Hello stamping friends!!
I'm starting to feel better although I'm still coughing, wheezing and stuffy! But at least I can function. I got really behind last week when I spent 3 days barely doing anything but reading a few books. So I've been trying to catch up on house work and laundry - not fun when you're still a little sick. But it's got to be done.
I have to get ready to go to Tennessee this weekend. We are taking the kids to their first University of Tennessee Volunteer Football game! My husband is a huge UT fan since he was born and raise in TN. So I think it will be fun for them to share something that means so much to my husband. Of course, we will be visiting my in laws as well while we are up there. But that means we have an 8 hour drive on Friday and again on Monday. After all of my Summer travel, I almost stayed home for this trip. But wanted to be there when my kids went to their first UT game so it's worth the drive.
Ok, so now it's time for a new ABC Christmas Challenge. Are you in the Christmas spirit yet?! I know it's not even September yet, but it takes awhile to get all of the Holiday cards done! I'm glad I've been working on them all year!
We are now on "R" so the Challenge is:
R is for Recycling, Ribbons, &/or Rhinestones.
I used all 3...
I'm determined to use my older Christmas stamps at least once this year!! There are always so many wonderful new stamps, but I gotta play with my old ones, too. This is Christmas Kitty Fun from High Hopes Rubber Stamps. I embossed the image, colored the kitties, box, and ribbon with Twinkling H2Os and paper-pieced the wrapping paper.
The paper is some new Lime Twist - Out of the Blue from My Mind's Eye (it's not a Christmas collection, but I loved the fun colors and I wanted to use this blue ribbon). The ribbon is recycled from some store bought item - can't remember what it was, but it was wrapped in this ribbon so I kept it for future use.
I also added some Rhinestone brads and sticky back Rhinestones.
Can you see the embossed plastic behind the image? I love the circles with the stripes.
I'm entering this into the following challenges:
Lollipop Crafts: Recycle it
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
Forever Friends: 3-D (must include an animal)
Stamps and Fun: Dots and Stripes (the dots are on the embossed plastic sheet behind the image - hard to see in the photo).
Thanks for stopping by! Happy Stamping!