I am bowing my head in shame today as I succumbed to another pressie B & E last night.... This is so unlike me - honest!! Let me explain. The first thing that popped into my head when I saw this sketch was to use a heart for one of the panels. Since I was wrapping pressies with the kids yesterday afternoon, I was reminded of what I had purchased for myself from my family (gotta love being able to buy for yourself as just about everything I got was on sale or bought with a coupon :D) and the heart Nesties were included. When my kids had maxed out their pressie wrapping attention span, I used the Nesties for this card. I must say, they are a lot more challenging to get into than the MS border punch was, and I'm thankful the hard, plastic packaging they come in isn't totally sealed all the way around or I wouldn't have been able to get them out. I giggled with glee while using them as they were so perfect for the card (I'm desperately trying to justify my errant ways, aren't I :D). However, getting them back into their packaging and arranging them back into "nested" form was much harder than I'd bargained for LOL! Guess it serves me right!! I'm not sure where this evil little habit is coming from (maybe it's because I enjoyed watching Russell on Survivor and was totally miffed he didn't win the million dollars!), but everything is now wrapped and under the tree so I know I won't be doing any more pressie B & Es. At least that is my story and I'm sticking to it....at least trying to stick to it as my birthday is in January and I have a few more Nesties coming my way...just kidding LOL!
Sorry, I digressed. A little confession does wonders for the soul LOL! Back to the card. I found these fun DPs in my Costco DP Pack and matched them up with some lovely cream linen card stock. Of course, my Swiss Dots embossing folder had to come out -- I'm really falling off the band wagon on this card! -- and I used one of my all time favorite sentiments from Wordsworth in the heart. However, there was a lot of white space left in the heart so out came this cute stamp from Verve ( I'm not sure what you call this - a filligree? Can anyone enlighten me?) in the "corners" of the heart and added a touch of bling at the base of each one for a little pop. Finished things off with some brads and sheer burgundy ribbon. Happy with how this turned out and must say the B & E was worth the final product - despite the shame of it all!!
Hope your Christmas preparations are well in hand. I can't believe how under control things are at our house this year - it's such a wonderful place to be in!! It takes all the stress out of the Season and allows me to enjoy it all the more. The kids and I are are thrilled to have daddy all to ourselves for the next two weeks as he is on vacation, and I must say, I'm looking forward to seeing Princess and the Frog as a family tomorrow.
Thanks for popping in for a visit and letting me know you've been here. Your comments are always so encouraging (((hugs))). Have a blessed day.
What's In It?
Stamps: Wordsworth, Verve
Paper: Costco DP Pack, Cream Linen
Ink: Baroque Burgundy
Accessories: Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Heart Nesties, Brads, Sheer Burgundy Ribbon, Bling, Dimensionals