With the economy so unpredictable as it is, my husband and I've decided we need to be even better stewards of our money. So the other night we had a conversation and it went something like this:
Him: "Hey babe, we need to save some money. The move and home renovations are going to put a bit of a financial stress on our budget".
Me: "Sounds good to me..."
Him: "So from now on let's just purchase things we really, really need, k."
Me: (with a bit of attitude) "I haven't been purchasing anything other than what we really need!!!"
Him: "Uh, any stamps, paper or ink lately."
Me: (in deep thought) Right about now my mind is pacing trying to find something. I know he's purchased something that was not "necessary... urh!!! Nothing!! (huge grin)
Me: Oops!! I'm so sorry babe!! I'll be more careful.
Him: It's ok!!
...conviction galore!!!! My hubby is so understanding but sometimes he's too understanding it makes me feel a little uncomfortable. So me, not wanting to abuse his sweetness have had an abrupt stop to my crafty passion. No more new materials until further notice :( That's the sad part. The good part is because I don't get to experiment with new products I get extra creative with my oldies. So for this holiday season I won't have any new christmas stamps to break into... but that doesn't mean I won't have anything fresh ;)
My creation today is trying to accomplish just that- a christmas card with untraditional christmas stamps. And trust me I'll have more cards along these lines to share with you all. So stay tuned :)
Here's my creation (I need a better image). The color combo was inspired by Dawn's recent color inspiration. Always great color combos ;) Anyhow, the design in and of itself is not all that is just the use of none christmas stamps what I'm trying to show. I really like the simplicity and how clean and bright it turned out.
I have some really cool projects I've been working on lately (same concept untraditional stamps) but can't share those just yet (they still need a bit of repair).
Hope you were inspired to use none christmas stamps for some of your holiday cards this year :) Thanks for your visit!!! I'll be away from blog land for a few days until I get settled into our new home. I'm so excited and overwhelmed at the same time. But it's all good!!!
Have a great weekend!!! I'll be back some time in the beginning of next week.
Cardstock: PTI's ripe avocado, raspberry fizz, dark chocolate, Martha Stewart's off white
Stamps: PTI's guide lines 1, Imaginince Merry & Bright
Ink: A la Mode' pink, Adirondack lettuce, Palette burnt umber
Other: scissors, Ranger stickles (platinum) gel-y pen star dust