I'm back!!!! After a few wonderful days away with my family, I'm slowly catching up with myself (and the 400 emails I came home too...eeekkk). We went to Hanmer Springs and spent a whole day at the Hot Springs waterpark. Dave spent most of his time lazing in the hot pools, while I went up stairs and down water slides for hours with the kids. We loved every minute of it and went home exhausted and sun burnt (oops). Will see if I can find a photo of us without me in a bathing suit (its past Halloween, so no need to scare you!!).
I found two wonderful stationary stores in Christchurch and managed to buy a few stamps. And when I arrived home, there was a parcel from Simon Says Stamp. I finally used my $25 voucher (thanks so much Darnell!) and they only took a week to arrive. Lots of wonderful goodies which you will be seeing on my cards I'm sure.
So I sat down last night and made some cards. Of course one of them was for the Addicted to Stamps Challenge which I try to join every time. This week their theme is 'Clean and Simple', so you know I had to jump into this one!
In Christchurch I came across a store called Kikki. K (which a lot of Australian's will recognise). Its a stationary store that has everything you could imagine and in every one of my favourite colours. They had a cute set of three block stamps for Xmas. I saw the house and had to have the set!
I stamped the house in red and coloured the roof with Wink of Stella. After stamping the sentiment (from Simon Says Stamp 3x4 Christmas 2013), I added clear rhinestones and silver twine along the top. Clean, simple and I love that house so much!!
I'm also going to link this to the CAS on Sunday Challenge # 45 where their theme is 'One layer-wonder'.
Will also link to the One-Layer Simplicity Challenge # 11 where their theme this month is 'Home Sweet Home'.
And of course I will also link to the Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge where their theme is 'Anything Goes'.
I really missed 'blog world' while I was away and its been wonderful to slowly catch up on everyone's creations and adventures.
This is another busy week. Its Max's 8th birthday on Thursday and still haven't finished shopping for presents. He has friends coming over after school on Friday and one is staying the night. He requested a two-tier birthday cake (which I've never done before) so that will probably take all-day Friday to assemble. My head feels like it's going to explode but its all good things so that can't be too bad...right??!!