Sunday, September 18, 2011
Happy Times Three
1. Happy that the heavy rain outside hasn't turned over to snow yet. Hoping that it holds out until at least mid-October. Please, Mr. Weatherman?
2. Happy that I'll get to spend time with my two sisters, my brother-and-law and my sweet baby nephew soon, very soon. Gotta be honest, hoping that the stranger anxiety that the little boy is starting to experience might be a little bit lessened (since I kind of look and sound like his mama?) and he'll let me hold him as much as he can stand.
3. Happy that the husband volunteered to take the boys so I could have some "quiet time" this morning. Quiet time equals productive time.
I pulled out my favorite background stamp at this moment, Vintage Notepad, and created a clean and simple masculine card for the Market Street Stamps Paint the Town Color Challenge (hah! that's a neat name!) I often times wonder how many masculine cards are rescued from the trash from crafty spouses, since women seem to appreciate hand-made paper goods more then men...
I love to make cards without patterned paper too, it is challenging but I usually like the end result. Making your own patterned paper is fufilling, I wish I could design a line of patterned paper off of making my own with inks and such. This card uses no patterned paper which is perfect for the Wee Memories Challenge.
Cardstock: (Ivory) Office Max
Stamps: (Vintage Notepad, Celebrate Cake) Market Street Stamps
Ink: (Marigold Morning, More Mustard, Really Rust, Chocolate Chip Pigment) SU
Other: (Marker) Copic