Where does the time go????Hello all!!! I took a little break this past week ... it's just been so crazy around here!!! My two daughters had a birthday this month and then Easter came , along with it , Spring Break for my kids (we were gone out of town visiting family for the week) and now I'm planning my son's birthday which is this Sunday ( three birthdays within a month, what was I thinking??????!!!!) but his actual party isn't until next weekend! Oh, and it's mine and my DH's anniversary on the 3rd , and I can't forget about Mother's Day!! I haven't had much spare time for crafting, even though I've managed to sneak some time visiting my fav blogs. This week's Jingle Belles challenge seemed to be just what I needed . Guest designer, Jess Moyer has given us the recipe to use cardstock for our layouts. No designer paper, absolutely none at all , hmmm..... I can do that right? I simply have to put away my lovely pile of Christmas-y papers and go through my stash .
Here's what I came up with for the cardstock challenge...........
I pulled out my Martha Stewart border and corner punches for the background . I only did one corner and two sides because I never seem to get all sides even and besides, I like this better anyway!!! I stitched a double line for a little definition . The date circle is from a journalling tablet from Little Yellow Bicycle , which I embellished with a couple of stamped and cut out ornaments from Stampin' Up! and just 'cause I love 'em so much, I also added some teeny tiny green rhinestones ( love those $-store goodies!!!) around the circle. The sentiment and label are both from Stampin' Up! as well as the cardstock ; Crumb Cake for the base and Riding Hood red for the mat. The little doiliy is another fabulous find from the dollar store , I just inked it up a little with Kiwi Kiss ink ( SU). The sentiment and the smaller ornament are stamped in Real Red ink and the other one is in Kiwi Kiss ink.
So there you have it , my card for this week's challenge. Go check out those fabulous gals at Jingle Belles!!!
Until next time .... happy crafting!!