Happy Thursday everyone!
Boy this week is just flying by. I think it is because Jason had Monday off work and now I think that it is really Wednesday. I am not complaining though. It just means that he will be home with us a day sooner!
Well, Izzy has gotten onto the band wagon of New Year's Resolutions and trying to lose weight. Not for herself mind you, she isn't even two yet, I am talking about for me!!! Here lately she has been telling me when to eat and is even making me exercise! When she sits down to eat her breakfast or her lunch, she always looks at me and says, "Mommy eat! Mommy eat!". Which of course she is right. I need to sit and eat with her so that I am eating at more regular times. Then for the last three days she has been grabbing my hand and walking me around the house. We do loop after loop after loop. She is a slave driver I tell you! I don't need a personal trainer when I have my Izzy!! LOL!
Today, we don't have too busy of a day planned, of course lots of play time and hopefully lots of stamp time for me while Izzy is napping. Other than that, it should be pretty calm. Sometimes it is nice not to have a lot of outside things to do, especially when it is so cold outside!
So onto the cards! I have two to share today, one of which is a stamp that I have had for about a month but have not previously inked up!! I am really trying to be better about this. I have so many cute stamps that I want, then I get them and am backlogged. So my goal is to ink up all the wonderful rubber I have sitting around.
My first card is about something that I absolutely love to do, shopping. I think it all stems from my aunt who for our birthday's when we were little girls would take my sister and I out for a whole day of shopping. It was so much fun, we would go from store to store, trying on clothes, laughing, playing, having lots of fun and only stopping for lunch. We would only actually buy one or two things, but the experience was the best part. I think that is why I enjoy it so much now. It brings back all those happy memories. And I still don't have to buy something to have a good time. At least that is what I tell myself. LOL! So here is my shopping card. I used Jen Del Muro's Sketch For You To Try for the Layout.
Aren't the colors absolutely yummy!!! If I were hard pressed, I would have to say these are my favorite papers from Basic Grey of all time! I think it is the color combination, as this teal blue and brown are my favorite! Anywhoo, I started this card by stamping Suzie Q by Instyle Stamps on white card stock and colored her in using my copics. Using my brown stampin' write marker and a white gel pen, I added patterns to her shopping bags to match my papers. I then cut her out using my labels die from nestabilities and mounted her on a brown piece of card stock. Following the sketch, I layered on brown card stock along with my Basic Grey DP. I punched out a label for my sentiment using a sizzix die and stamped the sentiment from MFT's Say Charge. I finished off the card by adding a white grossgrain ribbon to the corner and lots of pearl stickers. I am just so in love with the colors. Maybe Jason will let me redecorate our bedroom in them!
The second card I have for you today is another Valentine's day card for Jason. I made him a more girl friendly card earlier in the month, but this time I wanted to make him one that was more masculine and sweet. I know that I used a girl on the card, but I think the colors are more male friendly! I used this week's Sketch Challenge on SCS for the layout.
See it is a masculine Valentine, right? Alright, alright, maybe not, but it was supposed to be and it turned out cute, so I am happy! I did have to adjust the sketch slightly and make my shape larger so I could add my image, but it worked out perfectly!! I started this card off by stamping the little girl from Will You Be My Valentine by Storage Units,Inks and More on white card stock and colored her in using my copics and cut her out using my labels nesties die. I sponged creamy caramel around the edges to age the picture. Then following the sketch, I layered on brown and green Core'dinations card stock along with some DP from DCWV. I added a chocolate brown ribbon down the side and tied a little bow. Next, I stamped the sentiment, aged it with my creamy caramel and mounted it onto my card with some pewter hardware and brads. To finish the card, I popped of my main image and added some decorative pewter brads to each side. I am so pleased with this card and I really hope Jason likes it!
Well, I am outta here! Off again to make my blog rounds. Everyone has really been rocking their creations lately and my notebook is so full of ideas it is bursting at the seams!! Thank you all so much as always for stopping by!