But finally we did it. I managed to get three photos taken. Usually I take about 25 but yesterday, since I was short on help (my husband was working) and patience, I took three. Here is the one that won't be gracing our Christmas cards.
Don't make fun of Lauren--she was born in Louisiana and is just prepping for her bright future at Mardi Gras (gasp!)
Well, I posted yesterday about my cards appearing in Crafts n' Things and since then I have had several emails from people not being able to find it. The issue is the February one (they publish every other month) Subscribers are getting thier issues now and I just received my copy today! (I will be sleeping with it for a few nights, I am sure!) I will let you know when I see it in stores. Sorry for the premature posting...just very excited.
My post for today has been taken hostage!!!! I created a cute way to present a pack of cards and after my husbands prodding, I decided to submit it this morning for publication and it was accepted five minutes later. Woohoo. So...I had to flounder to get something else ready.
Here is another gift set created with Ambassador Monogram set from Papertrey Ink (http://www.papertreyink.com/). I decided to create a background using the Borders and Corners set. I love the fun color combination and the hip look of it.
For the monogram part, I simply stamped the border and then stamped the monogram inside on blue cardstock. I punched it out with my circle punch and then punched out the larger brown circle with the larger circle punch. For added interest, I placed a brown word window punch underneath the circles and adhered it with brads.
I packaged up the set in a clear box tied with tulle. Love the look of this. I will be adding a gift tag later!
Materials used: Stamps-Papertrey Ink (Ambassador Monogram, Borders and Corners); ink-chocolate, soft sky, celery; Cardstock-choc chip, soft sky, celery; brads (SU!); circle punches (SU!); word window punch (SU!); corner rounder (Creative Memories).
My friend Michelle Rodgers is having a design team call for her store, "Stamper's Dream." Details can be found on her blog: http://michellerodgers.blogspot.com/. Check out her store listed on the right---she has awesome stuff!
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