Thursday, October 25, 2012

PaperTrey Blog Hop

I'm excited to be playing along with PaperTrey's blog hop this month. It seems that I do not have any holiday stamps from PTI, so I had to make due with some PTI cardstock and one regular PTI stamp. I'm sure this is a sign that I need to buy more stamps :)

For this little tag I used a sentiment from Ali Edwards. The whole set is sentiments, a bunch of great mixed fonts of different sizes for all the winter holidays. The little bird is from the Grunge Me set from PTI.

For the card I used more PTI cardstock (which is a great weight- totally strong enough for a card base but not too thick for additional pieces on top). The little reindeer is Hero Arts, and has some stickles on it. I hardly ever use stickles, but this seemed to be just the right color for the palette.

Please forgive my terrible pictures. It's after dark here and I couldn't get the mix right. Ah, technology.

But we're not all technology here. My 4 year old was looking to play with our leaf pile and bought my challenge to "make one pile out of the two piles". He shoveled all the leaves from one pile into the other, and then he hid in the pile. This went on for almost an hour! Kids are so great. Here he is.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

The color palettes were:

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Announcement! with edit

Hello blog friends! I am flattering myself a little bit that some of you wonder what has happened to me since September 15th that would have resulted in my blog absence. After all, I do love to blog. It was a combination of boring factors, and then this really awesome one:

Yep, my husband and I are having our second biological kiddo and we are freakin' ecstatic. I've spent the last few weeks sleeping 11 hours a day and trying not to throw up, so the cardmaking slowed a bit. That, and I can't find my inks after our move. Irritating. These sweetie stamps are from Lawn Fawn. My local Archivers just started carrying a wider selection and I couldn't resist them. The other thing I'm considering not resisting: 

I don't normally dress up for Halloween, but that's awesome. Take care!

Edit: That is not a picture of me! It's a picture of some other cute pregnant lady :) But thanks anyway Katherine!