Monday, September 19, 2011

A busy week ahead

Happy Monday, Stampers!

It is going to be one of those weeks around here!  Are you facing a busy week too?  I'm going to be out of town several days this week, so I will be missing a couple of posts.  So sorry about that, but I just don't think I'll be able to post while I'm gone.  When things get busy, it seems like life moves at "warp speed..." you know, like in those Star Wars movies where the ship suddenly takes off.  I have a feeling that's the way it is going to go, until one morning I look at the calendar and it says December.  Do you get that "uh oh" feeling when you think of December?  It doesn't have to be that way!  If you start on your shopping and cards now, you can face December with a smile on your face and peace in your heart.

So to inspire you to get started early, here's a card for you!  Take a look and let me know what you think.

The colors here are Early Espresso,  Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, and Very Vanilla.  The Designer paper is from a Simply Scrappin' Kit called Christmas Lane that is in the Holiday Mini-catalog on page 26.  This kit has 8 sheets of 12 x 12 textured card stock and 6 sheets of double sided designer paper.  It also includes several sheets of adhesive die cuts that you can add to cards, scrapbook pages, and gift tags. Depending on how you cut the card stock, you can get up to 48 cards out of one package.  The gorgeous lodge and sentiment are from a fabulous new stamp set (also in the mini-catalog, p. 29) called Christmas Lodge.  I've found that this image looks best simply stamped in a dark color.  Here I used Early Espresso.  No coloring needed, which is especially good when you are stamping in quantity!

Here's a quick list of the supplies:

Christmas Lodge, 123769

Early Espresso, 119670

Very Vanilla, 101650
Early Espresso, 119686
Cherry Cobbler, 119685
Designer paper from Christmas Lane kit, 124007 (in Holiday Mini-catalog)

Striped Grosgrain in Cherry Cobbler, 125056
Snow Burst embossing folder, 124096 (in Holiday Mini-catalog)

This card would be quite simple to make... not too much stamping, no coloring or cutting out required!  Of course it is prettier IRL ("in real life").  I'm wishing you the kind of Monday where you have time to relax, be creative, and stamp something pretty, but that's probably not going to happen IRL! 
Thanks for stopping by today and I'll see you back here tomorrow for a quick post!

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