we took the kids on a mini family escape this weekend to my parents’ lakehouse, aka “happy place“, and we came back exhausted. to a dirty house. and loads of laundry. but i am happy to report that two major things were accomplished while we were there:
1) we reconnected as a family while fishing, riding the golf cart, and enjoying the breathtaking weather…
2) i got a fair amount of paper crafting out of my system…
these were pre-ordered by a family friend. i’ll be the first to admit that i’m not GREAT at stamping cards, but i am fairly competent at copying other peoples’ work. if you’re into stamping, then you’re probably familiar with splitcoaststampers.com. they have lots of ideas for how to use your stampin’ up sets in different applications.
also, as a bonus, i tried out a pattern from the denyse schmidt quilts book. this tote bag is loosely based on her zig zag tote – i added a lining (so the monogramming would be sealed) and a cell phone pocket. it’s a birthday gift, so shhhhh…..
PS: i’ll be back tomorrow with a sweet idea for a newborn baby in your life… xoxo