Coffee of the Day - Caramelized Chipotle
Today is my hunny bunny's birthday! Happy Birthday, dear one! I made him some whole wheat bacon, Irish cheddar, and chive scones to start off his day Just Right before he headed out to work! :) oh my, are they ever tasty!
I have another card appearing over on the Inky Antics blog today. We are celebrating Christmas, and YOU might just be opening the present! yep, more wonderful blog candy, thanks to Jackie, our special Inky Antics friend. Read down a little further for instructions on how to enter the blog candy.
I found this gorgeous present template over at Bird's Cards. (it's about a quarter of the way down the page). it just seemed the perfect card base to go with these wonderful stamps designed by Trudy Sjolander, 'Christmas Tag.' Believe me when I say that I have lots of things I want to do with this set other than just make holiday gift tags. you will most certainly see more of it in upcoming posts! :)
Papers for the card are from one of my fave ever Basic Grey collections - Wassail. the pretty bow at the top is a die from MFT. little berries in the bow are vintage, as is the trim on the middle present. poinsettia is Prima and centered with distress stickles. little rhinestones edge the scallop border of the lower tier gift. the tag is distressed along the edges, although it doesn't show so clearly in the scan. holly berries are dotted with stickles. a strip of solid red washi tape down the center of the bottom gift mimics a big piece of ribbon.
Now for the blog candy - you will enter here on my blog this week. I would like you to stop by the Inky Antics blog and tell Jackie hello! she really is such a nice person, and I appreciate so much all she has done in having me as a guest this month. then stop over at the Inky Antics store and look through the holiday stamps. pick one or two that appeal to you and come back here to tell me your faves in the comment section. then just link up with our little blue froggy friend! you do not have to be a follower to play along. just spend about 5 minutes hopping to a few places.
you will have until the end of the day on Wed., Aug. 21 to enter. I will announce the winner on Thurs., Aug. 22. Thanks for stopping by! :)
One Stop Craft - stripes
Hobby House - Christmas (rhinestones & stickles)
Totally Gorjuss - dies and punches (both used here)
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - photo inspiration (holly)
Delicious Doodles - Christmas in August
Jingle Belles - bingo: flowers, red or green, ribbon
Stampin' with the Dragon - Christmas in August
Winter Wonderland - red and green
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round - fussy and fancy
Crafty Ribbons - 3 of something (3 gifts!)
Divas by Design - Christmas in August