Monday, January 07, 2008

Getting back to normal

We came back from NS on Tuesday (in between snow storms). We have been busy the last week re-organizing and cleaning and making room for the new toys and things. It was nice having the time to get some of these things done since it was so busy before Christmas.

I didn't get a chance to do any stamping until Saturday night and I couldn't wait to play with my new sets that I had pre-ordered. The one used here is called A Beautiful Thing and the paper is Bali Breeze.

I first punched the scalloped border with the small corner rounder and then stamped the flowers in Purely Pomegranite ink in the scallops (they don't quite fit perfectly but it is pretty close). I then stamped the centers in Pumpkin Pie ink. On the white piece I stamped the circles in Apricot Appeal and then stamped the verse in Purely Pomegranite. For the flower I colored it with an Apricot Appeal marker and then darkened the center a bit with Pumpkin Pie marker. The brad is an Ice Rhinestone circle brad.

Oh and the stitching on the Tempting Turquoise piece is done with the mat pack. I punched every other hole on 2 rows of the template and then faux stitched with my white gel pen.

This is what our front step looked like when we got up Wednesday morning. We had gone in the back door when we came home Tuesday evening and hadn't shoveled the step off so this is what we got in the week we were gone. The kids were pretty excited to see so much snow and Ian has lots of hills to play on :)


Happy Stamper said...

Miss you all! The card is beautiful! I have yet to make a card this year. With all of the snow, Stampin' Stud and I have been snowmobiling!

Angie said...

I think that is so true about having to de-clutter to make room for all the new stuff. My husband always saws, "When do we ever get rid of stuff? You keep bringing it in and nothing leaves...where is it all going to go?" I went through our "yard sale" stuff from "the yard sale that I have been planning for two years and never had yet", and threw out 5 garbage bags worth of junk from our basement....He was very proud! So was I.

Paulette said...

HOLY TAMOLY (as we uased to say when I was little)that is a lot of snow!!! Love the card and happy to see you back Karen... getting things organized is somewhat refreshing & a challenge at the same time, don't you think?