I again used the "Home for Christmas" stamp set. I stamped the main image on white card stock with Baja Breeze ink. Then I stamped the sentiment on vellum card stock with versamark and embossed it with silver embossing powder. I wanted a silver edge on the vellum, so I just ran the edges of the vellum along my silver encore ink pad. A word to the wise, silver encore ink will NEVER dry on vellum. Never. I waited about 4 hours and it was still wet. A week later I even found a piece I had messed up on and set aside - the silver ink was still wet. I loved how it looked, but what a mess! I ended up embossing the edges with silver embossing powder just to set the silver ink. To attach the vellum to the card without adhesive showing through I used silver brads to attach it to the white layer. I added some Baja Breeze striped ribbon, and attached one of the fun new Little Felt Flurries felt snowflakes in Baja Breeze with some silver cord. I attached the vellum and white layers to the Baja Breeze base with dimensionals.
Ok, today I leave you with a "green" question. My husband is the recycling king of the world. Every week when he sets out the trash we have one trash can (for our family of 5) and the recycling is stacked high. If I throw something in the trash that can be recycled, he digs it out and puts it in its proper place (and now my kids to this too!) In our little attempt to take care of the world God gave us, I also purchased re-usable grocery bags a couple of years ago. I LOVE them - they hold so much more than the plastic or paper bags and I love that I'm doing my tiny part at reducing the waste we make as a family. Here's the catch. When we were using plastic grocery bags, we used them as trash can liners in the house. But because we haven't been acquiring as many plastic bags, we have now depleted our supply of plastic grocery bags. I can't stand the thought of buying plastic liner bags for the kitchen garbage so we can throw them away. Does anyone have a good suggestion for a compromise? What do you do? Does it really make sense to spend money on plastic garbage can liners when I could use plastic grocery bags and save a few bucks? Does anyone know if the plastic trash can liners you buy are better for the environment than plastic grocery bags? I like the thought that the purchased ones will fit the trash can better and that they won't have the holes that are usually present in the grocery store bags, but I'm just struggling with the thought of spending money on something I can get for free - in these tough economic times. Ok, sorry for the rant. Thanks for any suggestions you have!