Good morning and happy Monday! I hope you had a fun weekend and are ready to take on the week rested and relaxed : ) Here at our house we have been getting ready for Christmas, I still have a little shopping to do, all the wrapping (well, actually it is "bagging" as I put everything in bags), planning of the meals for Christmas Eve and Christmas, and a bit of inside decorating to do. Seems like the list of "to do" items gets longer and longer as the days get shorter and shorter.
At some point I will do my usual baking, chocolate chip cookies, and will attempt to avoid eating the cookies as they come out of the oven (of course I have to eat a few to make sure that they taste ok : ). The one thing that I don't like about this time of year is that I just can't seem to get much stamping time, either I am too busy, too tired or just too unorganized to manage to get much (if any) stamping done....oh well.
Today I have some fun links for you, a mixture of techniques, some templates for gift giving, and a number of other goodies, so sit back, grab your coffee and click away:
Assortment of sketches for square cards: More and more I am tending towards square cards, and I loved this link because it had a number of great sketches for square cards!
More sketches for square cards: Can we ever have enough inspiration?
Everything you ever wanted to know about ink pads: Save this link! Great resource to share with your friends who are new to stamping and even those of us who have been stamping a while will learn something from this link.
Easy to make gift bag: Great idea for a quick gift bag during the season.
Quck and elegant card to make: If you still want to make some Christmas cards check out this link for a very easy, great looking card.
Box with four drawers: This is a great idea, loved how cute it looks, and with some practice you will be able to get these done in a jiffy.
Card templates GALORE!: All sorts of GREAT templates here, complete with directions. Make sure to save the link for future use, this one is a definite keeper.
Envelope bookmark: This is so easy, and you could make a number of these in a jiffy for last minute gifts! Amazingly simple and oh so cute.
Kris's Color Stripe Blog: Wow! This is a great blog if you want some new color inspiration! Next time you just can't come up with a color combination you like make sure to visit this blog for some fantastic and out of this world ideas.
And here is a great video on a technique you are going to love!
Ok everyone, that is it for this week, stay warm, safe and remember to take care of yourself.