Earlier this month, I got an email from my online friend, Kristin Robbins, asking if I would like to be a torchbearer (guest DT member) for
Amber Ink for the month of November! I was so flattered that she asked me!
So, I'm very excited to design with some Amber Ink products this month, along with my fellow torchbearers:
Kirsi aka Pipertäjä
Feel free to check out the Amber Ink blog: Amber Inklings, too. And you will see my first project that I made using a Amber Ink digital stamp here on Monday.
#2. I've been getting a lot of my Christmas shopping done-- and I haven't had to leave the house to do it! I got a few gifts on Amazon.com last year, but this year, I've gotten gifts for Jonah, Austin & Sage there, from myself and in shopping for my mom for the kids. It's great!
#3. I'm hosting my Crop for the Congo (to raise funds for my short-term mission trip to DR Congo next March) this weekend. We'll be setting up at the church this afternoon and cropping tonight and tomorrow. Wonderful friends are helping with set up, food and clean up, which is so awesome! It should be a great time!
#4. My friend, Susan, came over on Wendesday afternoon and helped me make these little treats for the attendees of my crop:
They're PTI cardstock, cut with the PTI Lunchbox Note die, with a Ghiradelli chocolate inside. (My super nice PTI forum friend, Kim Heggins sent me a box full from California! Thanks again, Kim!!) To finish them off, we added a flower made with patterned paper and the PTI Bloom Builder #3 die.
Susan also helped me crank out die cuts for my card classes. Then, if that wasn't enough, she came over again yesterday afternoon and helped me finish packing door prizes.
I have eighteen to give away and 30 women coming to my crop. I'm thinking that's pretty good odds for winning...
#5. As I mentionned in #4, I'm teaching two card classes at my crop on Saturday and I got everything prepped last night.
Here are the two cards that we're making:
This card is a complete CASE of the super talented Maile Belles, using the PTI Holiday Lights stamps set and some Glossy Accents.
For this one, I used PTI cardstock (I used Hawaiian Shores, but my students will have the choice of this one, Aqua Mist, Rasberry Fizz, Simply Chartreuse, New Leaf and Pure Poppy), stamps (Candy Cane Christmas) & dies ((Candy Cane Christmas, Mat Stack #5). The patterned paper is My Mind's Eye.
What do you think?
Thanks for looking!