I hope those who had the day off yesterday had some fun! I realized this morning that not everyone in Canada HAD the day off - some provinces have "Family Day" ... but not all! I failed in my mission for a "tech-free" day. In fact I spent a LOT of time on the computer placing orders, doing the paperwork and so on - it was a very productive (and relaxing) day! We DID spend time together as a family - Craig built a snow fort with the girls and later in the day we played a family game of Charades. It's actually FUN playing games with the girls now that they are a little older. Alicia is still at the "I always want to win" phase but at least she doesn't have full-on tantrums if she loses anymore *lol*!
Now ... crafting. I've gotta say I'm actually feeling on-top of things in that regard! Rather than being a week BEHIND in my Stamp Set of the Month projects I'm actually a little ahead of the game! I've designed my three projects ... now I just have to mass-produce them! The set for February is "Postage Due" - page 108 of the catalogue - $20.95 clear; $26.95 wood. This is yet another set that I just HAD to have ... but hadn't used! I love the challenge of the Stamp Set of the Month Club in that it forces me to sit and make at least three cards with a set. It really stretches my thinking and creativity - something I don't force myself to do very often - I generally want the "quick wow" rather than just letting my mind quietly create. Well Friday I did just that and came up with three cards that I love. The first one I came up with I LOVE! It's looks complicaed (and yes ... it probably took me well over an hour to come up with it) but it really doesn't take long to put together. Check it out:
So that's the first of my three creations. I hope you like it! Leave me a comment - I'd love to hear what you think!
Pop back tomorrow when I'll show you my second card using this set! Until then ... have a stampy day!