Well, December has been a really busy month as you can see by the lack of posts! Actually, until yesterday, I have not done any stamping for about a month - except for the inside of my Christmas cards!! But .... I got my order from the Occasions Catalog on Monday (as a demonstrator, that is one of the perks). To tell the truth, when I first looked at the catalog, I was not blown away. But as I'm seeing what other demonstrators have done with some of the sets, my mind is changing! Especially for the stamp I am sharing with you today - Beautiful You. I've actually made several cards using the same image. I will share one of them with you today.
Isn't this lovely? There are 13 stamps in this set - 3 images of the girl; 8 sentiments; and 2 water washes that you can use to stamp her dress. For this card, I stamped the girl on a piece of shimmery white card stock because I wanted to watercolor her with our NEW watercolor pencils!! I layed the color down on her dress and hat and then used the Aqua Brush to smooth the color out. For this card, I "fussy-cut" the girl out and glued her onto a piece of the Serene Scenery DSP paper stack (pg 174 in the annual catalog). I stamped the sentiment directly on the DSP. The DSP is layered onto a piece of textured card stock that I found in my stash but don't know the color but it matched the DSP so well, I had to use it. The card itself is Pool Party.
I am still going to Weight Watchers and have lost 30 pounds. The struggle now is to keep it off during the holidays! I bounce back and forth with 2 pounds lost; 2 pounds gained!! Last week, I went to 4 party events and this week, it is three plus my family is going to meet at an Asian restaurant Saturday for a little before Christmas get-together. I will be going to Hawaii for the holidays (I know you feel sorry for me!!) We leave on Monday for 3 weeks so not sure how often I will be updating the blog. It's hard for me to wrap my head around the fact that I won't need a sweater or a coat! Ashley took my summer clothes back with her when she was here for Thanksgiving. Now I'll have room in the suitcase for a couple of cases of Cheerwine for her. (For those who don't live in NC, Cheerwine is a local soda that is a little like a cherry Dr. Pepper.)