Where did the weekend go?? That one just FLEW by. I expect the next 2 weeks will fly by with the pending start of the new school year. I seem to be back to "normal" again and not quite ready for September to hit. I mentioned last week I was "done" with the 24/7 of the lack of routine and children constantly under foot but apparently I just needed some serious crafting time to get back on track. I certainly got THAT this weekend! I was a crafting fool all day yesterday! I fell asleep watching the kids' bedtime show with them around 10:00 pm ... I woke up at 2:00 am and that was it for sleep for me! I layed in bed until 3:30 am designing Christmas cards in my head (as you did when it's 30 degrees in the middle of August!) so I figured I may as well get up and make it happen ... after all I DO have stampers coming over Thursday night for my Christmas Stamp-a-Stack and only had 3 of 5 cards designed! I stamped until 6:30 am. It was GREAT! SO peaceful ... and I didn't feel like I had abandoned the family or that I was being anti-social. I came up with two cards that I love. The only problem was those two cards replaced two of the cards I had already designed so I was no further ahead *lol*. The kids entertained themselves on the waterslide all day so I kept popping down to make more cards. I ended up makeing 8 in total. Two are going to hit the recycle bin but the other 6 are keepers and I love them!!! Yes, that means I have a new favorite *lol* ... what else is new, eh?
So first up I think we'll hit the rejects, just for fun. I had good intentions with this first one. I wanted a black theme with a pop of Cherry Cobbler for effect. Didn't work out the way I wanted it to:
The next two that I came up with I love, but not for a Stamp-a-Stack. This first one was a little too fiddly if you are trying to crack off a bunch in a hurry:
The next one I made had me giddy :) I looked to Mary Brown (aka Stamper Camper) for inspiration in her clean and simple layouts. She often just has a simple image stamped in the right hand corner and uses a white-on-white layer. That's what I started with and this is what the result was:
Right - I was going to post more but I think I'll make you wait. My back isn't happy from all the sitting yesterday, the dog wants walking and I have the caffeine shakes. But make sure you come back soon because you still haven't seen my favorite!! In the meantime - have a stampy day!