December 31, 2007

One Year Anniversary of Blogging!

I can't believe that today is my First Blog-iversary (that's blog and anniversary combined). Looking back I've come so far in terms of my cards, projects and regular postings. Thank you to all of you who visit here. I really do appreciate it!

I made two simple one layer cards with the newest C.C. Designs Little Bits kit called Love Ya' Lots. This set and it's companion Love Ya' Much will be released on January 4th at All That Scraps. I have always wanted to make a plain white card where my focal image was in a dry embossed square, but I only have one embossing template. So to make this card I made my own template. I simply took a Post It Note, traced it onto some scrap cardboard I have left over from Stampin' Up!'s designer series paper packages and cut the square out. I put the template on my light table and then centered my stamped image on top of it before embossing with my stylus. After the image was colored and the sentiment stamped I tied a simple light pink grosgrain ribbon (retired SU!) around the spine of the card.

I repeated the exact process for the second card, this time using Lulu the cat. These are so easy to make and they are going to make adorable Valentine's Day cards to mail out to friends and family.

Today is going to be a hectic day. Roger's best man from our wedding is getting married at 7 tonight with the reception to follow through until the New Year. To top it off we are expecting 4 - 6 inches of snow tonight. I am so glad we decided to get a hotel room instead of driving home. I'm not worried about Roger and I, I'm afraid of all of the other people out on the road. Last night coming home from the rehearsal dinner the traffic was already crazy, and it wasn't even New Year's Eve yet. Colin and Evan are going to stay nice and cozy at home while my parent's babysit. Someone asked my last night why I didn't bring them to the rehearsal and if I'd be bringing them to the wedding. Even though my kids are pretty well behaved I'm not that crazy! Roger has to work this morning so maybe I'll get some stamping time in as Colin and Evan make their own artwork on their brand new easel.

I hope you all have a wonderful and safe New Year's Eve!


Stamps: Love Ya Lots by C.C. Designs
Paper: Naturals White
Ink: jetblack stazon, pretty in pink, close to cocoa
Accessories: light table, embossing stylus, light pink grosgrain (retired SU)

Stamps: Love Ya Lots by C.C. Designs
Paper: Naturals White
Ink: Jetblack Stazon, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: light table, embossing stylus, light pink grosgrain (retired SU)


Flossie's Follies said...

These cards are so cute, love the simplicity of them. Have a good time at the wedding, know what you mean about driving on New Year's eve.

Anonymous said...

Congrats! on 1 year of blogging!

Happy New Year's!


Tina said...

Very stylish and sweet. Ingenious idea using a post-it for a template.
Have a safe and Happy New Year.

emily said...

congrats on the blogiversary!! have a safe and fun time tonight :)

Christina Fischer said...

Happy Blogaversary!!! I hope you have a fun and safe time at the wedding! Happy New Year!

My Paper World said...

very cute! Happy 2008 xx

Tracy said...

Happy blogaversary Jenn!

Brittany said...

Happy Blogaversary and Happy New Year! I love checking your blog out as much as I can! Thanks!

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