Long time, no see, my blogging friends. I have missed my little blog and visiting many of you. Please forgive me!! I have been storing up my creative time and efforts to prepare for a little party, you see?! This weekend...Super Bowl weekend...marks the second year of existence for my little blog. AND...the 20th of this month marks my 48th birthday! YIKES!! Anyway...I thought would prepare a little party to celebrate both events that will start today and last til the 20th...with lots of posts and projects...and PRESENTS!! Not for me, though...for YOU!! I'll get to those details later in the post...better move on to this pretty photo from The Shabby Tea Room...
(So nice of them to prepare such a pretty table for me! ;) So, so sweet...I knew I had to use it for this special post. Our project had to include the colors in the photo and postal elements or words. I chose to dress up a little envelope (I used one of my Wplus9 dies)...
I've placed it on top of one of Bety's pretty little digital pieces and a little heart-shaped doily. Kind of romantic looking, don't you think? I thought it would work well for the challenge at the Kraft Journal, "So Romantic", too. I have wanted to play along there for a long time, and knew I wanted to use some Kraft cardstock with the neutral background in the photo.
There is some subtle stamping with some Papertrey stamps. I've also used their border die at the top, along with some hand-dyed seam binding and My Mind's Eye paper. Thanks to the gals at both The Kraft Journal and The Shabby Tea Room for these sweet challenges!!
Some party details for those of you who are interested...
I'm close to having enough projects for daily posts between now and Feb. 20th. (I've tried to create a variety, not just cards.) I have 4 handmade gifts prepared and hope to squeeze out a 5th. Those will be revealed in posts before the 20th. You don't need to be a follower, but each time you comment between now and then, your name goes in a hat (Literally!! My kids and I like to do this the old fashioned way!!) for a chance to win one of the prepared gifts. (I have checked on and can accommodate shipping for as far away as Canada, but cannot commit to other international shipping...a couple of items are larger and rather fragile. So sorry!)
I think I've covered the biggies. I sure hope you'll join me! It's just something different and fun to inspire all of us, to say thanks to my faithful friends out there, and to hopefully breathe a little new life into this 2 year old blog!
Thanks so much for stopping in! I WILL be back TOMORROW!!
Hope you're having a great day!