Not much is happening at the Building yet. The insurance company decided they wanted to send someone out to determine the "cause of origin" for the fire, even though everyone has said it was lightning. Part of their procedure, I guess. I just wish they would hurry up so we can start cleaning and rebuild!
I had a Stamp-A-Stack scheduled for last Saturday, and decided to have it here at the house rather than cancel it. I figured it would be good to keep me busy and my mind off the Building. It was great seeing everyone and we had fun! I had 2 projects at the dining room table, 1 at the counter, 1 on the 4 foot table Chase uses for a desk that we set up in the living room, and the 5th project was at my stamping table in my office. At least if I forgot something, I didn't have far to go to get it!
And we had homemade chocolate cake! I forgot to take a picture of it- sorry! It was 2 layers of dark chocolate cake with homemade chocolate frosting. I even had it on my crystal cake platter. It didn't last long, but hopefully everyone enjoyed it!
On to the cards...here is the first one. A non-Christmas card using a new set from the Holiday Catalog:
As soon as I saw the woodgrain embossing folder, I knew we needed to do an owl card!
Stamp Set: Owl Occasions
Colors: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Pacific Point, Real Red, Garden Green, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Core'dinations Card Stock, Stampin' Sanding System, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, 2 1/2" Circle Punch
My Core'dinations card stock ended up tearing in spots, so I tried adding a sheet of wax paper in the embossing folder. That did help a little. Luckily it wasn't terribly noticeable with all the sanding.