Disney and have been multiple times with the kids but we haven't done Disney by ourselves in 13 years so it will be fun to get away. As much as we love to do things as a family, it will be really nice to get away with just the hubby and have some adult time ya know. We had thought about going somewhere quiet but I got an email from JetBlue about airfare to FL and before you knew it we had booked a trip to Disney (thanks Expedia, LOL!) So Disney here we come--now to make sure all my work is done next week before we leave--eekk!
-I did post yesterday but blogger screwed it up and posted it late afternoon instead of the morning, so if you missed it scroll down to see :o)
-Susana's store will be having a NEW Elisabeth Bell release next Friday and this is her best collection yet!! I love all of them equally--wait until you see 'em! Blog candy starts this Sunday on the store blog HERE!
This month I am a lucky guest designer for Amy Leggate's NEW store Paper Romance! She stocks lots of crafting goodies and some fabulous stamp lines including these cute "Popcorn Bears"--they are just too cute for words. I've used "Someone Special" for my card today--I didn't use the whole image though, I die cut just the top portion of him for my card. These stamps come with adorable accessory stamps and sentiments too. This layout is this week's SCS Sketch #277 and the papers are from October Afternoon's Thrift Shop 8x8 pad HERE.
Cuttlebug "Moroccan" folder and then I distressed the edges with my Tonic tool (Yay-my Zutter Distresser is in-Marti has to give it to me now, hee hee if she doesn't slap me for the magazine mistake I made)
-check it out here). The insides of those beautiful daffodils got Ultra-fine Flower Soft on them for some extra texture. Now make sure and stop by Amy's store HERE and see all the goodies she's got in stock for you!!
Lots of times when I'm working if I really like the sketch I've used and/or the papers, I will create a second card. Might as well right if you have the time, everything is already out, lol! I really liked the sketch so I decided to pull out a NEW Lockhart stamp called "Roses, Daisies & Polka-Dots" that I hadn't inked up yet. This time I made the card 4.25x5.5" instead of my usual 5.5.x5.5" to accomodate the smaller stamp better. I carried all the same elements in this card as the one above but I switched the layer colors around a bit and I added this fun striped paper from the same October Afternoon pad for the center panel. I added some PTI buttons to match my cardstock colors (aqua mist & lemon tart) and tied the center button a bow with my Scrappers Floss (did you know that you can color the white floss with your copics to change/match your colors??)!! This image got a coating of diamond glaze on the jar as well and then some stickles on the leaves and flowers too for lots of sparkle!
Hope you enjoyed the projects today and I'll be back with another post on Sunday!! Pray that the 7 girls tonight don't drive me nuts and that they stay out in the tent all night (yeah right, lol)! Have a fabulous, relaxing & quite (sigh) weekend!