Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The TV was off...

Hi everyone,

OK so most of you know me and that I don't watch TV.  Well, I have to admit that since moving to FL and having free cable, I sit and watch TV with my kids more than I have in a very long time.  Truth is, I work a job that I talk to people all day long and most of them are complaining or arguing or yelling.  It's really mentally exhausting which spills over to physical exhaustion.  This type of daily activity makes it super easy to just come home, plop down in my favorite chair and just veg in front of the TV.

So, Hollyanne is sucked into a book so to respect her, the boys stayed in their room and we kept the TV off last night.  Look what happened.....

Yep!  I actually went to my room to play with some new stamps that I treated myself to.  I'll feel bad about them when I get my bill, but for now, it was fun.  I just had to have the new stamp kit from Sweet n Sassy.  It arrived a week ago and tonight was a perfect night to break it in.  Let me tell you, I am totally in love with baker's twine.  I'm going to buy all the colors SNSS carries, so that means I need to sell some unused stamps and things.

I did also play along with a couple of challenges.  There She Goes has a color challenge:  Soft Yellow, Chocolate Brown and Baby Blue.  I also used the sketch from Simply Stamping Challenge.  I love clean and simple cards.  I think even with little embellishment it still fits the definition of CAS.

Card stock:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Barely Banana, Chocolate Chip
Paper:  Nana's Kitchen (DCWV)
Stamps/Ink:  Your Friendship (SNSS), Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Copics:  YG06, YG17
Tools:  Apron Lace border punch (Fiskars), Cuttlebug, Frills embossing folder
Embellishments:  Honeydew baker's twine (SNSS), yellow button (SNSS)

Thank you for visiting me today.  I do love your visits.

3 Encouraging Thoughts:

Dawn said...

So pretty Melissa! Maybe I need to drag my butt away from the TV and stamp!

Theresa said...

This is so pretty. I love it!! Twine is prety fun isn't it. Love the brown embossed paper.

Beautifully done.

Taylor said...

Playing with new things is fun. You did a great job and it's so much more fun than what TV has to offer.

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