Well, it’s Deer Hunters Widows Weekend in our home and the winds are really howling here in Southeastern Wisconsin! As much as this sappy girl misses her hubby this weekend, I love all this girl time with our daughters. Yesterday we made enchiladas together they did nearly all the work! Then we ate dinner, watched Barbie and the Pink Shoes & they stayed up past their bedtime while I helped a friend put together a fabulous Close To My Heart canvas kit together. Day 1 = perfection!
Day 2 of my vacation and it’s time for more holiday cards. Here is the fabulous sketch for Day 20 and it’s rocked out by Kelly Holbrook on the Memory Works blog HERE.
And my card!! I really love how you can decorate each of the three smaller elements on the card to almost reate a mini scrapbook layout.. so cool! I used my EK Success edge paper punches to create the notebook edge and the small scalloped edged square. Then I inked the edges to make them stand out a little more since my background was light.
Here’s a closer view of my mini elements on my card. I adorned the little “layouts” with red and white baker’s wine, wood veneer, bling and cardstock stickers to finish it off. Again this was a very easy card to put together with the sketch!
Thank you for hanging out with me today! See you in a day or two with more cards and a Heidi Swapp blog share follow up layout!
Tomorrow is the first day of school for our girls! Kindergarten and 1st Grade, here they come!! I heard several times today how excited they are for school and it made me get a little misty-eyed… I had to get it together and toughen up! I know that they’ll be having a great time and I’ll get some Mama & Abby time on my days off 🙂
I know I’ll also get a little more creative time when Abby naps, so bonus for me!! To celebrate, I’m playing along with another Paper Bakery Sketch challenge this month. Check out this fun sketch with all the circles.. love it!
Here’s my take on the sketch and the products I used.
Papers: Fancy Pants Down By The Shore, Echo Park Sweet Girl (yellow woodgrain clouds), Amy Tangerine’s Yes Please 6×6″ paper, Bella Blvd yellow chevron paper.
Embellishments: Simple Stories I Heart Summer Layered Stickers, Studio Calico Sundrifter Stickers, American Crafts Thickers, Fants Pants Down By The Shore paper clips and Chipboard stickers, Basic Grey Mint Julip buttons and misc cork alphas from my stash.
I also did some more stitching on this layout, in fun circles across my layout!
I love playing along with sketches and challenges so now that school is in session I’ll get some more creative time to play!! Stop over the Paper Bakery Blog and check out their blog and fab paper crafting kits!!