A Note from Brit

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Beautiful Things.

1. The fact that today is over. Goodness. It's been a long, crazy, nervous day. Thank goodness everything is done. Yay!

2. I made this card last night. The creative process is beautiful.
I stamped the Hero Arts Silly Scape stamp on three different Crate Paper Restoration collection papers and pieced them together. I love the texture that technique gives.
Supplies: Cardstock- Papertrey Ink (Kraft and Vintage Cream), Patterned Paper- Crate Paper (Restoration collection 6 x 6 pad), Punches- Fiskars (Large and XL Cloud), Stamps- Hero Arts (K5425 Silly Scape) and Papertrey Ink (Fillable Frames #10), Ink- Tsukineko (Memento Black), Marker- Copic (Black).

3. This girl. We've finally named her! Welcome Trixie "the Slaughterer" Lewiniski:
Yeah, it was an effort of compromise. The girls wanted Trixie, but the boys didn't want it to be too girly... hence, "The Slaughterer". I kid you not! Hahahaha.

4. Roommate moments. Tonight was a crazy night full of grocery mishaps and too many cooks in the kitchen, but it was all worth it for the moment later tonight. Greg baked a cake to help celebrate my birthday and decided to use all 36 candles on hand to spell out my name instead of remembering that, traditionally, you put as many candles as years old you're turning. This picture really tells the whole story.... Me looking at Greg with a confused look and Joe trying to read the candles. Classic. I love this.
 The attempted "Britta"... can you see it? Hehe.
5. New scrappy supplies. I made this haul video last night (a.k.a. before we named the kitty) showing my recent Papertrey Ink order and a few things I picked up over the last week. Check it out here or on YouTube: *Note- I just uploaded it at 11:30 PM CST, so it might take a few minutes to process still.*
Links from the video:
Laurie's Awesome Saddle Stitch ribbon flowers tutorial
FujiFilm Instax Mini 7S Pink from B&H Photo (currently on backorder, but they have other colors)
Instax Mini Film from B&H Photo
Studio Calico December Kit- Metropolitan
Susan Weinthroth rocks the cloud punches
My YouTube Channel <--- Remember to subscribe so you don't miss a video!

That's all I have for you today. I'm going to bed exhausted by happy. Life is good.



Joy said...

Your kitty is the cutest, love your sweet card and what a fantastic haul, looking forward to seeing what you create. Oh and I love Bakerella too, shame I cannot get her cookbook. Hugs!

~kelly marie~ said...

I am in love with your kitten! Oh my is she cute!

Natasha said...

Aw Trixie is a cute name! I think 'the slaughterer' might be revived when she brings in some 'gifts' for you all once in a while.
Love it :-)

Anonymous said...

Looks like you got lots of fun stuff! Can't wait to see what you make. Aww... and your kitten is so adorable! =)

Christiana said...

Aw, I'm glad you chose Trixie! It was the name of my pet bunny years and years ago. I think it's such a fun and spunky name. She's adorable, and her little mew is so pitiful and sweet! Makes me want to cuddle her.

Fun haul video! I have been oogling that Papertrey floral die for a long time now too. I've never ordered from them before -- it's probably time to take the plunge. I'd love to see a video tutorial on them. Hint, hint! ;o)

Sarah said...

Trixie is a great name! It's also the name of my puppy's favorite toy, but I suppose he'd also consider a small red cat as a great toy :)

Chris Hertel said...

Happy belated birthday!! The kitty is adorable! I'm off to watch you video! Have a great weekend!