Sunday, January 26, 2014

a little of this and that {Clearly Besotted Stamps}

Well, here we are almost through January, and I have yet to get my blogging life back to some sort of schedule. It's the story of life, isn't it? I read so many blogs who's posts start out, "I've been a bad blogger lately," or "I've been taking a break from blogging," or "The days keep getting away from me." It's just the way of it for some of us. 

So guess what? I'm not going to apologize! I've been doing what I like best - hanging with my family, and making cards. Let's just all free ourselves from feeling like we need to apologize all the time. (Well, unless we really DO owe someone an apology!) 

Today I have two cards, one of which I'm not totally sure that I haven't already shared here. Somewhere in the midst of the last few months, I've gotten my organization off track, and I have a bunch of "to-be-blogged" photos that never made it into the "already blogged" file. So if you've already seen one of these cards - SORRY! (Oh wait - I'm not apologizing. Never mind. I'm not sorry. Deal with it.)  Giggle! ;) 

These cards were both created with stamps from Clearly Besotted - seriously, I just think this is a great little stamp company! There are coordinating dies for both of the stamp sets I'm sharing today, and the products are the best quality, fun to use, and I just love them! 

This first card showcases the Baby Love stamp and die set. I can hardly stand the cuteness of the little heart cut outs from the carriage wheels - ADORABLE. Seriously. So sweet! I used my much loved dotted embossing folder from Sizzix for the background, and a tag from DCWV. 

This second card was created with the April Showers stamp set. I paired the stamps with some fun patterned papers - but that houndstooth on the umbrella is a stamp - SO CUTE!!!!

Thank you so much for coming by, and for extending grace when I am totally unpredictable with my blogging! I really and truly do appreciate each of you visiting my blog! I'll be back sometime this week with a little giveaway, so I'll see you soon! Have a beautiful day!

PS - I just looked at my blog stats. . . I have had 101,101 visitors. How cool is that???! DEFINITELY get ready for a little goodie giveaway this week! :)


Dee in N.H. said...

Awwww, sweet cards!

Niki G said...

Isn't it crazy to think that January is almost over! Time sure is flying by. Lovely set of cards and loved your use of enamel dots for the rain drops!

Stephanie said...

2 delightful cards, you have worked wonders with those stamps - thank you! xxx

Sharon in NE said...

Good for you...hanging out with your family, making cards, that's exactly what you should be doing. We'll wait. :D

Great cards. I love the houndstooth umbrella

Thanks to you I have gotten my desire to make cards back and I am SO thankful.