Monday, November 1, 2010
Happy Monday everyone!
I scheduled this post because this past weekend was MOVING WEEKEND and I wasn't sure when we'll have cable and the internet hooked up. After three months of negotiating and disappointment, we are officially moved into our new house! Wahoooo! :) It's going to be so nice to have our own space again after living in a tiny apartment for the past three years. No more nagging Syd about picking up her feet when she walks through the apartment, no more crazy OCD neighbor who slams her door 2-3 times every night and no more listening to the couple upstairs arguing! Oh, how quiet life will be now! :) In more ways than one because the house we bought is a farmhouse, built in 1870, in a rural area. We can't see any neighbors and from the master bedroom, we look out onto a small mountain! Here's what the front of the house looks like:
Beautiful isn't it?! Of course, it isn't as lush and green anymore but that's ok because the mountain across the road is ablaze with fall foliage!! :D It's spectacular and one of the reasons we wanted to buy the house. And even though it was built in 1870, it was gutted and renovated about 10 years ago, so it has all the qualities of a new house, but all the charm of an old farmhouse! Love it!
Ok, enough gushing from me! Today's card is one I made last week with my new-favorite set - Snow Days!
This puppy ROCKS! He reminds me of our old dog. He was so smart that he'd pick his own raspberries off the bushes! Hehe So while I was making my cards for last week's TSG blog hops, I spied Taylor's Blast From the Past sketch and even though it wasn't a sketch for everyone to play along with, I couldn't help borrowing it to make this card with another image from the set.
Mr Puppy and Snowman were colored with my ever faithful reinkers and aquapainter brush. Then I applied sprinkles of snow glitter (from Stampendous) with a Quikie Glue Pen. I then matted it to some white and red cardstock and paper pierced the edges. I couldn't help using more of that yummy paper from Echo Park (it's such a cheery Christmas collection!) Each layer is sponged with Distress Ink and machine stitched for a more finished look. I added the snowflake and glitter candy dots for a little more sparkle....can't have enough sparkle on a Christmas card!
I hope you all enjoyed last week's TSG blog hops - I think they were our best yet! :) Thanks for stopping by today!
Stamps: There She Goes 'Snow Days'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Creamy Caramel, Soft Suede, Cool Caribbean, Regal Rose, Ruby Red, Distress Inks 'Antique Linen, Tea Dye and Red Brick'
Papers: Strathmore Bristol Vellum, Bazzil Basics, PP - Echo Park 'Everyone Loves Christmas' collection
Access: Ribbon, Martha Stewart Snow Flake Punch, EK Success Edge Punch, Pebbles Inc. Candy Dots - White Glitter, Spellbinders Labels One Nestibilities, Paper Piercer, Sponges, Dimensionals