I usually try to keep my posts about cards and projects. I do have more of those to post but I took a little break. Part of it was the cold and flu of December – I would have rather not. But part of it this month was a big birthday – not in the form of a party, but in the form of a number – the big Five Oh. :) I don’t think numbers bother me, in fact I’d rather be older than I look instead of the other way around. :)
It was special because my brother and sister flew out and it was the first time I’d seen them in years, probably almost a decade. We spent time at my parents hanging out and enjoying each other’s company. Yes, there was a bit of cake too. As you can see by the photo I found looking through my parent’s albums, I have always had an affinity towards all things sweet. Yum.
Anyway, I’m getting back into the swing of things, trying to finish up a few orders and get some drawings done for new things – I know it’s been awhile. I hope you are all having a splendid 2016.
Toodles for now.
Here’s a lovely card that was delayed in being posted, but I thought it’d be nice to start the new year with a card that’s just thinking of someone special. Kim’s done a wonderful job combing a red, white and blue theme. I love how she put the little sentiment flag on the flagpole of the little part of the building and included some cut out waves. When you just want to send someone a nice card, why not use this one for inspiration.
When I think of lighthouses I always think of red, white, and blue. They are very stately and all American. And this Eat Cake Graphics lighthouse stamp goes perfect with this Graphic 45 nautical paper collection. I colored the stamp image with Copic markers and Atyou Spica glitter pens. It wouldn’t be my creation if it didn’t have some bling with glitter glue on the waves, the windows, and the light. Punch a wavy border at the bottom for some motion. And finished it with a big patriotic ribbon, a sentiment banner, and some black gems.
Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
6025-O Light house