Mama Elephant January Stampede...
Monkey-ing around...


We had such a great time at CHA, but I'm always glad to be home...I'm too much of a home-body for my own good.  :-)    So glad I could go though...spent lots of time walking the show floor, just taking in all of the new goodies, trend spotting, and getting inspired.  And lots of time chatting with friends that I don't get to see nearly often enough.  

Hopefully one of these days I can gather my thoughts enough to put together a post about my favorite new products.  Still feeling a little mind blown though.  :-)  

I do have a card to share today.  This was not an easy card to make...we have a family in our school society who is going through a very difficult time.  I made a card and a meal for their family. I thought this sentiment from the Beautiful Blessings set was very appropriate for their situation.  


I was so inspired by Nichole's water color clock card the other day that I decided to play around with the water color look...shortly there after, I decided I really stink at it.  ha.  I ended up using just a bit of water along with ink refill around the flowers....just a little.  For the watercolor look around the edges I did something a little different.  I pulled out my brayer and just ran it along the edges...sort of get a watercolor feel.  I felt like I had more control over this method that using just a brush with ink/water.  I kind of like the artsy look of it and I might have to play around with that some more. 


Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I swear I have the best blog readers in blog-dom.  You all always leave me such kind comments and I want to let you know how much I appreciate each and every one of you!  I'm just so glad you stop by to visit.  

I hope you had a great week and are ready for a relaxing weekend.  I have another card to share tomorrow...for a much happier occasion for sure, so stop back.  :-)