Gav has taken this week off to spend some time with the kids (& me 😉 ). So … we have our week planned … and hope to do some fun stuff with Skye & Sandy. I might even find some time for stamping or blogging!??? Here is an anniversary card that I made for Stacey & Jono for their December anniversary (6 years). I was pleased with the CAS design.
The embossed background is a little hard to see in the photos … but it is a pretty hearts one. (Not sure of supplier!) I used one of my old fav stamp sets “Fresh Vintage” & another newbie … the scroll stamp with matching die from Verve. What a pretty fresh finish! I punched the heart “hole” and stamped the image on some scrap card and punched it using the heart punch. Then I trimmed very finely around the edge of the heart and sponged some ink around the edge. The trimming helped it to sit nicely within the heart ‘hole’ when the card is closed. The inside of the card had a background of the embossed hearts … and when I wrote the message inside … I did this on a die cut piece of white card that I attached on top.
I have been meaning to pop this card on my blog for awhile. It is one that I received from Gabbi to congratulate us on celebrating Sheree & Murray’s marriage. What a beautiful thought from a beautiful friend. Thanks so much Gabbi … it was so lovely to get this in the mail … just before the wedding!
Well … I have lots to share … things I have been making for friends/family … that I haven’t shown you yet. Finding the time is the hard thing. But … one of my New Year resolutions is not to stress about blogging. I am just going to do it as I find the time. Sometimes I wonder if it is actually all worth it … especially as I am not on any design team … am no longer a SU! demo. Really? With all those card blogs out in cyberspace with people much more talented and inspiring than me … is my blog just really some sort of self-gratification? There are other things much less trivial that I could be doing. Hhhhmmm … I am pondering! 🙂
PS: Just letting you know … our devoted, loyal Jack did finally pass away on Saturday. It was very sad … we had him for over 13 years … and he was the most beautifully natured dog. We will miss him. Cody & Holly (our other two dogs) are very quiet … and seem to want to hang around the house more. I guess they miss him too!