We had the best Thanksgiving! Mike & I spent the whole weekend at our mountain house. The kids came down Thursday night; the boys usually don’t come with us for extended stays (i.e. more than a few hours), because it’s very quiet. Plus, all their fun “stuff” and their friends are here, so it’s not really a vacation for them. It was perfect for us, though. We had a wonderful time with the boys and Steph (and the dog!) Thursday. Friday we did basically nothing until about 4 p.m. Then we braved the crowds and did a little shopping. It was wonderful! All the crazy Black Friday shoppers were back home napping, so we had the stores all to ourselves. Saturday, we did nothing. And Sunday? Nothing!! As crazy as our lives have been lately, it was nice.
I say we did nothing. I watched about 12 hours of Pawn Stars Saturday, and the NCIS marathon on Sunday. I learned a lot from Pawn Stars, and I got my eye candy for the week with NCIS. I also did some stamping. I made some Christmas cards for Dad & Mom, and stamped a few others things, too.
This card uses leftovers from the cards I used for Dad & Mom. The image on the River Rock layer was crooked, so I flipped it over and used a new stamp I got last week – Young Vermillion.
Stamp sets: Young Vermillion, Tags till Christmas, Autumn Days, Serene Snowflakes, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Ink: Versamark; Cherry Cobbler, River Rock, Crumb Cake classic; More Mustard, Crumb Cake, Riding Hood Red, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler stampin’ write markers; Paper: River Rock, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke card stock; watercolor paper; Other: Stampin’ Dimensionals, basic jewels – pearls, black embossing powder, Always Artichoke seam binding ribbon, linen thread; punches – scallop trim border, decorative label, small oval, 1/16″ handheld circle (all products available in the 2011-12 Stampin’ Up!® Idea Book & Catalog)
This was inspired by my friends Mary Fife and Martha Talman. The basic card layout is Martha’s, and the colors of the bird (and popping him/her up on dimensionals) is Mary’s. Seeing the photo, I realized that the pearl “eye” was a little high; I moved it so it looks a little more normal now.
I’m working on a card that uses the Crop-a-dile for something other than setting eyelets. (Gosh, I miss our eyelets, don’t you??) I’ll post that or some Simply Sent cards I made tomorrow.
Have a great day. Don’t forget the online extravaganza through Wednesday. If you need any crafting supplies, these are great deals!! There are two sets of Christmas fabric that are each 60% off. Check it out here.