The new challenge at DRS Designs starts today and the theme this week is Pigs. DRS Designs has loads of really cute pig stamps, and the DT is featuring many on their inspiration cards today. I encourage you to pop over there and check them out.
I'm showing off Leonard the Pig Rose Offering and I couldn't resist using some googly eyes on him :) They just make him look all the more eager to impress you with his bouquet of roses...lol.
I made the background using the new Single Rose stamp on the top and dry embossing the bottom. The new Hogs & Kisses greeting was the perfect sentiment to pair up with him, and I even pulled out my neglected stash of brads to add some dimension to the lace border.
Thanks for checking in. I know I haven't been to chatty in my posts. Sometimes the real life stuff just takes up all of the energy.
Here's a bullet point list of some of my activities this month:
Firefly Glow in the Dark Mini Golf- (Big hit with my 7 year old friend)
Date night with the hubby to see Bell, Book and Candle at the Cleveland Playhouse (Production was good, big thumbs up on the costumes and set, the script however is pretty lame. )
Dinner at Chinato (Awesome food. Had the Mussels with Saffron & Fennel, Mixed Salad and Tonnarelli. All of which just made me wish I was in Italy!)
Our January book club discussion was held at Burntwood Tavern. (New place. It was packed on a Thursday,so I have high hopes that it will be around for a while. The building has been a black hole with places lasting less than a year in there as of late.)
AWFUL dining experience at The Oak Barrel (I literally left hungry.)
Had tea at Clemintine's. (My cousins and I were going to try some place new, but I was still scarred from the above bad dining experience, I needed to go to a sure thing.)
Went to see Lincoln & Silver Linings Playbook (I have no idea how Daniel Day Lewis could lose in this Oscar race. If you've heard he's good in this movie, he is. Silver Linings Playbook was just ok for me. I don't get the hype.)
We also had friends over one weekend, and went over another friends house for the football playoffs last weekend. Lots of catching up with those we didn't see over the holidays :)
Well, what's coming up you ask?
I'm hosting my book club for February (The book is Pope Joan. I hafta hurry because I'm only 1/4 of the way through!) I'm taking my aunt out shopping next week so that she can spend the gift cards she received at Christmas, and we're hooking up with some friends to go to a Cavs game. Also, I'll be looking after my friends cat while he's laid up after having knee replacement surgery. So, that puts you in the know about my life for the next 2 weeks :)
Thanks for dropping by!