December 22, 2013

I Love You

Hello everyone!  I am in my happy place right now and loving it!  I am so lucky that my work shuts down starting Christmas Eve through New Year's Day.  With several extra days of vacation I get two full weeks off.  Yay!

This year we are not traveling anywhere for the holidays, it will be just our little family.  I am all ready for Christmas - presents are bought and wrapped/under the tree or packed/hipped.  So now I can start working on my long TO DO list.  I have some not so fun things on the list like clean out the linen closet, clean patio and trim shrubs, organize financial papers, etc., and some fun things like get my new SU catalog order ready to place, get my Silhouette out and really learn how to use it, and going for lots of walks with Marley.  I made a good start already yesterday with cleaning the linen closet and craft room.

For fun yesterday I got my December Papertrey Ink release order and had to stop and play a little.  I just love the new Cover Plate: Hearts die and the coordinating Happy Hearts stamp set!  I used it to make this card:

I ran the cover plate die through my Vagabond and punched out lots of little hearts in white card stock. I then used the Happy Hearts stamp set to stamp each heart in a pretty pattern and color.  I love that the stamp is a little bigger than the punched out heart so that you ink up the whole heart and have no border.  I then laid the cover plate punch out over my card base and used the heart punch outs to place my stamped hearts.  When I removed the cover plate punch out, I was left with a scattering of hearts on my card.  I added an appropriate sentiment and voila!  Fun!  It's actually a pretty quick and easy card.  Most of the time was spent in stamping all the little hearts, but so easy.

That's it for now.  I hope you are having a wonderful and crafty weekend!

Cardstock: PTI Stamper's White
Stamps: PTI Happy Hearts and Tremendous Treats: Valentine
Ink: PTI Spring Moss, Lavender Moon, Aqua Mist, Smokey Shadow, Versafine Onyx Black
Other: PTI Cover Plate: Hearts die
Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

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