I spent today doing some of my favorite things! I had breakfast with a friend and fellow stamping junkie, Ann. Then we went to the new Staples in our little town and checked out the crafty side of stationary stores...fun, too. Then we came home to my house and stamped and chatted and stamped some more! What a great day!
I have been making cards on and off this past week, but it seemed while each one was close to being done, no one was completely finished...so today, I finished them off and they are some of my favorites I've made so far! The only one I am posting today is a challenge card I made as part of Papertreyink's 2nd Anniversary....I have several baby showers coming this month, so here's one of the first baby cards to come. I used Nichole's Dot to Dot challenge sketch from her blog:
My card uses PTI's Bitty Baby Blessings stamp set...I paper pieced the elephant...the images in this set just cry out to be paper pieced! After stamping and cutting out Elly, I also Xyron-ed her and covered her in Dazzling Diamonds. Isn't she so cute!?
I also used Bitty Baby Blessings Patterned Paper from PTI as well as Nicole's Lemon Tart and Plum Pudding CS...the color is more of a subtle yellow IRL, but it came out a bit of a richer yellow in the picture. The 3 little baubles are EmBELLAshments from Stamping Bella. I did add the trim on the left hand side to follow the sketch: a strip of Lemon Tart cut with scallop scissors and pierced on each scallop.
I'm quite pleased with it! It also enters me in a chance to win wonderful things from PTI...check it out for yourself! Nichole has a new and fun thing happening every day, so check in often; her new stamps come out on the 15th!
Have a blessed Sunday!