Thursday, November 5, 2009

Anyone Know Where My Week Went?

Good heavens, it has been so long since I've had time to sit and write here. As is the same with so many other people, life gets in the way and people get busy. For me, it was kids and Halloween, while trying to keep them fed, watered, germ-free and happy. Now that Halloween is over, I have a week or two to lay low before another birthday, travel and Thanksgiving happen.

I thought I'd share a couple of photos of my kids in the Halloween costumes. I only had two costumes to sew this year and the other two just required a bit of handiwork on t-shirts.

My #3 was Handy Manny from Disney Channel fame, #2 was a cupcake with a cherry on top and #1 was Percy Jackson, a book character. #4 decided to be Miss Frownie Pants for this picture but I managed to get her to cooperate...

to show off her mermaid skirt that I sewed. She ended up wearing a bathing suit top over her white shirt when we went trick-or-treating, which looked much cuter than this tank top.

Amid all the craziness, I have had sometime to stamp. Mostly I have been working on my holiday cards. I am mostly finished with those, so I celebrated by making a card. It is challenging for me to make elegant cards, especially types like a sympathy card. I had seen on SCS a Clean and Simple challenge to make a sympathy card. I thought it would be good to go in a different direction from all of the glitter I had been using for holiday cards, so I got to work. Here is what I made.

I used a new MS border punch that embossed a scalloped line above the punched scallop. It is really difficult to photograph, so you'll just have to take my word for it. I hope that everyone has a wonderful Thursday!

card info: paprika, espresso shimmer papers, oak leaf flourish and sentiment by A Muse, white cardstock, MS border punch.

1 comment:

Beth Thomas said...

What wonderful costumes on your adorable kids! Love the card design, as well! I never have sympathy cards on hand and usually have to make something last minute. This beautiful design would be perfect!