It's no secret that I love to stamp but here is something you may not have known about me… I'm not a fan of stamping the same card over and over again. That means when I am preparing swaps I get delirious stamping the same card after about the third one. I'm not sure what you would call the present state of mind I'm in right now since I am working on my Founders Circles Swaps of 135. I've been working on them the past two days and I know that my arms now stretch to the floor. Yes, my kids will officially think I have super powers. Maybe I will be Elastic Mom? Seriously- A background stamp feels like it weighs 20lbs right now. I had a fight with my Cherry Cobbler Ink pad and it appears I did NOT win. Dimensional pieces are everywhere in my stamp room. The worst is the Sticky Strip leftovers. You know how much static those pieces have? Well, they are all over my body. Not exactly sure how that happened but I know Russ will be going to work with something else on him instead of glitter. C'mon ladies/gents… how many of your significant others have gone to work with glitter on their heads? Russ hates to admit it but it happens.
Here is what I started with… the TEASER!
I'll show you the final next week. 🙂
I have to break up the swap frenzy with another card. You know I love birdies! This card just makes me happy because the birds are chubby and cute!
Most of these products came from the Holiday Mini. Supplies will be listed below. Not too much stamping on this card. I had to keep the stamping simple since my arm cannot handle much more.
Have you started your Christmas cards yet? Hard to believe that Christmas is not far away.
On a side note- Thank you so much for the sweet comments on the kids first day of school. I have really gotten a few laughs from the mention of the convention bag and how many other little girls are using their mom's bag too. Alexis loves the bag and thinks she is SO cool because it's Stampin' Up! Poor Brandon! His bag does swallow him. The kids are adjusting fantastic at school. They both have new friends and I even heard that one of them has a "crush" on someone. WHAT????? NO, NO, NO! It is funny how "HE" smiles when I bring up her name. <sigh>
Stamps: Jolly Bingo Bits (121187), Merry Crittermas (121181)
Inks: Real Red, Baja Breeze
Cardstock: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Garden Green, Real Red
Accessories: White Taffeta ribbon, Real Red 1/8" Taffeta ribbon, Vintage Trinkets, Brights Buttons, Extra Large Decorative Label punch (120907), 3/4" x 15/16" Oval punch (120908), Glimmer Brights Brads (121006), Scallop Edge Border Punch, Markers, Paper Piercer & Mat Pack, Linen Thread, Candy Cane Christmas DSP (120809)
Have a GREAT Thursday! The weekend is almost here! Yippie!