"Well, mom you will laugh about this when you are 89, I guess you'll have to live to be 89 though"
Thanks Lauren for A. the reality check - it is not that bad in the grand scheme right? and B. the mortality check... like I needed that.
Back to Christmas:
Creating my own Christmas cards was one of the
So, I needed (and I mean NEEDED) to let you know, that before you
First the little owl family was stamped, then I found out the ink smudged on the card stock so I had to "emboss" the stamps...with a heat gun and red glitter in the garage
Here they are drying...Daddy helped me carry them into the house a few at a time so as to not ruin the work done thus far
Then I added the branch stamp and the little jewels (this after agonizing over how to do the branch!) at one point we were actually snipping twigs from bushes and seeing if we could make that work. Once I settled on the stamp it was far too boring for me so I had to add the jewels.
and once they were all laid out like this I still thought they were a little plain..so I added the snowflakes
And from their the front of the card was born! The inside wasn't too bad, and didn't get photo documented but the bottom line is...this was the first and last handmade by Terra card you will ever see leave my house!