Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Another week almost done! Awesome! I'm looking forward to weekends now that the festive holidays are right around the corner. I don't think I'm quite ready to host my own Thanksgiving dinner for family (I have to adjust to my new gas stove first!), but I think Christmas Eve in our new house is definitely on the cards! I received the latest copy of Kraft's Food and Family magazine the other day and it had the most delicious sounding menu in it - potato and leek soup, roast beef with maple glazed carrots and a raspberry and cranberry cheesecake for dessert! How amazing does that sound?! My mouth is watering already! :)
Ok, so please excuse the bad lighting in this photo but I was desperate and in a bit of a rush. Last Sunday was my In-law's wedding anniversary and the extended family went out for dinner. I spent the afternoon coloring in this adorable image and thought I had ample time to turn it into a card, but that was not the case! Around 4pm, The Man comes inside (after playing with his new backpack leaf blower) and informs me we have 1 hour to get cleaned up, dressed and drive across town for the dinner! WHAT?!?? Why do they (and I mean men) insist on doing this to us even after 10 years of marriage?! You'd think they'd know better than that! Anywho...the lighting is bad in the photo because I had to take it in the bathroom of our new place....I told you I was desperate! Hahaha
Since it was an anniversary card, I knew this adorable image from Stamping Bella would be perfect for my In-laws! Eunice and....I can't remember the other mice's name, were colored up with my SU reinkers and aquapainter brush and the purple area around the two was watercolored using Milled Lavender Distress Ink. That delicious paper is from Crate Paper's Pink Plum collection - I needed a bit of Spring in my life that day! :D The beautiful silk ribbon is from Die Cuts R Us.
I'm pleased to say that the card was a hit! Mental note to self: Stock up on anniversary cards. Last minute cards don't ever go smoothly! ;)
Stamps: Stamping Bella 'Kiss Me You Fool'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Going Gray, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Regal Rose, Cranberry Crisp, Soft Suede, Pretty In Pink, Cool Caribbean, Distress Inks 'Antiqu Linen and Milled Lavender'
Papers: Strathmore Bristol Vellum, Bazzil Basics, PP - Crate Paper's Pink Plum Collection
Access: May Arts Wrinkled Solid Ribbon - Pink, Machine Stitching, Sponges, Dimensionals