I have been MIA for several weeks. Life sometimes knocks the wind out of our sails temporarily, and I had a few days of feeling pretty ragged. My daughter, Shelbie, was home from December 24 and left late Sunday. I truly enjoyed her being home, and also seeing and hearing her and Tyler bantering with each other again. They are both such a joy. Shelbie and I managed to get quite a few wedding items taken care of checked off the list, the main thing being finishing all of the invitations and getting them mailed out. I also managed to get the earrings and necklaces for the bridesmaids made, Shelbie's veil finished, started on her headpiece. Got the fabric for the flower girls' dresses, and finally got the measurements for all five bridesmaids so I can get started on their dresses. March 10 will be before we know it!
So here we are again with another weekly challenge at The Pixie Cottage, this one being one of my favorite themes - embossing. There is also a wonderful sketch, and you can choose do follow the theme, the sketch or both. I have used the sweet Valentine Hannah by Sandra Hammer, available at Michelle's Scrapbooking. The image is colored with Copics, as well as the speckled background around it. All DP is Rhubarb Tart by Memory Box. The vine is a Cheery Lynn die that I cut apart. Can definitely say that die can hold up to repeated cuts...I have used it many times before, and also used it for the 250 wedding invitations, and it's still like new.
Stamps: Valentine Hannah from the Pixie Cottage.
Paper: Rhubarb Tart by Memory Box, The Paper Studio.
Ink: Memento, Copics.
Accessories: Spellbinders Deckled Oval, Deckled Rectangle, and Labels Twelve dies, Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish, embossing folder, corner rounder, gold leaf pen.
One Stitch at a Time: Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers: No Floral embellishments
My Time to Craft: Favorite embellishment (flourish)