Happy Monday, friends! I’m up on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog today with a watercolored shower gift for my BFF and cousin. I hope you’ll stop by and check it out!
So, yesterday, I wasn’t really able to get into my craft room to play along with World Cardmaking Day. (I will make an effort to work on some of the challenges this week though, if I can find time in between prepping for my kiddos’ birthday that is in… gasp… THREE WEEKS. Yikes!)
I was able, however, to get in my craft room last night to make this super quick, super flat, super cute Christmas card! I was inspired by the mood board that was posted on the BRI blog yesterday. Granted, my card is a very (very) loose interpretation of the mood board, but the silver, purples, and the lacy images really spoke to me! Since Halloween isn’t really my thing, I decided to turn my interest into a Christmas card!
So, in case you’ve been living under a rock for the last month, Tuesday was my 30th birthday. We celebrated by going to look at a van (ugh, don’t get me started on my thoughts on THAT), and we ate sushi from my favorite place after the kiddos wen to bed. Not a bad day, overall, with the exception of that van thing making me feel monumentally older than 30…
I’m a dessert girl. Always have been. My mom used to tell me I was going to turn into a sugar cube. (No, my teeth are not rotten, and I’m not morbidly obese. I just like sweet.) So birthdays always meant getting my favorite sweets. Used to be birthday cake, then it became birthday pie, now… Macarons are my absolute utter favorite dessert, and the only place I can get them in this podunk town are frozen ones at Wal Mart. (YUCK!) I have been promised a real, honest-to-goodness Kitchen Aid mixer for my birthday so I can make my own macarons, but that whole van thing might put a delay on that. We’ll see. Anyway, since I couldn’t get real macarons for my birthday, I decided to color myself some.
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I’ve had an issue with this adorable Bonjour set from Avery Elle for awhile. I just couldn’t find a layout I liked for these little macarons. That is, until I found this beautiful image on Pinterest. I loved the beautiful bokeh background. It was just perfect for that darling little stack of sweetness. So, I set out to make my own.
Also, now that it’s officially October, I’m allowing myself to start creating Christmas goodies. Stay tuned!! 🙂
Hi friends! I hope you had a wonderful weekend filled with all of the fun activities that fall brings. We took the twinkies to the pumpkin patch with our sister-in-law and niece, and had such a wonderful time! Beautiful day, pumpkins, hayrides, apple cider… It was pretty perfect.
I’m up today on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog with a pair of pumpkin-y and very technique-y cards to show you. I hope you’ll stop by and check it out!!
I will be back tomorrow with an especially sweet birthday post in honor of my 30th birthday! See you soon…. I’m off to enjoy the last day of my 20’s with my kiddos. Maybe we’ll go get pie…. Who counts calories on their birthday?!
I have foxes on the brain. I think it was all of the sweet baby decor for our nephew’s shower. Anyway, this darling image from Avery Elle’s More Stories caught my eye, and I couldn’t resist watercoloring him:
It’s been quite a while since I used my Distress Inks for watercolor, and I’m so glad I pulled them out for this card. They are just the perfect amount of muted color for this sweet little fox, and particularly when paired with this subdued sentiment. I die cut the watercolored panel from my favorite Strathmore watercolor card stock using the Avery Elle Sweet Scallops dotted oval die, then die cut the orange panel using the coordinating scalloped die. I love the look of the no-line watercoloring, and decided to employ it on the sweet little banner. After it was dry, I fussy cut it out and adhered it to the watercolored oval, which was then popped up on the orange scalloped oval. The card base needed a little something, so I used a gold gel pen to create random dots all over the front panel. The edges were swiped with Papertrey Ink’s Tea Dye Duo, and some Glossy Accents on the banner finished it off.
I hope you are having a wonderful weekend, friends! See you back here soon!