Long time, no see! I've asked myself how it was that I could stamp and blog almost daily while out of town, but haven't posted once in the week since I've been home? It's been a whirlwind of insanity around here, and I'm paying the price for lots of procrastination. We've had various and sundry Christmas parties to attend almost every night. Yesterday, I fought the crowds at the mall for several hours and got the bulk of my shopping done, but there are still a couple of stops I need to make. And for the first time, The Burrage Holiday Newsletter will be hitting mailboxes after Christmas. *sigh*
As a Christmas present to myself, I'm going to let me off the hook: it's all going to be okay, and next year I'll get my holiday game back on. 2007: I'm not at my holiday finest, but 2008? Watch out, Martha!
Speaking of the wrapping up 2007, here's a sample for Jen's last Sketch For You To Try of the year. It's a great one for a long, rectangular image. This is my first time to get this Rubber Romance Diva, Bunnie, inky. I paper pieced her robe in Chatterbox patterned paper, and colored her in with Copic Sketch markers. The highlighted cup o' mocha is one of the mugs from My Favorite Things' Hot Stuff set. The color scheme was based on this week's Splitcoast Color Challenge, to use Elegant Eggplant, Wild Wasabi, and So Saffron. Be sure to check out Shannan's take on the sketch; it's sure to get your inspirational mojo going! And if you use the sketch and upload it to your SCS gallery, use "SFYTT" as a keyword so we can be sure to check it out.
Supplies used -- Stamps: Rubber Romance Diva Bunnie, MFT Hot Stuff, A Muse mini oval, Paper Salon Monogram Builder; Paper (all SU! unless otherwise noted): Elegant Eggplant, Wild Wasabi, Georgia Pacific white, Chatterbox patterned paper; Ink: Brilliance Archival Graphite Black, Elegant Eggplant, Going Gray; Accessories: Copic Sketch markers, ribbon, Sakura Glaze pen, brown Liquid Applique, foam mounting tape.
I'm hopeful I'll get a chance to stamp in the next couple of days and make updates here and there, but in case I don't, I wish you and yours a cozy, joy-filled Christmas.