Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Enjoy the Moment
I have to say that the new Guide Lines II set is one of my new favorites! I love making my own patterned papers and this set makes it so easy. The pieces just fit together so perfectly (but that's no surprise since Nichole's sets are always amazing and so well thought out).
I created my patterned paper by stamping the circle outlines first in aqua mist ink on white cardstock. Then, I stamped the ocean tides images in the circles and the summer sunrise images on each dot outside the circle. I add the dark chocolate element and then stamped the middle size polka dot from polka dot basics in the centers of the images using true black and pure poppy inks. I stamped an entire sheet of white cardstock when I was creating my patterned paper so you will see this stamped paper again soon on another card.
My husband is laid off right now (we are doing fine right now, though) and it has been so nice just hanging out and spending so much time as a family. Today, we got out his old legos that he had as a kid and the kids have had so much fun building with Daddy. Making some fun, happy memories.
Hope you get to take some time today to just enjoy the moment!
Stamps: Guide Lines II, Mega Mixed Messages, Polka Dot Basics (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: white, aqua mist, dark chocolate (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: aqua mist, ocean tides, summer sunrise, dark chocolate, true black, pure poppy (Papertrey Ink)
Accents: dark chocolate satin ribbon (Papertrey Ink), red buttons
Tools: corner rounder, white embroidery floss