Hello everyone! How have you all been? Sorry I haven't been much of a presence online these last two weeks. I'm having a wonderful visit with my sister-in-law. She flies back to Germany Friday morning, and I'm going to be so sad to see her go.
My one consolation is that I will have my office back, and my fingers have been itching to create something. So much so, in fact, that I asked her if she wouldn't mind me spending an hour at my desk this morning, while she was playing games with the kids.
I needed a card for some German friends/distant cousins of my husband's who just had a brand-new baby boy. I bought them a little baby outfit to congratulate them, and I made this card to go with it.
The stamp is a digi that I got for participating in the Pollycraft challenge a few weeks ago. Part two of the challenge was to make a card featuring this exclusive tortoise digi. Aren't they cute?
I colored them with Copics, and since I'm in a hurry to get back to my SIL (and I have to leave for work before too long) I'm not going to mention them by name. I used some leaf green Bazzill cardstock for my base, and paired it with some leftover scraps from Little Yellow Bicycle and My Mind's Eye.
I added some velvet rickrack from America Crafts, then made the flag using a sentiment from Fiskars Sweet Pea clear stamp set. I stamped it twice with Tuxedo Black Memento ink, then cut out the second set of blocks and popped them off with pop dots. To make the flag pole, I colored along the edge of a piece of white scrap cardstock with a Copic marker, then trimmed out a thin strip and adhered it with diamond glaze. I also cut out a small oval for the top of the pole. The flag looked too plain, so I gave it some polkadot treatment also with a Copic marker. Depending on how hard you press down, you get different sized dots.
After that, all that was left was to cut out my image and pop that off with dimentional adhesive as well. I thought it came out pretty cute for being more than a week out of practice. :o)
And that's it for me until next Monday, at least! Hope to get crafty over the weekend sometime, especially since I will be going on a ROAD TRIP tomorrow! My SIL has generously offered to watch the boys for a day so hubby and I can spend some much-needed alone time together. We're headed toward Akron and we'll be stopping at several new (to me) craft stores along the way, including Hollo's Papercraft, Hobby Lobby (I've been to one once), Pat Catan's, and Archivers. I am SO excited! Maybe I'll do a haul post, if anyone's interested. Show you some of my new goodies. :o)
Anyway, take care! Thanks so much for stopping by my little corner of the blogosphere!