Hello stamping friends!!
I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving!! We sure did! Since we didn't have family in town and we didn't go out of town ourselves, we went to a friend's house for dinner. Scott helped deep-fry the turkeys (they cooked two) and it was sooo yummy! Let's not talk about the small fire, though!! (wink)
No, I did NOT go out on Black Friday! I can not stand big crowds, rude people, or long lines so we stayed far away from the stores! We did put up the inside Christmas decorations (at least most of them). Friday night my husband went out with some of his guy friends so I took the kids to the movies to see Arthur Christmas. It is such a cute movie! There were many "laugh-out loud" moments. Since my husband didn't get to see it, I wouldn't doubt that we will go see it again before Christmas, it really was super cute!
On Saturday morning my husband helped me rearrange my craft room. Then I spent the rest of the day organizing the craft room and store room. Finally things have a "place"! When we moved in in March, the movers asked me where I wanted my heavy desk - apparently I didn't want it where I told them to put it but it was too heavy to deal with until I couldn't stand it any longer! I still need to decorate the room. My husband said there is too much furniture to move to attempt to paint the room at the moment so it will stay the "builder beige" for a little longer. But I can add some curtains and decorative elements to help dress it up. I took some pictures so I will try to post those later this week.
Then on Sunday I had to relax and recover from the busy weekend!
Ok, so not it's time for another 2 card post!
There is a new weekly candy over at the Stamp and Create Blog...
Go to this post to enter the candy.
The new Product Spotlight at Stamp and Create this week is:
All Sweet Pea Stamps are on sale 25% off through Sunday. Please note that some designs will NOT be restocked so grad them while you can!
Please scroll down for my Magical Monday Challenge card.
Here is a card I made using one of the Sweet Pea Stamps on sale this week...
I love this Pirate Captain Mermaid illustrated by Elaine Cox for Sweet Pea Stamps. The papers are Echo Park Splash along with Anchor Charm, pearls, liquid pearls, stickles, and Magical Mini Letter Seals by Whimsy Stamps.
The image was embossed in black onto watercolor paper and watercolored with Twinkling H2Os...
This is also for the following challenge:
Alphabet Challenge: V is for Very Vibrant
Next up is the new Magical Monday Challenge!
We are sponsored this week by
The new challenge is a sketch by the fabulous Heidi...
Just remember that you MUST use a Magical Image for the Magical Monday Challenges!
My card is actually a "double-challenge" card. Since I missed the Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge on Friday, I thought I would combine them.
The Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge is: Snow Angels
Use an angel or fairy on your card.
I used the adorable Ansley's Surprise by Wags 'nWhiskers (designed after my daughter Ansley and our dog Princess). The papers are Echo Park Season's Greetings. The sentiment is Wild Rose Studio Circle Sentiments.
Again, the image was embossed in black onto watercolor paper and watercolored with Twinkling H2Os...
This card is also for the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps: Christmas
Crafting When we Can: Borrow a sketch from another challenge
Paper Sundaes Challenge: Winter Wonderland
Stamptacular Sunday: Anything Christmas
Now it's your turn!! The Magical Monday Challenge runs through Dec 11th and the Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge runs through Dec 8th.