Thursday, June 26, 2008

Off to Cincinnati for a KID FREE weekend!!

Before I leave though, I have FINALLY finished my cousin's thank you notes. What a gratifying feeling to have completed 100 cards. I just need to pack them up and send them off now :) Yea! I think they look beautiful and were definitely a learning experience. I am new at this and each project is going to present new challenges. I am better prepared now to handle large projects than I was a month ago!

Also, I was able to do something for myself. I finished my sketch book :) Here it is! I have been adding to it daily and might need volume 2 very soon. I think it is so fun to find a card layout that really appeals to you, jot it down and see it transformed into your very own unique creation! You should try it. I found these STL Art Museum sketch books at a garage sale for $.25 a piece. I have three of them but you could even grab one of those $1 journals at Michaels and make it yours.

And I made a card for the wedding we are going to. Their colors are blue and brown (according to the save the date card we recieved). Those are very popular colors -- same as my cousin's wedding in a few weeks! I might need to put away the Bashful Blue and Chocolate Chip for a while after this!! I feel like I might have been able to add something to it but I couldn't figure it out so I left it. The rings are (wet) embossed and the chocolate chip frame was run through the sizzix with a cuttlebug embossing folder. Around the rings it says "to have and to hold" -- this is an older stamp set that I hardly ever use. And right now I am forgetting the name of it???

We are leaving around noon today. I have packed up my scrapbooking stuff and hope to get lots done. Tim is in the wedding so I will have some much needed "ALONE" time ... and I could NOT be more excited :) Kids and Pup are going to my sisters! Woo hoo!! I'll have a computer but will probably not get a chance to post again until Monday.

Happy Stampin'!


Heather said...

love how the brown card looks with the embossing and scallops. will try that myself tonight!! great idea

Made On The Farm said...

great book and card,
how jealous am I of your "alone time" , make the most of it, hope you have a great time,


kes said...

have a great time. lovely book and card

Angeldrummer said...

have a fab weekend x

Cath said...

I really like the combination of brown and blue... very sophisticated!

paylin said...

That’s beautiful creation and lovely layout.

Well just to drop by to say " hello " takecare and have a great day

Bridgett said...

You've been busy! Enjoy your trip and the "alone" time!! Good for you to get away! Love the wedding card!!
Bridgett SBS18

Tabitha said...

Have fun without the kiddos!

I really like how you embossed the brown square nestability! Great idea it really adds a lot to the card!

Sammacco said...

Those thank you-cards are beatiful! Did you enjoy your weekend?