Hello!! So are you getting back to normal? Or as normal as normal usually is? It felt so good to sit at my desk and craft yesterday. It has been days since I did anything! I was really getting grouchy about it. I was so excited to because I have a bunch of different new stamps!! Stampavie sent me my DT kit and I got it the day before Christmas was so hard to not use them right away.... so last night I pulled out one of the new LeLo Designs Stamps, this is a new collection to Stampavie and a fabulous addition! If you haven't gotten a chance to see all the new images check them out sooo cute!
I love them all, but this is probably my favorite! "Bath Time" Whoo can resist a Hippo in a bath tub with a rubber duck and bubbles? I have colored with my Copic Markers high lighted with white gel pen, then added stickles for the bubbles. Really fun to color.
For the card I used a American Crafts white 5x7 base, then all of the pattern papers and solid colors are all from Basic Grey's Urban Prairie paper pad. Love the fun colors. I created the scallop border to the right of the double matted image with my Martha Stewart Double dot border punch, the scalloped circle to the left is from my new Making Memories Slice... seemed to be perfect to match the border punch. I also used a scrap of ribbon and topped with double stack of Prima flowers two Martha Stewart Frond leaf punches, and a jewelry spacer with mini brad. I doodled the edges of the scallops and the image for some fun. It also felt really great to use bright fun colors! Don't get me wrong I love Christmas and all the red's and green's, but I was really missing my bright colors.
I think I am now back in the swing, and should be back here posting on a regular schedule. Thanks so much for allowing me to take a few days for the holidays I hope you too had a great rest and are ready to get really inky in 2009! I just got a large box of baby wipes so I am ready to get messy! Have a great Monday!