Whew! I am finally updating my poor, neglected blog. I have done minimal stamping - unfortunately, work is to blame for that. I am not so sure anymore that I am a workaholic anymore as much as I have to work because my boss gave me a crappy schedule. I used to give 110% at my job- but now I am so exhausted all the time I am lucky if I can give 90%. When I finally have a day off- I have so many household chores to keep up with- stamping gets put on the back-burner. Usually I am way too tired and what few creative juices I do have in my body are not flowing at all. BUT I did manage somehow to get a couple projects done. Check them out.
The first card is a card I made for my little sister for the Divine Secret Sibling group. (Hopefully she will not read my blog- ha ha ha) I love that group. Unfortunately, this is her second June card and I still have not mailed it. She knows I am running behind - and I am going to make it up to her in a big way this month- especially in my reveal gift. But I finally got to try dry embossing with my new template and stylus. I need more practice- but I had a lot of fun doing the paper piercing around the flower too. The designer paper is from Pocket Full of Posies Mat Stack. I bought this two months ago and still hadn't used it. So I basically designed the card around the paper. I hope she likes it!
The second card is another cracked glass creation. I love the Farm Fresh set- and it has been calling my name since I learned of this technique. I used sponging on the card stock to give it that more vintage feel. I am starting to think the vintage look is more my style than the cutesy stuff. But I could change my mind tomorrow- so I am not going to commit to that yet..... :)
The third card is just a simple birthday card for my son. He turned 16 years old now! Wow! He is growing up so fast!! He will be driving soon- but I don't have time to get into that right now.... I don't have many masculine sets and it was really hard to come up with an idea that wasn't to young or too old for a teenage boy. I needed to get it done so I settled on this design. I did paper piercing since I didn't want to use ribbon on a "guy" card. (what torture to not use ribbon!!) I did however add some sparkle with Dazzling Diamond glitter. Just for that little extra something.
Anyway- I have a lot more stamping to do this week- I am participating in a Shoe Box Swap (see my side bar for details) this Saturday. I have not designed my card yet- and I have not come up with a door prize or my 3-d Swap. I am in BIG trouble!! But hopefully when I get my next Stampin Up shipment - there's a couple things from the Preview mini in the order - I will come up with something to WOW everyone. Now if work would just give me an extra day off........yeah, right! But a girl can dream, right??