Happy Friday evening! To all you brave black Friday shoppers...I hope your day was blissful. Mine was...just a lazy day in the quiet comfort of my home. I don't do well with really large crowds of people, so I don't consider black Friday shopping a fun thing. Instead, I got my kitchen all cleaned up from our Thanksgiving feast, spent a little time in my craft room, and watched a movie with my dad. My poor hubby is working from 9a-11p, and then goes back in tomorrow from 8a-8p. This weekend is always killer for him...I hate that part.
I have a couple more Autumnal items to share with you before I start getting into Christmas and winter mode! First up is a card based on Get Sketchy #16. ANOTHER great sketch site I found while blog surfing...totally loving all the great challenges I am finding! As you can see...I am a little obsessed with this sentiment stamp. I just adore it!!
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Paper: Basic Grey & Scenic Route
Paper Frill/Jewels: Doodlebug Designs
Stamps: Renaissance By Design (Leaf from Strictly Sentiments, small leaf from Happy Halloween, sentiment from Roots and Wings, & swirlies from Bee-Mail)
Ink: Clearsnap Pigment Ink (Old Rose, Amber, Brown) & Chalk Ink (Maroon, pink pastel)
Ribbon: Renaissance By Design (Chocolate Brown Satin Dot)
Twine: Darice Inc.
Buttons: Basic Grey & SEI
Corner Rounder: EK Success
I also did this cute little project for my home. I have had this cute frame for I don't even know how long...and it has never had anything in it. I am notoriously bad about that...buying frames and then never putting anything in them. (This from a photographer...SO bad!)
Paper: Basic Grey & Scenic Route
Stamps: Renaissance By Design (links above)
Ink: Clearsnap Pigment Ink (Old Rose, Merlot, Brown)
Button: Basic Grey
Diecut Machine: Cricut Expression by Provo Craft
Diecut Cartridge: Storybook by Provo Craft (scalloped square)
I have a couple more little blessings that I am thankful for to share with you. This may seem odd, but I am so thankful for my experience at Rocky Mountain School of Photography this year. It was such an amazing five months. I grew so much as a person, I made so many wonderful friends, and learned more than I think I ever have in such a short time period. I will forever be changed for the better because of my experience, and I am so grateful for the school, its staff and instructors. I was lucky enough to make it into the catalog this year, which I included the cover image of (I am not on the cover, I am inside.) If you go to this link and look at the right side of the page...that is what I have on the inside of the catalog.
We all did have a little chuckle when we saw the photo they chose from what I submitted. I am SO not a landscape photographer....and it is the only landscape photo that was part of my submission. Oh the irony.....
And while being so busy during school, I had totally forgotten that I had some cards in this:
My designer's copy came in the mail this week, and I was so surprised! It was a nice surprise though, and the book is gorgeous. Full of amazing talent....so honored to be a small part of such an amazing group of cardmakers in this world!
Well, I am going to get going for now. I hope that your Thanksgiving day was fully blessed. We had a nice and quiet day...other than heading to Michael's. I know...I know...but there were two Cricut cartridges that I had to have. And the crowd wasn't bad at all....I could handle that one! ♥