I know there is Welcome Wagon across Canada but I am not sure if they are in other countries or not. Welcome Wagon delivers gift baskets to families who have moved, had new babies, are planning weddings etc. In the gift baskets are gifts from sponsors and I have decided to become a sponsor in Saskatoon for the new moms. Amongst other things I am including a handstamped bookmark for them congratulating them on their new babies. The one in the center is the first one that I did and then realized that there was too much detail considering that I have to make hundreds of them, lol! So I changed a couple of things to make it a little faster.
I used the now retired Bundle of Joy stamp set and watercolored the bear with choc. chip reinker and an aquapainter. Then I cut them out (this part took forever, lol). I punched two scallops with the Stampin' Up scallop punch and went around them with a white gel pen. The base of the bookmark is choc. chip and then I layered on pretty in pink and then bashful blue. The bashful blue is wheeled in blue with the Sweet Stars jumbo wheel. I used the photo corner punch on pink and choc. chip. In the top right corner I punched a hole with the Horizontal Slot punch and tied a piece of bashful blue grosgrain ribbon. The sentiment on the original bookmark was from the retired set, In My Thoughts, but then my new hostess set, For a Friend, arrived while I was making them so I stamped it on instead with choc. chip ink.
Today, is a HORRIBLE day weather-wise here. We are having a blizzard! I spent lots of time this morning trying to dig out my driveway. Our drive way is about 78 feet and as you shovel snow a foot deep out of it you really realize how long that is! I've definitely got my workout done for the day, lol! The temperature plummeted overnight and now it is flippin' freezing. Grrrr.....so jealous of all of you who live in warm climates:)
This is a picture of the lawn in front of my house. Correction, this is where the lawn should be, lol! It's hard to tell but this pile of snow on the corner is close to my armpits in height (I am 5 ft 7 inches). There is more to shovel too. At this point the driveway is only half shovelled. I'm looking on the brightside though...my kids will love to sled down this once it gets a little warmer:)