A side story...we gave my brother his birthday card which included a wolf image. Before opening it, he held it to his head (imagine Johnny Carson as Carnac), thought awhile and said "it's a wolf". My jaw dropped. It turns out they read my blog on a regular basis and I had posted it early!!! Lesson learned...you never know who reads the blog!
Today, I am playing along with Papertrey Ink's November Blog Hop.
The inspiration photo for today's blog hop is a dream - I wish my home could look like that. Unfortunately, I am married to a man who prefers a minimalist look to Christmas and my boys couldn't care less as long as there are presents! But I love the photo because it is heavily decorated by still so fresh and natural. I was inspired by the clean look of the photo, the warmth of the wood, the greenery and the dangling skates.
I used multiple Papertrey sets on this card. The sentiment is from Stylish Sentiments: Holiday. The pine boughs are from Bells & Boughs. The ornaments are from Tiny Tags and the coordinating die set. I used Bitty Background Basics to add the pattern on the white and gold ornament.
- Stamps: Papertrey Ink
- Paper: Papertrey Pinefeather, Pure Poppy
- Ink: Delicata Golden Glitz and ink to coordinate with Papertrey Pure Poppy and Pinefeather
- Accessories: Papertrey Cane Print Impression Plate, misc ribbon
*How did we define "playing" yesterday??
With the turkey tryptophan sleepiness and given many of us had colds, this was our excitement yesterday...a lot of iPad/iPod action and you can see my brother's knees and laptop as he shows us pictures of Israel! My oldest niece discovered the app Putt-Putt Saves the Zoo - a BIG hit - and my boys loved helping/playing with her. My youngest niece was doing a memory match game - there were 24! squares on the screen and she methodically found every match! Amazing!! I'd love to tell you what my sister-in-law is doing/playing but I think I will hold on to that little tidbit just in case she EVER again shows my brother his birthday card on my blog!!