Hope all is well in your corner of the world.
It's been humid and wet in my area,
though the temperatures have been lower,
so I've been able to play outside a bit,
today I took my tot to the park
and pointed out the butterflies.
The monarchs are starting to arrive, yay!!
Between the kids going back to school,
my stepdaughters birthday,
my neighbors kitchen plumbing
backing up into my apartment
and regular ol' busy work,
not to mention work work,
my crafting time has been limited,
but at long last, something to share:
I have used the template over at Create4Fun
to make this gift bag for my
mom and stepdad's anniversary
that is creeping up on us as we speak.
I did not get to play with
Truly Scrumptious last forntight,
and it's a shame on my part,
as the sketch was gorgeous, but this time around
the challenge is Anything but a card
and I think this will do the trick,
I still want to have a go with the sketch though,
soon I hope....
I got a real treat in the mail this Monday
and I've been itching to play with my new treasures
that Jorunn sent me, and this is my first project
debuting the Hanglar and Stanglar stamps she sent.
I am her 100th follower, as it happens,
so she spoilt me with some candy
and an amazing card featuring Hilda from Motivet.
Just gorgeous and such a pick-me-up
after the weekend I experienced.
Jorunn, thank you so much!!
Although this might have given me a thirst
I can't quite quench, as H&S is hard to come by
and I loved loved LOVED colouring these cuties!!
So, a warning of sorts,
there will be lots of sweet repeats
with these precious stamps in the future.
So we've covered image and template,
now let's talk papers and stash.
The papers are My Minds Eye,
I've coloured with watercolours pencils
and distressed in frayed burlap,
there is Crystal lacquer over the heart, key and shoes,
and I went a little nuts with the Sakura gel pen...
The lace, hemp, ribbon & charm are from my stash,
the buttons & brad are BG,
woohoo, that means I get to play over at
ABC Challenge because B is for Buttons!!!
Flowers are Prima and Scrappers Choice,
(I might add some punched fern leaves, still debating)
and I've used the scrum-nummy sketch from the
Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge
as the face for my project:
I hope you will have some time to check out
what these super talented Design Teams
have created to inspire us,
some incredible works out there.
Thanks for spending time with me today,
I appreciate your time and the effort it must
have taken to read this short story, lol.
Take Care and enjoy your weekend,