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Hi! My name is Krissy, welcome to my blog. I have been an avid paper-crafter for many years, my addiction started with scrapbooking and has evolved to card-making. It all started when I realized that I had forgotten to buy a card for my nephew's birthday. Looking at my ever-expanding collection of scrapbook supplies, I thought I'd made a card for him. Since then, I've been hooked on card-making and my scrapbooks have been collecting dust. Someday I'll get back to them... I have two beautiful boys and a wonderful & supportive husband and I work at the Preschool at our church. When I'm not spending time with my family or making cards, I enjoy being active in our church. Life is good! Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoy your visit.

Take time to get inky today....

Monday, January 31, 2011

Happy Birthday, Dad!

Have you heard we're in for a huge snowstorm this week?  In our area outside Chicago, we are expecting about 18 inches of the white stuff Tuesday/Wednesday (although I heard that one computer model is predicting up to 34 inches!!!!) 

I guess "snow on the brain" was my inspiration for this birthday card I made for my Dad.  I like the look of this stamp, but everytime I use black ink on it I always think it looks too dark, so this time I thought I'd try a snowy look.  I like it!  In fact, I think I might have to make a couple more of these to add to my stash.  I would have done them all earlier, but I ran out of ribbon - darn, guess that means I need to go ribbon shopping!  (tee-hee!)

I'm not sure why the card looks kind of wonky in this photo.  I think I need to investigate how to take better pictures of my cards.  That might be a good project on Wednesday during the snowday it looks like we'll have.

I was hoping that this week would bring good health to our home, unfortunately, my little guy is still coughing a lot.  So, he staying home again today - my older son was so excited to go back to school today after missing three days last week.....we're so lucky that he loves school! 

I hope you and your families are all healthy and if you're in the path of this upcoming snowstorm, I hope you stay safe and warm.  Seems to me it will be the perfect time to stay inside and get inky!

recipe:  stamps:  Inkadinkado trees, Stampendous Happy Birthday; ink: Tsukineko Versamark, VersaMagic Jumbo Java; Stampendous Detail White Embossing Powder; The Paper Co Kraft, Chocolate Truffle; JoAnn's ribbon


StampendousGraphics said...

Thanks for using our greeting on this beautiful card! Hope you guys are able to stay warm in the storm. When you make cards with our images, we'd love you to post them to our Flikr account, too if you have time! We're really enjoying your work!

Susan (susiestampalot) said...

super cute (with my lips all sticking out pouty). That was denise right on wntw? she was ridiculous! she needed more than a wardrobe change! anyway, this card is very nice for real. ha.
stay warm! we have another ice day tomorrow!

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Curt in Indy said...

Love this stamp done in white. What a great idea, and I love it on the kraft cardstock too. Wonderful card. Best, Curt