Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Pretty Primas

German Phrase of the Day: Einen Kaffee, bitte! = One coffee please. I've actually given up coffee...again! I tend to get quickly addicted to caffeine, and when I first moved here and realized it's next to impossible to FIND decent decaf coffee, I switched back to caffeinated. But...after many migraines, I decided it was better to just drink tea. So now I'm totally addicted to Rooibus tea. That stuff is awesome! And..this way I don't have my daily sugar/cream intake, so I've cut back on fat and calories at the same time. Woohoo! ;-)

I have a list a mile long of things to get done before leaving for the US. I just returned from London yesterday (Thank you Karin, it was sooooo much fun!!!) and have barely unpacked, but I already need to start getting ready for our trip back "home." I've brought the BIG suitcases up from downstairs (the ones which ONLY get used for trips to the States!) and need to begin gathering all the gifts I'm taking, as well as get a few things done here like make birthday party invites for Julia's party we're having 2 days after getting home (Yes, I am insane!) and make a name frame for a friend to give as a new baby gift. And as Julia says, we only have 5 more sleeps 'til we leave. So what did I do? I made a card for you all!

In my defense, I only had about 30 minutes until my dh came home with the car so I could go pick up the dog at the kennel...which really wasn't enough time to finish anything else. This card literally took 10 minutes to create - and that includes opening up the mini paint can my new primas are in without a screwdriver, and selecting a paper that would go well with them.

It's a super simple layout using my Basic Grey Perhaps paper and some Purely Pomegranate cs, but it's lovely just the same, right?? And it really showcases these incredibly gorgeous new Primas I got, right?! So it HAD to be simple!! And look...not even any stamping! Of course, when I decide who to send it to I'll stamp a greeting inside.

Ok...gotta finish cleaning out the cupboard and taking stock. Tomorrow I have to shop and get enough food so my husband doesn't starve during the week he's home without me. Poor guy. He'll have 3 whole days of being home all alone with no child to look after, no work (he gets a holiday while we're gone) and no wife to nag at him. Can I sign up for that?!?

Supplies: (all supplies are SU! unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: NONE
CS: Purely Pomegranate, Whisper White, Basic Grey Perhaps

Purely Pomegranate
Acc: Double Stitched Purely Pomegranate ribbon, ticket corner punch, primas, rhinestone brad, sponge



  1. Jana, The colors are just beautiful.
    So what if it was quick and easy. The colors are just so rich it's worth it!
    Stampin' Hugs,

  2. Just love the colors too - they are so striking. Have a great trip!

  3. Wow Jana! That Prima is beautiful - as is your card!! Wish you were coming this way . . . next time! :) Have a great trip!

  4. Gorgeous!!!Like everyone else says...colours are stunning!!


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