This is the card I went with for the Christmas swap I'm in. I was happy with the way it turned out. I probably need to re-ink my navy stamp pad though. It needed to be a current set and the sets I have either require a lot of coloring or are hard for me to come up with ideas for. This is one of the new hostess sets SU is offering in the new catalog so I thought it would be good to use (not to mention, not a lot of coloring)
Stamps: Christmas Punch, All Holidays CS: Brocade Blue, Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, Confetti White, Real Red Ink: Bashful Blue, Night of Navy Misc.: Bashful ribbon, brad, dimensionals, markers: dusty durango, bordering blue, real red.
Do you remember Aesop’s fable about the Grasshopper and the Ant? The industrious little ant worked all day, every day preparing for the days ahead of him. He was always prepared and never stressed. The grasshopper was a procrastinator. His motto was ‘Why work today when I can wait until I need it tomorrow.’ I try to be that ant and plan ahead, however, deep down inside, I'm a grasshopper. I keep revealing that about myself as I work on projects, have laundry to do or maybe even a lesson that needs to be prepared and I'm off having fun, procrastinating and putting off until I have to do it.
Today I am a grasshopper.