Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Christmas In The City
Oh, how I adore this set from Lizzie Anne Designs! You know, any sentiment with baby in it is totally ME. :) This weekend at the lake house, I was trying to use the whole sheet of 12x12 paper like my friend Lisa Zappa. She just whips out cards... totally gives the phrase "gettin' er done" a new meaning! I wasn't as creative with layouts, but I used "almost" the whole sheet. I guess I need more practice.
You stamp the image on the designer paper, cut it out, then stamp your image again on the card stock (shimmery white here), then glue your cut out piece over the top. I added some shading with my SU! watercolor crayons and my aquapainter.
The stitching is not my beloved machine, but the stamp set Shapes and Stitches... fooled yah huh? I didn't want to give my husband a coronary by packing up my machine too. He said the boat was full.... pffftt.
The designer paper is My Mind's Eye.... I scored a big pack from Costco after seeing it on Taylor's blog.
This one with the trees is two sheets of paper, cut into strips, then pretend stitched with my Lizzie Anne set.
The trees are also colored with my watercolor crayons and my aquapainter. I then added some highlights with my Sakura Gel pens. The main card stock is all Stampin'Up!, but the ribbon was just pieces of scraps I had in a bag. Some of it's SU!, some Cindy Ribbon, some... who knows what. It was the whole "limited supplies thing." I was packin' light baby.
My friend Bev arrived back to Chicago late last night... I missed her this am while brewing my coffee.... that girl loves coffee. (Did you drink any water today Farton?)Pam and her both arrived home safe and sound. I can't believe they both traveled so far to hang out and stamp with me.... thanks girls!!
I had to run one of my twins to Eugene for an ortho appt. and of course sneak in a quick stop to Costco and Toys R Us (for the birthday girl) today. Tomorrow more company is arriving.... family to celebrate Averie and my husband's birthday. Oh my.... I also need to register my twins at school tomorrow. Where has August gone? Anyone know?
As always, thanks for stopping by, and for your sweet emails and comments!! I'm working on some blog candy!! Bevie Pearl brought me stuff for my blog... how sweet is she?