This is a very busy week around our house. Not only do we have some great Fourth of July activities coming up, but we are also getting ready for our family vacation, which translates into, “I’m getting everything ready for our family vacation”. Raise your hand if you know exactly what I mean.
Yes, I thought so!
In the midst of everything that goes into the basic care and feeding and keeping alive of the child and the pets there is nothing that will take your busy quotient to an “11” like a vacation, at least when you are the mom. I have made hotel reservations, procured theme-park tickets, done more laundry loads than I can count, and printed day-to-day directions along with maps so that we don’t get lost. I promise, I do relax when we get there, it is just the getting there that is tough.
However, nothing could stop me from making something pretty for my niece, Haley, who has a birthday next week. I started with our sketch over at Stamping Challenges and went from there:
There are several things I really love about this card, and I know my niece will love, too!
- The Venetian Romance paper looks almost like fabric on the card. There are a lot of subtle-looking textures on it that you can’t really see until you get it in your hands.
- The Ruffle Stitch Trim is so, so pretty! I have been using it more and more and I have been really happy with the different ways that you can adapt it.
- Glimmer paper! Making that little shimmery backer to the “Happy Birthday” banner was super easy with this super-shiny paper. Here is a closer look:
I can’t wait to see her face in just a short time, and I hope that she has a great birthday. Make sure to check out the other takes on our sketch this week, and take the time to stamp something that makes you happy, too!