just got back from an amazing weekend in truckee, ca (lake tahoe area). we went to a friend's house and had so much fun and i am now SO relaxed and ready to take on the week. among the many things, rafting on a lazy river (aka i bought a $9 kid's "boat" raft and our other friends had single tubes with cup holders and a separate raft just for a 30-pack, haha), having a late night dance party, and swimming in an alpine lake were definitely at the top of my list. although i do complain about san francisco because the weather is *cough* less than ideal right now (and that's putting it nicely), i do have to keep in mind the region we live in is amazing. 3 hour drive to tahoe, 5 hour drive to LA, 1 hour drive to napa. not too shabby.
anyways, now that i'm back i'm busy working on my next project - DIY menus and programs using embossed stamps on a pretty khaki/cement colored card stock. you might remember my previous example below, that i made at the paper source stationery workshop about a month ago.
well, look at the card on the bottom right - mine won't be this dark but i loved the look of the silver embossed stamp over a darker paper stock.
now it's time to pick a stamp though - i've already purchased one (see the mum stamp on the pink envelope above), but i am still trying to figure out which will be best for what i'm working on. here are a few options i liked (all photos from papersource.com - these people should be paying me with the amount of props i've been giving them, haha!)
and although i don't need these ones, i wanted to include these too because they are so adorable!
hope everyone else had a great weekend!
stay tuned for a how-to post on embossing :)