Sunday, July 28, 2013

Better Late Than Never

I know I promised you a guest stamper today, and a look at my convention loot, but this morning I made 3 rather startling realizations:

1.  It was my oldest daughter's anniversary today and I totally forgot all about it!  I could tell you a long story about how I was so busy this year that I didn't have time to transfer all the events from the 2012 calendar to the 2013 one, but it's no excuse and I know I need to embrace the disgrace and offer apologies to my daughter and son-in-law for inexcusable event forgetting!

2.  I had not yet entered the Pals Paper Arts Challenge #165 as I had been intending, and the deadline is tomorrow so I had to get the card made and entered right away.  I know I don't always enter this challenge, but I really liked the sketch this time and wanted to give it a go.
3.  Although I have had my Holiday Catalogue Pre-order for few days, I still hadn't given you any sneak peeks and that's unforgivable!  (50 lashes with a wet noodle!)

So to make amends:  Here is my Sunday post - a card for my daughter's anniversary using the Pals Paper Arts sketch, and using some products from the new 2013 Holiday Mini Catalogue!  Phew!

My daughter and son-in-law are decorating using a hunting lodge theme and so I thought this design would fit right in!

  • I used the Walk in the Wild stamp set which is from the regular catalogue, but it's just perfect for a hunting theme.  The Cherry Cobbler ink really matches the DSP.
  • The Design Series Paper you're looking at is called Season of Style and is found in the Holiday Mini on page 23!
  • I'm loving the 1 1/4" Burlap Ribbon that you see here and it was so easy to cut with my pinking shears to get the zigzag bottom edge without fraying!
  • I brought out my Memorable Moments stamp set, which I've had for awhile, but never used, for the greeting.  I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to get all the words placed just right.  If you've never used one, try watching my video tutorial to get the idea.
  • A few Cherry Cobbler Candy Dots mounted on the Candy Dot Brad Bases add the finishing touches.
Okay, I hope I've redeemed myself now, and I will do the guest stamper thing and Convention loot another day this week!  Thanks for dropping by.

Stamps:  Walk in the Wild (w130354; c130357); Memorable Moments (w132039; c126682)
Paper:  Season of Style DSP (132340)*; Crumb Cake (120953) and Very Vanilla (101650) cardstock
Ink:  Classic Stampin' Pads in Cherry Cobbler (126966), Early Espresso (126974) and Crumb Cake (126975)
Accessories:  1 1/4" Burlap Ribbon (132140)*; Cherry Cobbler Candy Dots (130932) - as part of the Regals collection, Candy Dot Brad Bases (132293)
Tools:  Circles Collection Framelits (130911); Big Shot (113439) 
*from the Holiday Mini Catalogue 2013, not available for purchase until August 1, 2013
Big Shot

Circles Collection Framelits

Regals Collection Candy Dots
Candy Dot Brad Bases

Walk in the Wild Stamp Set

Memorable Moments Stamp Set

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