Oh man, I'm freaking here! What an awesome surprise that awaited me when I got home from work tonite! My parents were waiting on the front porch...they brought over my Christmas present! Remember our junking trip to Buffalo? Well I was drooling over a cupboard and was thinking about going back and getting it. Mom & Dad went and bought it for me for Christmas, because they knew how in love with it I was! THANK YOU MOM AND DAD! You are SO good to me! MERRY EARLY CHRISTMAS! So tonite in honor of Mom & Pop Zappy Claus coming to town, I'm posting these Father Christmas cards that I did last night. Ok, I really meant to post them anyway, but now they are doubly appropriate! So for starters, I used a red distressed Daisy D's paper from their "Beacon Hill" line. You can use any red distressy paper, it should work on Basic Grey, Cosmo Cricket, whatever you have! I sprayed "Holly Berry" Glimmer mist (from the E.P. girls of course) on top of the red distress paper. Then I did my technique from last night, with the script stamp from the Crafty Secrets "Journaling" set. I do have the french script background block from SU, but for some reason the small journaling stamp is easier for me to use, and less of a mess to clean up. It has sort of become a staple for me, and the bonus is that it is portable, so I don't have to lug a big background block with me when I travel with my stamps. So after my paper was dry, I cut 2 pieces of paper measuring 5 1/4 x 4, then laid them on top of each other. I used the largest scalloped Spellbinders Nestability die to cut through both papers and then interchanged them. The santa was watercolored with an aquapen and SU ink.
So can I show you my new cupboard? I don't mean to be braggy about it, I'm just so excited and thrilled that my parents did this for me! It is made from old weathered white distressed barn wood! OMG I LOVE IT! Here it is in my living room when I arrived home from work tonite.
Check out the cool rusty hinges! Maybe it's just me but this makes my heart leap...it's so beautiful and country!