The card kits are coming. Yes, most of them are for the upcoming holidays, but not all. I have to say I am super excited. Here are three of the kits that arrived last week:
This one is from Love From Lizzie and is not so much holiday as all occasion celebrations. Very cute and I know my daughter will love to get some of these cards. This is my first kit from Love from Lizzie, but this is so unique and amazing I will definitely keep my subscription up for quite a while. Since my iPhone is acting up, I can’t send the photo of the kit, but these are added on–items that coordinate with the kit that are available to purchase
This is from Sizzix. It’s their monthly craft box, and it is Christmas themed.
They also had a sale so I purchased a few extra things.
Lastly, this is the Christmas card kit from Spellbinders. It came with 25 blank cards to decorate with the kits’ contents. I love Spellbinders and how it always pushes me to try new things.
Lastly, here is my August kit from Echo Park. It’s Fall. Kinda wonderful in its own way and I am looking for new ideas to make with the kit. Thankfully, youtube always comes through and I’ve been finding lots of card ideas and sketches on Instagram.
And while that may seem like lots of stuff, i do have 3 more kits coming this week.
I don’t consider myself addicted to technology. But yesterday taught me I am on my way.
You see, over the weekend I had an unfortunate encounter with a service rep of my cell provider. Only one of my 3 problems was solved, and I was hung up on. Not a good way to end a holiday weekend.
Still, I managed to solve one problem on my own, but then Tuesday came. Late in the morning when I decided to check my email, I couldn’t open the app. Worse, my text messages were arriving 1 or 2 hours later than sent, which didn’t help my folks in the field who were trying to get ahold of me.
Then, I started checking every 15 minutes. Still nothing. Was this the result of ranking someone the lowest on the scale for customer service?
Apparently not, as everyone on the network encountered the same thing.
I managed to spend a little time this weekend finishing up the birthday cards I was working on. Aside from the directions for the first 4 cards from Annie’s Card Kits, I used a few card sketches from Mojo Monday and Freshly pressed. It was my first time making shaker cards.
Afterwards, I stamped out some images to cut out for Fall cards, which i begin making next weekend.
Since we were in Silverton, the hubbinator felt it only right we stop at the brewery at a monastery in Mt. Angel. Every October, Mt Angel hosts one of the largest October festivals on the west coast.
Naturally, we arrived early so we stopped at the sausage factory for lunch. We picked up some brats for dinner. We missed the chiming of the glockenspiel but made it to the monastery in time to be blessed by the brewmaster/monk.
I am happy to say that my head didn’t spin and I didn’t vomit pea soup when the holy water touched me.