Saturday, December 17, 2011

IHP - You Always Know...

I'm running out of time and energy to continue making Christmas cards, so I created a more generic card instead just to make the creative spirit in me happy.

I've had this Generations pad of paper on my desk, waiting for my Christmas card making frenzy to use it. So far, it hasn't happened because so many unexpected things popped up over the last 4 weeks. Seriously unexpected. I'm now registered for Master's classes at the University of Calgary, Hannah's root canal went well and she is booked to have her wisdom teeth removed in a month. Our latest foster dog, Asha, has been a really significant part of our AARCS foster dog journey with her c-section, equivalent to postpartum depression, her runt L'il Mouse needing puppy formula supplements and the death of one of Asha's other pups. My dad's cataract surgery went perfectly and gosh, I hope nothing else pops up!!! I started Christmas shopping on Tuesday finally and was almost done the following day. I'm down to Rachel's gift and ear muffs.

And Christmas cards went a little by the way side. I really, really love this pad because it is so warmly coloured and vintage gorgeous. My sentiment is from You Always Know by Technique Tuesday, stamped using rich cocoa memento ink and cut out using large square nestabilities and mounted on pattern paper cut using labels 15 shapeabilities.

I embellished this card using ivory ruffle edge trim by maya road and crepe burgundy ribbon by creative impressions.  This card simply makes my heart happy.

stamps; you always know (technique tuesday)
paper; generations (simple stories), maltball (bazzill), kraft (american elements)
ink; rich cocoa memento (tsukineko)
accessories; labels 15, lg squares (spellbinders), burgundy crepe ribbon (creative impressions), ivory ruffle trim (maya road), pearls (k&co), floral embellishment (recollections), brown satin ribbon (offray)


Carla S. said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Loretta! Beautiful colors, papers and embellishments!

Lindyloo said...

Loretta this is delightful and well worth waiting for. Such a lovely composition and I love your ribbon detail. I can't seem to get this paper pad over here in the UK, but will have to keep looking, it delicious.
Happy Christmas
Linda (S.Wales, UK)

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful papers and goreous combo of ribbons!

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