Happy Sunday *yawn* ...
I need a few more cups of coffee to hit my usual level of perkiness today! Yesterday was Alicia's Halloween Birthday Party. It was a blast but MAN I'm feeling it today! My hips, calves and back are screaming at me ... all those hours of planning and prep take a toll on this gal! ... but it was SO worth it! The kids has so much fun ... and so did I ... so it is all worth it to see that beutiful smile on my now-8-year-old's leapoard-print face!
So! That wraps up what I've been working on all week. Onwards and upwards! Next stop is Thanksgiving, then Halloween, then Christmas! Before I start into all that, though, I want to share a sweet Baby Announcement I designed lfor a friend who is expecting. As usual, the lighting is a little off ... of maybe it's just my bleary eyes this morning *lol*:
The Whisper White base is standard 5 1/2" x 4 1/4". The top Whisper Whote layer is 5 1/4" x 4" and the Chocolate Chip layer in between is 5 1/4" *plus 2 ticks* by 4 1/4" *plus two ticks*.
I ran the top WW layer through the Polka Dot embossing folder and sponged the edges with Pink Pirouette
I used the CIrcle framelits to cut the Chocolate Chip circle (3 1/4")
I stamped the (retired) Two by Two stamp in black Staz On and cut it out with the 2 3/4" circle framelit and sponged the edge of it with Pink Pirouette (and then popped it up on dimensionals)
I cut a strip of Pink Pirouette DSP 4 1/4" x 1" and made a dove tail on one end.
The sentiment is from the (retired) Introducing set, stamped in black Staz On and then colored with the Chocolate Chip marker and dovetailed. I sponged the edges in Pink Pirouette and popped it up on dimensionals
I added some of the 5/8"Organza ribbon for the finishing touch.
For coloring I just grabbed the kids' bucket of pencil crayons and colored away. There is a lot of brown on it but I think it works having just the little pop of pink for the elephants and blue for the water and birds. It will make it easy to switch out if baby turns out to be a boy.
So that's been my week ... a little bit of crafting and a LOT of party planning. Today is going to be a much needed *rest* day which may or may not include crafting (but I hipe it does!) So until next time, thanks for popping in and have a stampy Sunday!!