The challenge this time over EBTKS was to use envelopes. My idea isn't at all original as I picked up the idea over at Splitcoast. The instructions to make this very handy gift bag are really super easy and fast. I used the Snowburst stamp set as confetti and I got a chance to ink up my new Verve Blessings set which I bought with the Verve Gift Certificate I won during their last release contests. Unfortunately the only envelope I had had writing on the back (small blessings that it was the back) but this was only a test to see how simple it could be.
Sorry the picture isn't the greatest. I was in a hurry this morning before I cleaned off the front deck and got the remainder of our garbage and clutter out of our house before we list for sale. I thought this challenge was the perfect opportunity to share with you my favourite room in my lovely home. It just happens to be the Kitchen.
I love my kitchen...it has served me well and I actually don't even enjoy cooking. It's big with lots of counter space and storage, a view of the back yard and the view of the city in the front. I can visit with our friends while I'm busy cooking or cleaning. As the kids have been growing up I have been able to watch them in the living room while I am busy in the kitchen. Even as I write this I am sitting at the island while they watch Sleeping Beauty. You're probably wondering why we would think about selling if we love our house so much but it comes right down to space. Despite a huge kitchen our house isn't big enough to house THREE future teenagers and I want us to feel comfortable enough that they can bring their friends over as well. If we had just stuck to the plan of only 2 kids we wouldn't have a need to move but God blessed us with bigger and better plans.
Anyhow, HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY and have a wonderful sunday!
1) Follow instructions from Splitcoast for the Bag-A-Lope
Paper: White envelope, Whisper white
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Rose Red, Versamark, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Black embossing powder (SU!), Scallop dot border punch (MS), dollar bin ribbon
Stamps: Snowburst (SU!), Blessings (Verve)