Holidailies 2019: Day 5


As much as I love going on trips and visiting people and places, I sometimes really dislike flying. It's hectic, stressful, and exhausting on a good day, and this time was way worse. Maybe it wouldn't have been so bad  if I'd only done a round-trip from SLO to Paris via San Francisco or LA, but I thought it would be fun to travel with my friend Darlene, so I spent one full day flying from SLO to San Francisco to Portland. Then, very early the next morning, Darlene and I flew from Portland to Seattle to Paris! 


And, it was fun to fly together - we even managed to get seats together! - and arrive in Paris together to begin our amazing adventure, but it also took a lot out of me. We hit the ground running in Paris, as we usually do on our adventures, so I didn't have time to feel the effects of all those flights right away, but it all caught up to me when I got home! I'm no spring chicken, and not really in the best shape, so I'm really sore, physically and mentally exhausted, and maybe coming down with a cold (but I really hope not!). But, I learned a valuable lesson: no more multi-day flying for me! If I'm travelling with friends, we can all just meet up at our destination and begin our adventure from there! 



Holidailies 2019: Day 4 - Congrats Baby Card

So, before I jump into my amazing vacation to Paris, I would like to go back and share a card I made for my cousin and his wife for their Baby Fiesta that was held just before I left. It was a really lovely and super fun party, and it was nice to spend some time catching up with my uncle (my aunt was busy helping with the party, so we didn't get to chat much). They didn't actually want cards, but instead asked for books that we were to sign to be shared with the baby later on. My mom and I did that as well (we got Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, and What Do You Do With An Idea? by Kobi Yamada), but sorry, not sorry, I'm still making a card!


The "superbaby" stamp is from Dreamerland Crafts, and I stamped it with Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black, and coloured it using Prismacolor pencils. The sentiment (Congrats) was stamped using the same black ink, and is from the "Bundle of Joy" set by Altenew. I used a wonky stitched rectangle die from My Favorite Things to cut out the image, and layered it over a piece of plaid pattered paper which I believe was from the Tim Holtz Christmas pattered paper pad. Then, I adhered it to a white card base. Pretty simple, but I think it turned out really cute!

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