So its week 2 of me working days for the summer, and trying to find stamping time has been hard! I dont know how some of you crafters do it--full-time job, spouse/kids in the evenings, crafting, other activities. I'm exhausted by the time I get home at 4!
Anyway, since we had some rain this weekend I managed to squeeze in some time to work on the latest Jingle Belles challenge and I finished up the card tonight. This week the challenge is to:
incorporate sewing into our holiday cards; whether that be in the form of hand-stitching, via sewing machine, or even by using a pen, a stamp, or some rub-ons to add some faux stitching. anything goes!
I'm not going to lie. I hate to sew. I used to cross-stitch a long time ago but thats the closest I've come to sewing. When I was growing up if I needed something sewn I'd ask my grandma or my mother. When I was in the military I paid my roommate to do any sewing I needed. I've been married almost 18 yrs and my husband sews anything that needs it! Yes, thats how much I despise it, so you can imagine my thoughts when I read the challenge. However, I sucked it up and said, well, the whole point of a challenge is to overcome and do something you normally wouldnt do, so I did! Nothing fancy, but it was all by hand and no object or person was harmed in the process! :)
Stamps: Holiday Lineup, sentiment from Best Yet
Paper: Certainly Celery, Sage Shadow, Whisper White, Wintergreen DSP
Ink: Black StazOn, Old Olive
Accessories: SU markers, brads, Curly Label Punch, Sage Shadow Ribbon, sponge, DC Floss # 503 and 368