Good afternoon. Thanks for visiting. On this Black Friday, in the USA, DH & I got up very early - as in 3:45am, to head over to our A C Moore which opened at 5am. The first 100 people got a $5 shopping card, plus total purchase was to be 40% off. My goal was to pick up some more clear storage containers, but I think I got just about everything else BUT those! Lots of paper pack sales and I got some more of the Chromatix markers, which I've been testing. I'm finding they work well for doing fine line work, when my copic nibs don't give me a clean thin line. (It's operator error, not the marker!) It's been a while since we did something crazy like this, getting up that early to go shopping! One lady told me she'd been in line since 2am - and yes, her hubby was with her too! DH said he heard some of the ladies comment they'd been up all night, hitting some of the stores that were open all night. Well, it was fun, impulsive, and the store was not so crowded it made shopping unpleasant, but we were glad to get back home, change clothes, and crawl back in bed for some more sleeping!!! Oh yes, we did stop at a McDonald's that was located in the same plaza for a quick bite to eat and some peppermint hot chocolate.
Here's a fall card with an image I had colored earlier, finally got put upon a card. I tried another fold card, using lightweight green Bazzill. The panels are brightly colored leaf motif paper purchased as single sheets from Hobby Lobby at a sale a few weeks back. The stamp of the fall harvest is labeled as Heather-M-36-HK, bought at a stamp show back in September. Diecut with S/Binders classic circles, sponged with DI Tea Die. Mat is from a Colorbok paper pak, diecut with the Scalloped Circle, edges distressed with Vintage Photo, as it was too 'red' for my taste. The distressing browned up the red to a somewhat more fallish tone. I remembered to be careful where I put the tape when I adhered the 2 circles together, so this time I was able to center the image on the folded card, without having it stick to the off side. The sentiment is from a Just Rite clear stamp set, stamped first with Memento Rhubarb Stalk, then overstamped again with Memento Bamboo Leaves. This was punched out with a tag punch, trimmed down to fit the space on the card. There were some thin strips from trimming the panels, so glued them top & bottom on the sentiment. On the inside center panel, adhered more of the panel paper, so now it's ready to get something appropriate stamped inside. This one goes into my box of cards for next year. Isn't it wonderful to have a card ready ahead of the season? (Now if I just remember next year, where I put the box!!!! LOL.) Have a wonderful afternoon.