Labor Day is over, and it was back to work and routine today, but I'm still basking in the glow of the lovely weekend I had. Hubby went to camp with his brothers for some fishing and camping in the woods (NOT my idea of a good time), and I stayed home. I brought home "the boys" Friday night (Ben and Jerry - cherry garcia ice cream), watched four, yep, FOUR chick flicks. Saturday I went to the farmer's market, ate rice pilaf from a box, drank wine, stamped, scrap booked, and wrote. I spent Sunday with my inspiring scrapping buddy, Karen, and on Monday I organized my craft room!
Phew, I'm getting tired just writing about it. But, oh, did I have fun! Yes, it is good to have hubby back home, but the weekend reprieve was exhilarating, and just what I needed to jump-start my creativity.
I'll post some pictures later in the week of some pages from an 8 x 8 album I started making for my daughter. Have to wait for daylight to take pics, as the lights in my home wreak havoc on the true colors of the papers and inks!
I did post this card to Hero Arts gallery a couple of weeks ago for their monochromatic challenge. Don't get too upset with me that it's a winter card! I know, I know, we really haven't had much of a summer here in upstate NY, blah, blah, blah, I know. BUT, fall is on the horizon, and winter will follow. Can it ever be too early to start thinking (dare I say it) holidays?
The Hero Arts stamps I used are all from the clear set CL234 Winter's Butterfly! I love, love, love this set. The snowflakes are all individual, and you can arrange and stamp them any way you want. I added some gemstones, and highlighted with the Stardust Gel Pen. A little sponging and distressing, and it was done. I did a similar card on blue papers, with blue ink, and highlighted with a white gel pen. The possibilities are endless.
So, I hope I didn't scare you off with the winter card! I promise I will bring it back to summer, well, late summer, and early fall, in my next post.
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