We made it home yesterday from Florida and it was bittersweet. I always hate leaving Florida and as you can imagine I was just a MESS coming home. I despise the goodbyes. Being a Navy wife, I seem to do them more than I would like. While I hated to say goodbye it’s always nice to sleep in your own bed again. It’s also nice to be back in my stamp room. I was able to sneek away for a couple hours today to work on a few swaps and fun things in between the unpacking. Once I started to create I had a terrible block of what to stamp. I quickly turned on my iTunes and the groove of music seemed to get me back in the spirit of stamping. Not sure why Beyonce or Brittney get my stampin’ juices flowin’, but it does!
I have tons of new fun product in my stamp room and honestly wasn’t sure which I should pick up first. My friend Lisa reminded me of a VERY fun stamp set we received at Founders that I had locked away. This set will be in the New Catalog and really is GORGEOUS! It’s called Simple Friendship. Here is a sample I made with it tonight. I’m thinking this will be one of my swaps for Leadership. 🙂
Here is a closer look and you can see all the layers it has. It uses a few dimensionals.
I used Baja Breeze and Kraft cardstock with a little Whisper White mixed in. Yes, you see glitter. I used Iridescent Ice. I really tried to stay away from that stuff since my family thinks I wear it now, but I couldn’t help it. *wink*
One of my New Years Resolutions -that I never keep- is to scrapbook more. I had this awesome new scrapbooking kit laying on my desk that I really wanted to play with. Check this out!
This kit is a new Level 3 Hostess Simply Scrappin’ kit. Of course I don’t have the name of it in front of me, however as you can see it’s a beauty. The cupcake and stripe paper come from this kit as well as the rub ons and cupcake stamp. This really got my groove going when I pulled out all that fun stuff. This page is 8.5 x 11 and the photo size is 5 x 7. I also used new Designer Hardware called Hooray. I am crossing my fingers there will be many more of these in the new catalog for us to play with. Won’t this make scrapbooking even more enjoyable????
My little girl turns six in just a few short days. I will be at Leadership on her actual birthday so we had a surprise party while down in Florida and now I am planning one here for her little girlfriends to attend. She is super excited like any six year old should be.
Time for me to work on my swaps. My time is ticking FAST!