I TOTALLY need a weekend. *Sigh* But alas, this weekend will be filled with stressful stuff like signing a contract to buy a new house and doing laundry and cleaning up a bit because we are having some guests over, and preparing a yummy dessert for said guests.
So last night we had bunches of fun! We went to a parents meeting for E's soccer league (our first time playing ever) and they were asking for a parent to volunteer as coach or else they would just have to refund our money -- well, M volunteered so that E could play, so he is now a coach of 3,4, and 5 year old boys and girls soccer. LOL! It is too funny to watch them. They all lack skills so much and are so emotional and such. Should be a fun six weeks. I promise to post some action shots at a later date.
I meant to stamp last night but after soccer and dinner out, I fell right asleep. So I got up early and stamped a bit. Here are the results from yesterday afternoon and early this morning:
FS16 -- This layout was inkspired by a card done by Kristin D (KED on SCS). She is also a blogger (Confessions of a Naptime Stamper). I just absolutely loved her layout so I copied some elements of it.
E picked out this house mouse stamp last time we were at Hobby Lobby. It is super cute. The background paper was just light and happy so I decided to use it and match the cupcake to it. The Happy Birthday sentiment is by Hero Arts and was small. Yep, that is totally the reason I bought it.
FS 17 -- This next card is one that someone so kindly stamped some images for me and I had them sitting around. Well with so many SU sets retiring, I decided to go through my unused images and start using them all up. I thought this paper worked perfectly with the DCWV textured white core card stock, and this layout was inkspired by Tosha (stamps4funinCA on SCS), who was mostly recently the featured stamper. I fell in love with her layout and encompassed some of my favorite elements in this card. I don't know how well you can see it, but I was excited to use my liquid applique on this chicken to make him all fluffy. The rest of him is watercolored using ink pads and an aquapainter. Oh, and I did DTP on the red card stock in timber brown -- usually don't do that technique, but I think it works here just fine!!!
Okay, so this one I kind of failed on. I made this for the limited supplies challenge (LSC 119) and while I did not use a large SU background stamp, I did *accidentally* and because it really needed it -- use itty bitty backgrounds. So, I failed on the challenge, but the card turned out pretty so I thought I would post it anyway, and I will try again later on. Sentiment is by Penny Black. Roses are from Watercolor Minis (SU) and the idea for this layout came from a little cardmaking club thing magazine that I got in the mail. It, of course, had used patterned paper, but I thought that the stamping worked just as well. I am actually pretty sad that Watercolor Minis is retiring. I actually really like it. I love how it looks cut out, and love all the sponging on this card. Not sure why, but it all just works.
Okay, off to be a mom and get some stuff done. I will probably post one more later, because I am determined to get that challenge right. Hope you are having a good Friday so far!!!